8/06/2011

Sunday Favorites...No. 111

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Welcome to the 111th "Sunday Favorites" Party 


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Hello my friends!
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Welcome to the 111th run of "Sunday Favorites"
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I hope that you're having a wonderful weekend, my friends!  I do believe that I am "knee deep" in the "dog days of summer"!  It has been sooo very hot here...my energy level is slowly...but surely...being depleted!  Eeeks!!!  I know that we just started the month of August but I'm already looking forward to Autumn...and cooler weather!  I know that I say this about the same time every year...I'm sooo predictable!  Hehe!
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Today for Sunday Favorites, I thought I would share one of my "favorite" posts called "A Treasured Family Heirloom"...originally posted on August 9, 2009.  I hope that you enjoy!  I'm looking forward to seeing your Sunday Favorites posts this week and visiting with you, my friends!  You can sign up for the party at the end of this post!
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Have a super Sunday!
Chari
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Sunday Favorites My favorite post from:
August 9, 2009
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"A Treasured Family Heirloom"
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It's Metamorphosis Monday!!!

Hello my friends! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend and are ready to begin a new week! There is one great thing about Mondays....it's the day that we can share some of our latest home projects...it's Metamorphosis Monday!

Metamorphosis Monday is hosted by our very own Susan over at Between Naps On The Porch! Thank you Susan, for hosting this fun filled event!!! Be sure that when you're finished reading all about my latest project...that you'll go over and see what Susan has for you today...and while you're there you can check out all of the other Met Monday participants as well!


My Grandma's China Hutch
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Today I would like to show you my Grandma's china hutch! Recently we took a vacation down to Texas and I was able to bring home with me this treasured piece that belonged to my Grandma!
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My Grandma and Grandpa were very simple people. They lived in a very small home and they didn't have much but they lived comfortably! My Grandpa gave this hutch to my Grandma as a gift for their 50th wedding anniversary! Ohhh...you should have seen the look on my Grandma's face when the furniture store truck came to deliver this...she was just beside herself with joy...and my Grandpa was so pleased with himself!!! It was priceless!!! I'll never forget that day...it is such a sweet memory for me! Now I have this sweet hutch in my home and whenever I look at it...I think of my Grandma and Grandpa and that special day!!!
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"Before"
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Here it is...my Grandma's china hutch!
 It's a small hutch and it fits perfectly in this little corner of my dining room!
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Decorating My New Hutch....
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 *I have a shelf up above my dining room window where I display a few of my white ironstone and creamware pitchers. Since the hutch sits right next to this window...I thought it would look pretty to do a vignette on top of hutch...using items that were white!
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I found this pretty iron birdcage at Hobby Lobby for 50% off...I paid $15.00 for it! It had a bronze finish which I liked, but I wanted white...so out came the can of spray paint! Hehe!
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These two unfinished ceramic birds came from GW...they were marked down to $1 ea...I wasn't sure what I would do with them when I bought them...but now I know!!! The little white chickadee will look perfect nestled into the greenery that I purchased to add to the birdcage!
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Voila!!! A vignette for the china hutch!!!
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I used a silverware chest to place the birdcage on. The frenchy pitcher is a recent thrift store treasure find...it will work perfectly for this vignette in white! On the opposite side, I placed a large artichoke finial...found it at Hobby Lobby for just $2.60...it was marked 90% off! It was gold...but not now...thanks to that can of white spray paint! Hehe!
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I had so much fun filling up my new china hutch with dishes. Of course these were dishes that I already had! Since my dining room walls on this side of the room are olive green...I decided to put all of my dishes that are green and white in this cabinet!
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The olive green transferware dishes are ironstone manufactured by Staffordshire...the pattern is Kensington Balmoral 1801. I also added my set of white ironstone called "Provencal", sage green everyday dishes from Walmart, and my new shell dishes called "Water" from JC Penneys to the hutch...and a few odds-n-ends pieces of ironstone!
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Just a photo so you could see the shelf above the dining room window and a few of my ironstone and creamware pitchers! Wow...it was really raining out the day I took this photo! Hehe!
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*My dear sweet Grandma and me!
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*Well my friends...thank you so much for stopping by today! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I would love to visit with you!!!
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Love ya'll,
Chari
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23 comments:

podso said...

