It’s August and the color scheme for the china cupboard needs changing for the last part of Summer. It’s fun to change out the dishes and show some of the great pieces that I’ve found thrifting.
I began by switching the dishes from a collection of colorful pieces to all white with a little bit of color. I chose three tea sets to display. The bottom shelf holds a set from my Grandmother that is dear to my heart. she loved the pink roses and the blue accents. the second is a gold and white set that I often use for Christmas but is perfect for this display. Finally, a Michael Aram set with a coppery sheen. A variety of Stoneware pitchers and teapots along with some beautiful plates complete the basic look.
Then I began to add some color to the design. In the picture above you can see a great book by Southern Living on simple flower arrangements…perfect for Summer.
A gorgeous bundle of herbs was added to a Stoneware pitcher bring the scents and color of the garden to the cupboard.
A delicate spray of pink hydrangea was added to a medium-sized stoneware pitcher. Hydrangea are one of my favorite Summer flowers.
Next, in a beautiful crystal pitcher, a bouquet of Summer flowers and lemon verbena is added to the cabinet.
This book on tea was added to the shelf holding the Michael Aram tea set. It seemed like a perfect pairing.
Changing out the decor in a hutch like this can give the room a whole different feel. I love how these simple changes allow me to display some of my favorite pieces and add in a little bit of Summer.
The pieces displayed in the bottom part of the cabinet are all earth tones and mostly hand thrown pottery pieces. I love using these greens and browns in table settings and for display. They add to that Summer feel and will take this cabinet straight into Fall. Of course, I have to note that all the pieces here are thrifted with the exception of my Grandmother’s tea set, the crystal ice bucket and the green plates on the lower right side of the cabinet.