Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Memorial Day Hutch

Hutch with vintage china porcelain plates
Red, white, and blue vintage china arrangement

For Memorial Day I arranged red, white and blue porcelain and glassware in my china cabinet.  I will probably tweek this display until past the 4th of July. 
(Even now I see a spot where I would add a small plate - the lower left corner - sigh...)

Spring vintage china porcelain plates
Closeup of China

Currently, one of my favorite plate sets (that I actually use) is the Royal Cauldon plate (shown below).  I used this plate multiple times in this hutch arrangement.  I have eight dinner and eight bread plates.  

Spring vintage china porcelain plates
Royal Cauldon dinner plate - pattern 4587.  10.25 inches diameter.

What I love about this set is the curvey hand painted edging and the broad gilt edge.  The individual plate doesn't jump out at you in the hutch, but holding a plate in your hand and seeing the micro dots and wavy lines is something else.  And I marvel at the hand painting skill that the craftspeople had to have to paint each plate so consistently.

Welsh Dresser Hutch vintage china plate display
Hand-painted edging detail of 3 Cauldon China plates

I got the Royal Cauldon plates at the end of a 3-4 day estate sale, during the bag sale portion.  A bag sale is when there is so much left over stuff that they let you fill a bag for $5.00.  My lucky day.

Spring vintage china porcelain plates
Detail of China in hutch

The Limoge France gold edged plate (below) has a beautiful gilt border with a relief design in the gilt.  This plate didn't photograph particularily well - it's more beautiful then it looks here.

Limoge France dinner plate
Limoge France dinner plate - 9.5 inches diameter

Another plate that is hard to photograph but that I really like is the Sakura plate (Galaxy pattern) shown below.  This is a contemporary (Holiday?) plate set sold by Target in the last decade or so.  I got a set of them at a rummage sale and I love them.  But to get the gold stars to show as gold makes the navy blue plate want to photograph as black.  It is also looking like the lip is curved, when really it is just the way the window light is lighting it.  LOL.  Aren't these blog posts an exercise in patience or what?   

Sakura dinner plate Galaxy pattern
Sakura dinner plate, Galaxy pattern - 9.5 inches diameter

And I decided to confess - I bought the red and white plates and mugs at a recent estate sale just for arranging on my hutch.  I could buy a bunch of flowers and enjoy them for a week, or enjoy these plates and mugs for years to come.  I figured they would add some wow to my arrangement.
[The 5 mugs with the stars on the bottom are Fitz and Floyd porcelain]

Remembering why we have Memorial Day - Click here for a post and WW2 photos from Okinawa with my favorite WW2 vet - my Dad.  We should all appreciate those who have defended our liberty.


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This post was featured on Snap Creativity - Patriotic Projects


mail4rosey said...

How many ways to say gorgeous!!! I love those, especially the last one.

visiting today from Thursday's Favorite Things.

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Oh, how I wish I had tons of space so I could be a dish junkie! You're really getting me in the mood for some puurdy tablescapes :).

Thanks so much for joining our blog hop today! We are so happy to have you!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Really lovely china cabinet arrangement! Love that this will go through 4th of July! Diann and I thank you for linking with TTF!


Sarah said...

Fun to see how you change up your hutch for the different holidays. I'm always drawn to red, white, and blue, so I would have scooped up that set of Royal Cauldon plates. They are gorgeous! I've made a note of this pattern. It's so regal! Thanks for sharing.

Marigene said...

Your collections of plates amaze me!

LuAnn @ BackPorchervations said...

Wow. When my kitchen cabinet grows up to be a hutch, it wants to look just like yours! :O) Following from the Bloglovin' (etc) hop.

Art and Sand said...

To borrow a phrase from my middle school students, OMG! Amazing, beautiful, creative - I am coveting your collection.

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

Your hutch looks fabulous!! I love seeing what you do for each season. I liked your comment about purchasing the dishes over the flowers because you can enjoy them time and time again!

Warm Heart Bears said...

Hello Jeanne,

I love your china hutch!
You different pieces
create a beautiful
work of art!

Thank you for
sharing them with us.

Bear Hugs,



Very gorgeous! All your patriotic dishes are to die for! I love the beautiful gold ones too. Your hutch is amazing! Come on over!
Big hugs,

Rettabug said...

Jeanne, I want you to know that when Susan from BNOTP showed us your patriotic hutch, I made it my desktop computer's wallpaper...that's how much I loved it!
I have some of the Sakura plates & serving pieces too & have added them to my baker's rack. I'll show them closer to July 4th. Thanks so very much for the inspiration you've provided. This is just an awesome collection of multiple patterns & items.


Doni said...

Wow!! Now that is a gorgeous collection of china pieces! LOVE the gilded edges of your fave and the limoges (oh my...that's awesome!), and I have a confession to make. I too collect and love china sets, so your purchasing a set JUST to go on the hutch to decorate with is RIGHT up my alley!! I'm so glad you joined me for my party and shared your gorgeous display!!

Jeannie said...

You have a nice collection of red/white/blue dishes. It looks really nice. for what it's worth

Unknown said...

Awesome! The gold adds such elegance.
Kim @ Curtain Queen

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

What an amazing collection. Love the red, white and blue together.

Maria Elena said...

What a gorgeous display! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! Hugs, Maria said...

Wow, that looks great! what a great spot you have for seasonal table decor!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Beautiful! I have a patriotic theme going on at my lake house...this is the bomb! I can't believe the great deal you were able to snag at the estate sale. Lucky you!

Bella Rosa Antiques

Kathy said...

Love the patterns on these pieces of china - I would love to have an amazing collection like yours. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Lulu said...

What a wonderful collection of red, white and blue. To do a Memorial Day table, I had to go to TJ Maxx and WalMart to find something that would work. I was surprised to have nothing with which to create a theme!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love your plates!

Unknown said...

I love your hutch! And your patriotic theme is perfect. :)


LV said...

Very pretty things displayed very well.

Alison @ Under the Big Oak Tree said...

I love that you display your dishes according to the holidays and seasons!

I love that pitcher and the galaxy dishes!

Jenna said...

I love it!! All the red, white, and blue is just stunning! Thanks for linking up to Give Me the Goods Monday! Love having you party with us!! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Natasha in Oz said...

Thanks so much for linking your red, white & blue hutch up to the Say G'day Saturday party. It looks wonderful and will look perfect for July 4th too!

Hope to see you again this weekend!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

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