Hi Chari! I love to see your green transferware a and the hutch is so nice, especially because of who it came from. thanks for hosting, and for your kind comment the other day.

bj said...

Awww, I LOVE this photo. :)
Your green dishes and that hutch are both so nice.
Thanks for hosting this fun meme.
xo bj

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love transfer and this green one is gorgeous and nothing prettier than your vignettes, sweet frend. Love your grandma pic with you! Things, like this sweet hutch, bring memmories from the people we loved and will for ever. Thank you for hosting this lovely party. Love, FABBY

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Gotta love our Grandmas! I also love being one! The hutch is beautiful ... love the decor on the top. Thanks for sharing ... thanks for hosting!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Chari, your hutch looks very nice after you added your special touches . The green and white dishes are so pretty. I have a set of birds that look exactly like yours and I painted them white. I guess great minds think alike!

Nayana said...

wow...grandma's hutch is beautiful and wonderful treasure for your home. i love those birdies and cage. linking up...

Lori E said...

It is great that the piece has some meaning for you so that every time you look at it there are memories. Lovin' the little bunny plate.

Love Of Quilts said...

I like the hutch. I really like the vignette with all the white pieces and the shelf with all the white. Trish

Lori E said...

Awww crap, Chari can you please delete post # 8. It is my one from last time about the endless summer. This weeks is #9.
Thanks.
Lori

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Love the green transferware. Thank you so much for hosting...and also for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment or two. I really appreciate it. Have a wonderful Sunday!

lvroftiques said...

Oh Chari what a precious gift to have your Grandmothers china cabinet! Your vignettes as always are fabulous!
Love the picture of you and your Grandmother. She certainly was a beautiful lady. Vanna

The Paper Princess said...

Dear Chari

Hope you are having a fabulous weekend and staying cool wherever you are!

I love your beautiful hutch and the wonderful treasures you shared in this post. As always, thanks for hosting and making Sundays a little more special!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.com

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Chari, your grandma and you are so beautiful.... loved seeing the cabinet with your beautiful green dishes. I'm wondering is it the same now? Lol.. nothing around here is the same as it was.. hope this finds you well darling. Thanks for hosting each week. hugs ~lynne~

janice15 said...

Lovely post, with your grandmother's hutch...It's wonderful and I love your green dishes. I haven't been here but a couple of months to post my favorite blog post..maybe in the future. I don't understand as well how to do all these things..lol..I'm sure in time I will. Happy Sunday..hugs Janice.

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
I wasn't blogging when you first posted this (don't think I even knew what a blog was at that time)so, of course, I'm thrilled. We truly are such kindred spirits, dear friend. I, too, have my grandmother's buffet (which "Mr.Ed") made into a hutch! Amazing!!! I, also, have sage green dinnerware...very similar. And oh, those pears on the top shelf. Scary, I know! But WAIT...I use to drive an automobile EXACTLY like the one out your dining room window! Too MUCH...too MUCH! I enjoyed this post so very much!
Fondly,
Pat

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hey Sis...I hope you guys had a great weekend..Love ya.Hugs and smiles Gloria

Michele Smith said...

Love your dishes and the hutch. What a sweet picture :)

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Bunny Jean said...

Darn it... I got so busy trying to get my new blog party up and running and I didnt link up to yours in time.

I spied a few bunnies in your post ;) See you next week.


xoxo Bunny Jean @ Bunny Jean's Decor and More!
www.BunnyJeansDecorAndMore.blogspot.com

Apple of His Eye said...

Hi Chari
Loved your blog post! You are so blessed to have that and memories! What a treasure!

Hugs
laDonna

detektive said...

Those both photographs are awesome. Your green dishes and that hutch are both so great. I am daily visitor of your blog and like to visit again and again.

Debbie said...

Hey girlfriend... FINALLY had a chance to stop by for a quick visit. Hope all is going well for you. Love your hutch and the way you fixed it up... but of course I would expect no less!!! We must touch base again real soon.

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