Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Hutch

I did a major change up on my hutch for Christmas this year.
 
 
Last Christmas it looked like this.

 
 But this year, I filled it with lots and lots of red.


I found this whole set of red plates and mugs at a yard sale this summer for only $5 and bought them before I remembered I already had a red set.  They're not the best quality and chip very easily, but I thought they'd look great on my hutch for Christmas.


I mixed them with the few pieces of red transfer ware that I own and peppermints and candy canes.
 
 
I added my glass cookie canisters that I've had for over 25 years and some gingerbread men that I made at least that long ago.
 
 
These little guys have been part of my kitchen decorating ever since I saw the idea at the Carter Grove Plantation in Williamsburg, VA.  A few have broken over the years, but with good care, they mostly still look like new.
 
 
I haven't gotten around to filling the canisters with Christmas cookies thus far.  Haven't decided yet it I'll fill them with cookies or candy or skip the calories and leave them empty.
 
 
For some reason unknown to me, I love decorating with candy canes.  To match the canes on the hutch, I made a peppermint wreath that I have seen on a few blogs this year.
 

 Because it was a little smaller than I wanted the finished product to be, I added a faux wreath behind it to make it fuller and contrast better against the wall.
 
 
I finished off the table with what else but a red candle, surrounded with peppermints and greenery.
 
 
Looking forward to festive meals this season in my bright and very red dining room.
 
  
Linking with
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The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
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French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
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The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
 
 
 

4 comments:

Lucille said...

I love your dining room decorations. Very festive and cheerful! Those red dishes are just the thing to add that extra special touch. Love your wreath!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

hOW pretty, I love the traditional red and green ~ this looks so fresh.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sooooo pretty!!

Mary Ellen said...

Love all the red Cindy and those gingerbread men are so cute!! I went more natural this year and all the transfer ware got put away- it's pink, white silver and a natural Christmas in the living room. First party is Saturday so need to get finished!

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