Ma Cuisine, Week II ~ The Little Hutch and 100th Follower Giveaway!

On one of my first visits to my friend Thelma's antique shop, I had my name put on the back of a lovely cupboard which her dear sister, Penny, used to display linens.  Years past, and the day finally came when it was time for me to pick up my new hutch.

This isn't it.

This is the little hutch which Penny and her husband John were wheeling into the fill the void left by the linen cupboard...which was already loaded in their rig... about to head to my home.

Just as they placed the maple lovely in its niche and stood back and looked at their progress...I saw it and said, 


"I'll take that one too."

(Like The Little Big Hutch, it was solid they were asking $75 for it)


unlike the little big hutch...

I actually took some "before" pictures...well, at least of the bottom half...

Like this one...

The side had a zig zag of scratches...I had to patch those...but I'll be getting into the nitty gritty details of my kitchen makeover...another day.

So, once again,

in the meantime....'s my little breakfast hutch.

It sits just across the doorway to the family room...from the little big hutch.

a closer look

Just a little cleaning, sanding, prepping, staining, priming, semi-glossing, waxing, buffing...and here she is!  I changed the wooden knobs out for some thrifty finds.  

The milk can was my daddy' fact, I have a matching pair.  He kept cat food in them when I was little.  Well...for all I know there might still be cat food in em'.  We plopped a couple of cushions on top and used them for extra seating during his 50th birthday party in 1991...and haven't been able to open em' since...

: p


See that red box on top of the can?

Yeah, it's fully loaded.  Sara, you should love this...

It's an old ammo box...a thrifty find which I found for about $3.99 and filled with milk bottles from the bungalow my mom and I rescued and moved.  I've yet to clean the bottle tops I found elsewhere in the, some Kitchenaid replacement parts are doing the trick for now.  

They fit perfectly.

Quite a few $3.99 finds can be found here....

The pitcher ~ GW

Espresso Cups ~ Starbucks
(not including the lids...that's another story)

The Chantal teapot on the right was a lovely Christmas gift this year.  (Thank you Ari and Jeannie!)

I found a friend for it...the teapot on the left ~ The Salvation Army  


The red rimmed canister set ~ I can't remember where I bought it..but I love it.  I use the tins to store various flavors and brands of protein bars, tea, cocoa, wassail, and mulling spices.  Mmmmm...

I found the sweet vintage candles at an estate sale down the road.

The fruit bowl ~ Starbucks $39.95

I got it for $3.99

: )

I inherited the Swedish clock from my grandparents...

...along with this little hand-painted plaque...which is also from Sweden, via Daytons.

The original price sticker is still attached to the back.  It was around $1.14.

Fringey plaid tote ~ GW 25 cents

I found the pup apron last summer at an estate sale up the hill.  I bought the little dotted one the other day from an octogenarian who used to own a tea room.  She said that she is 25th in line to the throne of her Scottish clan.  One of my great great grandfathers shares her maiden, that's fun.


...what else....

Did I forget anything?

Would you like to know where the top of the hutch was when that "before" picture was taken?

It was on loan to The Little Red Shop

You can find a sweet selection of gifts for YOUR kitchen at!

After a mad fit of inspiration one night...(pre kitchen make-over)...I painted the top and used it for a wee soda fountain display.

A set of Rosanna Sweet Dreams Ice Cream bowls...just like the ones in the lower left-hand corner, will be headed to Pennsylvania soon.

Thanks again to everyone who participated and left such sweet comments!!!


What's next?

Did you notice the set of milkshake glasses up in that picture from the shop?

I'm having a 100th Follower Giveaway in honor of ya'll!  I appreciate you so much!!!  The winner will receive one boxed set of 4 Rosanna Soda Fountain Milkshake Glasses!

The inside of each glass is a different color!





Just in time for Spring!

Now, since this is a giveaway to celebrate reaching my 100th follower... must be a public follower to enter.

old or new

: )

Here's the scoop...

