Hey gang! It’s time for another round the Lifestyle Of Love blog hop hosted by my good friend Cindy at County Road 407! A Lifestyle of Love is a group of super talented ladies that get together every other month to bring you beautiful vintage and farmhouse decorating ideas using antique and repurposed goodies!
This month’s theme is hutches! If you’re coming over from Postcards From The Ridge, isn’t Angie’s hutch amazing?
I decorated this hutch with blue glass a few weeks ago for spring. One of my readers suggested that I keep the blue glass in there all year. Challenge accepted!
So all the blue glass will stay in for the entire year, and I’ll just switch out the rest of the decor for the seasons. This will be interesting!
Before we get too deep into this, I wanted to mention that I bought this hutch a couple of years ago and painted it. I posted a tutorial including the paint and supplies I used here.
When I transitioned the hutch from spring into sprummer, I didn’t change anything on top or the side cabinets. I just changed the middle up by removing the resin birds, nests, and pothos vines and replaced them with flowers.
The flowers I used are violas (bottom left), bacopas (top middle) and dahlias (bottom right.)
Same flower varieties, different angle of the shelf.
People often ask me how I get outdoor flowers that need a lot of sun to survive indoors. There’s really no secret – I just don’t keep them indoors for more than a few days.
This time of year I’m constantly buying flowers to plant in our yard, but I am rarely able to plant them the same day that I buy them. So I figure I might as well bring them inside for a few days to enjoy them until I can get around to planting them.
If I don’t get around to planting them outside in 3-4 days, the flowers will start looking a bit sad and I know it’s time to get them back outside in the sun to rejuvenate them.
I’m having my mom over for dinner on Mother’s Day so I hope they will hold out until then!
This hydrangea I one of eight that I will be planting in front of our deck at the front of our house. Isn’t it gorgeous? I hope I can keep it blooming purple blooms each year!
That’s it for me! Next up is Common Ground – Debra takes her hutch styling to the next level!
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I love the idea of keeping your blue glass in your cabinet year-round and then simply changing out accessories for each season. Both your spring and summer looks are so pretty! I did a ton of pinning because I love how you styled this cabinet for both seasons.
Thank you so much Paula!
In a million years, I would have never thought to use potted plants in a hutch like this, Michelle. It looks so good! I love the way the blue glass pops and how your vintage containers help celebrate the season too. You always give me fun ideas to try. Hope your weekend is a special one, CoCo
Thank you so much CoCo!
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
I just love how much the blue glass brightens things up. And the transition from spring to sprummer is fabulous! So many fun ideas Michelle!.
Thank you so much Kim!
I love all the inspiration. Thanks.
I love the hutch you used. Can you tell me where I might purchase one?
Well BAM! What a beautiful and Sprummer hutch! I agree with whomever said you should keep the blue. I use my blue stuff all year round. Except for Christmas time. It’s the only thing that works in the rest of the house that coordinates the what-were-you-thinking blue paint in the kitchen. And we have a fairly open floor plan – yep, go ahead and roll those eyes. I know. I’m getting up the courage to paint it a neutral color but I have to wait until the hubs goes out of town. LOL! Thank you so much for joining in. Love everything you did with your fabulous hutch. Pinned
LOL Cindy! We all have those rooms with what-were-you-thinking paint colors! I swear if we ever move or repaint the walls I’m just painting everything white and calling it a day! Thanks so much for hosting this super fun blog hop my friend!
Debra Oliver says
I love all that blue glass, especially those huge jugs and demi-johns on the sides. That’s such a great idea in keeping the glass and just changing out the seasonal accessories. That cabinet is wonderful, Michelle, hope you’ve had a great weekend.
Thanks so much Debra! I hope you had a wonderful week!
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
Wow! That cabinet was made for displaying your gorgeous collection of glassware. No matter the season, it’s so lovely!
Thanks so much Christy!
Lora Bloomquist says
This should be on the front of a magazine, Michelle; simply stunning! I also think the middle is the perfect example of how to use the “X” concept! I love that you’re going to keep the aqua jars in there all year; they are a farmhouse neutral, for sure! And love the watering cans all facing out; I noticed every detail:) Styling perfection, indeed!
Thank you so much Lora! I didn’t realize I used the X concept until you pointed it out to me 🙂 I hope you had an amazing week!
Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge says
Michele, your hutch looks so pretty painted and I adore everything you have inside of it! The blue jars, antique scale, and flowers are perfect for sprummer. I look forward to seeing you you incorporate those gorgeous jars throughout the year. I’m sure whatever you do will look amazing. ~ Angie
Thank you so much Angie!
Marilyn Holeman says
Thank you for telling us what flowers you used! Very pretty display.
You’re very welcome Marylin and thank you!