Thursday, May 29, 2008

Show and Tell Friday!


Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.

Earlier this week I shared pictures of the canisters on my kitchen hutch. Today I'm going to show you the entire hutch.
Hutch
A bought it used a few years ago, gave it a fresh coat of paint and added new knobs.

Hutch
I actually like to call it my "pie safe" since Phillip took out the glass doors and replaced them with screen.

Dishes
A couple of days ago I added some hooks to make more room for my teacups.

Teacups
Everything was found at a resale store, yard sale or was a gift.

Teacups

Dishes
I put all of my summer dishes on the bottom shelf.

Dishes

Tea Tray
Along with my tea tray. Thank you for taking a look at my kitchen hutch!


~*~*~Show and Tell idea for next week: A special childhood keepsake.~*~*~


Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.

If you would like to join in, please leave your *permalink* below, along with your first name (this makes the list easier to read). If your link has been removed from Mr. Linky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting. Have fun!

69 comments:

Dawn said...

I love your hutch and the lovelies in it!

Rebecca said...

I love your hutch!!!!! You have it decorated so nicely. I also LOVE your red and white summer dishes. How pretty!!

Seeb said...

I enjoyed your hutch,and what different kind of collection you have.I love your read ones,they are definitely summer dishes with that bright colors and fruit on it. Have fun and again thank you for your great (show & tell) idea.

Ivory Spring said...

Hi Kelli!

What a cute and homey-looking hutch! :) I love the china cups in there...

Barbara H. said...

It is all beautiful -- the cups, the hutch itself, the doilies!

Muum said...

Your hutch is lovely, and the new knobs are nice a great touch.

Jewelgirl said...

I love all your porcelain things.
Don't you wish you could use these
lovely things more often? Entertaining is so much more casual
than years ago. I luv the idea of
actully using the "Good" china.
You could host a wonderful tea with all your fancies.
Have a nice week Kelli!

ceekay said...

Your hutch is really pretty and I love all the beautiful china in it. Great variety!

Thru Pink Curtains said...

LOTS OF FUN HAVING DIFFERENT DISHES FOR EVERY DAY....

Stephanie said...

I really love those red and white dishes, they are my fav !!
Stephanie

Linda said...

I love your hutch and all the pretties you have displayed. Hugs, Linda

Sharon said...

What a great hutch! I love the color and that you put screen in where the glass was. It is very charming! You have decorated the inside really cute too!

Hugs, Sharon

diana said...

you have such beautiful china. and i love the hutch. wish i had one.

Gattina said...

Very nice hutch and I notice that you also have cups and plates for a whole army (that's what Mr. Gattino always says to me, lol !)

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh Kelly it is so pretty. Thanks for showing the entire hutch. I love the idea of taking out the glass. It is an adorable pie safe.
I love the read. I am earlier today can you believe it. I might be number 15 in the list. Off to do my post.
Thanks for sharing you always make me smile!

Tina Leigh said...

Aint no PIE safe in there Kelli!! I want it & all the dishes. Will you put me in your will! What beautiful things to pass down to the girls!!One day me, you & Revee are gonna have tea together! love ya

Hootin' Anni said...

Your whole house is sooooooo, 'country'. And I love it. I especially love the color...yellow. It's sunshiney...and warm, and so inviting. Love the white furniture accent too. It's all just super Kelli!

My show n tell is about on little project I did this week.

Happy weekend.

Hadias said...

The hutch is beautiful. The paint color goes great with all the colors of the different dishes and teacups that you own.

Thank you for sharing. Your pictures are always so inspiring.

onthecreek said...

I just love your "pie safe". I love to find things and fix them up. I've got posts on my blog under the refurnishings catagory that I've fixed up. I love all your tea cups. It looks so summery and cheery. Thanks for sharing.
Donna

Jenny said...

I love you hutch and you tea cups! I love sweet little tea cups. I have wanted to participate in your show and tell for quite some time, and today I finally did!

mummymac said...

I love your summer dishes!!

A Hint of Home said...

Your cabinet is very pretty. I love all your great finds. You're a good bargain hunter and your treasures reflect that.

Mrs. H said...

Kelli -
You have done a wonderful job with your pie safe and your lovely dishes. Having them beautifully displayed in that way guarantees you will use and enjoy them with your family and friends. It is so good to be thankful and appreciative of the things we have been blessed with and to create beauty everyday. You are a pro at that! :-) Have a great weekend and thanks for the show and tell.

Timalee said...

Very nice, I love your cute little tea tray and the pastel cups with the gold rim, very pretty.

Love Bears All Things said...

I saw your post about the cannister set. My friend who is moving to Arizona soon has asked if I would like a set she has on top of her cabinets. Of course I said yes. I'll share them when I have them.
I like the hooks. I might do that to my hutch. And the lace edging. I'd like to know more about that. I also like the way you've got your tea tray ready.
Thanks for sharing.
Mama Bear

Jenn4him said...

Hi Kelli, How did you line your shelves? Is that fabric with lace? I don't think your pies are very safe in there with your family around! (grins)
Jenn

Constance said...

That's really pretty! It is inviting us into your kitchen to have a cup of tea and a nice chat! I like how you put the cup hooks inside of it!

Connie

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

You love the same colors and "stuff" that I do!

Just passing by that hutch would make me smile each day.

DeNiece Barnes said...

