I cannot tell you how excited I am about this beautiful hutch from my sister!
When she asked me if I wanted it I could not believe her generosity.
Not only is it white, but it is big and deep. And able to hold many of my larger pieces that I did not have easy access.
This is the view from the kitchen. John and I moved the hutch that was in that space to the opposite wall. Carol used the top and bottom of the hutch in different rooms. The top section was on the floor as a book cabinet and she didn’t light it up.
Wondering about the strand of lights? There’s a story…
Since the electrical plug hadn’t been used for several years, there was green gunk on the prongs. I wiped away most of it but some remained. John insisted plugging it in. As he was heading to the outlet, my words to him were, “You better not plug it in. You might electrocute yourself!”
“It’ll be fine,” he said.
Then, POP! POP! POP!
Yep, not only did he blow all of the bulbs along the inside edge of the cabinet but many of the bulbs shattered throughout the cabinet. Now its off to a lighting store to find replacements.
The little twinkle lights strand was just so I could get an idea how the crystal pieces will look when there is illumination from working lights inside.
This china cabinet holds dishes and linens,
Carols also gave me a pair of rugs that are the perfect color and pattern for the dining room.
Though too small for the area, I am determined to make them work.
Since this photo was taken, we have added a backing and taped the two rugs together on the bottom so they appear as one. The chairs do not remain on the rugs when pulled out for sitting but, I can live with that because it looks so pretty!
Just a little something from Judy says
You can take any gift given to you and make it a work of art! What a lovely gift! Your dining room looks so pretty! You just have a way of putting it all together! I smiled when I read the light happening with John, because I can relate to that story.
I really like the rug too, and cannot believe how well it matches your décor. Thanks so much for sharing your sister's kindness with us.
Shabby chic Sandy says
Beautiful–and such a sweet gift!
Debby Ray says
What a beautiful hutch and it looks just perfect in your dining room. I guess it's a good thing the lights popped when they did, right? I can only imagine the damage if it was full of beautiful crystal!
The hutch fits so well in your dining room. I love the mix of painted and wood finishes. The rug is so pretty, too. What a great sister!
How wonderful that she gave you that beautiful hutch! LOVE your dining room and your right those rugs are just perfect in there…glad you figured out a way to utilize them. And I am with the rest of the gals here….men! lol But whatever would we do without them? haha Enjoy your day!
Barbara F. says
wow! You have two china cabinets in your dining room, that is wonderful.
What a beautiful hutch. Such a nice gift. It does look great in your room 🙂
What a great gift from your sister. It all certainly suits your room – looks gorgeous, in fact!
Oh it looks wonderful!! Like it was made for your dining room!!
Love the rugs…the pattern and colors are beautiful.
Maggie Ann says
How wonderful a gift! It is lovely and I see what you mean about holding a lot. That is always a problem for me, storage! When I put anything in the attic. It is if it doesn't exists. Maybe that's a good thing, : ). Have fun decorating and arranging things! I will look forward to seeing it when you are done if you post another picture. Hope so!
I can see why you're excited about the new cabinet–it's beautiful! and I even like the twinkle lights. I've used them lying down on shelving in cabinets. The rug is lovely as is your dining room.
Pattie @ Olla-Podrida says
I am excited for you! I love that hutch as well. I really like the lighter color, and it looks great in your room. Men…well, what more can I say, really?
that's a beautiful hutch. men just never listen do they?….lol