Porch Hutch from Fall to Spring

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. πŸ˜‰

You can view several tablescapes I’ve created with this china HERE, HERE and HERE.

I’m looking forward to having the warm weather here to stay. In the meantime, the hutch is ready. πŸ™‚

Looking forward to seeing all the changes you’ve been making in your home!

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  1. I love your porch! The green on your cabinet makes me think of spring for sure!!!

  2. On Crooked Creek says

    I adore the Seasonal changes to your china cabinet on the porch! I'll begin making changes to the built~in China cabinet this next week, as well!Thank you for hosting this inspirational weekly meme!

  3. Allison Shops says

    Your house dishes are perfect for spring!


  4. Carolyn @ Adrift on the Lake says

    Susan, the Ma Maison set is one of my very favorites in all of your collections… love seeing it here! I've linked my new blog to the MM — thank you for hosting this!

  5. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says

    Your hutch looks wonderful, Susan! Funny you mention the pitchers from Home Goods; I was just there the other day and almost bought a few milk/creamer pitchers. While they were white or cream colored the design details along the rim on each were just lovely.

  6. I love your green hutch and your lovely plates that look so pretty against that perfect green!

    I don't blame you a bit for taking a break and enjoying the weather.


  7. ⚜ β†β„―β„¬β„¬α΄΅β„°βšœ says

    That looks so fun and fresh Susan. I love the knobs on the hutch. Thanks for hosting.

  8. Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish says

    Love the way those plates pop against the hutch! Beautiful! πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting!

  9. Kyra @ RACKS and Mooby says

    Love those dishes! THanks for hosting. πŸ™‚

  10. You did such a wonderful job arranging all those adorable plates and accessories. The porch looks like such a comfortable place to relax. Love those knobs on your hutch.

  11. Confessions of a Plate Addict says

    Hi Susan! How fun to see that cute hutch on your porch all dressed for spring! Can it be far behind? Happy week!…hugs…Debbie

  12. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    I love the change of winter to spring! Daylight savings starts in two weeks! I does seem that spring is right around the corner — I can think of no better place to celebrate than your welcoming porch!

  13. Farmer's Wyfe says

    Ooo, I LOVE your fun springy dishes!! So fun!!! I LOVE SPRING!!! πŸ™‚

  14. Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy says

    Hi Susan, you have been so busy, as always! I love using my small hutch for ever changing displays too. Thank you so much for having MM. God bless you, and please have a wonderful week.


  15. Your hutch is very pretty! thanks for hosting!

  16. I adore the spring look on the hutch. I finally have a project to share on Met Monday again – it seems like it's been forever. Thanks for hosting!

  17. Frog Hollow Farm Girl says

    Hello Susan! I love your dishes and the way they look in your hutch. To me they look more French, although I'm not an expert. I hope you'll keep my link on your post – it's not a clear before/after topic but the metamorphosis of the pussy willow through the snow seemed appropriate! Take care!

  18. Hi Susan love your blog. This is my first time participating in the Met. Monday party. Thank you for hosting. Your green cabinet and hutch are so pretty and cheerful it reminds me of spring.

  19. Decorating the Ville says

    Love love love this china! What a great find! Thanks for sharing, and thank you for letting me link up and share too!

  20. What a nice transformation for Spring!! I do love these plates too!! I'm thinking we will have a bit more bad weather though here. The last couple weeks have spoiled us.

  21. Sharon@Keen Inspirations says

    I am so ready for spring! Your porch is beautiful all dressed for sping! Thank you for hosting!

  22. Oh, I LOVE that dish set! The hutch looks wonderful!

  23. Handy Man, Crafty Woman says

    what a pretty hutch. Such a nice color. thanks for hosting.

  24. Love your blog Susan! Passing on the stylish blogger award to you. Visit me at http://www.newenglandhomeandgarden.com

  25. Your porch certainly looks like spring!!! Little changes sure can make a difference — I also love those plates — I assume the "topiaries" are salt and pepper. (or did I miss that in your post?)

  26. Thelittlebrownhouse.us says

    That is beautiful! And I absolutely love that china! You give me hope that spring could come at long last up here in the Northwest! And I am glad you got a break from the home office too!

  27. Kim @ Second Time Furniture says

    Great spring redo! Thanks for hosting, Susan!

  28. Karie's Chic Creations says

    I love the porch! The new spring look is beautiful. That china is so pretty. Love it all. Thanks for Metamorphis Monday. I try to enter each week. Karie

  29. riz/whatchamacallit says

    just…PERFECT! everything looks magnificent!

