I know you haven't heard much from me over the last 2 weeks but this is because of a very good reason. Mr. Rosemary Lane and myself have been working really diligently on a few long overdue changes to our kitchen before the holidays get here. Last week we finished up some painting and the addition of some bead board. (And I have to tell you how excited I am about how it all came out!)
Anyhow how last spring I purchased a hutch for our kitchen at ReStore for just $40. Here is what she looked like when I first brought it home in April. (The two front glass doors were removed in order to safely transport her home in my minivan. I decided I liked it open therefore I opted to leave them off.)
She is definitely dated but I love the details of the wood, the wire meshing and her overall look. Plus her size was just perfect for breaking up our rather long kitchen wall.
So after painting the kitchen I finally made the decision on what color to paint my ReStore beauty!
Then I went ahead and dolled her all up for Christmas!
I filled her shelves up using pretty white Ironstone and loads of green and red accents. To add some beautiful and natural holiday touches I cut sprigs of arbor vitae from my next door neighbor's ginormous trees (she did give me permission), and paired it with the gorgeous holly sent from my dear friend Judy over at Gold Country Cottage.
This little guy was in my home when I was a little girl. He must be about 40 years old!
And this is my favorite Clothtique Santa! perfect for the kitchen right???
More sprigs and other natural elements were placed on her top along with a few twinkle lights, holly trees, pretty red poinsettias and a little stone house I picked up at TJMaxx a couple years ago.
I think she looks incredibly sophisticated in her new sleek black finish. And she is soooo pretty standing very regal in our kitchen all decked out for Christmas.
I am almost ready to reveal the finished kitchen. Unfortunately while shooting my pics today I managed to have a little accident with my Cannon Rebel and now she is not working. Praying for a Christmas miracle and that I don't have to send it out in to be repaired. I'd hate to not have my camera for the holidays. Keeping my fingers crossed Mr. RL can work a little magic and fix her for me.
In the meantime enjoy the beauty of this special time of year as you prepare for the blessed celebration of Jesus's birth.
Wishing you all Peace Comfort and Joy!
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