Friday, January 16, 2009

The little Hutch that could...












































Good evening (Best Hitchcock voice)....I hope everyone's Friday is fairing well. While I know I have shared this wall hutch a time or two...I thought I would revisit it today. It has been a great bargain and a wonderful form of entertainment for yours truly over the last couple of years. It started out a diamond in the ruff as many do. I got it at a garage sale down the road. It had no back and was a hidous 70's brown. I added beadboard to the back and painted it black. It stayed that way for some time...until I got a whim..like I often do.. to paint. Now she is white. I moved most of my milk glass collection onto it today. (I LOVE milkglass..and never pay more than a few dollars for any given piece.) I Played around with it until I was satisfied. I tucked in a few Valentine's crafts that I finished last night. I sprayed an old dusty frame red and stamped the word love and framed it inside. I scuffed it up a bit with some sandpaper. I also covered the chipboard LOVE and HEART with the KEYHOLE w/ some fun Valentine type papers... The keyhole heart I decided to make reversible and did black/white polka dots on the other side...I think I will keep it out year round ...
The white pitchers are both new.......one is from Walmart and the other is a clearance item from Target...it had been 14.50 and it was on sale for 7.00.....I LOVE Target clearances. That is about it for me tonight...I am gonna rest my tired dogs...I have been working out and walking. The feet are feeling it! Have a good one! (OHHH and yes those are fake daisies...& YES I LIKE them rofl) Cherry

87 comments:

Jean said...

Cherry, you must lie in bed at night and think of all the wonderful things you create so quickly. I envy you your talent. Love your cupboard with the milk glass and the Valentine "stuff". Have a wonderful, creative weekend.
Jean in Virginia

Sandy Toes said...

So cute! Your blog just makes me smile..you have such special touches!
-sandy toe

Elise said...

Indeed!! Cherry can I come over and just soak all the goodness in??
Love it all!!
Elise

Lorri said...

I love the heart keyhole art. That is just wonderful! You have done such a great job with the hutch. Love it all!
Lorri

AndreaLeigh said...

love the red picture frame. so cute for v-day!

SmrfChic said...

Gorgeous! (As always)

Laura said...

The heart keyhole is my fave! It all looks so lovey and ready for Valentine's Day!

♥ sheena said...

i am in LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE with that red frame! it is so darling!

i'd love a field trip to your house!

Kathy said...

I love Target clearance too!!!

Great pictures.

Kathy :)

ceekay said...

Your shelf looks so pretty. I love the keyhole locks. So lovely, as always.

Eloise said...

Oh, Cherry, everything is so beautiful! I love Valentine's Day!

Eloise said...

PS Are you going to be selling any Valentine things on Etsy? Please let me know if you are.

Peggy. said...

So pretty. I love the heart pad lock did you make it or buy it like that? I have some painting to do I hope my cabinets come out half as pretty as your cupboard.
Peggy

jen said...

I love it all!!

Jen

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

There you go again be stilling my heart with such eye candy.

So Cherry. Tonight, did you know that your bloggy name was the answer to the final Jeopardy question? The question was something to the effect of "What was the fruit dessert that was created to celebrate the Queen of Englands crowning?" And the answer was "Cherry's Jubilee"! Now how fun is that?

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Ooooh, I'm just in raptures over those adorable little teacups with red polka dots! Those are just adorable!!

~ Sarah

HeathahLee said...

I love me some Target clearance, too! You have such cute deorations, Cherry!

Mimi Sue said...

As usual your little shelf is darling. I need to make some of those L O V E letters. They are the cutest stuck in the flower frogs. Mimi

Darlene said...

A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E!!!!! Love your cabinet painted white! Love everyting in it! Also that lock and key are so cute and I LOVE that you made it reversable.

sandra/tx said...

Cherry, great job on the hutch. I love your milk glass collection. And all the red and white. :-)

bekaboo said...

Your displays are so beautiful! And I really like how you matted and framed the word "Love". Your hutch really is the perfect background for all of it.

Kat said...

Cherry....you need to fly up here immediately. I have shelves in need of beautification! Thank you for the eye candy!!! When can I expect you?

Joy said...

So, so pretty! I love the touches of red along with all of your FUN valentines day decorations.
Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

Mary said...

