Monday, March 22, 2010

~A TINY HUTCH, BUT SO SWEET..~

Our sweet Marty @ A STROLL THRU LIFE is our wonderful hostess!

This tiny hutch belongs to my husband and I feel I am just it's caretaker. It is so small that a dinner plate cannot be laid down on the shelves. Still..it's so sweet and very much from the past when "maple" furniture was the thing to have.


This little velvet bunny with an egg strapped to his back is an addition to my Easter things this year. I am drawn to the velvet I think.



This little wooden egg was painted by a local artist here in Riverside. I love her things. The bunny is a little distorted in the photo. He is perfect actually. It's my photography....well...it lacks a bit.. :) One of my favorite things...




The simply beautiful faux cake was made by a wonderful artist on Etsy. Her name is Rhonda @ Ronda's Rose Cottage Designs and I love her work. The little spoon was by an Ebay artist who's name I have forgotten. I have a collection of eggs from this woman and will look up her name when I post the little eggs. Anything hand painted or hand made, to me, is wonderful.



This tiny chickie in it's shell is another creation of that same artist. I really MUST look up her name. The eggshell is real! See the tiny bit of shell stuck to the baby's head?



This is a slice of cake...I just loved the colors she uses...and it looks adorable in the little hutch.


This hand painted bunny and the eggs are also hand made. The eggs were from a booth in the Mission Galleria here in town. .. foil covering real eggs.
...and this is my contribution to Marty's TABLETOP TUESDAY...Thank you Marty!!
Love and hugs,
Mona










32 comments:

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

You do have a lot of easter decorations :-) I just realised that I can´t find any of mine? I wonder where it all is? Well, I can always buy new ones instead :-)
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Picket said...

Hey girl!!! I do so love that header pic you have with the rooster!!!! The cabinet is gorgeous and my grandmother bought a solid maple dining set when she moved to town and my mama to this day still has a solid maple kitchen table! Love that baby chick coming out of the shell like that..that is just to cute! lol Hope all is well for you and yours and that you are having a great week! ~Picket~

Debbie said...

You have beautiful treasures in that tiny hutch, makes it huge with your display of lovely! That little chick coming out of the egg way too cute! Have a great day:) Debbie

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hi Mona, how springy you are! Love your hutch and all its decor and your table in the next post is pretty too! Happy Spring!

PAT said...

Beautiful hutch and blue and white dishes, Mona.
I had maple furniture in the 1960's. When we moved to Nashville, we bought several pieces. My daughter has a bedroom set, from that furniture. I gave my mother the coffee table and end tables when we moved back to Missouri then she passed them along to my sister. Maple is so pretty.

Dena said...

Oh Mona, I love that little hutch. Mine was just like that and I painted it white a year or so ago. Now I love it even more :) Now about that cute lil' slice of cake...SO cute!!!

Hugs,
Dena

Diva Kreszl said...

wow! this looks just so sweet, that little hutch carries alot of magical beauty!

Nezzy said...

Your little hutch is adorable and you take care of it so very well. I love your beautiful blue plates and all the Easter touches you've adorned it with. The slice of cake looks so real...hummmmm, I'm thinkin' cake for breakfast...why not??? Ya only live once right?

You have yourself a beautifully blessed day sweetie!

Happy@Home said...

I just love how you have decorated your hutch and I enjoyed seeing close-ups of your cute treasures. I have the very same velvet bunny. The chick with the eggshell is adorable.

Happy Spring!

nannykim said...

I love the fake cake stuff!! So cute and it would be so cool with a child's tea set!! It looks so yummmy!

nannykim at Spindle Cottage http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com

Sage said...

It's all so dainty and nice at your place; beautiful treasures; love it!
Rita

Rae said...

It's a beautiful little hutch and very nicely decorated too.

Denise Marie said...

love it all but esp your new velvet bunny. I love the idea of an egg on his back

GardenofDaisies said...

Your easter decor looks very pretty tucked in there with the Blue Willow dishes. :-)

Mimi said...

Cute little hutch, I have one similar with an open top. That is the cutest faux cake!

Balisha said...

