I’m at it again! I’ve been doing a little frenchy fluffing in my dining room! My hutch is one of the areas of my home that is constantly changing, as you will see!
To guide you through the changes is our co-hostess Isabella…our little calico supermodel. Baby Kitty is unavailable today since he is busy studying for his Grand Diplôme at Le Cordon Bleu Paris. He is hoping to branch out on his own as a gourmet chef with his own cooking show!
Isabella will tell you that rearranging the hutch is a favorite pastime of mine. Just have a peek at the various displays of plates that have graced it in the past…all white, all blue, blue and white and…my favorite…blue and yellow!
This time I have added some of my favorite thrifting finds….a pair of topiaries ($9 for the pair) and a collection of double happiness jars gathered over time (about $9 each). I was also tickled to find this wonderful French country chair to help in the frenchification of the dining room!
You will also recognize this Red Cliff ironstone tea pot that I showed you in a previous post! It was the result of a year long thrifting search for more ironstone to match the real centerpiece of my dining room…
…my mom’s Red Cliff tureen! I think it is the source of my love of the grape motif! As I have told you before, you could put grapes on a stick and I would buy it! lol Soooo…imagine my delight when only two weeks after finding the tea pot…
…I stumbled upon this while Goodwill hunting with my friend Linda at Nina’s Nest! Even through the layers of tape and dirt, I could see what it was…a Red Cliff sugar to match my tea pot!! And do you see the price…$2.52!! Come to Mama!
And here she is all cleaned up! Isn’t she a beauty? I love how the handles look like grape vines!
Here she is with her real mama…the tea pot. Don’t they look cute together? But…wait…my little sugar looks so lonely! I think that she needs…
…a brother! So I bought her one on ebay. Isn’t he a handsome fellow? Linda and I searched the GW top to bottom for the matching creamer and couldn’t find it, so I cheated and bought it. I almost felt guilty…like shooting fish in a barrel. Where’s the fun in that? But the sugar was such a bargain that the $16 for the creamer seemed justified. And I must tell you that I have seen the pair for sale at an antique website for $125 so I am very happy!
And here is the happy family on my hutch! They are posing with their uncle the candelabra. I am on such a Red Cliff roll that I am sure there will be more around the corner…I hope!
And there you have my frenchy fluffing in the dining room! Isabella would like to say thank you for stopping by!
Be sure to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday where you can get a peek at her gorgeous home and see what sorts of changes she is making, as well as find out who else is playing along!
Then on Tuesday I’ll be joining Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday, where we show off our vignettes and accessories! Marty is the vignette queen and the perfect hostess for just such a party!
I will also be linking up to a brand new party here in blogland…Nifty Thrifty Tuesday with Linda at Coastal Charm! Be sure to head over to her blog and get in on the fun as we share our thrifting finds!
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday where we show off special things from our homes and our gardens! I can't wait! See you next time! A la prochaine!