Wednesday, April 10, 2019

2019 Easter Hutch

Spring Hutch Display with Bunnies
Spring Easter Hutch with Bunnies
My recent Easter china hutch arrangement focused on rabbits and bunnies. It featured two different sets of hand-painted china: the blue and white "Dedham rabbit" china, and eight green Shafford plates.  I find the green and blue china combination a fun alternative to my usual pastel spring arrangements.

Dedham china Potting Shed
Reproduction Dedham China from the Potting Shed
Dedham pottery was originally created from the 1890's to 1943, and at antique sales a single plate can easily sell for over $100.  My blue and white dishes are reproductions, re-released in the 1990's, but still individually hand-painted.

Dedham rabbit bunny china by the Potting Shed
Dedham rabbit reproduction plates from the Potting Shed
I have admired the antique Dedham china for years at antique shows, so I quickly bought the reproduction pieces when I saw them at an estate sale.

Bunny plates
Dedham rabbit detail: simple shapes and brush strokes

I love the way each rabbit is created with a few quick brush strokes.  The dark lines that look like cracks throughout the Dedham pieces are called "crazing" and are intentional, in both the original pieces and the reproductions.

Bunny plates
Dedham China has "crazing" all over each piece

Some people may not appreciate reproductions, but I think reproductions allow new generations to see, touch, learn about, and learn to value the original antique pieces.

Shafford plate bunny and vegetable china
Green Shafford Rabbit patch plate

The eight green Shafford plates feature a high relief of bunnies and vegetables.  The green painting is applied quickly and gives each plate differences.  

Shafford bunny and vegetable china
Shafford Rabbit Patch plate detail

Some of the bunnies were painted with more care, some hardly at all.  This is one of the best rabbits. 

The eight green plates are labeled Rabbit Patch from Shafford (MCMLXXXIX) from 1989. They were probably never meant to be used for eating.

Shafford bunny and vegetable china
Otigiri birds in front of green Shafford Rabbit patch plate

Other novelty plates and decorative pieces fill out the hutch arrangement.

Shafford bunny and vegetable china
Miscellaneous spring china

The cream colored plate in the middle above is Copeland Spode, labeled Bermuda Flowers (the relief pattern?) Copeland Spode, and Morning glory (the colored design in the middle of the plate).  The plates on either side are labeled American Atelier, Rose Toile.  There are 4 different designs with that same label.

As I mentioned, usually the Easter display is very pastel - see below.  Click on the photo to see this arrangement. 

Welsh Dresser Hutch Spring china plate display
Welsh dresser with spring arrangement

Click on the images to see them enlarged.

If you enjoyed this post you might also like set1:
Spring Hutch 1
Easter Hutch 1
Valentine Hutch 2
Valentine Hutch 1
Christmas Hutch 2
Christmas Hutch 1
Blue-White Hutch
July Hutch 2
July Hutch 1
Furniture Treasure
Halloween Hutch
Thanksgiving Hutch
China Cabinet
Valentine Vignette
St Pats vignette
Flow Blue China
Bavarian China
Oriental China
Austrian plate
christmas china hutch
Harvest Plates

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Sandra @ Dinner at Eight said...

Pretty china, pretty display. I'm drawn to vintage and antique dinnerware because the designs are simply enthralling.

Isabel para ALROMASAR said...

It's a lovely arrangement, Jeanne!
The designs are ideal.
Greetings from Spain

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Blue and green are the perfect spring colors, Jeanne! I love both your hutch and your beautiful dishes.

Ann Hickman said...

The Dedham China is beautiful - #kcacols

Julie @ My Wee Abode said...

Such an interesting and lovely post! Thank you so much for joining us at Homestyle Gathering!

Calypso In The Country said...

Wow - what a collection! I love your gorgeous dishes and the way you displayed them. You were one of my features at Best of the Weekend this wek! Have a wonderful weekend!

Michelle said...

China sets are really nice! I love the bunnies and it look really nice in your hutch! #GlobalBlogging

Jo (A Rose Tinted World) said...

Very pretty arrangement. Thank you. #KCACOLS

BethGWilson said...

Your hutch photo caught my eye, then I saw all the others! What wonderful displays! I will really enjoy looking at them all.

BethGWilson said...

Oh Wow! I just saw that you have the Schumann Bavaria Reticulated plates! I have been buying the dinner and salad plates, (but not the reticulated ones that I really like) on ebay a few at a time. I plan to do a tablescape in the next few months using them. Will be sure to add a link here when I do.

Heather Keet said...

That is so cute! I love the display. #GlobalBlogging

Rachel - Kids, Cuddles and Muddy Puddles said...

What a beautiful display! I love the bunny detail on the blue set. How lovely to be able to theme your hutch in so many ways - but where on earth do you store all your sets?! #KCACOLS

Lana Pummill said...

Beautiful display! I love the china. #KCACOLS

Laura - Mummy Lauretta said...

Lovely display, the plates with the blue bunnies on are such a cute set. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.