Early Fall Vignette in the China Hutch.
It’s hard to get into the mood for Fall decorating when it’s in the hight 90’s!
Outside, under the kitchen nook, is where we store our fall decorations. Well, except for my dishes/linens. It would be over 110 degrees in there. Since the forecast predicts cooler weather later this week we’ll get them out then.
For this early Fall vignette I started with a….
Thrift store fall oil painting…it was a great find for only $6.
In early Fall vignettes, I like to pull in some blue and not until later in Fall do I use the darker browns/golds. I scored the linens at The thrift store (where I volunteer). Since I love the color combination of blue with yellow/golds I make a point to look for them.
On top of the blue/yellow linen, I placed my favorite Fall tureen. It has all the perfect colors in it for the vignette.
Next to the tureen is a very rusty vintage scale where two blue linens were placed on top.
Then I added my blue tweed knit pumpkin.
On top of the scale, a vintage ceramic Sadler (made in England), Ginger Jar. The Ginger Jar is very pretty and in perfect condition. It appears brand new and would fit perfectly in any fall vignettes.
The Ginger/Jam/Biscuit Jar is for sale on my shop and just click on the link here.
On the other side is another small vignette. Also, keeping in the theme brought a few more pieces with blue. A vintage blue bottle with fresh flowers from the garden and a Lefton figurine.
I love Lefton China and have many pieces (over 20) from figurines to dishes. The hand-painted China boy figurine is a very nice piece. I love the expression on his face in anticipation of eating an apple! The figurine is for sale on my shop and click for more details here.
If you haven’t heard about George Zoltan Lefton he was born in Hungary and came to the US in 1939 and started his business in Chicago, 1941. He produced items in Japan and worked also dealt with Japan after the war. Japan was the primary source for Lefton until 1970’s. At this time it was replaced with low-cost producers.
The Lefton Company imported, made, and sold pottery, porcelain, hand-painted china, glass, and other ceramic giftware. The quality of the Lefton goods helps explain the popularity of vintage Lefton items.
At one time Lefton products were sold in over 10,000 shops in the United States, and given their popularity still, it seems unlikely that one could go very far in any antique mall in the country without finding a piece of Lefton china or a Lefton figurine.
I also used a Spongewear pitcher in the vignette. A Mesa Pottery from Wyoming. I have a few bowls and utensils in spongeware and often use several pieces with Christmas decorating.
Another piece that’s for sale, click here. SOLD
This is just one of several early fall vignettes that I plan on doing. But there’s been a hiccup which has taken precedence over decorating and I’ll share in my next post.