Sweet Dreams ~ The Little Red Shop's 100th Post Giveaway!

Hello, dear readers,

I've been a bit preoccupied...even a tad stingy, one might say.  So, now that I've reached my 100th post...I thought it was about time that I stepped up to the plate....or rather, the plates...and started sharing more of my projects with you!

So, without further ado...

Welcome to one little corner of my in-between kitchen.

The Little Big Hutch

Shop my sweet picks for YOUR kitchen at www.thelittleredshop.com

Beautifully built by Moosehead of Monson Maine, I found this hutch a few years ago at Goodwill for $150.00.  I generally don't pay that much for my thrift store finds...but knew that this was just the piece needed for my kitchen.  What I absolutely cannot believe, however, is that I didn't take any before pictures...when it was brown...and covered in stickers...and the biggest brass Chippendale hardware I've ever seen.  I replaced those lovelies with knobs, and pulls (which needed to be a special size) from Restoration Hardware.  They ended up costing almost about as much as the hutch!  It was and still is missing the farthest right pane of glass.  I'll replace it at some point...but for now, it works to house part of my cookbook collection.  (My daddy was a foodie and founding partner in a smorgasbord restaurant chain with his dad.)  I did catch a few snaps mid-restoration of my completely...... gross.....100 year old kitchen.  I captured all sorts of lovely shots of the degrossification process...but that is a post for another day.

In the meantime....

Here's Georgie,

Hey there, George.

I then turned the cupboard and used it to block the newly reopened entrance to the kitchen from the parlor...to keep out the wee furry ones.

That worked well.

Rest assured, dear reader, the degrossification process included disinfecting the cupboards prior to replacing the doors and drawers.  

Now, where were we...

Yes, that's the spot.


Doesn't everyone keep their rolling pins in a crock in a cage???

Here's what happened...I washed the crock then set it in the wire baskets I had found for a few at The Salvation Army...just in case the crock wasn't completely dry.  I then moved onto other projects.

And I actually kinda like it.

The crock was my daddy's...the waffley pin is from Sweden...via my great grandmother, Beda.  

All right, back up to the bird's eye view....

No, not that one....

(I found the wee bluebird at a farm tag sale down the road for 25 cents.  The teacup wall pocket was found at a thrift store for about the same...as was the little rooster spice box.  It came as a set of 3 with a little shelf.  The recycled glass blue heart was a birthday gift from one of my oldest school friends.)

This one...

The goldfinch figurine, cachepot and little spice cupboard were part of my grandparents' collection from their travels.  The cachepot is signed and numbered and came with matching sconces...which were on either side of the china cabinet in my grandparents' dining room.  I found the Bakelite steak knives whilst out junking...and the Andersens' Pea Soup crock was my dad's.

The picnic baskets were more great junking finds.  I saw the red one in the back of Goodwill and snapped it up for only $5.99.  The other two were about $7.99 each.  They are wonderful for holding cookie cutters and cake decorating supplies.  What do you think I should keep in the little fruit bedecked "faux basket" tin?

I have a thing for bowls.

I just love them.

The ruffle edged plates are Tracy Porter, from Target.

The large blue and white bowl is from Portugal...another thrift store find.

Time for dinner?

This wee bell is from my grandparents' kitchen.  It has a little smiley face painted on its other side.

I love aprons too.  I have a few from my mom's collection...but these aren't them.  The sweet swirly rack was a gift from my eldest brother, the scrapper.  It was one of his cool free finds.  I recently purchased the pretty plate second hand for $2.99.  I have similar plates from my childhood home...but they are waiting for the plastering, painting, and hammering to stop before they are put up for display.


Now, what was I saying about bowls???

I really love them.

I hope that you do.

I hope that you love coffee, chocolate, desserts, and tea too!

In honor of my 100th blog post, I'm having a little giveaway.  The winner will receive one set of Rosanna Sweet Dreams Ice Cream Bowls,  2 robin's egg blue Biscuit dishes from Anthropology, and a set of 4 "A Little Indulgence" cookbooks

Each of the four ice cream bowls comes in a different flavor/color...


Mint (Robin's Egg)



Around the rim of the creamy white inside of each bowl...names of different flavors are "drizzled."

dulce de leche

mocha chip

cookie dough



To top it off, the bowls come in their very own ice cream carton.  Most of Seattle-based Rosanna's lovely award winning dishes come in beautiful boxes.  I carry several designs in my shop.

With all of that sweetness in store for the winner...I thought they should have a couple of little dishes for sprinkles and other toppings too.  Thus, I'm including the two wee footed Biscuit dishes from Anthropology!

Recipes in this "Indulgence" cookbook collection include...

