After a couple of weeks of seeing green and rust in the kitchen hutch, I decided to change the décor last week. I needed a simpler and cleaner color palette to work with, and in my book, there’s nothing more classic than black and white. So out came my new bird themed dessert plates from Tuesday Morning. I could only find four at the store near me, so I should probably check out another location to see if I can at least find four more.
There were two designs and I was lucky enough to find a pair of each.
I placed each one in front of a white Gibson dinner plate.
Then I brought out some black bowls to complement the layered plates. Bessie the Bovine still holds her place of honor in the middle of the shelf.
Here’s a close-up of her in another setting.
For a bit of color, green goblets from the Christmas Tree Shop were added in. They tie together well with the green Bordallo Pinheiro plate on the middle shelf.
The turkey plate was layered over a small tin platter embellished with little roses. I have a similar plate that I use in the spring- it has a bunny rabbit on it.
The Target birds are came out to play once again. They are such a versatile pair of fine feathered friends!
The buffet top holds my newest white addition- I finally found a cow creamer! It’s not vintage- in fact, it was a $1.99 find at the CTS. I’ve been looking for one for months- who knew I would run into one when I was least expecting to?
This cream bottle came from a booth at the Rural Society show a few weeks ago. Another bargain at only $2.00!
It’s placed off to the side of the crazed soup tureen and the small ceramic hand.
More treasures from the Rural Society show came from my friend, Pam’s booth. I love the simplicity of these old faucet handles.
Here’s the simpler, less cluttered looking hutch now.
I have to admit that I am chomping at the bit to start decorating for Christmas, already! The bug bit me last weekend when I was shopping at the White Cottage in Newark. You can see that post here. Every year I say that I’m going to start earlier so that I can really enjoy the fruits of my labor and not rush around so much. So often, by the time I get out all of the decorations and put up all seven trees, I can only savor it for a week or two. This really IS the year for starting early!!!
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