1.  To become a follower of my can find the link in the sidebar.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

2.  Leave a comment under this "100th Follower Post."

3.  You will receive more chances to win if you link back to my blog post about this giveaway with a post on your own blog, Twitter, or Facebook.  Then please come back and let me know about your link.  

This giveaway ended on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at midnight pacific time.  I'll be announcing the winner soon!

Thank you!!!

Click here to read last week's post about the little big hutch.

: )

Julie M.

Furniture Feature Fridays



*swoon* those photos made me squeal...
isnt it funny, i had just picked up a set of 'plastic' soda glasses thinking that they would be perfect for my girls and their iced coffee treats. but i put them back thinking another day.
i would be thrilled to be in the cookie jar for the giveaway.
thanks for the chance.
%*_*% rosey
Alison Agnew said…
Julie, I love the little hutch and all the red goodies around and on it. Red's my fave color and I try to have at least a splash of it in just about every room in the house. And those teapots are sweet. I'm having a little bargain-envy here!

I'm so glad you spammed me ;). The hutch makeover is fantastic and the way you decorated it just precious! Cute giveaway too. Congrats on 100 followers!!!
Oops. Forgot to say that I want in on the chance for the giveaway! I follow :).
Jen said…
I love the journey you take us through as we read about your treasures. I still have my milk can/cat food keeper (Sahalee garage sale no less!). No cat food these days. The racoons figured out how to take the lid off. And when we hammered on the lid... they tried to drag it away. :)
Annie said…
I am a follower! I also adore your new cabinets - wonderful finds :)

Enjoyed the photos! I like all the reds...and that little Swedish clock is adorable. ; )
she dreams big! said…
You always find the neatest things and for such great prices! I'm never that lucky! You know I've been a follower for a long time so that is one entry for your giveaway! I'll post a pic on my sidebar right now, so that is another entry! I'm sure to win, right?
she dreams big! said…
Julie - just added your giveaway to my sidebar. Good luck to all of your followers!
Farmgirl Paints said…
Love your little hutch! You did good girl:) That swedish clock speaks to me. I want a big cream one someday.

Throw my name in the hat. Super cute give-away:)
Uncovered Ruby said…
Your hutch is a great piece! I had so much fun reading where you found all your smaller treasures and what you paid for them..we all get giddy over those good deals.:-)
I've got you on my sidebar as a link, and I'm following you! Take care..Lisa
RobinBirdsNest said…
Really enjoyed the "little big hutch" makeover and all the great pictures! Love that old ammo box and the whole display. the milkshake glasses are adorable!
RobinBirdsNest said…
Just left a post about your giveaway on my blog!
Marigene said…
That dresser dressed in new paint with the hutch top added is so perfect for the kitchen...I love it. Great job!
Lisa said…
Cool! I cannot wait to see what else you show from your very great kitchen! I love all the red and white!! Congrats to DIY!!
I hope I win this one!! Love these type and I actually use them!
Hugs, Lisa
I'm a follower!!
Lisa said…
Posted to Facebook and Twitter with this link!
I am off to work on my blog!
Hugs, Lisa
Genevieve said…
"Sweet" giveaway! Those would be beautiful in my kitchen.....

Gen's Scrapbook Kitchen
Miss Melissa said…
Hi Julie, :)
Thanks for your sweet comment and stopping by my blog. :)Glad you like the frames, they turned out well i think! :) My son is so adorable, thank you! :) Thats very kind of you. I love your blog and your Vintage feel. So cute! :) Hope to stop by later and visit more of you! :)
cute hutch! very nice re-do! It's decked out so pretty.
thanks for visiting and commenting on my diy birdbath.
I am a brand new follower! I love to win this! THANKS!!
mandy-burkett at sbcglobal dot net
Unknown said…
How perfect that little hutch is! And I love the way you have displayed your fun vintage and new items! You have a knack for that!
New follower here! Love those soda glasses! So sweet!
I am loving your new cabinet and hutch! they look wonderful. And I really like the ammo box. What a cute idea!
Bearly Sane said…
Great makeover Julie!
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane
Anonymous said…
Hi, Julie, I'm Holly! i'm a pink lover and red lover,t oo! I guess I'm just a color girl!