Café Mudslide

Cappuccino Cheesecake

Vanilla Coffee Kiss

White Chocolate Cranberry Pear Pastry

Basic Lemon Bars

Tea Roasted Chicken

Berry Spiced Iced Tea

Frozen Cocoa

Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls...

and so much more!!!

To enter to win my 100th Post Sweet Dreams Giveaway:

Entry to this giveaway is now closed.

1.  Leave a comment under this post.

2.  Become a follower of my blog for a second chance at winning.  You can find the link in the sidebar.

3.  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.  You will receive a 3rd chance at winning!


4.  If you stopped by my blog today looking for this post and reached an error page..let me know and you will receive yet another chance at winning!  I was jotting down some notes in the middle of the night and inadvertently hit the publish button.  

The giveaway ended Sunday evening, March 21st, 2010 at 5 O'clock pacific time.

You can shop our sweet picks for YOUR kitchen at www.thelittleredshop.com!

Best wishes, everyone!  Thank you so much for your participation and sweet comments!

And welcome to my new followers!  If ya'll can reach 100...I might just have to have another giveaway with some more sweet things from my shop!

: )

Julie M.

To see more show photos, etc...please visit my facebook page, where you can also follow The Little Red Shop, or you can visit us via Pinterest and Twitter.



Click here to read all about my little breakfast hutch in Ma Cuisine ~ Week II.


What a great giveaway -Happy 100th post
Anonymous said…
I like the cat! I also noticed the painted floors and want to know how that is working out for you.....let me know. My floor is in dire need of help.

Congratulations on your 100th post.

lindimity said…
Your hutch turned out beautifully!
You have a knack for following through on your great ideas!
oh my goodness! That is a dream giveaway Julie! I wish you happy 100th post and looking forward to a thousand more.

Thank you for always dropping by my blog. You are a sweetheart!!
I just tweeted about your 100th post giveaway too!

Alison Agnew said…
Love the yummy cabinet. Nice job! Now let's see. Following? Check. Linked to my blog? Check. Twittered? Check.(see below) Error msg? Check. (I clicked on the post yesterday and couldn't find it)

Great giveaway? Check!

Anonymous said…
I love love love getting to see all the beautiful nooks and corners you create in your life. Wish I could see them in person more often! The hutch is amazing. Your finds incredible. Your so-much-more-than-functional use of every little space... brilliant! Congratulations on your 100th post. I look forward to many more. Love you!
Jen said…
One-handed typing with a wee one on my lap... the previous anonymous comment was from me! Oh, and fourfireflies.com just became a little sweeter with a link to your blog. :)
Megan said…
wow, what a fabulous corner of your kitchen. i have wild dreams of one day finding an equally shabby old hutch to do up and make beautiful somewhere in my house... on day.

if you are willing to post all the way to australia, i'd love to enter your giveaway too.. but if not i'd understand.
Cheryl said…
I am so glad that I came by your blog! How delightful! And a giveaway to boot!

I love what you did with your cabinet from the Goodwill (also one of my favorite places for finds!) And you picked up some wonderful tins and bowls! I will grab your button, and put it on both of my blogs (one about sewing, the other about lots of things!).
I'll be back!
Lynnette VD said…
WOW! Those are soo cool!! I would LOVE TO win!!
Ally said…
Happy 100th blog post dearest :)
Jenna said…
the bowls are so Spring-y!
Lynnette VD said…
I've become a follower of your blog!!
Lynnette VD said…
I tweeted twitter.com/4altoflovingu
Ally said…
tweet tweet :)

Jenna said…
I'm now a follower - I love the "new" hutch.
Cheryl said…
I need to read a little closer, I became a follower. Sorry, I was looking for a little button to post!:)

Anyhow, I did post about your giveaway on my blog, and it also hit my Facebook page.

Good luck!
Corky said…
Love what you did with the hutch! Your cat is so cute, too. Love the little bird in the cup. I wish I could find 25 cent deals like that! Thanks for the great giveaway and congrats on your new site.
corky said…
Oops, meant to say congrats on your 100th post, not new site. (New to me and I will follow it through the RSS feed)
I love your picnic baskets and they look great on top of your awesome cabinet! Your collection of aprons are also soooo stinkin cute displayed on that cute rack. Please count me in on your giveaway!

I'm a new follower:)

Jingle said…
Congratulations on reaching 100 posts!!! That is exciting! Bowls are fun...I can totally see how one could acquire a 'thing' for them! Your collection looks lovely!
I will post about your wonderful giveaway on my sidebar. Come by and show off all your great finds at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...hope to see you there!

congrats!! What a fun giveaway.

