Monday, January 3, 2011

A Fruity, Spring Like Theme

As magical as Christmas decorations can be, its always refreshing to put them away and start over after New Years with a new decorating scheme.

A couple of days after Christmas My hubby surprised me with this vintage hutch. that he found at an Antique/Used Furniture Store. He wasn't sure I would like it, but I really love it. Most of these items were things I already had in the house. I just went around and pulled things from different rooms and even from the kitchen cabinets. The plates came from thrift stores and other items came from Dollar General and Dollar Tree.



I love the Morning Glory flowers painted on the back of one of the shelves.



A fruit theme slowly evolved as I worked and so I made this table runner using some fruity fabric.



My intent was to make his wreath work for year round, but I have a sneaky suspicion that it turned out very spring like! When March comes, I'll have a head start on my Spring decorating! I used Baby's Breath and green Hydrangea from Dollar Tree. The ribbon was in my ribbon stash in the sewing room.



I used the same grape vine wreath that I used for this Christmas themed one. I think the green and white flowers are a nice departure from the Christmas theme.



I am linking to Table Top Tuesday at a Stroll Through Life.

19 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Hi Debbie,
How pretty. I just love how you pulled items from around the house.
Enjoy,
Elizabeth

Janel said...

I just LOVE your vintage hutch!! It goes so well in the room and you have it decorated beautifully!! The table runner is pretty too...you are so talented!!

Hope you had a Blessed Christmas and have a happy and healthy 2011!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Cute decor. Makes me want spring to hurry and come. Thanks for sharing.

lislyn66 said...

The pics are beautiful! I'm thinking spring, as I sit here freezing because it's 34 F here. And I really am impressed that the plates came from the Dollar stores. Very nice.

Deanna said...

Good husband! No wonder you keep him. :)

Pamela said...

Those morning glories are such a fun surprise. I love the hutch but love the fact your husband surprised you with it even more. A gift to cherish! Love the lamb on one of the shelves.

Susan said...

What a sweet little hutch! I love all the dishes and things you've put in there. Spring is looking pretty good right now, but winter's just getting started good! ;)

Granny said...

The hutch is precious and looks perfect in your room. You decorated it beautifully. That spring look is really welcome with the freezing weather we're having.

Denise said...

Love the spring look in your dining room, how sweet that your hubby would pick that hutch up for you. I'm thinking spring already too, even though they are talking snow for the weekend, I can dream inside!

Rhonda said...

the vintage hut is great and you put all the decorations together so nice. Looks perfect in your farmhouse.

Auntie M said...

He is surely full of surprises!!
The hutch is perfect for the spot by the double doors into the living room.

You have a knack for pulling it all together to make the perfect picture!

I will leave Christmas decor, including the tree up until Epiphany (Jan. 6. Then, 'twill be a big take-down.

Auntie M

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such pretty vignettes and decor. So pretty. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

How cute it looks! Well done.

Pen Pen said...

What a pretty hutch!! Good hubby!! It all looks so pretty. I can tell you having so much fun decorating your new home!

Alexandra said...

That hutch goes perfectly in that corner. I love that fabric too. I've got the cloth napkins. :) They are so cheerful.

Have you been using those $5.00 coupons for Dollar General? There is another one for this Saturday, printable at their website.

Lesa's Life said...

Wow! Your hubby did good! Very, very pretty.

Marydon said...

Golly, Debbie, is he available for 'on loan'?! That is one lovely cabinet.

~ Pop over for our CSN giveaway ~
Have a beautiful New Year ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Debbie J said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments! My hubby appreciates it too! He is a keeper.

Sportsgirl said...

I LOVE the hutch. It looks like it was made for your house! What a thoughtful gift from your husband! I would love a hutch but I think my place is too small for one :-P

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