Friday, July 3, 2009


Happy Pink 4th of July Saturday everyone! Thank you so much to Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for hosting!

Before we begin, I want to wish you and your loved ones a very happy and safe 4th of July!

If you haven't already, be sure to pop over to Beverly's blog, say hello, then visit the other participants to view their pink party favors! I've put a link after my party favor; of course I want you to see mine first! ;-)

My internet connection has been on again off again while comcast was upgrading the cable in our small condo complext. So I've not been online much.

Plus, I've been busy. As some of you know, I've been on the hunt for a china hutch. I am in desperate need for something to house my tchotchkes and tableware.

A few days back, I posted some pictures of 3 different china hutches I found on craigslist. Everyone was so nice to offer their favorite of the three. Here are the photos for those of you who didn't see the post.

First, there was the gorgeous Thomasville china hutch for $299.00. Great piece for an excellent price.

Then a Country French style hutch for $150.00 and a smaller, more budget friendly hutch for $80.00.

So which one did I end up with? First, let me say that the majority of the responses favored the French Country style hutch with the Thomasville coming in 2nd. Did anyone notice the French Country hutch has a pinkish hue to it? So it qualifies for Pink Saturday...yes? lol

Here is what I chose......drum roll please....

See, lots of pinks! Besides the pink hue of the hutch, there is pink in my wool rug, the baskets, the tassles and even one of the swans is pink! lol

Believe it or not, the bird theme was not intentional...just worked out that way. I think it all started when my sister painted this beautiful painting for me.

A closer view.....

She is so incredibly talented!

As far as painting the hutch; it will have to wait a bit. I have several projects that I must finish before I can start on the hutch. Did you notice the little cubbie door on the top shelf, I already have the applique for it.....

A pretty basket of roses! It was left over from a commission piece I did a couple of years ago. It is a perfect scale for that door front!

The dishes are Villeroy & Boch, Alt Amsterdam. I bought the dishes over 25 years ago. They were originally for everyday use; then they discontinued that pattern so I've been more careful with what is left!

I was disappointed that most of my birdhouses were too tall to fit on the top of the hutch. But I managed to get a few up there. The dining room is under the master bedroom so the ceiling is lower (compared to the high vaulted living room ceiling!)

All in all, I need another one! There were so many things that I was hoping to display but ran out of space. Ain't that always the way!

Happy 4th everyone! Have loads of fun, don't eat too much! Be safe!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Be sure to pop over to Beverly's Pink Saturday Party and view the other goodies!

Enjoy your weekend!


Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Oh Tina! The hutch is GORGEOUS! You lucky girl! Even if you don't do a thing to it, it's wonderful but I can't wait to see it painted.

Your sister IS a very talented artist. The creative gene must run in your family. :)


Hi Tina,
I saw your original post for the hutch choosing and you picked my favorite one out of the 3 !! I love how you have decorated with all your white collection - just gorgeous!
Happy 4th to you also !
Love the sparklers in the vintage card....

someplace in thyme said...

Tina, I think you made the right choice and it all looks gorgeous together with your beautiful things. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy 4th of July to you, Char

NicNacManiac said...

Happy Pink Saturday!!

Your hutch looks fabulous. I love love the tassels and the tiny door in the centre. This is the one that I chose in your original post and it looks fabulous!!
Have a fabulous 4th of July!!
Hugs, Nerina :)

Sue said...

Hi Tina....thanks for stopping by my blog...i love the hutch you decided on...Your tureens are beautiful....I also saw that your favorite movie is Breakfast at Tiffany's...I hope you don't mind me sending you an e-mail but I have a picture that I think you'll get a kick out of....I'll explain it when I send it to you....Have a great 4th. of July! Sue in Atlanta

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

What a great deal on that hutch!!! Wow! The first one looks just like one my parent's still have!

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

Hi Tina...
Those are absolutely wonderful..i love the hutch and the swans...
Happy 4th July & enjoy your Pink Saturday..

Lots of luv,

Regina said...

So lovely. Nice painting. Your sister is very talented.
Happy 4th of July. Cheers.
Have a nice weekend Tina.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Fourth of July, Tina.

Ooh, I love your hutch. And, I love it just the way it is. You have so many beautiful things, and the display is gorgeous.

Your painting from your sister is wonderful.

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Breathtaking!! This looks absolutely gorgeous!! I love it!!!
♥ Teresa

Naturegirl said...

Good choice! Love the pinky hue in the cabinet and how sweet is that tassel!Happy in Canada we celebrated last week.

Mary said...

Hi Tina!
Very Lovely! I Love Your Blog! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Independence Day!
Mary :)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Tina,
You made the right choice! It is lovely and I love all your china! I love that it has a pink hue on as well. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy 4th of July weekend.


Ivy Lane said...