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com
Anonymous said…
congratulations on your 100th post! and here's to 100 more!
Just Charming said…
Congratulations! Thanks for all the inspiration and decorating loveliness! Love it all!
Tara... said…
what an awesome dresser! Sew gorgeous :)
Hehe, i adore the little icecream bowls *fingers crossed*
Anonymous said…
I am now following you!! #1

I am posting! #2

I love your new hutch. I found an old desk and my hubby refinished it and it is so nice!!
The Smith Hotel said…
Yeah another cookbook collector! Love your hutch too!

alexandra said…
Great giveaway! I love your site... i discovered it through http://sweettidings.blogspot.com/ ... I just subscribed!! :) Thanks for doing this... please enter me in the drawing, thanks a bunch,

Roeshel said…
Hi Julie! Nice to meet you! I enjoyed your post - you're so funny and I love what you've done and your collections. :)

Thanks for linking up to the DIY Project Parade! I'm a new follower!

she dreams big! said…
OK Julie - who took me off the follower list! I wondered why I haven't seen your recent posts but I fixed it now! Love your kitchen - so bright and cheery! Do you like to cook too or just read cookbooks (like my mom did)? Thank you for your sweet comment. Congrats on 100 posts. I'll add your giveaway to my sidebar now! ~~ Connie
i blogged your 100th post milestone and giveaway. Yippee!

Suburban prep said…
These bowls and ice cream what more is needed to put a smile on a face.
msgb245 at gmail dot com
Lisa said…
Ok now I have a whole list of cook books I want! I LOVE your spot! Rolling pins and all! You know they can be naughty a cage is a good idea! hehe
Thanks for sharing!!
Hugs, Lisa
Lisa said…
Hi it's me again! lol I was so taken by your great hutch and goodies I didn't read all the details!! I love the giveaway! I'm a bowl nut too!!! I love the soft colors!
And Georgie is a cutie!!!
Thanks for offering this great giveaway! I have been a follower for a while!
Happy 100th post!!
Hugs, Lisa
Beautiful hutch (and beautiful kitty, too) Count me in on your generous giveaway!
Christine said…
just found your blog...would love to enter your giveaway...love your hutch what we call dresser!
happy 100 posts...
Patricia said…
Hi! What a lovely blog! I just love what you do, and the fact that one of the bowls has the "dulce de leche" flavor on it (my favourite along with chocolate) makes this giveaway even more irresistible!!!


Patricia said…
I´m a follower!!!

I´d like to blog/twitter about this giveaway but I can´t read anywhere if it is or not international (my blog is only about international ones)

Anyway if it is and you think it´s possible please drop me a line telling me so and I´ll be blogging soon.


Patricia said…
I´m blogging here:


And I´m twitting here:



abby said…
those bowls are so pretty! i would love to eat my soy cherry chip ice cream in one of those:-)
Patricia said…
Shame on me!

This is the correct link to my blog post:


This entry doesn´t count but I wanted to give you the right link, I´m sorry!


Ok, so I love chocolate (who doesn't?!), I love dessert (especially the cheesecake kind!), I love coffee (trying to cut back though) and I love tea (drinking some right now... French Vanilla flavor... yum).
And now I love your blog. You are so creative. The hutch looks wonderful!
I have become a follower.
I look forward to reading some more of your posts.
Great inspiration!
EnchantedBella said…
Wonderful give away. Beutiful hutch I would love to become a follower to see more of your projects.

Thanks Rebecca
What a great hutch makeover. It is loaded with goodies, I love the picnic baskets and aprons.. great cookbook collection too! Bella
hello, i was sent here by christy over at sweet tidings..boy am i glad she sent me!! what a lovely blog you have.
i have loads of 'tins' like yours and mine house crafty items, ink pads and stamps and one even houses lovely letters that i have received from my blogging pals..it makes me feel good to look through it from time to time :)
i would love to enter your giveaway which just so happens to fall on my 6 year olds birthday..she is having a tea party with 8 of her friends. pass the tea pot, balancing books on their heads, pin the cherry on the cupcake and an egg hunt are on the agenda for the day!!
off to follow your blog
%*_*% rosey
What a find! And I love what you did with the hutch. I love everything that you have displayed in it! Congrats on the 100 followers and what a nice giveaway!
Oh, My! How did I (almost) miss this awesome giveaway in honor of your 100th post?!? And what a lovely giveaway it is!

