Monday, February 24, 2014

A Transitional Winter Spring Dining Hutch

I have found myself longing for Spring.  
Longing for soft colors, buds on trees, and fresh air.

Oh Spring! 
I know that you are near, 
but sometimes you are just not near enough! 

 I wanted to decorate for Spring so badly.
Trouble is, it's hard to decorate for Spring 
while there's so much snow on the ground.
We did got a few warmer days, temps up into the mid 40s, 
but from what I hear,
the single digits are back this week.

What to do?

I made a transitional Winter to Spring vignette
 on my dining hutch.  
A touch of Spring, but without all the 
soft colors of Spring that I'm craving right now.  




Neutral is the name of the game.

I made the rag wreath out of cream, white & beige fabric.




You've probably seen a lot of this stuff in other vignettes before.

The only new piece is the screened box.
I found it at the antique store & I just loved it.
I have no idea what it could have been used for in its
former life, but I like the texture it adds here.


I pretty much "shopped the house" for this display.

I love to borrow from around the house,
but the trouble is, it always leads
to having to fill in the stuff I borrowed
from the other rooms!  


C'mon Spring!
I'm patiently waiting for you.

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27 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gina I am lovin this soft look!!

anangloinquebec said...

Oh I am waiting patiently as well. Meanwhile, your spring dining hutch is looking very inspirational.

Diane said...

Gina - this vignette is lovely and I adore the neutral colors. I am always attracted to brown, white and beige in my real life. My tablescaping life is a different matter!! I think Spring has already arrived at my house - we will see!! It is supposed to be 72 degrees here today and the Red Bud trees are blooming!!

Marigene said...

Gorgeous vignette, Gina! I am anxiously awaiting spring...anything that is green!

Blondie's Journal said...

Gina, this is so pretty and just perfect for this time of year. Your rag wreath is so cute! I love the bird sitting on the pedestal bowl. I think the screened tray is something that gardeners use for sifting through seeds, cuttings, etc. And they dry veggies, herbs and fruit on these. Not positive.

I have to do something with my mantel...thanks for the inspiration! :)

XO,
Jane

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Gina, I am doing exactly the same thing today and I am still rearranging!

Judy K said...

Gina your vignette is beautiful. I love the neutral colors. I'm so over this winter already!!

Gail said...

Oh Gina, it's beautiful! I love it!!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- It all looks just gorgeous, Gina. You did a great job.

Now, I am not sure but I THINK that screened piece is one they might have used in the bottom of a bee hive to keep larger "critters" from gaining access to the hive/honey from underneath the hive. I remember seeing something similar because my uncle kept bees on our farm and his. xo Diana

My Forever Changing Home said...

Very pretty Gina. As always, I love your vignettes! We have a tray exactly like that and we use it to sift the trash/dirt from our field peas. My husband puts a fan underneath it and it blows the lightweight hulls etc out after we shell them in the pea sheller. The wire is just thick enough to keep peas from falling through. I guess this type of tray box has many uses. Hopefully spring will be here soon. My garden needs a ton of work, we could use some pretty days!

Maria Elena said...

How beautiful, Gina! You always do such pretty vigenettes. I love this look! Hurry up, Spring! :)

chateau chic said...

I love your neutrals with all the whites. So pretty this transitional time of year. Love this, Gina!!
Mary Alice

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Gina, this vignette is so pretty! I love your choice of neutrals! You always have the best ideas! I know where to come when I need some inspiration!

Gypsy Heart said...

Stunning! We've had warm temps for a few days...almost 80F and now back to the 40's & rain. :)

xo
Pat

Debbiedoos said...

Very cute Gina! Perfect transition for Winter.

Teresa said...

Well, since you decor for it so nicely I won't be sorry for you. At all. What a lovely Hutch... so whimsical and peaceful. An Hymn to Winter, which has its own unique Beauty.

We're on that phase that we have the four seasons (well, the Summer part is only me thinking - I'd live well with 60 degrees for Summer ah) during the day but Nature is battling Global Warming or/and Polar Vortex in an inspiring fashion :)
First buds are here - and may (will!) be doomed when Winter shows up during the night :( - flowers too, but do they care?! Nope, braving and trusting.
Hope Sun shines in your neck of the woods soon and you can create and enjoy Spring indoors and outdoors.
Teresa

kitty said...

Gina, you make the prettiest vignettes and your transitional one waiting for Spring is perfect! Did you paint your hutch or did you buy it that color? I am really thinking of lightening up some pieces that I have.
Also, your "new" old lantern does look wonderful right back where it belongs. Mom's are so smart!!! xo

Dawna Motz said...

Hi Gina! I love your neutral colored hutch! I shop my house all the time as well...surprising how just re tweaking a few things from here to there can make such a difference. I am so ready for spring as well,,,I am working on my wee shelf above the stove today, so hopefully will get a post done on it soon. Happy thoughts of spring weather to you my friend!

Art @ Home said...

How pretty! I adore winter whites, and the texture of the browns do hint at spring. :D

You are very good at staging vignettes, m'dear! LOVE this one!

xo,
RJ

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

It's a super look Gina. I'm seeing neutrals everywhere lately.
I hope spring comes soon too. As you know it's snowing once again. I think a big storm is coming this weekend. UGH

Debbie said...

I love it! I am so all about neutrals anyway, and this year more than ever. It's a perfect transitional look.

Ana said...

What a great idea, transitional decor. I am so ready for Spring too. Your hutch looks beautiful. I just love, love, love the screened box. Sending you tons of warm hugs.

❤️Ana

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Not sure how I missed this until now, but I love it. So pretty. I am more and more into someting super soft and monochromatic. Gorgeous vignette. Hugs, Marty

Linda P said...

Lovely Gina, I love the clean neutral look of it all. Such a fun rag wreath too.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

I think we are all liking the soft natural look of your spring hutch and decor. We have more snow here in Kansas City today.

Mel said...

Love this. The textures and soft white are perfect together.

Shannon Fox said...

I'll live vicariously through you and pretend my house is decorated for anything resembling Spring... and not a tornado of room flipping.

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