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Styling a Traditional China Cabinet

Styling A Farmhouse Hutch With Antiques

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Styling A Farmhouse Hutch with Antiques

Styling a Traditional China Cabinet

Wanting to know how to style a farmhouse hutch using antiques? Let me show you my favorite way to decorate mine! My kitchen hutch is one of my favorite pieces to decorate in my house. It gets changed quite often for the different seasons but this is my everyday look.

Styling a Traditional China Cabinet

Sometimes the hutch is filled with lots of color but this simple white and woods theme is my all-time favorite. You can see how I style it for Christmas using my Coton Colors Christmas dishes HERE.

On top is where I display all my interchangeable Coton Color dishes and fun attachments. Are you a Coton Colors lover? Check out all my blog posts about them HERE!

Styling a Traditional China Cabinet

Filled with my Mikasa French Countryside dishes and warm Longaberger baskets, this look feel like home to me.

The Mikasa French Countryside dishes were my wedding dishes and have since been pretty much retired a lot of their pieces from the site. I found this out recently and have seen on a scavenger hunt to find all the pieces I was missing and to even out my sets. Does that consider them antiques? I sure hope not! HAHA!

Interested in purchasing the French Countryside pieces? I’ve found some amazing deals on eBay!

Styling a Traditional China Cabinet

I have some other fun odd and vintage pieces in the cabinet at well. I have a small basket filled with beautiful (empty) chicken eggs and a vintage masher and sifter that belonged to my great-grandparents. I’m a big lover of family heirlooms.

Styling a Traditional China Cabinet

The maple-colored Longaberger baskets add a welcoming warmth to the mostly white cabinet and it all just matches our home so perfectly.

What do you think? Do you like this subtle but cozy cabinet filled with some of my favorite things?

Favorite things to pick up at antique stores

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 Favorite things to pick up at antique stores
Hello Love!
Going to antique stores is one of my favorite ways to spend a weekend. My girls and I will grab my mom and go around Chattanooga once or twice a month and hit all of our favorite spots. Here are 5 of my favorite things to pick up at antique stores.
Today I thought I’d share with you 5 of my favorite home decor pieces I love to pick up while I’m scavenging.
 Favorite things to pick up at antique stores

1. Baskets

I love nothing more than a good quality basket. My mom collected Longaberger baskets years ago and filled our house with them. Once I got married and moved out, I did the same, using them to both decorate and store things away from sight.
Longaberger sadly went out of business a few years ago but I love to pick them up at great prices at antique stores and thrift shops.
If used baskets aren’t your thing, have no fear! A former Longaberger employee started a new basket company in Dresden, Ohio, and was able to hire many of the Longaberger employees back. So great, right?! I recently became a Dresden & Co. Proprietor and love that I get to spread the word about this amazing company, located right in the heart of Ohio.
I love a good MADE IN THE USA product!
If you’re interested in shopping for a new basket, shop on my website HERE!

2. Mason jars

When we built our current house, we went with countertops that had a hint of blue in them. After finding a few aqua mason jars at a shop, I knew I wanted to display them in the kitchen. Along with my teal Pyrex collection, they add the perfect pop of color. These can be on the pricy side but I only buy them when I find them under $5.
 Favorite things to pick up at antique stores

3. Crocks

These are a great way to display things from artificial & dried flowers to using them to hold kitchen utensils.
These can be a little pricy so hold out until you find a good deal. I’ve never paid more than $20-30 for one.

4. Wood pieces such as frames, ladders, and windows

I’m a sucker for any old, chippy wood items. From tobacco baskets to old windows, I love to have earthly elements all around the house.
Here are some of my favorite pieces.
When I find architectural pieces in antique stores, I try to think out of the box on how to display and use them in my house. I found these old printer stamp drawers and decided to hang them in my laundry room to display all my essential oils.
 I also found an old box with shelves that I use to keep my old magazines.

5. Old quilts

Now, this collector piece can be a little on the pricy side, as some quilts can be hundreds of dollars but now and then you can find a VERY well-loved one for a great price. I don’t mind pieces that have a little damage to them as I like to display my favorites in my old ladder, as seen below.

Looking for more antique farmhouse decor inspiration? Check out these blog posts:

Styling A Farmhouse Hutch with Antiques

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At the time that I’m writing this, we’re currently on stay-at-home orders due to the Covid-19 (Corona virus) outbreak. Since we haven’t been able to leave our homes for non-essential trips in almost 6 weeks, I’ve been shopping in my attic for old decor pieces that haven’t been out in a while. I found another crock with artificial flowers, a wood display piece, and many other things that I can use to give my spaces a fresh look.
As always, feel free to leave questions or comments below! I’d love to chat with you!
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