October 18, 2012

The Autumn Hutch

Are you getting tired of looking at my Autumn decor?  Only a couple more post and I'll be done - promise!
I'm just so happy with this years results it's crazy.  So glad I didn't go the "spooky" route, this is much more me.
Of all the simple things I've done around the house to change things up for Autumn, I have to admit the hutch turned out to be my favorite.  Last Thanksgiving I did something similar and love it so much I found it hard to take it down to start decorating for Christmas.   I thought I would try to recreate it this year.
I tried to focus on three things:  ironstone, silver and grapevine.  I have to say I'm loving the results even more than last years effort.

On top of the hutch, I arranged my collection of grapevine sphere's around a swag of berries. 

The top two shelves I've added my collection of vintage books.  I love displaying them with the pages showing, it adds such a great texture to the hutch.

I'm not sure why but I love this photo, so of course I had to throw it into the mix.  I think it's the simplicity that makes me love it so much.
Working or way down the hutch, the next shelf holds a grouping of items that I think work well together.  A distressed frame, a vintage clock and of course a lantern (typical me, LOL)

And of course irornstone, a pumpkin and a single leaf.

On the other side of the hutch I placed a distressed wood box filled with leaves, berries and pumpkins.

Moving on to my favorite set of shelves near the bottom I added a distressed frame, some ironstone and some silver.

I love the mix of textures and colors.

And I serisously love tiny, baby white pumpkins.

Another favorite photo which I have no words for other than . . . pretty . . . me like.

Below I've placed my kitchen scale with some pumpkins and this pretty Halloween mask that I picked up at Target.  Am I the only one that is loving the comeback of maskes?  I think they are so fun.

Opposite the previous self with the grapevine wreath I repeated the idea of the distressed frame with the wreath layered in front of it.  I used more ironstone dished, a pretty pedestle sugar dish and flanked it with two silver gravy boats which I'm crazy about.

Another photo that I love,  I just can't get enough of the layered look.  Which is weird since I'm normally a "just a couple things or it will look to cluttered" sort of girl.

And finally to finish off the hutch, a touch of simplicity.  You can't get more simple than a white bowl and a pumpkin.  Simple? . . .yes.  Stylish? . . . .you bet!
Hope you have a lovely day,


  1. Very eye-catching. I agree - your hutch is your best decor so far! I love the mix of items- natural, aged, coloured, white - it all goes together so well. You have balanced each shelf with the next, too. The overall effect is marvelous!

  2. Twiggy browns, white and pops of orange...what's not to love! It looks really beautiful!!

  3. Another beautiful look! You have the ability to put together a mixture of items so well... love the colors and layering.

  4. Beautiful! I love the punches of fall color, and I love the idea of facing the books with the spine to the back! Very clever! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Robin, It's beautiful!!! What else can I say, I love the simplicity, yet the layering takes it up to another level. Perfection, that's the word! Every shelf is perfect. I may go and turn my books around on my kitchen shelf, I like what you've done.
    Hugs, cindy

  6. Looks great! Love your books displayed that way!!

  7. So pretty and bright - well done! Take care, Laura

  8. I'm very decidedly NOT tired of seeing all your wonderful fall decor, Robin! Love all the natural, textural elements juxtaposed the sleek silver and ironstone. So classic and beautiful!

  9. I have been meandering through some of your posts and they are full of charm and loveliness.
    I found you through mutual followers and I hope that you will become a mutual follower, too.
    Your new blogging sister, Connie :)


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