Lisa told me about your blog and give away. These glasses are such yummy colors! Please count me in and I am now a follower! ♥
Happy 100th post!!
Such lovely things you posted today!! I love the Big hutch and all the things on it but I especially liked the red plaque!! Happy Rednesday!!
★Carol★ said…
The little hutch is just gorgeous with all of the pops of red on it! I especially love that Swedish clock and the ammo box full of milk bottles!
Happy REDnesday!
Thanks for the heads up on your new giveaway! I guess I was so busy looking at your wonderful blog, I didn't notice the date! I love your Hutch and little cabinet-what great additions! I have a milk can that I love-outside-I think I will bring it in!!!
Sara said…
Julie, I do love the milk bottles! And it always surprises me to read stories in your blog I haven't heard before, like the milk can cat food container. If my kitchen were a little bigger, I'd get one for Claude.
*SQUEAL*!! with delight! what a fabulous hutch put-together! Isn't it fun to do cute stuff like that? Love the display items, especially the clock and candles!
Thanks for coming to my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY! I'm lovin' your's so me!

Patricia said…
Love the red box!!!
You remind me that my before house was all vintage and recicled and the new one is well, new, but it could use some vintage decor...
chris said…
Oh yeah these are cute! I love that the inside is a different color.
I am a new follower, enter me in this super fun and cute giveaway!

thank you!
chris said…
I tweetered it. from @atonewithhim

Unknown said…
Your hutch is a real beauty and I love all the RED you have displayed. I am following you and invite you to come enter in for my 100th Post Giveaway :)

Gail@Faithfulness Farm
Unknown said…
Love the hutch. I would like to have one just like it. Those soda glasses are just so pretty!
Unknown said…
What a fun blog and posting. Just visiting from HodgePodge Friday. So glad to have found you here. Hope you don't mind if I follow along. Stop by my garden anytime.

Kate - The Garden Bell
Coloradolady said…
Wow....amazing. I am in love with how this looks. Love all your cute treasures displayed as well. Thanks for linking in with VTT!
Gay Vaughan said…
Wow! I think I am on overload..this is some amazing eye candy! Thank you so much for bringing your hodgepodge to the party! I love seeing what you are up to...and hope you will join again!
You made the piece fit in perfectly in your space. Love how you personalized it. Thanks for linkin up at the POPP.
Debbie said…
Great refinishing job on the hutch. I need to learn the art of fixing furniture so it looks beautiful again!
Jenn said…
Love love that little breakfast hutch!

I am going to to a 100th follower giveaway too! I am getting close!

toss my name in! =)
cute .. my kids would love them!~
Meg said…
I love the red and white you used to style the little breakfast hutch!
lise said…
I just found your blog and LOVE IT! So after my heart. I can't wait to sit with my cup of tea/coffee and read through it all.
Please enter me!
Laura said…
Wow what a transformation! I love it!

I'm featuring a necklace tutorial and giveaway. I'd love it if you stopped by my blog!
Amanda said…
Everything in this post is fabulous, I LOVE that fruit pitcher, beautiful!
Jess said…
I want a hutch like this! Thanks so much for posting at Favorite Things Friday!
Liv said…
I wish that you all could come to julies house for tea to really get the true effect of her creativity and the passion that goes into every project. I consider myself lucky to have her as a consult for my own projects!
Denise Marie said…
just wonderful make~over.

I love your ice cream soda glasses. They are so pretty. Of course, I had to become a follower! Pick me. lol
lindimity said…
I am so blessed to live around the corner from your little red house. I love seeing all the changes every time I stop by. Please enter me in your drawing. Blessings to you,
your cabinet is adorable i love the hutch with it as well- a great match! thanks so much for your help with linking- visit my blog now- i thanked you in my most recent post and showed off my new skill by adding a link to your page. :) many thanks!
Nice work, Julie! I love that it looks like something you'd find sitting in the corner of a farmhouse kitchen. I also love all of the red pieces displayed. Great job!

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