Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine Hutch

Welsh Dresser hutch with Valentine china cabinet
Valentines Day Hutch
Here is my hutch arranged for Valentines Day.  I have five contemporary novelty plates on the hutch that don't quite fit with the rest, but I am going to pretend that they work.   
Kent Swinnertons Staffordshire china plate by Jeanne Selep Imaging
Swinnertons Staffordshire Plate
I like Swinnertons "Kent" china from Staffordshire England for Valentines day.  I think they really have a valentines feel to them because of the border.
Otagiri porcelain birds
Otagiri Birds
The two cute birds above are manufactured by the Otagiri company.  I got them for $1.50, and I like their cheerful chubbiness.  They keep hanging around from plate change to plate change.

Next year I hope to have more time to arrange my hutch for Valentines Day, and include some Valentines I have.  I look at my photos now and I want to spread out the contemporary plates better.  But for 2011 time has run out.  This year I am just digging through boxes to see what I have.  (I am kind of photo inventorying my collection now that I have a hutch to display them in).

Click on the images to see them enlarged.


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I am linking to these parties:
Bargain Hunting for Valentines Party (I was entry 99 of 102.)

This is my 12th entry to Mosaic Monday (I was entry 35 of 92.)
Roses for Show off your Cottage Mon (I was entry 1 of 58.)
Naps on the Porch for Metamorphis Mon (I was entry 63 of 276).
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Mon 7 (I was entry 6 of 61.)
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tues 50 (I was entry 23 of 141.)
Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingies Thur (I was entry 11 of 39).
Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thur 102 (I was entry 1 of 121.)
Brambleberry for Time Travel Thur 32 (I was entry 2 of 48.)
Common Ground for Vint Inspiration 25 (I was entry 22 of 102.)
Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home 2 (I was entry 39 of 44.) 
Romantic Home for Show and Tell (I was entry 40 of 251.)
French Country for Feathered Nest Fri 11 (I was entry 8 of 115.)
Hills are Living for Favorite Things Friday (I was entry 5 of 76)
Cottage Charm for Trinkets and Treasures (I was entry 10 of 15.)
A Picture is Worth for 2nd Time Around (I was entry 11 of 13.)
 
How Sweet for Pink Saturday (I was entry 118 of 186.)  

Funky Junk for Saturday Night Special 69 (I was entry 53 of 184.)

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64 comments:

Fishtail Cottage said...

Sweet Little Birdies! Love the way you display all those pretty dishes...xoxo

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Beautiful collection of plates! It's nice to have them out on display, atleast for a while.

A Garden of Threads said...

A lovely collection of plates and the perfect place to display them. Cute little birds.

Pondside said...

I love the change of display you've made - what a great idea.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Jeanne, there are so many pretty dishes in that hutch, and I don't see any that look like they don't belong. I loved seeing the closeup of the Kent china. That border really is perfect for Valentine's. It's a gorgeous border. Thanks for linking up this pretty display. laurie

Custom Comforts said...

What a lovely display of red. Love those red Kent china plates!!! A beautiful collection.
Cindy

Willow said...

They are so beautiful. I need to add some plates to our home. Happy Valentine Day.

Scribbler said...

I just found your blog, via Metamorphosis Monday at BNOTP. Your arrangement is terrific, and very pleasing to the eyes. It caught my eye because I am on the hunt for piece like that. You got a great buy! I also went back and looked at your other arrangements in it and the story of how it was acquired. What a great collection of china you have.

Mama Zen said...

It looks beautiful!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your metamorphosis is absolutely fabulous. I so hope that you enjoy every bit of it.

Have a very Happy Valentine's Day!

bj said...

A beautiful collection..and I love the little fat birdies..:)

Tardevil said...

Your Valentine's Day hutch is stunning! Those plates are gorgeous! Happy V-day!

The Tablescaper said...

Love your valentine hutch! I'm off to check out your other hutch photos.

- The Tablescaper

Theresa said...

Oh my, I love the way you have arranged your hutch and those dishes!
I even like the novelty plates in there, excellent presentation!
Theresa

Brenda Kula said...

I am in LOVE with your pretty dishes! That is an amazing collection you have!
Brenda

Donnie said...

Your dishes are so pretty and those little birdies would be finding a home all over my house. So cute.

Sharlotte said...

I love all your dishes...I even looked around and found your blue ones and Christmas dishes. What amazing collections! I love these that you are showcasing...the rims and different patterns are lovely. I know you enjoy them! Thanks for sharing!
Sharlotte

we three dogs and me said...

wow what a lot of pretty dishes. I love blue and white and valentine hutch.Thanks for showing them.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Pretty!

Danielle

LV said...

You have done very well on arranging things on your hutch. I am sure it will look equally as nice for any occasion you change it to.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

You have an incredible collection of plates. Enjoyed the pictures of how you change it out for the seasons. ~~Sherry~~

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, your collection is spectacular!!! I love it!!!
XO

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Beautiful..and that takes alot of work to switch things out!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a fabulous collection!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Lori Lynn said...

Beautiful!
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Tammy said...

thanks so much for sharing this at my party, and your give away comment was really helpful. i did email her again, and i'm gonna wait. thanks again!

The Cranky Queen said...

Great idea for display. I love the red transferware. Visit me at thecrankyqueen.blogspot.com Tiff

Coloradolady said...

Oh. My. What an amazing display. Your dishes are just amazing. Happy VTT!

A Few Pennies said...

