The anticipated hutch of CCH has finally been revealed! & boy, was it fun to see it come together! Santas, bottle brush trees, Christmas glassware & English advertising pots have taken over this year.
Every season, our kitchen hutch gets a makeover & Christmas is always my favorite one to create. The magic of Christmas allows me to embrace the colors I usually avoid all year. This year, the cuteness of Santa is coming to the hutch; how would this not be my favorite?
When I planned how to style the hutch, I wanted it to be full of vintage & new but the new to have a vintage-inspired look. I think I achieved just that by not being able to distinguish the new Santa mugs from the vintage ones; maybe I've had the "new" ones for a while now, and soon enough, they will be vintage, LOL! The bottle brush trees naturally have a vintage look to them, which is why I love to collect them. I placed a bottle brush tree in each Santa mug or advertising pot. A simple advertising pot was now Christmasfied!
My glassware, Christmas themed either by their print or the color of the glass, took up space this year & I was happy that I brought them out to be seen. As much as I would love to say that we use our vintage dishes & glassware daily, I'd be lying to you. I'm so afraid that I or "we" will break them; I know we should use them, & I get that I shouldn't just store them away, but in reality, they're at some point being displayed in our home & I have taken time in curated such a collection that I love & use for my tablescapes that many of you have enjoyed seeing. So, to have the red, green & clear glass out on display brought color to the shelves & Christmas joy!
Then, the newest Christmas collection has arrived at CCH: Santa punch bowls! I know they're so adorable & I love everything about them! I found them at a local shop, & I have linked them to ones that are currently available online. The cuteness of their faces sets them apart from any Santa I have ever seen! The detail on them is perfect & I am excited to have them a part of our Christmas hutch this year & they'll be present every year.
When I create our hutch, I like to keep it clean & not cluttered. Even if there are a lot of items involved, I keep it by grouping similar things, such as the glassware on the bottom shelf & only a few in other places. The multi of the colors & prints keeps it clear. The punch bowls are placed evenly on the middle shelf, and even though they're cute & you may want to stay looking at them on this shelf; given that there are only three & are evenly spaced, it keeps the eye moving onto the next shelf. The accent pieces are items that are simple & easy on the eye. The mugs & pots are all on the top shelf as they have the height to them & have a whimsical touch to them, which has helped keep "things moving."
Quick Tips When Creating A Large Space:
Plan on what you want your space to look like
Gather your items with a theme of three to five items.
Use different textures; this helps to keep a cozy vibe & balance.
Create light by using an element that has natural light or a reflection. In my hutch, I have clear glass & within the bottle brush trees, the sparkles on the needles reflect in any light.
& lastly, create what works best for you & your family & the given space.