When my decorator friend, Beth from The Lone Rearranger was here a few weeks ago for a get-together, she gave me some much-needed free advice on some tweaking. I was singing the blues because I had become bored with the items in our kitchen hutch that I was constantly seeing through the glass-front doors. Beth told me that all I needed to do was to add bits of color.
And that’s just what I did.
When she first made the suggestion, I thought I would need to go shopping. However, I quickly realized that I could shop the house.
I removed some of the blue and white plates and kept the white ironstone in the cabinet.
Then I just layered in some of my Hall teapots (here) and along with some other colorful pitchers.
I loved the way this green cake stand played with the blue and white platter.
I bought this platter from some nomads in Outer Mongolia when we were there a few years ago. It’s another one of my useful souvenir purchases. You can read about some other ones (here, here, here, and here.)
I did leave some blue teapots because it is my favorite color, after all.
This hutch is nearly impossible to photograph. Sorry for the quality, but I did want to show you how just by shopping the house, I was able to add some summer pazzazz to our kitchen hutch.