Your new hutch is fabulous! I love all your dishes too!!

Happy PINK Saturday and Fourth of July!!!!

stefanie said...

good choice, its perfect for all your treasures, happy 4th

KayEllen said...

Happy 4th!!and Pink Saturday!!

Beautiful teapots and tureens!!!

Blessing to you!!Stop by for a stroll around Balboa Island...


fairiemoon said...

Nice choice. It's what I would have chosen as well. I like the color. I am not sure I would paint it but then I like things chippy, scratched and old looking! I love your collection of birdware...intentional or not!

Happy Fourth of July and Pink Saturday rolled into one!
Erin :)

Michelle said...

Tina-Congrats on your hutch purchase, looks great with all your items on it, I like the open feel it has, what a neat bird theme it turned out to be, lovely painting. Happy Pink 4th of July.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Tina, that hutch is PERFECT! And I love that trios of swans (especially the pink one) on top! That is by far the best of the three and perfect for your collections!

Happy Pink Saturday Fourth to you...


Sheila :-)

Suzie Button said...

Your choice was just right! Your treasures look so beautiful on your new hutch! Now it makes me want to visit Craig's List! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hello Ms. Tina,

I would have favored the hutch in the first photo but I believe your choice is absolutely PERFECT! It's pretty, charming and very shabby chic.

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy 4th! .•*˙˙*•.HaPPy PiNk SaTuRdaY!.•*˙˙*•.

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie
The Artful Paper Doll

That shabby Pink Girl said...

Oh! Tina~`what a pretty Blog, I love the Hutch you picked out~good choice, I'll be back and I'll follow your Blog~~I'm going back now to look again at your pretty things.
Happy Pink Saturday and 4TH to you.
marian elizabeth

Claudia said...

What a fabulous find! That hutch is gorgeous and I can't believe you got it for such a great price! Congratulations, Tina! It looks wonderful in your home. Happy Pink Saturday!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Killer hutch!

Very enjoyable and thanks for PS -- your blog makes me smile.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Anonymous said...

You chose my favorite hutch too! I love french country..
lots of gorgeous pieces in your collection great to display them..
a big happy Fourth to well as a great pink Saturday..

Marina Capano said...

just beautiful post!

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Fourth to you.


peggy gatto said...

I see you snuck a salt and pepper shaker in with all the pretties. I enjoyed my visit!!!!
I live near by in Alamo!!!
We''l be watching the skies for the SF fireworks if the fog doesn't roll in!
happy 4th

Marsha said...

What a beautiful hutch!!! Everything is so lovely!! I hope you're having a fab PiNk 4th of July!! :) Marsha

Deanna said...

Lovely choices but the one for me is the one you picked! How dreamy and wow, it does have a pink hue to it. Everything looks great in it!

¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*´¨)
(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
Deanna :D

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh Wow! That hutch is beautiful. I can't believe you only paid 150. for it! You have it arranged so pretty!
Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

Dawn said...

YOur hutch is just beautiful! I love the pinkish hue! You decorated it so nicely! I need to look on Craigslist more often!

take care,

Anonymous said...

I love the little door and the element you are going to put on it. What a find! Thanks for stopping by today - Happy 4th of July! Pink Hugs, Patti

Stephanie said...

The hutch is PERFECTION!! And, you have done a beautiful job of putting just the right things in it. That is a talent I do not possess and so I admire it soooo much in others.

What an inspiration!

graciegirl said...

All in Caps...sorry:)

Bellamere Cottage said...

Great choice! I love it. I can't believe you found three to choose from. I've never even thought about a hutch, but so many of you lovely gals here in blogland have them, I'm definitely in the consideration mode. I think I might even be able to make a spot... :-)

I love your china "bird" teapots too!

Blessings and Happy Independence Day!

Smilingsal said...

What a pretty hutch of pinkness! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink 4th of July Saturday.

grannyann said...

I like your choice. It really looks beautiful with all your things in it.

Sue said...

The hutch you chose and your collections are beautiful. I love all of your white teapots, pitchers etc.
I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July and Happy Pink Saturday.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh, Tina, this is the hutch I was hoping you would get!! It is simply stunning & I love how you have decorated it!! WOWWWW!

Happy Independence Day & Happy PINK Saturday!!

Angelic Accents

debbie said...

I didn't see your post on the three hutches but I would have picked the one you selected hands down.
I love your beautiful soup tureens and the swans and birdhouses are so beautiful...I love tassels too
Your sister is an awesome painter....the swan painting is gorgeous...she is very talented
I am having my 100th post give sure and stop by and see me.
Angel hugs

Susie Jefferson said...

OOooh, tres elegant. How difficult to chose - everything is so lovely. I could make room for all of it, lol.

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Independence Day (being from the UK, I forgot)! Love your sparkly stars!

