Can You Say Green?

5.16.2010

In the past few blog posts I have been giving you little snippets of what I have been working on. I have been flea marketing and ebaying to find all the pieces of a new collection for this project. While blogging I have come to love displays of white pottery, china, ironstone, and creamware and also silver. I did not really have any of these things so I was on a mission. Over the last four or five weeks I have come up with a pretty good collection so I could change out my dining room hutch. You will also notice that I painted the back of the hutch a rich vibrant color and added glaze over it to tone it down. I love the finished look of this with the green and white. Hope you are ready for a lot of photos. I just can't stop.



Here is the before when I had it filled with some of my colored collections.
The first green I used for the back was just too light against these bold yellow walls. I wanted the green to pop.



Now you can see where some of the things ended up. I split up the large tureen and platter. Stood the platter up on the second shelf to add layering. Every piece in here was found at flea markets and two of them from ebay and the china I already had.



I love this the shape of this little old creamer.



Found this beautiful vegetable dish on ebay and put it next to a stack of my cups and saucers.
Can you believe this beautiful dish was only fifteen dollars?












Vintage gravy boat, silver teapot, and old creamer. 
You can get an idea of the glazing in this photo. Kind of a striae effect.










Another silver teapot and two creamers. Added the cow creamer cause it is cute. Old silver soup
spoons added to the large creamer.



Vintage ironstone platter in the back and vintage coffee or teapots and an old creamer.



Two vintage vases and a pitcher and old platter in the back.



Closeup of the detail of this Italian tureen.



Old covered vegetable dish from local flea market and a stack of my china.













and after with doors closed, but I am leaving them open when the room is not in use.



O.k. I hope you lived through that. Just wanted to share it all.


Thanks for all the comments you have been leaving on my posts. I try to visit your blog and comment, too if you visited me and it is getting harder and harder to get to everyone. I also try to keep up with my blogroll. I hope you know how much I appreciate all your comments.

I am linking to these parties: Between Naps on the Porch  for Metamorphosis Monday.
Under the Table and Dreaming  for Showcase Sunday
A Stroll thru Life  for Tabletop Tuesday.
Domestically Speaking  for Power of Paint Party Wednesday
Blue Cricket Design  for Show and Tell Wednesday


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Y'all come back now,

KIM.







83 comments:

  1. Kim...Kim...Kim...you are amazing! Always working on some beautiful project! This one is GORGEOUS! I love the green...apple green is my all time favorite color...some day I am going to get a post done of my apple green family room sofa;)!

    All of the dishes you have been collecting are so pretty all grouped together in your hutch...love them all! I have never been much of a bargain shopper but I am getting into it so much more since I started blogging. Everyone is such an inspiration...and why pay more if you don't have to?

    Another gorgeous Savvy Kim project;)...well done!

    Have a wonderful Sunday evening!
    Cathy

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  2. I have also recently fallen in love with white and silver stuff. I love your collection displayed in your cabinet!

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  3. Beautiful! That shade of green is perfect with the cream dishware. The china cabinet looks fresh and alive now...just lovely.

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  4. Kim, I LOVE this!!! I love the green and white. The color you chose I think is perfect, goes with your hutch and everything. The pieces you put in are beautiful, lots of different shapes and textures.

    It pops and it caught my eye! The tureens are beautiful and the covered vegetable dishes and pitchers. You did a beautiful job. Lovelyyyy.

    Kim
    www.alchemistdreams.blogspot.com

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  5. Very lovely Kim. I started collecting white ironstone after blogging too! Ha! Only after amassing quite a collection, I realized I had NO place for any of it. So now I have some of it on my Etsy store. I like the green against the white. Have a great week!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  6. Kim, your hutch looks beautiful! Every piece you have added looks gorgeous. My mom has that very same cow creamer in her hutch and I have always loved it!!

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  7. Your dishes are all so pretty! I just love them all against the green background. I have white and silver in mine also and have painting my hutch on my to do list!

