Summer hutch

Hello friends! I hope you’ve had a great week. 
It’s been a long week for me as hubby has been out of town for 5 days now.
I have said this before and I will say it again -
 I have the utmost respect for army wives who kiss their
 husbands goodbye so they can go and serve for months at a time. 
I don’t know how you do it. I admire you and thank you. 
But I digress,     

A couple of days ago, I had the privilege of participating
 in a summer house tour with some amazing bloggers.
Today, I wanted to share with you the hutch.
 It’s no secret I love decorating this old hutch and dressing it up for every season. 
(You can see the hutch in every season by visiting my project gallery)
This year I decided to try a new color combo realizing that it might be a decor faux pas, but since I don’t know the decor ‘rules’ in the first place,
 I tend to break them often and I’m ok with that. 
 I went ahead and mixed my collection of blue
 porcelain with vintage jars and mint plates.

I also kept some white elements, like these cute 
little measuring cups I purchased at our local thrift store. Aren’t they cute?
The colour scheme coordinates with the rest of the house…
Don’t you love that in the summer you have beautiful greenery at your disposal any time and you don’t have to purchase it from the flower shop?
And it was just a coincidence that this old chair matched the colour of the plates in the hutch. I bought it that way and didn’t want to change a thing about it. 
So there you go, nothing fancy but it works…:) 
What do you think of the color combo? yay or nay?
Many of you have inquired about this seagull painting.
I’m happy to let you know that it is available for purchase in my 
Society 6 shop . There is also currently free shipping and handling on any order! 

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit.
Can’t wait to see you again tonight at The Inspiration Gallery…xo 



  1. says

    This is lovely! I just inherited a set of blue/white dishes from a beloved grandmother, but have them packed away because they are a bit too formal for my home now. This is great inspiration.

  2. says

    Oh that looks lovely! I’m in the process of painting my buffet and hutch, and have been wondering what I’d put in it. I have loads of crockery like this, and the colours will go well with my room. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  3. says

    LOVE the color combination. It is the colors of water. Beautiful, Lucy. I want to go thrift shopping with you. It sounds like you have a good one. x

  4. says

    I have been ogling everything about your hutch as I just bought one on Craigslist and can’t wait to paint it (literally an hour ago – haven’t even picked it up). All because of a picture on Pinterest of your Fall Hutch! I have been wanting to buy a hutch for awhile for all my serving dishes and collection of ironstone, blue mason jars and jadeite but I just couldn’t pull the trigger until I saw yours. That is exactly what I wanted mine to look like! Now I have a quick question. Where do you keep all the other dishes that you swap out each season? Do you just have them in your kitchen cupboards and rotate them out? Do you have a ‘props’ cupboard (a la Martha)? Personally I would love a big ol’ storage room so I could buy everything I love at thrift stores but I am out of room! Anyway, just curious as you have a lovely array of dishes.

  5. JOEL says

    This is my first time visiting your sight. I came from Censational Girl. I just signed up for your Instagram account and love what I have seen so far. However, I have never been on a sight where EVERY PICTURE has an ad appear at the bottom. that is very annoying and distracting to me so we’ll see if I can live with it.

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