A couple of days ago I showed you the sweet, vintage hutch my husband and I bought locally at Finders Keepers Furniture. It’s working just as well as I had hoped! I really love it. (And yes, Arwen quickly hopped up on top of it and snuggled into her basket!)
I promised to show you what’s inside the hutch, and then I promptly got distracted by raccoons. Today I’m back on track! (No sign of the raccoons today!)
Insert a happy sigh here! This whole thing is just good for my blood pressure!
On the top shelf is my vintage cake plate. I shared the story behind it (and a favorite recipe!) here.! Just under the cake plate is our big, Polish pottery soup tureen. This was an incredibly sweet gift from friends of ours when we left Germany the second time. To the right of that is a matryoshka (Russian nesting doll), a souvenir from our 1993 trip to Russia, and a couple of small bunny figurines. The one on the right is a visual reminder to pray for a special friend of mine. (I gave one to her and kept an identical one for me.)
On the right hand side of the top shelf is a navy blue tea pot I bought when we lived in England and a few pieces from my childhood tea set. Almost all these little pieces are glued together, but I’m glad to have them! On the shelf below these items is a roaster pan set that I got in Poland.
On the left side of the bottom shelf is my fancy shmancy crystal cake plate.
On the right hand side of the bottom shelf I have a grouping of three items. The photo was taken at my junior prom in 1986. Gene and I had been dating for one year! (Our first date was his senior prom, one year earlier!) The figurine of the bride and groom was our wedding cake topper in 1989. I can’t remember where or when I got the rooster pitcher, but I do know it’s considered to bring good luck and protection. You can read the story about that here if you’re curious!
That’s everything in the top of the hutch. Here’s a quick peek at what’s in the bottom, including one impossibly cute, curious kitten!
Just in case you’re curious about what’s over to the right of the hutch, it’s our printer and a basket sitting on a little gate-leg table.
I have two of these baskets because I like them so much. They’re woven of rolled-up newspaper and magazine pages! I found them at Pier 1 a few years ago. They’re perfect for holding filing folders and magazines.
So now you know what all is tucked into the cute little hutch! Thanks for stopping by and hanging out with me a little while!
This is Day 27 of the Write 31 Days challenge and Michael Ann’s Kitchen. You can look back over all the posts in this series here.
Do you like to decorate with items that are special to you? Tell me about some of them in the comment section below! I love follow-up conversations!