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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Welsh Hutch

 I have always loved the looks of the Welsh hutch.
I love the open shelving.
There's as many different styles as there are stars in the sky
but the open shelving is seen on nearly all Welsh hutches.
I have posted about my Welsh hutch many times but
I wanna do it again. ;>)
It's perfect for DEBBIEDOO'S COPYCAT MAGAZINE CHALLANGE


Mr. Sweet and I bought a MAPLE HARVEST TABLE when we first married,
over 50 years ago. We used it for  years and then.......
I grew SICK and TIRED of it....

One day, while looking thru a great magazine, I saw THIS....

and knew instantly how that olden, maple harvest table was
going to earn it's keep here at Sweet Nothings.
"Ooo, Mr. Sweeeeet.................."
So, he began to
DESIGN...
DRAW...
THINK...
DRAW AGAIN.........
and then he
STARTED TO BUILD  !
And, after he finished the building,
I began to paint in RED.
Yes, ma'am.....
he built that beautiful hutch top to slide that harvest table under
and
WALLA....
 I had my very own beautiful RED
WELSH HUTCH.

I love the fact that I can lift one of the leaves and have more room on the top for .....
STUFF...:)

I use this a lot for my desserts when we have a family dinner.

It's great when we have so many desserts that we need this added room.
lol
 Ever I  need an additional table for 6, I can slide this table out from under the  beautiful hutch top that he built.

I change the things on the top of the table 
ALL THE TIME....








but, THAT'S what NESTING is all
about....

I keep several of my thrifted, vintage
ironstone pieces here.
I USE these olden pieces of mine.
I don't think I even own a piece that is never used.

The burlap runner with red stripes
was a project I did a couple of years
ago....
Hutch from WOMAN'S DAY 2002 magazine
and  my RED copy.



COPY CATTING
is soooo
much fun.


Thanks to Debbie of
DEBBIEDOS
for hosting such a fun monthly party.

I am also joining in the fun at
VINTAGE THINGY
OPEN HOUSE
TIME TRAVEL
FAV. THINGS 

My thanks to ALL the hosts of these fine and fun parties.
 You make blogging such a fun hobby.


56 comments:

LV said...

You must have found the most talented man around when you married. He does excellent work on anything. Love your hutch. Are you using the new way? Next Saturday will probably be last day for me doing post. Even those that know blogging functions are having a hard time. It has been a great ride!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Wow! What a great way to re-purpose that table! And it is so handy, too! Mr. Sweet did a fabulous job! Love it! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Joyfulhomemaker said...

that is stunning well done to your husband,now i'll go have a word with mine lol

Debbiedoo's said...

I love your red hutch. So glad you kept it and gave it new life. It looks super. I would love to have a piece like that to store pretties and displays. Thanks Bj for joining in on the fun. Always happy to have you.

Patti said...

You have one handy hubby there! Unfortunately mine isn't quite handy with tools :-(

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I have always loved your red Welsh Hutch. It looks wonderful!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, what a sweet hubby you have. To take your dream to reality is priceless. I love your cabinet..
hugs ~lynne~

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I like yours so much better. That red is a gorgeous color!!! Mr. Sweet is a rock star!!!

Deb said...

Oh that is just SO pretty. I would have lots of fun with it, too. That Mr. Sweet is all that and a bag of chips. Hugs, Deb

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I never knew the term Welsh hutch...blogging is such a teacher! Yours looks wonderful and once again that husband of yours did beautiful work. I love the red!

shannon i olson said...

absolutely gorgeous. Amazing team work! Every detail is fabulous, what a fun treasure!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh that Mr. Sweet! Is there anything that man can't do? I have always loved that red hutch of yours!

Linda said...

Wow! How inventive. Love the red.

Blondie's Journal said...

I have always loved your red hutch and Mr. Sweet is so very talented! Great copy cat!

XO,
Jane

TexWisGirl said...

my word, your hubby is talented! i like this man!

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

What a sweetie you have to make this for you...it's fantastic! I love the side by side pic...it's almost identical! I think yours looks better the way you've filled it.

middle child said...

Hope you don't mind but I am really crushing on Mr. Sweet right now!

Patty Patterson said...

Ooooooo..... I wish I could build. Just think - if you could build it yourself you could make it to fit the space you have. I have a space that I would love to put one of these in, but it's not wide enough for one. However, one could be custom made to fit. Eventually, I'll find something ready made that fits into the space, though. Give your husband a big hug and let him know that he's got some pretty cool talents! All the ladies in blogger land are now jealous!

Olive Cooper said...

BJ, the Welsh cupboard is lovely but the story of how it came to be is more lovely still. hugs, olive

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I'm glad you posted this again BJ, I've never seen it before. Your husband is wonderful to make you all the things that you love! Great copycat!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

He did such a good job building that. How sweet of him. I can't get mine to build furniture. I know he could if he would try. Not his thang I guess. I love the new picture of the two of you on the side.

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, I love your Welsh hutch and Mr. Sweet is just amazing! He did a beautiful job and I love the job you do of decorating it. I'm coveting just a little bit. I'll ask forgiveness in a few minutes.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

NanaDiana said...

Bj- See...your newest followers have NOT seen that hutch nor do they know the story behind it (people like me). I just adore that he made it just for you. It is a wonderful piece. xo Diana

Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

What a great idea! I love this. I'm glad you approve of copy-catting because I seem to do a lot of copy-catting of your ideas....