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  8. Hi Kim,
    Oh wow, I love what you did with your china hutch. I love the clean look of green and white too!
    Lovely white pcs. as well. Love love love the whole thing, cause I love love love white ceramic dishes.
    Nice new spring look, you go girl!!
    Blessings and enjoy your fun new look,
    Nellie

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  9. What a great idea, to paint the back of the cabinet. I have my Grandmothers cabinet. It cherry with a "too" dark stain. I hate to paint it due to the age of the cabinet. But, you have given me a idea how I can lighten it without ruining it. Thanks. Yours looks so nice with your pieces.

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  10. Kim, I am apple-green with envy over your hutch and creamware. Love it. I agree...looks fantastic with the doors open. If your hutch is built like mine, you might be able to take the glass out of the doors, so you will still see it vibrant, but be able to close it.
    I have been picking up creamware as well...just a side effect from looking at all of these gorgeous decor blogs!

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  11. Whew..you have been busy my friend! I love it, really you have inspired me to get more whites...it looks so pretty and it all pops with the green now....nice job KIM!~

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  12. Kim that looks beautiful. All the creamy white and sparkly silver look fabulous against the bold green back of the hutch. I had the back of my old hutch painted green and I loved it.

    -heather

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  13. The green sets off the dishes very well. I also like the pick light in the top. You've given me a good idea. Hope you can stop by (so appreciate that you so often do). Jane F.

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  14. I love all your white collection against the pop of green, Kim. I also love the shade of green that you used. Good buy on the vegetable server, it's really very pretty...Christine

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  15. Just stunning! The white looks gorgeous against the green!

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  16. The new green looks great! You have been busy searching and buying bargains!! I will miss the bull in the china closet so I hope you found him a new home!!!

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  17. Kim Green and white one of my favorite combinations. It looks to me as if you have the perfect combination. You have been a busy girl I think you got a touch of my fever,hehe. Great job sweetie it looks wonderful, Kathysue

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  18. Kim,
    I love green, us alot of it here and there. Your dishes are beautiful in the hutch. Thanks for sharing!
    xo
    Robin

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  19. I think painting the back of the cabinet green really brought out the dishes. I too have an apple green painted cabinet--no doors though. I love how my dishes look sitting in it. Great job Kim! I love it!

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  20. How much fun did you have arranging your hutch. The white and green are great together and I love the touches of silver. Keep the Wrights cream handy.

    Looks wonderful. Lori

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  21. Once again, just beautiful. You'll be catching your breath every time you walk past this vignette for the next little while!

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  22. Oh Kim this is gorgeous! I love the shade of green you used. There is just something about the white mixed with the silver that is so stunning. I like it 10 times better than before!!

    Woohoo!!

    xo
    LeAnn

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  23. Kim love all your new white pieces,they look very pretty in your hutch with the green background.

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  24. Kim, You are a brave girl to paint your hutch, but you are 100% right on with your choice of bright green. It is just beautiful! I think you have inspired me to paint my cabinet. I just need to get up the nerve!

    Mary
    From Virginia

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  25. It is absolutely fantastic. I would NEVER have thought of painting the back of it. How clever and beautiful, and what a wonderful collection you have.

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  26. Oh, Kimmie! Your china cabinet looks beautiful! I love it that you painted the back part green and such a beautiful green! Your whites and silver just look so good up against it!
    You're so good, Dear One. I'm excited for you! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  27. I'm new to your blog and enjoyed my visit. I love the green and white combo. Very striking!
    You have so many pretty things displayed.

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  28. I love the white... It looks so great! Wonderful! Thanks for stopping by..

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  29. Well I thought it was beautiful before, but this transformation is breathtaking. Love the contrast of the green and white together and you have found some great deals.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  30. Gorgeous Kim! The green looks sooooo good! All your white pieces look great against that beautiful color.

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  31. Kim, I love the collection of white dishes in your china hutch! The tureen is lovely and what a deal you got. I've just started collecting ironstone myself but my collection is still pretty small. Hope you had a great weekend.
    Sherry

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  32. The green is gorgeous with all of your white lovelies!

    Alyssa
    Lifeoflyssie.com

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  33. Kim, your hutch is beautiful...the white against the green is stunning!

