Hello and hope you all are having a sweet day! The sun is out shinning gorgeous rays all inside the Charmer. Today I’m excited to be sharing my Christmas china hutch. I’ve been on the lookout for my forever china hutch and finally found it. When I moved to the Charmer the china hutch was from the 80’s, huge, country style. It was just big, especially since we use the “dinning” room as our main living area.
A few others came and gone, and for the last year have been using this..
A separate hutch piece sits on top of a large bookcase. The bookcase was taller than a normal hutch bottom which pushed the hutch up to just 6″ below the ceiling. The size overwhelmed the room. The hutch top was a thrift store find for $35 and served her purpose..
But, I wanted my forever hutch…and it took me many years to find her, at the price I wanted to pay.
I was leaving the store when I turned around to say goodbye and spotted her and was instantly drawn in. I liked how the top arch provides a feminine touch at the top. Honestly I liked everything about this china hutch.
She was already painted and aged and the inside is a grey/green color which is pretty but doesn’t look good against our wall color. Leaning to painting the inside a robins egg blue.
Another reason I was drawn in was her curved door tops. She has a great cottage feel that I’ve been looking for. She was a little more than I typically spend, but I offered $300 and she accepted. The fact that she is already painted/aged helped me spend more than I normally do. This also have Mr. C one less project to do. The two door grids matches our corner cabinet.
Mr. C and I got her all set up and I couldn’t wait to decorate her!!! Moved my vintage red transferware plates in . Now you know by now everything are thrift store purchases and the hutch was from an upscale thrift store. Added some vintage red bottles and a rooster planter.
This is the first time the green vase has been used since finding over 8 years ago, added two red glasses and more of the red transferware.
Love using soup tureens in vignettes and just scored this little one. Most of my soup tureens are larger and this one fits in just about anywhere.
Rarely do I shop at any other kind of store other than thrift store. But I spotted the cute vintage pink reindeer while surfing the net and headed into Target to buy two. There were two reindeers that were in a sitting position but couldn’t find at any Target by me. Her face is adorable.
A Christmas tree was created using vintage books. and the vintage choir boy and girl with Cyprus clippings.
Another adorable face….I remember all the choir boys during church when I was a child. Getting political here, today it would be considered sexist…gosh the world has changed.
I love using books in different vignette settings, and whenever thrifting on the look out for vintage books. Also, look for the hard back covers in red, green blue for vignettes. The plaid tin was a hobby lobby after holiday clearance two years ago.
Even though it took forever to find her it was well worth the wait. I’m OK with what I paid considering the time and effort to paint a piece this size and the cost of chalk paint.
What was the longest you waited for a forever furniture piece?