Sunday, September 16, 2012

There’s been a change in the weather and also in the kitchen hutch…..

There has been a dramatic change in the weather and I do believe fall has finally come to southwestern Ohio. The days are sunny and bright- with no humidity- and the nights have been cool and crisp. It’s definitely my favorite time of the year! Although I’ve been a busy bee, I finally made some time to change out a few things in the house and “fall-ify” it.  Yes, my word….  Fall-ify.  Definition~ make things look more comfy, cozy, and warm for the season.

I began my fall transformation by removing all of the white dishes from the summer decorated hutch and replacing them with the typical greens and rusts of autumn.

blue and white spring hutch


fall decorated hutch 
I left the existing accessories on the top of the hutch until I can find something to replace the white platter in the center. I figure that the white rooster tureen can stay and co-exist just fine with the remaining items. The first shelf isn’t very deep and doesn’t allow me to do anything but rest a few plates behind the plate rail. In fact, the bowls in front of them just barely fit.  Of course, they are chunky soup bowls!

leaf plates, rooster pitcher
The green bowls and plates were an inexpensive find during Kroger’s fall clearance last year. I paid 75¢ apiece for eight green plates and bowls, as well as the same number in rust. These rust leaf plates and bowls came from Wal Mart a few years back.  Not certain where the rooster pitcher came from, but it matches very well with the other dinnerware.

black hutch shelves
The hutch’s second shelf area isn’t very wide, but it is taller than the first shelf. I propped a framed picture against the back wall and used a tarnished trophy cup and a rust colored bottle to accent it.

colored bottle
When I bought this bottle for 10¢ at a yard sale, I was intrigued with its odd color. I think I’ve only used it one other time in a display- it’s not something that readily goes with a lot of things!

trophy cup
The silver is worn off this cup so badly in places that I simply can’t get it to shine the way I’d like it to. Oh well, I guess it shows more character this way. See the tiny cloches? I still need to put some putka pods under them. Putka pods are simply what most people call those orange “mini-pumpkins.”

fall decorated hutch 2
I placed the remaining green and rust plates on one end of the buffet top and finished off the top by adding a pumpkin tureen, a thriving plant from outdoors, and a few found objects. Simple, but it does say Fall.

leaf plates

pumpkin soup tureen

filled drawer
This old sewing machine drawer was the perfect spot for adding in a cut glass creamer filled with silver knives from an old hotel in Santa Fe. The wicker wrapped bottle was a find from a barn sale two years ago, and the silver baby cup came from a yard sale.

silver knives

wicker bottle

So there we have it- one “fall-ified” hutch. Now that this is done, I’m anxious to get the rest of the fall décor out. The floor in one of the guest rooms is littered with boxes of “stuff” that needs to be placed in vignettes. My next chore is to dust, first! I admit to being very lax in my house cleaning duties. lately. You can’t put “pretties” onto tabletops that have a thick coating of dust on them…. Lately, I’ve spent most of my free time outside. I don’t profess to be a gardener, but I sure have been tending the landscape beds this summer!  In fact, I’d like to pot some mums, pansies, and cabbages in the front yard.
Fall-ification is in the air!

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Diane said...

Wow! What a fab change! You have a great eye for design. Well done! And very Fall-rific.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Love your fall touches to the hutch!! You have set the tone beautifully!

must love junk said...

All your fall vignettes look lovely! I'm your newest follower (and fellow Ohioan!)-I'd love to have you visit my blog :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the Fall update, Sue! Everything goes so well together and it definitely says "Fall". Great pumpkin ~ love the size to that piece.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

It does say Fall and in a very pretty way! I try to remember and check Kroger's seasonal things after the holidays.
i also am enjoying the cooler temps and lower humidity.

Debby said...

You do have the touch. I can't believe the deals you find. Then you now how to put it together. I told you, I need a brain.

Jo said...

Love the hutch...The weather has turned beautiful hasn't it?

Barbara F. said...

Hi Sue, your hutch looks great, and I am the same way, cleaning before decorating. Usually I lose momentum when I finish cleaning and neglect the decorating ....but this year I am pacing myself better. xo

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OH that is so gorgeous Sue!
Not only do I love your hutch but your decorating is just outstanding!
My house went from empty nest tidy to toddler full of toys again.
But we love it!

Cindy said...

Sue, I'm in love with your leaf plates and your bargains too! Your hutch looks wonderful!

Stacey said...

Hi Sue. Your fallification is just beautiful. I knew it would be. :)

Pamela said...

Sue everything looks beautiful!

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ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your fall display looks beautiful Sue!

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

It's fallified and I'd call it done, Sue--it looks great! I adore that baby cup, and it breaks my heart that somewhere along the line someone got rid of a cup that a baby once used. I would've brought it home too! I'm loving being able to sleep with the windows open, but I'm still stretching summer as much as I can. We surely have had beautiful days with incredibly beautiful skies, haven't we? Stop by in October, when I'll get with the fall program :) . ~Zuni

Gail said...

Your fall touches are beautiful Sue! I love your hutch!! Autumn Blessings, Gail

Miss Charming said...

Such pretty Fall touches!

Becca said...

I love how you have "Fall-ified" your hutch, Sue! The plates and matching roo pieces are beautiful (what a score!)! Look forward to seeing more.

Jemsmom said...

Oh Sue, it looks so pretty! I love Fall and all the colors and decor that go with it! You got some steals too, but I have to say, I love that orange bottle! It is gorgeous!

Susie Q said...

Love your Fallified hutch! Those dishes are too cute, especially at the price you paid! : )
The weather has turned, I hope for good! I am starting Fall decorating this week. Need to get my mums and pumpkins out! Hope we can meet up soon...been too long!

kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor said...

Hi there, Sue!! It's so wonderful to meet you as well. So tickled that you stopped by my site & linked up some wonderfulness!!
Your hutch looks gorgeous. How awesome to have seasonal dishes to display...I may need to start hunting for more than my everyday and holiday ones. Such a beautiful way to display them...and so nice & fallish! Have a wonderful week!

Babs said...

Sue, Your dark hutch really shows off the green and rust dishes. Love your silver pieces, too and the wicker covered bottle. Great look for Fall!

A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love your Fall look! I found you at Met Monday and am a new follower!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Beautiful, Sue! I have been on the look out for a hutch because of folks like you making them look so pretty. I was actually wondering about you just the other day. Great to see you!

Pat said...

I love how this looks Sue! Gorgeous Fall hutch.

Anne said...

Sue your hutch looks beautiful. I love the plates.

Karen said...

Sue your hutch looks beautiful, love those dishes and that silver trophy.Thanks for stopping by and yes I used three coats of zinsser stain blocking primer and five coats of paint LOL. That fish was determined to win but she/he met it's match LOL.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I adore all your beautiful changes for fall. The green dishes look so beautiful with the leaf plates. I love your little wicker bottle.


Designing Domesticity said...

Love your new autumnal colors and design. A great update for the transition to Fall. Thanks for sharing, liz

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I like that word. Your fall-ified hutch is gorgeous. What a deal you got on the plates and everything else too. Love the way you brought it all together!

Diann said...

I love your hutch! And the transformation is wondeful. Love the green and Fall touches. Everything just pops out beautifully! Thank you for joining TTF this week. Have a fantastic weekend!

Debra said...

That is a beautiful hutch ! and I love those plates! The colors are just perfect!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Sue, I love everything in your Fall hutch display, and I'm always inspired by your unique display techniques. laurie

xinex said...

I love everything, Sue, so warm and so beautiful!....Christine

Sherry said...

Thank you for joining HSH!