Red and white, transferware and milk glass -- you are a girl after my own heart! :) I have a few of those same mild glass pieces. Love, Love LOVE them!

Happy weekend, Cherry!

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Cherry,
just love your hutch, all the items in and on it and your photography.
Simply stunning!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Tam

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Cherry
I love your wall hutch with the red and white theme and all your teacups, ornaments and decorations are really beautiful. I like your style very much.
Thanks for your comment on my blog re Disney. I think you will have the most fantastic time there in June. I have a friend who stayed at the Wilderness Lodge and absolutely loved it. They were upgraded for free to concierge level which saved a lot of money because snacks there were free in the evenings. We have chosen the Beach Club this time because we do not drive over there and thought we would be able to walk to more places nearby like the Boardwalk and Epcot for more dining options. I am one for planning too. Last time our 7 days were planned out right dowm to where we had our meals. We did the Disney Dining Plan which included a counter service meal, a sit down meal and a snack everyday. It was very convenient but we went home having not used it all so wasted money there. I have not heard of the meal add ons or the 4 nights for 3 but we are not able to book things like you do. Our trip was booked 10months ago because we needed to go in the school holidays and the flights from here soon get fully booked.
I am sure we will both enjoy comparing notes on our holidays later in the year.
Have a great weekend.
Lindsay

dana said...

Don't you ever get sick of folks saying "you are sooooo creative"? Well, here it goes again---YOU ARE SO CREATIVE!! How do you keep coming up with these great ideas of yours! Wow! My eyes were just popping out more and more with every wonderful picture! I love everything--the letters in the flower frogs spelling LOVE was just the neatest!!!
I have always loved milk glass, too. I'm glad it's gaining in popularity for decorating--it's kinda like hammered aluminum (which I'm really in to right now)--they fall in and out of favor with us. Milk glass is so simple and beautiful. Heck, it would look great with hammered aluminum--maybe I need to start picking up some!!
Loved your post!

Dana

I've been working out more lately, too, and my body just hurts all over. Going to another class today--that makes 4 this week--and I'm OLD!! :)

Sandy said...

love those white inexpensive pitchers - looks like you are all ready for VD! :)

Brittany said...

I love the way you showcase things and the angels at which you take pictures. I would love to see your entire home. I can tell that you are sooooooo creative, I bet your home is just amazing!

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

you are so amazing, it looks so wonderful, I usually don't decorate for Valentines but you have inspired me to try, I never know what to put out but that looks great...I'm so glad you have a blog...hugs, lisa

Deb said...

What a lovely cheerful hutch!

Catherine Holman said...

What a beautiful display of white and red! Love your milk glass collection.
Cathie

CatHerder said...

Yes, its time to decorate for Valentines day...today in fact...and i cant find my rubbermaid tub of goodies (oh no!!!) Your hutch looks wonderful..your home looks so happy and inviting! :-)

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

I just love to see your ideas....so lovely. Do you recall what color paint you used for the red on the frame? I Love it! Also...where did you find the adorable red polka dot cups! So cute!

Connie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, chickeee, and I'm thrilled that you found me. Visit and giggle with me once in a while.

Oooooh, and enter my 500th post giveaway. I think you'll like the prize. It's a few days back on my blog but it's worth it if you like froufrou things, sweetpea.

Your blog is adorable but I've never seen it before. I'm putting you on my Google Reader and keepin' my eye on ya, honey........

Hah......

Smocohes,
Connie

Frippery said...

Cut cute cute...did I say CUTE? I could look at these photos all day. Love the red and white. You have a definite talent for display and those Valentine crafts are so sweet. Keep at it girl! Pam

Our Complete Family said...

Oh it is all darling! I love the Val day decs against the milkglass and white hutch. So pretty!
Hope your feet got a good rest last night so your today is fantastic!!!
Hugs, Les

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Good morning Cherrygirl! Hey I was at Joann's yesterday in the scrapbook section and they had 12 x 12 paper that was black with the KEEEEUUUTEST cherries on it! I immediately thought of you! I know you could made a wonderful creation with it! Your post today is just too lovely...I once again sit here in awe at your sweet loveliness! have a blessed and creative day!
Debbie

Brandee Smith said...

