Saturday, December 21, 2019
My December hutch
Making a Christmas shadow box.
Here's a closer look at the other shelves.
I just had to use a good bit of my small collection of jadeite. The plates with the pretty crimped edges, the tea cups, and the mug are all dishes that we used at our little summer cottage. The ironstone soup tureen on the bottom shelf is a family heirloom from my grandfather's family, and the small green-rimmed cup holding the peppermint sticks is one that my mother treasured.
The little green pickup truck is a find from my childhood toybox, and the tiny teacup salt shaker (in front of the milk bottle) is from the Colonial Homestead line -- a set of which is still being used at my extended family's summer camp on Ellsworth Pond. I have collected bits and pieces of this line on my own and am a long way from having a complete set, but love the ones I have.
On the top shelf, the small cardinal teapot is from Yankee Candle, the middle plate is from Gooseberry Patch, and the poinsettia mug is a find from Marshalls a couple of years ago. The small jar candle in the middle, in front of the colorful plate, is a balsam candle from Tall Timber Lodge in the Great North Woods.
The three plates on the middle shelf are Walmart finds. On this shelf there's also a small round container which holds a Christmas game.
The little cardinals were a gift from a friend and the milk bottle held eggnog from a local dairy in 1994. The place mat under the soup tureen was found in some things a friend was getting rid of.
All very simple, but it suits me this year.