That cake is just too sweet. It looks so real. What a wonderful artist.
Balisha

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love the beautifully decorated hutch Mona!!
And that cake, it's just the cutest! You have some beautiful Easter decor and such a wonderful flair for decorating!
Hugs, Cindy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

So much sweetness on your little hutch! I love the darling little chick in the egg shell. Everything is delighful and looks good enough to eat! I love your style. Thanks for your sweet visit to my "Wicked" tablescape today -- it was fun to put together -- I liked the green with the black, I'm sure to use that combination again sometime...(not very seasonal for Spring though).

Connie said...

Your Spring things looks so pretty. I love your hutch too.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

You have some wonderful creations. Love that cake! That painted egg is so pretty, and that chicken hatching from the egg is adorable! laurie

Tami said...

Beautiful hutch! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments about my art work.

Have a beautiful week!!

linda said...

oh i just love the little hutch and the pretty dishs look great in it .I also love the faux cake it is dareling i tried to find her on esty and she oesnt come up for some reason i love that sight .well Mona have a gret day thank you foe shareing:)

Snappy Di said...

I don't have a great deal of decorations for any of the annual holidays, and yet my cabinets seem full! Sometimes I just want to give them all to Goodwill and start over.

DI
The Blue Ridge Gal

Snappy Di said...

P.S. I have a small maple dresser and chest of drawers that were my dad's first set that he received in the early 1940's in his teen years. They are still in good condition and I love the look of maple that has been well cared for.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi mona...that hutch and all the decorations are so sweet! i sure could break those blue and white plates and make a mosaic!!! i am a bit mosaic crazy right now. i am going to do a blue and white table soon. that pan in my chicken pic is a le creuset grill pan. i use it all the time!

Sue said...

I love all your blue/white in the hutch, Mona. While I like everything you showed us today, I am very taken with that faux birthday cake and the hatching chickie. I have to go check her out. Take care. Hugs, Sue

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi sweetie, what an adorable hutch. Everything is just so cute... but the faux cake sure stole my heart.. gosh it's just the cutest thing. You sure have some unique things, would love to go shopping with you...
hugs ~lynne~

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' sweet lady...

Girl, you have the prettiest Easter things! I really enjoyed looking through all of them! That velveteen rabbit is just the sweetest and I love the egg and all the pretty ribbon that he's wearing! Ohh..and that little chick coming out of that pretty rose egg is just marvelous! Speaking of pretty rose eggs...I also took a tour around your last post...and I seen your beautiful egg with the roses that you painted up there in the basket! Mona, you really did GOOD with the painting!!! It's sooo sweet! I just adore your Easter centerpiece for the table...it's sooo pretty and sooo festive! Love those beautiful bunnies!!!

Girlfriend, I love, love, LOVE your faux cake! That is one of the prettiest that I've seen done up...it's gorgeous!!! So what are they using to make those? Is the frosting made out of plaster? I've just never seen one up close and personal! I need to get one so I have something to keep under my cake dome..hehe! I'm not much of a baker! Last but not least...I just wanted to tell you how beautiful your hutch looks with all of the blue and white dishes...it's lovely, Mona!!! All of your vignettes and centerpieces just look divine!!! Your fabulous home looks sooo pretty all dressed up in its Easter finery! Thank you so much for sharing it with us, my friend!!!

I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my cherub/apothecary and for leaving me the sweetest note...I always...always enjoy your visits, Darlin'!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

AshTreeCottage said...

Everything is just darling!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

English Cottage in Georgia said...

OMGoodness Mona, the cake is beautiful and all too tempting. I would gain weight having a faux cake. A mere look at that faux cake would have me in search for the real thing. I do love your Easter decor. As always, your home is such an inspiration.

Diane said...

Your decorations are beautiful, I do like the velvet bunny. Your hutch is darling.
I am having a Easter Candy Cup Giveaway.
Stop on by for a chance to win!
Join the Fun
www.saturdayfinds.blogspot.com

Hugs, Diane

Tootsie said...

Oh Mona...it is just beautiful! I do hope you will share with me for Fertilizer Friday! I would love to see your garden!