  30. Thank you for hosting each week! You probably already know this, but when I click on the title of your post and to add my link to the collection, everything is opening in a new window now :-/

  31. Thanks for hosting this party every week. I linked up last night, but couldn't leave a comment, because my little one was shouting, "I brushed my teeth, come snuggle with me." I don't know how many snuggling years he has left in him.

    Beautiful update! I love those dishes. I know that Ma Maison is My House in french, I don't speak Italian so I can't help you with that. So very pretty! Love the canisters! I saw a similar set the other day at the antique mall, but hubs gave me the look when I picked one of them up. So very jealous of the weather you've been having! I'm soooo ready for spring, here. Thanks for sharing.

  32. Oh, Susan, I like the change you did on the hutch! It always amazes me what a difference a few simple changes can make. We're still in the snow so no screened porch updates here! Have a great week!

  33. it looks beautiful and very sunny. i would love a porch. can't wait to see what else you've done in the office.

  34. Susan such pretty dishes I love them and they sure say spring!! Thanks for hosting, Martina

  35. Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea says

    Love the orange colors, very springy. Goes well with the green, too.

  36. Curtains In MyTree says

    The last house I lived in had a screened in porch and I loved it . I used it as my studio at the time.

    However yours is decorated very pretty

    I am joining in on your Metamorphosis Monday


  37. Hi Susan! I'm so glad you had some nice weather so you could play on your lovely porch! I love all of your dishes but these are some of my favs! I have a few pieces of the accessories but no dishes! I love them in your sweet green hutch! Bring on the Spring! πŸ™‚
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ˜‰

  38. Wow, Susan, the hutch looks incredibly cheerful now! That china is perfect with the light green background. Love it!

  39. gnee @ Singing With Birds says


    Your green is sensational! Thanks for a great party every week…

  40. Linda (Nina's Nest) says

    Susan, your porch is always pretty, but I think this spring look is one of my fav looks! The dishes are so pretty and fresh, and I always love white pitchers. Linda

  41. Beth @ Dirty Laundry says

    Hi Susan,
    I just found your blog and this is my first time linking up, thanks for hosting! I'm enjoying going through your archives…you have a beautiful home!

  42. I love the green cupboard on your porch. Is that a second hand find that you refinished? I have this great wrap-a-porch and really need to fix it up this spring. Looking through all of your archives to get some great ideas. Hope you don't mind!

  43. I love your porch and I'm glad it is warm somewhere! We had snow again today. Thanks for giving me a taste of spring, I'm so ready for it to get here!!

  44. Chari at Happy To Design says

    Hi Susan…

    Wow…75 degrees? That sounds sooo nice and definitely the perfect weather for spending a little time on that fabulous porch of yours! Of course, I just adore your pretty hutch…always have! Loved the beautiful autumn vignette but it IS time for a change! The Ma Maison dishware really is a beautiful pattern and sooo perfect for that pretty hutch and porch! I love it! Thank you for sharing your spring designs with us for the MM party! Also…thank you so much for hosting another Met Monday! I always enjoy participating, my friend!

    Have a wonderful week!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  45. Love you porch.. so warm and inviting.. it was warm today here.. Thank goodness I found this blog.. love the MM what fun to look at what everyone is doing.. It will take days to get thru everything I want to see. I linked you to my post.. pretty new at this hope everything is right.

  46. FABBY'S LIVING says

    Susan…I love your new arrangement of things. Beautiful plates and houses, they really evoke spring. You're such an enthusiastic pretty lady. God bless.


  47. Veronica says

    I have been hooked on your blog for about 2 years now, never having commented until now. It was the Ma Maison china that first caught my attention to your blog and the green on your hutch is one of my favorite colors. Your tablescapes are beautiful as well. Great job on your blog and thanks for sharing!

  48. Hi Susan,

    It's been a while since I participated in Met Monday, but I wanted to see what you'd posted this week. Wow — so many participants! Congratulations on the success and growth of MM.

    Your hutch and pretty "Ma Maison" dishes look great! Your energy and creativity are truly inspiring!

    Kindest regards,

  49. Anonymous says

    What a pretty set!

    Ma maison = 'my house' in French

    Casa mia = 'my house' in Italian


  50. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Thanks, Anon. I was sort of hoping it was really Italian. lol I like to imagine it's an Italian villa. πŸ™‚

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