As the season begins to change one of the first areas I decorate is my hutch, and it was fun to pull out all my vintage dishes to decorate the Spring hutch with. Mr. C was kind enough to head upstairs to the attics on each side of our master bedroom and pull out 13 boxes of spring/summer vintage dishes.
I wish I could say I only have 13 boxes full of vintage dishes…but I can’t. The vintage dishes in the attic are my pink floral dishes. The 14 boxes don’t include any of my rose patterned, blue, green, red, orange or multi-colored dishes! Doesn’t include collections of milk glass, sugar/creamers, animal planters, vases, tea cups, and any other kind of dishes I have.
Oh me oh my, I have tooooooo many dishes. Houston, we have a problem!
Last year thrifting I found a set of dishes at a local thrift store that was marked down to $40 for a full set of 12. The set included serving pieces and a gorgeous butter, cream and sugar set too. There was NO way I was walking away from that!
The dishes are Warwick, haven’t been able to ID the pattern, and loved them enough to use them often. Aged dishes are attractive to me I feel “lucky” to treasure them as their original owner did. Three platters came with the set and this is the largest one.
The sugar and Creamer and my favorite pieces of the whole set! I’ve never seen a sugar bowl this shape of size before and the creamer (right) is adorable too. A birds nest seemed perfect to set on top of the sugar jar.
A few Easter eggs were made from vintage chenille pieces. They were easy to make and now four just don’t seem like enough.
If you’ve followed me for any time you know that I decorate using thrift store treasures….
Another bird’s nest was placed inside the vegetable bowl. The lid to the serving bowl is standing up behind. I stood the platters upright to give my height to the vignette.
Another birds nest was created using a pansy doily for the nest. I’ve been bringing out several of my vintage Lefton birds. There are several bluejay pieces.
Still haven’t put away some of my nativity pieces from Christmas. A Spring buffet needs a lamb or two….
A few months back I stopped at a yarn shop in Chicago that happened to be closing down and scored these two cute lambs for $4. I made a pair of eggs out of gingham fabric and not to thrilled about them.
There’s just something about bunnies that make you feel Spring.
I wish I could say I’m feeling better and seeing my doctor tomorrow. It was beautiful out yesterday, in the 70’s, and sure am feeling it today. My Doc says this has been going around a lot and some patients taking quite awhile to get over it!!
Have you been decorating for Spring or Easter yet?