Welcome to the 10th Metamorphosis Monday!
I gave myself a break this week from working on my home office. Instead, I’ve been playing out on the screened-in porch. I couldn’t resist since it’s been in the 60′s all this past week and actually hit 75 degrees here today! I know this warm weather isn’t going to last, but I had to play a little since it was so pretty. I decided to make a few changes to the hutch. This hutch used to be a really dark, dark stained color and I refurbished it just for the porch. You can read about the hutch make-over, HERE. It was still dressed in its fall attire and this just wasn’t working for a sunny 75 degree day.
It was time to say goodbye to this fall/winter scheme.
Hello, sunny days!
I bought this china 3-4 years ago right after I added on the porch which you can read about HERE. The white pitchers are from HomeGoods and Marshalls, several years ago. HomeGoods always carries a wonderful variety of white pitchers if you’re looking for one.
I found the china at HomeGoods, too and I bought all they had, which was 6 place settings (plus one in case of breakage.) I lucked out and found some additional square “salad size” plates on eBay to use for dessert. This china is made by Tabletops Unlimited and was designed by Darrio Farrucci. The pattern is Ma Maison. I haven’t seen it on eBay in years. They apparently didn’t make very much of it which is a shame since it’s such a cute pattern.
This large piece on top could be used as a cookie jar or cannister…
Creamer and sugar…
This large platter hangs year around on the wall above the hutch. I think the house is supposed to be a Tuscan villa since the name of the china is Ma Maison. I think that is Italian for “My Home” but it also means “My Home” in French. What do you think? Is this an Italian villa? This scene has all my favorite things: white picket fences, topiaries, birds, butterflies, and lot of pretty flowers. Don’t we wish life was like this everyday? Now, if I could just walk right into this scene.
I’m looking forward to having the warm weather here to stay. In the meantime, the hutch is ready.
Looking forward to seeing all the changes you’ve been making in your home!
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