Connie said...

Sugar, I LOVE it and I love the way you've "stuffed" it with goodies! Just fantastic and a great deal to boot........

Schotzy said...

What a delightful visit with you thus morning! Thanks for stopping by my site and have a blessed Lord's day!

Anonymous said...

It looks perfect in your room. And somehow when all your china were placed, the pink pops even more :-) I love it's scalloped edges and the pink tassels you've added :-)

Happy Pink Weekend!

caren said...

Tina ~ oooooh, I love you hutch and all the pretties in it! Thanks for visiting me. Happy PS!

Not the Good Scissors! said...

I love your choice. At first I thought the Thomasville hutch was perfect (I tend to lean towards the very traditional), but your new hutch is PERFECT! I really like the fact that it is "open" at the bottom. It looks very airy. Enjoy your new, fabulous find!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a fab..fab...fab hutch.. oh my goodness I could just go on and on... It is simply incredible..Your china looks fantastic within the shelves..what talent your sister has..such a treasure.. Happy Pink Saturday a wee bit late... I hope your Fourth was full of fun as well..
hugs ~lynne~

Sares said...

The hutch looks wonderful! It was my favorite out of the three as well. I think you got a knock out price for it at $150. You did a great job adding all your things to it, it looks great. Happy Pink Saturday and have yourself a loveleigh Sunday!

The Wrought Iron Gate said...

Fabulous selection! I think you got a lot of value for your investment.

Your porcelain collection is impressive.....and it looks stunning arranged on your new hutch.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Best Wishes,

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Tina! The hutch you chose is beautiful! I have two in my home, and I LOVE them both! Funny thing is, both of mine were pretty easy to fill too!.. And I'm sure if I had a third, I could easily fill THAT one up too! No doubt, though, they are my favorite pieces of furniture in the home! Happy Pink Saturday to you, and Hope you are enjoying your 4th of July Weekend! ~tina

the wild raspberry said...


I am so excited to find your blog...I'm afraid I don't get around as much as Chasity. She is such a good, not so much. Anyway, I have kept several of my favorite broken pink Homer Laughlin plates wanting to use them some day...Now reading a few of your posts, I know how! I am going to do something fantastic with them this summer. You have inspired me! Also thanks for the sweet comments about my punkin.
Have a lovely day!
Warmly, Debbie

Bunny said...

OH MY GOODNESS I love that hutch, it is just amazing and I love the way you set it up just beautiful. I love country french have my living room furniture that style.
Hope you had wonderful 4th and Happy Pink Sat.

RobinfromCA said...

The hutch looks great and I love your bird theme. My friends keep telling me they're going to perform a bird intervention if I get one more little bird doo-dah to set somewhere. :-)

Hope you had a great 4th and Pink Saturday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Lisa said...

WOW! You got super deals on your cupboards!!! They are all lovely!!
Happy 4th!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Terri said...

Good choice. Everything looks great in it too. Hope you had a great Pink Saturday and a happy 4th. Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment too.

Elena said...

Oh Tina, I have so enjoyed your post toay. You made a great choice with the hutch - not just for the price but it looks great and partnerrs your display so nicely - love it!

Tassels always add that extra 'touch' to things .... and what a blessing to have a beautiful painting by your sister.

Have a happy 'pink' week.

ciao for now,
Elena :)

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Tina,

Happy PINK and Happy 4th too! I love that hutch with the open shelved lovely. Thanks for dropping in for a visit. It's always nice to read your sweet comments.

Have a great week,

Leslie said...

Outstanding! You chose the best of the three! I know what you mean about not having enough room to display everything you want to--I cycle stuff in & out & around my home all the time so that I can enjoy it! Thank you for stopping by my blog; have a great week!

peppermint said...

Gorgeous hutch! And all your pretties really show up well! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your comments. Have a wonderful weekend and on into the week!

Carrie said...

The hutch was a wonderful choice and you have accesorized it beautifully!

xinex said...

HI Tina! I love the hutch and I love everything you have displayed in it....Christine

Lara said...

wow, look at all these dishes! they are so beautiful!

Barb said...

Love that hutch.
Really cute with those baskets under neath.

Babara jean

Bonnie said...

Ahhh, you chose well grasshopper.(I hope you're old enough to remember Kung Fu, or that sounds really stupid)
Anyway, the hutch is a beautiful showcase for your wonderful dishes. I LOVE the nesting dolls especially.

Kammy said...

O I like ! Looks like your dishes and swans like it too !
HUgs ~ Kammy

Annie said...

I'm thrilled by your Craig's list selection. What a beautiful piece. We found a dream of a cabinet at a Goodwill last year. What a find for $199. All my china etc is now out of boxes.

Prim Rose Hill said...

Really a gorgeous hutch! And the bird-theme is great! I love swans too!!

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