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your hutch is beautiful, BJ, and I love the red! Your white dishes just stand out so wonderfully ~ what a great piece to decorate for Christmas.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your hubby is a gem, how wonderful that he can figure things like that and make them happen!
Your copy cat...well, I like it better...love the red...gorgeous!

Entertaining Women said...

Such a wonderful treasure...the hutch...and the husband. Love it in the red. I've enjoyed my Welsh Dresser for many years for its storage and its display benefits. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Kris said...

OH that is fabulous!!!

Susy said...

What a great team you are. Guess that's one reason you've been married so long (:

Pat@BPM said...

Love this, BJ. Love the color and everything else about yours.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

BJ,

OMG!! I love this hutch so much and hats off to your hubby for building the shelves for it!
I wish my Hubby was handy. I just adore red in the kitchen. If you stop by, I have a link to my Kitchen post that I entered in the "All Things Kitchen" Talent Scouting Party over at WhisperWood Cottage.I think you should enter this post...

Hugs,
Deb

Maria Elena said...

Oh, my! Your hutch is gorgeous!!! What an awesome job your husband did with this piece! And you decorated it just perfect! So pretty!

Gail said...

WOW, I LOVE your hutch! How wonderful that your husband built it..what a great job he did!!! I love the red.

Anita Stafford said...

Your Welsh hutch is lovely! I always enjoy seeing how you can display everything in such artistic ways!

Theresa said...

Ya know I am SO jealous of how Mr. Sweet can create to YOUR heart's content:) It is beautiful! Enjoy your day dear BJ, HUGS!

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
I adore your hutch! Having wonderful husbands who can take our vision and create masterpieces makes our homes so memorable!!! Thank you for sharing this hutch ...dessert, did you say? I'll be right over, dear friend!
Fondly,
Pat

The French Hutch said...

bj, You and Mr. Sweet make a great team! You are both so talented! Your hutch is gorgeous. His design is beautiful and your red paint is just sooooo gorgeous. I'm eyeballing my hutch as I type this comment, ummm red would look so good in my kitchen. Thanks for the inspiration.

~Emily
The French Hutch

xinex said...

How sweet and talented of your hubby to be able to build that beauty for you. It really looks fabulous, BJ. So pretty with all your displays too and so functional...Christine

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is absolutely fabulous. How wonderful that he built it. I love the way you always decorate it so pretty. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

~ Tami said...

Beautiful! I love it in red, you did a fabulous job on this piece, what a treasure :)
Tami @ Curb Alert!

Beverly said...

BJ, you and Mr. Sweets are quite the team. I always love your hutch. You have it "dressed" beautifully.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

And it surely helps, with 'copy-catting,' to have a talented wood worker, like 'Mr. Sweet'!!!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous blog you have!
I'm hopping over from Thursday Favorite things and can't WAIT to look around your blog. Hope you have a good day. I'm a new Linky follower.

Jan Davis said...

BJ, that is drop-dead gorgeous!!! I have been waiting to see that beautiful hutch, and you should have seen the smile on my face when I finally saw it. What a talented and crafty husband you have. He's a keeper...that's for sure! LOL By the way, your version of the Welsh hutch is WAY prettier than the one in the magazine. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Tanya@takesix said...

Beautiful!!!! Oh my what a great job! Great foresight on your part as well! Bravo!

royalegacy said...

Just beautiful work! Coming to you from Katherine's Favorite Things Blog Hop.

Danielle from Royalegacy

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a fabulously talented honey! Keep that guy! I love the job he did and the red really pops with your dishes. I absolutely love it!
Ruth

Melody said...

No wonder you've been married so long BJ...where would ya find another like that!!! They are few and fae between! Great Job looks perfect

Coloradolady said...

That Mr. Sweet is something else. Have you ever thought of leasing his skills out...woodworking skills!! You better keep him well fed and happy, he is a keeper.

I love your hutch, love the color and love that your sweetie made it!! Very nice. Happy VTT

bridgetstraub.com said...

I truly love every hutch I have ever seen! I love them in every room of the house!

Yona said...

Oh wow! That is such a good copy and all the more special because it was made with love.

Im stopping by from My Favorite Things Thursday at Katherine's Corner.

Great share!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

You get a 100 mark for this copy cat, you both did better than the original! What a job and the red is perfect! I love the way you decorated it too, with such lovely china! Congrats BJ, you got a gem of a DH! Hugs,
FABBY

Designs By Pinky said...

That is BEAUTIFUL and I love how you can still use the table is you need it!!!! TRES clever:):) Love the RED color too. Mr. Sweet did a great job. My hutch in my kitchen, my Joe builkt too. Isn't it wonderful to be married to a handy guy!!! XO, Pinky

Audrey said...

hi bj ... love the hutch and even more so because Mr. Sweet built it for you. He is a pretty talented guy, so I guess you will have to keep him. You are a keeper too with the way you make everything look so special. Blessings to both.
Hugs,
Audrey Z @ Timeless Treasures

Katherines Corner said...

This is so terrific,your husband is a handy fella together you made a gorgeous piece. I like yours so much more than the one in the magazine. xo Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things hop I hope you have a weekend filled with happy!

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

Mr. Sweet it just the sweetest! I love that red color and how pretty it makes your dishes. Makes for a beautiful hutch.