Like so many of you, I've decided to take a "less is more" approach to my decorating this holiday. Rather than nearly every nook and cranny getting filled to the brim with Christmas decorations, I've instead focused on a few areas. And you know what? Not only was it alot less work, but I enjoyed the process a whole lot more!!!
So today I'd like to share with you my antique hutch, that is all decked out for Christmas! Normally my hutch is given a prominent place in our living room, back home in Michigan. This year, at our "home away from home" here in the Pacific Northwest, it really didn't work in the living room, so it's residing in the kitchen.
Isn't this little German glass glitter birdie darling? He's perched in a vintage silver creamer (a cheap-o thrift store find!), along with some moss and greenery. Love that patina!
Ok, I bet you thought that I painted everything in sight white, right? Well, not this baby! I really do love the dark tones of this piece, and since it's been in my family for well over 100 years, I could never bare to paint it!
Another cream bottle brush tree, a small shabbyliscious mirror, and a lion bank, which is quite heavy. It belonged to my dad when he was a young boy and is another treasure of mine.
A cast iron mini bird bath, filled with more vintage ornaments and greenery.
On the very top of the hutch is a pretty candle lantern and some faux greenery.
In the center is a pretty cream tray, a thrifty garage sale find.
I love the look of the beaded grapes in this vintage ceramic urn. You can never have too much sparkle and shine at the holidays!
And last of all, a pair of heavy crystal Christmas trees, perched on a pair of vintage books. You can't tell from the photo, but the trees are of an iridescent glass, and look just magical when they are illuminated by candle light!
Hope you all had a great weekend! Can't wait to see what you've been up to!!