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  34. Ok...it's official...you are my FAVORITE blogger! I love everything about your home. Your talent for decorating is fabulous! Thank you for inspiring me, and sharing the pictures of your beautiful home.

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  35. Kim, such a nice collection! You certainly have been very busy! I am loving your display of white and silver! I too have green in the background of my kitchen hutch, and love it. Your's looks so good in your beautiful china cabinet! It's all so pretty! You have chosen some very nice collectible pieces!

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  36. Jill, thanks so much. That is so sweet of you to say that.

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  37. You have a great collection and the green really shows it off. You do no wrong in my book.

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  38. I swear I had thought about doing the same thing to my kitchen hutch after seeing it on another blog, Vignette Design I think. I absolutely love it and the green you picked is gorgeous!

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  39. Kim,
    Love it!! I've been collecting white pitchers for some time now...but am thinking that I need some other white pieces mixed in. Thanks for sharing...you have given me some ideas of goodies to look for.
    ~Cindy~

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  40. Just beautiful. Is that a Hooker pick of furniture? I love and adore anything made my Hooker.

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  41. Very pretty! I really like the white against the green.

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  42. Your green is the color of my green in my living room. I thing the green adds a look of luxury to everything you display!! I have alot of cream in my living room, so the color shows off the cream really well!!
    Your hutch redo is a success! Awesome job!!

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  43. Kim~ this is simply stunning...one of the prettiest color combinations I have seen! Very fresh and original...I just love it!

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  44. Hi Kim, your china cabinet looks so beautiful with all the white ironstone.I love all the teapots, and the tureen.....Kathy

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  45. Great idea on the green and white. I started collecting white dishes, etc., too, since entereing blogland. It's amazing what you can amass in a short time..a piece here, a piece there. Love the look. Linda

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  46. I came back to say thank you for "following" my blog and for your kind comments...then BAM! I see your fabulous hutch of green and white!

    I LOVE how you arranged everything with the stacks and layers - awesome and now I'm "following" you!

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  47. wonderful hutch. Makes me want to go out and find a hutch to redo.

    Sheila @ RaggedyKingdom

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  48. Beautiful transformation... I so love all the 'white pieces'...
    Following from MM
    Sandy
    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  49. That is a fantastic green. There are many greens around, but you have hit the jackpot on this tone.

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  50. It looks absolutely gorgeous!! I love all the white pieces against the green! Great project!! :)
    Kristi

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  51. This is most spectacular. I love the green with the white and silver. Brilliant to go with those colors in the hutch, it makes it look new, but old, and expensive! Words don't do it justice. GREAT GREAT job!!

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  52. You have a gift! This looks amazing!

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  53. Kim! When you said you were on a mission, you meant it! Just absolutely love it! I am a BIG, big fan of creamy white ironstone and dishes! Your display is stunning - did you share what the shade of green is called. Just love green too! Definitely a feast for the eyes!
    Kathy

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  54. Just found your blog about a week ago, love it and your home!

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  55. Kim i love love love it the green is perfect and it looks customn to the hutch because of the trim around the out side of the doors.I just love whith ironstone it is oh so classic .you can set a table and change the intire look with napkins and center piece. wonderful job girl always a great idea when we come to visit

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  56. Kim, been wondering what you have been up to. I love it! the darker green background is outstanding? Your white dishes are fantastic, all of them, but I especially love that tureen you got off ebay. What material did you use to line the back of your cabinet? I need to do this for my little cabinet that has all my white dishes in it. Thanks for sharing, I loooove it. Smiles, Marla

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  57. Oh wow! I adore it. What a wonderful metamorphosis.

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  58. Simply beautiful!! I love it! I cannot believe the great finds you came across!! I really need to get some more of my china out for display!

    ~angela @ peonypatch

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  59. Perfection. Now our moms would never have thought to do this but it so works. That green just makes your dishes pop. Love love love it.
    Pamela

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  60. You did a fantastic job! I love it!

