Happy 1st day of October!!!! What a wonderful time of year with all the leaves turning into a kaleidoscope of fall color.
Our Autumn china hutch is also looking so pretty in her vintage fall style. You might not know that I’d been looking for a china hutch top a long time. I only a wanted a top, and found one a few months back. It’s really too big, but since I have so many dishes, I’m using it.
Here’s how the she looked in Spring…
I decided to paint it white to match the bottom that was done in “old white”.
As soon as Mr. C finished painting her I started loaded all my Fall dishes into her. I mean I only waited two hours!!! I just couldn’t wait any longer there were so many new thrifted fall dishes to fill her with.
Did you notice the redish color under the top….the hutch is really heavy, and Mr. C wanted to take the top down to paint it. BUT there was no way I could lift that back up with my shoulder/neck problems.
So getting back to the reddish color…we slide old file folders under the top before he started painting. I loaded up the hutch and took all the photos before I realized they’re STILL there!
So in keeping it real…and “perfect” looking homes un-inspire me…I decided to share with you the “real” life at the Charmer. I will at some point remove everything to remove the folders, I promise.
Keep your eyes on the dishes…not the file folders! The hutch top had three doors but I liked the look of not using the middle one.
Sharing the first shelf…remember all the vintage dishes and other treasures are thrift store finds.
One of my 11 vintage soup tureens, just found this one. The brown crock pitcher is recent find for $2.
The pretty plates in the background were found last weeks at Savers and a few months earlier the fruit tureen was found at Savers.
The rooster planter is a new find also. I’ve tried selling the pitcher for years at my booth, no takers, that’s OK, since I get to keep it.
The second shelf….
The crock was my maternal grandmother’s who passed in the 70’s. I cherish this piece and do not use it often..don’t want to break it.
The vintage England pattern dishes found throughout the year, the S&P shakers were my Mom’s.
The lady on the right head is banged up but only gives her more character.
I fell in love with the smaller fall pitcher and use it every year in my decorations…always finding her a new home.
The third shelf…
The plates in the back were just found but aren’t vintage. Loved the color they provided.
I covered a “S” with a Fall subway art printout.
Vintage tea pot and another chicken planter recently found.
The top shelf…
Are my three other crock bowls. I don’t use them, but none the less love having them. There are a few hair line cracks in this one. Yesterday I found two vintage “covered bridge” plates. I could not pass them up were more than I typically pay.
The crock in the middle was a garage sale score for $5.
Another covered bridge plate (to bad you can’t see it) with a female pheasant planter next to the crock.
The Charmer is looking so pretty in all her fall treasures…and I can’t wait to share them with you.
Have yourselves a great day!!!!