It’s a party at Shelia’s to show off our favorite cupboards!
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I guess I would have to say that my black hutch really is the heart of the kitchen in our home. It certainly is the most predominant piece of furniture in the room. I know many of you have already seen it before; but in honor of Shelia’s party, I’ve added a few spring touches in anticipation of the upcoming Easter holiday.
I always have some of my white dinnerware displayed in the hutch. Last month I added in my small collection of blue and white stoneware and transferware. Now we all know that the Easter Bunny likes to add some bright hues to his eggs, so I took a cue from him and used these LED egg candles to spruce things up a little. I found them on clearance at Target for 75% off last year.
I paired a covered jar with a small bowl of egg candles on the middle shelf of the hutch.
The jar is very rustic and the mark on the bottom said it was made in Spain. I found it at a yard sale last fall. It would make a great cookie jar- it’s about 13 inches tall and eight inches wide in the middle. Too bad cookies don’t last long enough in this household to go INTO a cookie jar!
More bright colors come from these six egg candles. They were an after-holiday frugal find, just like the LED candles above. The scribbles and dots on them remind me of the designs made with the wax pens that we used as kids when we colored our eggs. I wonder if they still include those in the Paas Easter coloring kits?
I wasn’t satisfied with the way the jar looked on the shelf, paired with only the bowl of candles, so I replaced it with a small pitcher and a plate from the bottom shelf of the hutch. I’m much happier with this look.
This is the little pitcher that I bought at Scott’s Antique show in Columbus last month. You can see the crack on the rim where it broke while I was washing it. Gorilla Glue to the rescue!
There wasn’t much room on the bottom shelf for anything large, so the addition of a moss covered basket fit the bill perfectly. It’s filled with little colored eggs. The plate behind the basket is the one I ended up placing on the middle shelf.
I’m not really sure what these eggs are made from, but their colors are very delicate. Wish there were more blue ones….
I don’t think I’ve ever shown the bottom half of the hutch before. There are two shelves for storage behind the door on the left; there is a drop down bin on the right where I keep my placemats; and I keep bottles of wine on the built-in center rack. This shot is filled with glare from the sunlight that finally made its appearance late this afternoon. Even though the sun felt warm streaming through the windows, the wind was still blowing and temperatures were only in the mid 40’s. Can you say blustery? Maybe by the time Easter rolls around, it will finally be warm!
I’m posting early because I’m off to the High Point Furniture Market first thing in the morning. I look forward to this show every spring and fall and I can’t wait to see all the new trends in furniture and accessories for this season! I talked to some friends who tried to see Paula Deen at the Universal Furniture showroom on Friday- they said there was a very long line to meet her.
Well, I intend to wait! I’m certainly no stranger to standing in line- La and I waited four hours to meet Ree Drummond when we attended the Pioneer Woman book signing last month. I sure hope to come home with a signed book. We’ll see……….
I’m also linking up with:
Kim @Savvy Southern Style
Liz @The Brambleberry Cottage
Vanessa and Heather’s Inspiration Friday