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  61. Kim, you amaze me! You must not ever sleep or sit and look at blogs endlessly...like I do. :) I didn't think your dining room could be any prettier but you did it!

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  62. Hey, just stopping by to let you know you have an award waiting for you at my blog. Make sure you stop by and snatch it up! Love your BLog!

    JEnnie @ Cinnaberry Suite

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  63. Kim, that is absolutely divine!

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  64. Wow...what a fabulous focal point!!! Love it!!

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  65. I am ADDICTED to silver. Just bought another set of silverware... Candlelight by Towle. Love it, love it. I have been hankering after some tea/coffee service pieces... If yours go missing, don't look at the Bungalow. LOL. You did a great job, as always, Kim! Looks wonderful.

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  66. Oh Kim your so right girl great minds do think alike ha ha!! love all your white Ironstone is it not fun...the apple green just makes that cabinet POP...Love it girl...Hope your having a great day my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  67. What a delightful change...so fresh & spring-like! It was beautiful before but I know how nice it is to freshen up things a bit. you are very brave & did a great job on this project.

    I've got a lot of white dishes & platters, too but they are not all displayed so beautifully together.
    I need your help...can't you come to Ohio & help me when it gets too hot down there this summer??? ;-)

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  68. Pretty!!!!
    Pretty!!!!
    Pretty!!!!
    I guess I am going to have to go ahead and paint the inside of my hutch, too.
    I have been wanting to do it, but was too chicken.
    I have the same cow creamer and silver teapot you have!
    And I leave the doors open, usually.
    Anyway, thanks for the inspiration.
    I'll try it, and if I don't like it, I could always leave it boring, right?
    Blessings to you!

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  69. What a lovely new collection of finds. You really did well and the cabinet is just perfect to show it all off!

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  70. Absolutely gorgeous Kim!! Lots of "oohhhh and ahhhs" were coming from while I scrolled through he pictures!!

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  71. Gorgeous hutch re-do! Love the vibrant green colour as a background to the wonderful white pieces you have collected! A collection like that put together in such a short time - looks like you have amassed it over years! Beautiful!
    What a great blogger you are to even TRY to keep up with all those who comment on your terrific posts as WELL as your blog-roll!

    DD

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  72. Beautiful Kim! Green and white are my favorite over here! You have found some great pieces!! Great job!

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  73. i love your choice of the dark green and paired with the white it makes a beautiful image. the simplicity of the white items make it all the more striking i bet you will have lots of options to do a holiday version of this display!

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  74. Wow the green makes this look like a completly new piece! Fabulous transformation. The white dishes are so pretty too! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~Stephanie Lynn

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  75. Kim -
    I love how your hutch turned out. The white against the green looks so fresh. I like with the doors open too. Can't blame you for leaving them open all the time. It's really a great transformation.

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  76. Oh my Kim, your hutch looks amazing! I love all of the white wares and silver pieces you found, and that green is simply gorgeous! You must be so excited, and I wouldn't close those doors unless I had to either!

    Kat :)

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  77. Oh Kim, this is serious drool time. I love every single piece you have and you have them all displayed so beautifully. I never think about adding silver or stacking cups and saucers, but what a fabulous idea and it is so pretty. The green background is wonderful. Wow, now i sure wish I had a hutch. I just love it all. Thanks so much for joining the party, this is fabulous eye candy and inspiration. Hugs, Marty

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  78. Loving that pop of green! Beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  79. Hi Kim! Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring your hutch today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  80. I'm absolutely green with envy! LOL

    LOVE it, beautiful dishes, wonderful background! :)

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  81. Very pretty Kim love the new backdrop of color:)

    Kay Ellen

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  82. Kim, I don't know how I missed this earlier, but I'm glad I found it now. Beautiful job! How creative! The white stands out beautifully against that striking green. Congratulations on a fabulous project!

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  83. Hi Kim, A few weeks ago I did the same thing that you did, started collecting white and repainted my little English cupboard to go with them and then ended up with a whole "NEW" set of dishes and put my white collection in a corner cupboard I had. I looove your hutch and new white collection they're really beautiful! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

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