What is it with white pottery!?!?! I cannot get enough of it myself. This is beautiful! I am wanting to get some white shelving to display my collection in my breakfast nook... the husband doesn't understand! Thanks for sharing!

Cassie said...

I love every single picture! I'm especially fond of those polka a dot cups!!! They are adorable!

marmee said...

so glad i ventured over here. i am a fan of white and red is one of my fav colours, so of course i love everything valentines. i am going to do your frame craft witha box of frames i have had waiting for a project. i think i will make mine white and put red and black on the inside. i haven't even thought of valentine's yet but lots of bloggers are already posting. it is inspiring.
your hutch is great and i love that you salvaged it and made it into something quite beautiful.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

The cabinet looks Oh So Fab in white. True inspiration. I love the reversible keyhole heart and the L O V E cards. They're so bright and happy.
Have a good weekend.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Cherry,

You speak my kind of decorating language - black, white, red, beige, polka-dot yum! I love milk glass and yours looks fantastic on your newly white shelf. I always love visiting you :)

Hugs,
Dena

JEWEL said...

you make the "locks" - they are darling. I would love to know where you got them. I have the perfect key and I need a lock!

Tammy said...

Oh how beautiful! I love how you decorated for Valentines day! I lvoe the white and red polka dotted cups and the gate.
The hearts dangling from the ribbon on the silverware is so cute!
Have a lovely weekend!
Tammy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cherry, this is so, so, so, cute! Love the Valentine goodies. Thanks for sharing your neat finds and cool "stuff."

XO,

Sheila :-)

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

fantastic photos!!!!

Karen said...

It all looks really pretty! I'm kinda in a spring, Valentinesy mood, so I'm appreciating all you've shared! Karen

Carrie said...

Your hutch looks so good. I love milk glass too!

Lynne Laura said...

Oh, so glad to find your blog, found it from Lorrie's. The red dishes are wonderful, they must be, I have some too! I pick them up at Home Goods when I find them. Aren't they the best. Your hutch is decorated nicely and the frame with love is great.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

PS, adding you to my favorite bloggers

Angie said...

Gorgeous pictures! I'm sure I will go back and look at them several more times. I just love the combo of red and white! Love all the milk glass and dishes with the V. Day stuff amongst everything!!!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

There's an award for you on my blog! :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Cherry, thank you for the nice comment you left in my blog. I'm so glad you came to visit, so I could come find your wonderful blog. I have just scrolled through your most recent posts, and I think we have very similar tastes. I love everything you showed. However, I know you are much more crafty than me, so I will certainly be adding you to my blog list. Maybe I can become crafty by reading your blog. laurie

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Hi Cherry
I love the fact that everything is white. Depending on what you add to it, you can change it with the seasons....lovely!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Cherry, all of the valentine decor is great!!! Do you mind me asking where you got the key hear thingy and the LOVE letters? I sure could use some for a little project. Jackie

Picket said...

Love that milk glass collection!!!! The hutch is beautiful in it's new color! I love black painted furniture but I also have always loved creamy white painted pieces! Everything is just so pretty..hope all is well on your side of the mountain & that you are having a great weekend.

julie isa said...

Yeah, thanks for sharing some valentine touches. My sister and I have been searching for some inspiration. Thanks! It's all so inspiring.

Ann said...

Nice post...nice images.
Your cupboard is so charming with its potteries, milk glasses, and other adorable knick knacks.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Cherry,
Love the new look of the hutch! The beadboard looks great inside of it!

I like the milk glass too--especially in a big grouping!

:)Diane

Betsy said...

Everything looks great. Love how you hang something from your forks. Too cute. I like your daisies too...very cheerful.

vintagewindow said...

Cherry, I love that red frame. Perfect for V'day. Your blog is fantastic. Full of inpiring photos.

Have a happy day

Kris

Chrissy said...

Well hello!! Am I ever happy you stopped by,your blog is stunning...so the fact you like mine is just a thrill!! I am off to explore some more of yours, talk soon I hope!! Chrissy

Jen r. said...

I love your hutch and all of the little touches!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Cherry!

oh what a fabulous post! and that's because everything on it was gorgeous! I love milk glass too and when its with Red? I do the happy dance :) Everything looks great, I love the LOVE sign with the pink and red fabric, how cute! and your tea cups and pitchers were beautiful!