Love your red display of pretty dishes! Awesome pics.

Susan said...

Oh my GOODNESS! Your plates are absolutely magnificent. Then I started looking through some of your old posts. You have fabulous plates for all occasions. Where do you store them all when they are not being used? Hope that isn't too intrusive a question. They are really amazing. You have a real knack for fabulous decorating. Susan

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love this display and I like the contemporary plates added in. Thanks for joining JFF this week. hugs, Linda

Sherry said...

Your dishes and hutch are gorgeous! What a pretty display. I love the pattern in the dishes.
Sherry

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Your display of dishes is beautiful. And the little birds are adorable. Thanks for sharing. Karie

MARY ANNE said...

HELLO:

I JUST FOUND YOU TONIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME AND THAT HUTCH ARRANGEMENT AMAZING. I AM AN INTERIOR DESIGNER AND I MUST SAY IT WAS PERFECTLY DONE!! LOVED IT.

SO HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND YOU! ONE OF MY WEEKNESSES (AND I AM AFRAID I HAVE MANY) IS DISHES....GREAT POST!N I WILL BE BACK.

...............Michele @ Portlandia Vintage said...

Beautiful Collection! The birds are precious. Portlandia Vintage

My Cottage Charm said...

Thank you for linking up to my party, I always love looking at your pretty dishes! :) Where in the world do you store all the ones you aren't using...you have SO many lovely pieces! Just beautiful!
HUGS!!
Missy

♥ Miss Tea said...

what a beautiful collection of chine (looking in evny here!) and i absolutely adore and wanting the cute birds!! they're sooooo cuteee!!! thanks for sharing! Happy Feathered Nest Friday!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh boy! my heart beat skip thousands of beat when I see your hutch! love love love all your china! looks so beautiful!

saltbox treasures said...

Your hutch is lovely! Love all of those gorgeous plates!
~ Julie

Debra@Common Ground said...

I think it all looks beautiful together. love those cutie pie birdies in the mix of all that fabulous red transfer! Thanks for linking up with VIF! love having you!
hugs,
Debra

Amanda said...

Hi Jeanne! I just love your Valentine's plate display! You have so many pretty patterns that I've never seen before! The birds are precious and what a deal! Thank you for your sweet visit to my blog!
Best wishes and Blessings!
Amanda

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love the adorable Otagiri birds! I like your Valentine display on your hutch. You have a great collection.

~ Tracy

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

I am so jealous!
How amazing, how pretty!!!!

I love all your dishes!!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Well, Jeanne, if you come and take a peek at my blog, you'll discover that I also love little birdies! And I adore red transferware; my favourite! Love all your dishes! The covered bridge at the bottom of your blog page reminds me of home! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Okay, Jeanne. After weeks of seeing the assortment of gorgeous china you display in your china hutch, I have to ask. Why did you second guess yourself for buying the hutch? You needed that baby to show off all your pretties!!! ;) Does your son "get it" now?

Thanks for linking to the party. And if you haven't entered the giveaway yet, be sure to do so.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

I love those sweet little birdies!

Cheryl said...

Jeanne,
Your red and white Valentine hutch display is to die for! I love red and white transferware and use it on the walls of my dining room. Your collection is amazing! Thanks again for visitng my blog so that I could find yours and enjoy the eye candy. I just became a Follower...
Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

suzyq said...

Thanks so much for stopping by - I just adore your hutch. I have four hutches decorated with china that I have shown before so please call by again to see them.
Suzyq

Anne said...

What a beautiful collection and arrangement! and yes, I do love those chubby little birds!

xinex said...

Oooooh! I love all your pretty dishes!...Christine

Martha said...

I like your Valentine's Hutch!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

"cheerful chubbiness".... I like that saying. Must remember it. I think your hutch looks perfect as is. If I only had so many red plates to display like you do. I think I have exactly one. LOL....Happy Weekend. :)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh love your red plate display- this is such a pretty look! Your hutch is beautiful in it's Valentines reds! Thanks for sharing over at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

Wow! You have quite the collection. I LOVE how it looks!

Tricia said...

I love your red and white transfer ware! I collect blue and white transfer ware, but I also have several red and white pieces. I think it is neat how you used them in a display for Valentine's Day. Happy PS!

Blessings,
Tricia

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

What a stunning collection! I wouldn't worry a wit about the contemporary plates, your arrangement is just perfect!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Jeannie, I missed you at Favorite Things this week. I hope it is okay that I "borrowed" a photo from your blog to use on my Favorite Things post. laurie

Sherry said...

Jeannie,
Thank you for linking up! Next week I will go live when I post. Your hutch and dish display is beautiful.
Sherry

Char said...

Wow, you are one busy person. Love all the china. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Thanks for linking up Jeanne. laurie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Jeanne, I hope you don't mind...I'm going to link to your lovely hutches for Tablescape Thursday. Love how you change it out with the seasons and make use of all your beautiful china. So artistic and creative!
Hugs,
Susan

The Tablescaper said...

I know this is from last year, but I have to tell you how much I love your artistic display in your hutch. I think it all works, including the more contemporary pieces. Just beautiful.

- The Tablescaper

Sarah said...

You are inspiring me to change out the dishes in our Welsh Dresser more often. I keep my Quimper and other French faience on display there year round, but I should change it up seasonally.

Chloe Crabtree said...

There is the hutch I love so much! I really need that hutch so I can start lovely displays like this for the holidays! Thanks again for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!