I just love all the pretty dishes that are in your hutch you really do have a flare for making things look neat and pretty. I just love your website, I look forward to seeing what you have for your readers each and every day.

Mrs.T said...

Thanks for sharing your hutch. I love your decorating ideas! Thanks for hosting too... I am so excited I can join in this week!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous dishes!
All of them!

Capturing Today said...

Very lovely! My favorite dishes are the little red ones - do they have apples on them? Perfect for summer!

Julie said...

What a great hutch. Your dishes are so pretty, too. Thanks for the show and tell. It's so fun to see other's treasures. Julie

Julian said...

so lovely Kelli! Can I come for tea?
Christina

Pretty Life Online said...

wow! what a great homey-hutch! Happy weekend! mine's up too.

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

What a great hutch! I esp. love the cups and filigree saucers in the top left. The gingham/fruit dishes are adorable too.
Nikki

Penless Thoughts said...

A hutch is one of my favorite pieces of furniture. I know I love mine. It is amazing how much stuff you can get in them! Yours is lovely.
Susan

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi Kellie,
I sure hope I did it right:) It was fun to do and I'll be looking forward to doing more! BTW I love your summer dishes!
blessings Rondell

Grand Life said...

I auto-posted at 4 a.m. this morning but just couldn't stay up that late to comment. Can we comment early if we auto-post. Just wondered. Love this weekly opportunity to share fun things. Have a great week. Great hutch and beautiful things to fill it.
I have a Hooser buried in the garage that is my project for the fall.
Judy

Danielle said...

Unfortunately, I am unable to participate today, because I seem to have lost my memory card. I luvs show and tell Friday, thought.

By the way, I made tomato and mozarella salad, and it was delish.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Kelli, Your hutch is just precious! I love the glass knobs...and the contents are amazing! My favorite was the magnolia china pieces!

Hope you have a great weekend! ~Rhonda

Kelly said...

As usual, absolutely beautiful, Kelli! I need to find one like it. Guess that would mean I would need to go garage-saling or thrift-store shopping, though. :-)

narissa said...

your collection is beautiful!

i only have one photo for today's Show and Tell... don't have much time. sometimes there are downsides in being a working mom. :-)

Emily said...

I love your hutch! It is so beautiful! You really have decorated it so beautifully!! :)

Julieann said...

It is so lovely--I keep hoping I can find something like that---I found one, but they wanted 450.00 for it---too much for me---

I remember when you added the lace to the edge, so lovely:)

All your delicate dishes are so lovely! I did not do Show and Tell this week, too much going on with the Dentist, I fear I wouldn't be able to visit everyone.

Julieann

TJ said...

Wow Kelli! That is so beautiful! I've seen some cafe's and tea houses with similar hutches in them, and always thought they were so pretty.

I like the red and white dishes!

Thanks for hosting! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Joy said...

Love your hutch with all the pretties and collectibles.

Needled Mom said...

Your hutch is beautiful. I really like how you are able to display so many pretty pieces at one time.

Feathering My Nest said...

Your kitchen hutch is very pretty Kelli. I didn't participate this week, but thought I'd stop by. Kathi

O. said...

oh Kelli, you're completely ready with all these for summer entertaining in style :)

ceekay said...

Kelli - I had to relink to Mr. Linky...I don't know...having problems...would you please remove the first one. Maybe that will solve the problem. Thanks...sorry for the inconvenience.

Kims Art said...

I found your blog last night and just really enjoyed the visit and thought I would join in on the fun. I love the hutch and your beautiful collections!

Carrie said...

I am running late this week with all my participating posts, but happy to join in again.

Jessica said...

Hi Kelli! It's clear you're ready for summer with your pretty tableware. Thanks again for hosting this great Show & Tell.

Mam and Lizi said...

It is all so beautiful, Kelli. So very "Kelli". The red is so cheerful.
Nancy

Wanita said...

Kelli, your hutch is so pretty, as is everything you have in it.

Farrah said...

Cozy and homey are words that come readily to mind! :-)

Hello! said...

I am enjoying everyone's blogs so much...I am early this week for my contribution..(busy week ahead)...again thanks for all the wonderful posts! ( Your cupboard/dishes are wonderful!!!)
thanks again! cindy B

Judy said...

Your hutch is just beautiful. I love your summer dishes.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kelli,

Your hutch and teacups and such are adorable. What a great idea to put screening there instead of the glass!

Gina

Schotzy said...

Kelli, I love your china collection, especially the magnolia set. They are very beautiful. I, too, have a terrible weakness for vintage china and linens.

Lulu said...

how lovely

Jennie said...

That is so pretty - such lovely things on/in it - and SO tidy! You certainly have the knack with displaying things.

Michelle said...

I love your hutch and all the pretties..

Michelle

Deb said...

You have such a beautiful blog! I love hunting for various goodies too!

Mrs. Pivec said...

Your hutch looks abundant and beautiful! :)

Nicky said...

I'm totally drooling right now...LOL I don't have a hutch, so my tea collection is spread over my whole livingroom/kitchen area...soon I imagine it will spread to my bedroom, maybe the kids' rooms, the car? I don't know...I think I need a 12 step program for tea lovers. LOL

Domestic Goddess said...

Kelli, I love the kitchen hutch! You have decorated it so beautifully. I also like the red & white bowls and dinner plates, the ones with the apples on them. They are cute!

Jesse Petersen said...

Beautiful Hutch! Thanks for sharing.