I love all your posts, I'm ready to move in :)

Hope your having a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Cynthia

Momovthree said...

I spy milk glass! I'm the same way with mine, I refuse to pay more than a dollar or two for a piece unless it is something really special. Many pieces in my collection were bought for a quarter at yard sales. My husband says that is because I'm the only one who wants it. I don't think he believes me that other people like it too.

All your creations are beautiful! You have such creativity.
Thanks for coming over and checking out my fabric choices. The brown dot fabric is from Joanns. I think I spent almost 2 hours in that store on Thursday. lol They also had another dot on brown that was smaller.

Susie Homemaker said...

Hi Cherry,

Everything looks LOVEly! Great job!! I am a milk glass collector also..only the Hobnail...thanks for sharing your sweet ideas!

Blessings,
Susie

Stephanie said...

Love love love everything! I have gotten so many ideas from you, thank you loads :)

ksarra said...

Hi, thanks for visiting. I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this hutch and all the cute stuff in it. I want some milk glass just to make my Valentines crafts look extra cute. SOOOOOO many inspiring ideas here!

The Berry's Patch said...

Dear Cherry,

Do you think you could come visit me and whip up some cuteness at my house? I just bought some V-day teddy bears and that's about all I have. Need help!

I was visiting my Aunt last weekend and we went antique shopping. She picked up some of those stem holder (or whatever you call them). I'm going to email your post to her so she sees what you've done with yours. :-)

Lamp Tramp said...

Hey, Sweetie, thanks for stopping by. I sure LOVE that "RILEY" dog of yours! I've got a "BAILEY" black Lab...one of my 2 grand-dogs! I miss my Bailey...Labs are such wonderful companions!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Mrs. C! I too love milk glass and have the same Walmart pitcher!lol I also on Friday painted 2 cream colored frames red; and I adore your idea of the reverse scrapbook letters with polka dots on one side! Looks like we've been in the same mood for paint and paper! I can't wait for the fleamarkets again to collect more white potter! Have a fun week - Sincerely, Jeannette

Katie said...

Your display is lovely, I really like the Valentine's artwork you made too. The milkware is gorgeous too, I'm so jealous. I have one vase, and it's very similar to one of yours. I'm always on the hunt for more!

LuLu & Co. said...

I am smitten over the entire hutch and all the amazing items you have on it! Can I just shop your hutch? Pretty please and I must get those cute brushy things that you use to hold the LOVE letters! where do I find them! do share!!!!
LuLu

Melissa said...

I love the milk glass. That's what it's called, right? It's so lovely.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Cherry, I just LOVE your cabinet. It is just the sweetest and you have everything arranged so perfectly!

xoxo
Becky

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

It looks so great! I love milk glass...and I love your LOVE cards in the frogs...how fun is that?

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Girl you did it AGAIN! AWESOME....i love the key hole heart. Are you selling them??? ;)

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh, oh...eye candy. Can you show it to us from a distance, so we can see it in all its white glory? :)

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

It looks so pretty and cheerful! Great job :)!! I love to see all of your changing decorations for each season/holiday! My fav now has to be that darling heart shaped lock! LOVE that!!!

kathy said...

Cherry - How delicious this is --yum =
love the red and white - and your valentine ideas too cute -- everythign speaks to my hear - I want one of everythign lol -
Kathy - ga --

Barnes Yard said...

Hello :) Just wanted to let you know I was going to mail your PRIZE today, but it's a holiday (oops). So it will be in the mail tomorrow!
-Jill

Momovthree said...

Hi Cherry!
Thanks so much for coming by and checking out my shelf! I'd be thrilled and flattered for you to feature me on your blog. How fun! Feel free to use any of my pictures. You are so sweet and have made my day. :)
~Michelle

Rue said...

Hi Cherry :)

Is there anything you touch that doesn't turn out darling?? LOL I love the hutch white and it's perfect with all your milk glass :)

hugs,
rue

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Everything looks so nice!

Alex and Jill said...

I love your red polka dotted tea cups...where did you find them?

Your blog makes me happy, by the way...love it!

Cynthia said...

I am a lover of Milk Glass as well. Where did you find the heart lock that you covered with paper?

Miss G said...

I like this! you have inspired me. thanks. kelly