Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My Kitchen Hutch ~ Decluttering In Progress!

In my quest for decluttering my home and preparing for an upcoming
antique show, I reworked my kitchen hutch the other day trying to find
things to sell while doing some decluttering in the process.

I know, you are looking at this and saying...that is decluttered?  Well, yes
it is my friends!  I took two whole boxes of STUFF from that crazy cabinet!
The appliances on the bottom shelf can now be accessed without having to
move everything to get at them, my cupcake collection is now on one shelf
and the top shelf has dishes that I can easily use without moving STUFF!

The top shelf houses pretty vintage dishes and a tole tray was added
to the back for abit of pretty eye candy.  I love tole trays, but I have
since removed them from my walls (trying to declutter you know!) and
they are sitting in a box downstairs waiting to be used again someday.

This pretty fabric is actually a valance from a vintage twin
bedroom set and it adds a little bit of "pretty" to the top.

Some of my cute vintage dishes including an old English pitcher,
a pretty teacup and a lovely Limoges covered butter dish.

A closeup shot of my vintage china pieces.

Every cabinet needs a little bling!  This pretty tiara was given to me
by my friend Paula who came over at 2:00 a.m. last Friday to watch
the Royal Wedding with me!  Isn't she nice!  The other little pieces
are vintage collar pins from long ago.

This adorable petite teapot was purchased from my friend Chris
over at Tutti Chic many years ago.  I still love it!

The middle row houses my cupcake collection that I make
and sell on my web site and in my Etsy shoppe.

A closeup of some of my faux confections.

You really can have your cake and eat it too!

This sweet antique card was given to me by my friend Paula (there she
goes again, she gives me the best stuff!) and I couldn't resist adding
it to this vignette.  I just love the look on her face!

The bottom shelf holds my pink appliances.  I used to have my mixer and
crock pot on my kitchen counter.  So glad to have them cleared off of there.

I must admit that I don't use my Kitchenaid all that much, but it sure looks
cute sitting there!  The tiered cake that you see is from an Etsy seller
named "Frippelous".  She has really adorable stuff!

I love my pink chopper and my crock pot and use them all of the time including
yesterday when I whipped up a big batch of homemade soup.  Yum!

Another view of the bottom half.  This cabinet is actually a newer one that I
have had for about 10 years or so.  I went to a shoe store, of all places, that
was closing down and they had shoes displayed on it.  I asked them if they
would be willing to sell it and they said yes!  I'm so glad I bought it ~ I love it!

I hope you have enjoyed having a peek at my kitchen hutch and
I wish you all a very lovely day.  Thanks for stopping by!



Simply Me said...

I LOVE THAT CAKE!!! so beautiful ..perfect cake for the shabby world

~Shabby~Prim~Delights~ said...

Your cabinet is pretty...and just love the pink appliances.
Warm wishes,

caThiE said...

Your shelf looks lovely, Stacy! Can't wait to see what you bring to the antique show. . . I'm sure your booth will be incredible!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Thanks Cathie ~ I'm looking forward to the show. I'm actually working on pricing stuff today. What a job! (*_*)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I loved looking...I want a crown! You are so lucky. I just told my Mom that for my next birthday I want a set of pink pots and pans!! Then I will move on to pink appliances


Pollyanna said...

You are right Stacy, it looks delightful, especially that 'crowing detail' ... you could wear it to a party!! <3 u!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Love that hutch and how divinely you have decorated it, Stacy. Had to giggle at your comments about decluttering it! I did that, too, recently to my kitchen cupboard, but no one would believe it! Your vintage china and faux treats are making me swoon! And I also covet that pink KitchenAid Stand Mixer!!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

scrolling down through the older posts...tole trays! I have collected them forever and will be posting on them either tuesday or wednesday. they seem to have gone out of style, and I took all of mine down too....but I have found some inspiring pics that make me want to display them again. I adore pink trays most of all!

nickys nook said...

this is the sweetest display i have ever seen it makes my heart smile