Enjoyed the Little Big Hutch and its contents ~ Can hardy imagine it brown and covered in stickers. A lovely and functional piece now!
Kindly, ldh
Barbara Palermo said…
What a great giveaway... Happy 100th post!!!
ricettebarbare at gmail dot com
Barbara Palermo said…
I'm a new follower of your blog!!
ricettebarbare at gmail dot com
Barbara Palermo said…
I post about your giveaway on my blog: http://candyricettebarbare.blogspot.com/2010/03/cookbook-giveaway.html

ricettebarbare at gmail dot com
My, my, my, you have done a fantastic job on that hutch! I can just imagine how ugly it was in its former life. So glad you had an eye to envision its future! Amazing how it fits perfectly where you put it!
picknstitch said…
So nice to find your blog! You love the same things I do, so I'll be sure to be back often.
Dawn said…
Great display on and within your hutch. What a great find!
Happy St. Patrick's Day,
Oh, I'm so glad that I found you! I love your site! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! I'm a cookbook collecter, too! Blessings!
craftytammie said…
wow! what great ideas - especially the picnic basket for cookie cutters, I am totally copying you. I also love the rolling pins in the crock - they take up so much space in my drawer. Loved this peek into your goodies!
Giveaway link. RT sidebar. http://ladyhightowerscastle.blogspot.com
Erin said…
Wow, I love the hutch and what an awesome giveaway. Please enter me.
★Carol★ said…
Your hutch makes me very happy, especially with all of those gorgeous picnic baskets on top! And the lovely aprons hanging next to it! What a generous giveawa! Thank you for the chance to win, and please give George a little tickle under the chin for me!
Happy REDnesday!
Anonymous said…
So nice to find your blog today. Carol is right this hutch is just plain HAPPY and a good idea for my daughter and her kitchen after her marriage! This is a great extra storage and display spot! Maybe one day my daughter will like my aprons too! You brightened my day! Bless you! --Beth K.
Su-Ee said…
congrats on your 100th post!! i love the giveaway! pick me! pick me!! :D
Lois said…
Your blog is so nice. I enjoyed visiting it. Come on over and visit mine. You're always welcome.
ColtysMama said…
I just look at your cozy corner and relax. You are making God proud, using the talent he gave you to the fullest.
Congratulations darling! 100th post!
This giveaway is great! Please, count me in!
Ms. Bake-it said…
I am so glad I found you! I love your site! What a wonderful giveaway! I collect cookbooks too.

~ Tracy
Ms. Bake-it said…
Congratulations on your 100th post! I am a new follower!

~ Tracy
Ms. Bake-it said…
I posted about your giveaway on my sidebar with a link back to you. I would love to win this giveaway for my darling DIL.

I love what you did with the hutch and how you have the rolling pins displayed. George is a cutie. He is similar to my Bagheera.

~ Tracy
Jean said…
You ARE allowed to put your rolling pins in a crock in a cage! For a second I thought you had named you hutch project "Georgie" ha. You're allowed to do that too if you want. Enjoyed the stop.
Anonymous said…
Congratulations on 100 posts! I would love to be entered in your drawing. I'm here from your link on Coastal Charm.
Anonymous said…
And I'm adding myself as a follower :)
❀~Myrna~❀ said…
I love your wonderful collections !
Congratulations on your 100th post !
Please enter me in your fab give away !I have become a follower ,too.
Unknown said…
Oh, that is beautiful! It looks like it should be in a magazine .. and I love the rolling pins in the crock in the cage! :o)

Thanks for stopping by Our Journey earlier!
A new reader of your blog...glad I stopped by :-) Do enter me in your 100th post Giveaway. Love the redo on the hutch, by the way. Skip over to my blog when you have time. Our blog is noted on pg. 12 of the May issue of Romantic Homes magazine!
Grace Wong said…
thanks for the giveaway and happy 100th post!
Grace Wong said…
I also followed you, I can't wait to see your future posts!
Grace Wong said…
yay, I also blogged!
I love what you did with your hutch! WHo would've guessed it had Chippendale hardware??!
Please put my name in the hat for this "sweet" giveaway, and congrats on 100 posts!
All the best,
Anonymous said…
I really like your hutch! I need to find one!! :)

ps After coffee, let's go get it! I think your hutch will fit my truck!
Love your hutch! I always wondered how my oak one would look painted {not that I want to paint it, but I did wonder} and yours is very similar in style. Love the giveaway items!
Anonymous said…
Please enter us in your giveaway!

The Two Jackies
Ria said…
beautiful stuff
Lori said…
I want one of these. Watch for my apron post, I am working on a new way to hang them. Should be done by Sunday, rainy weekend, I'll be working inside.
Jenny said…
I love what you've done with your hutch. It turned out beautiful!
Congrats on 100 posts!
Jenny said…
I just became your 100th follower!
Anonymous said…
Just stumbled across your blog and I'm glad I did! Those bowls are dreamy!
Anonymous said…
I am a follower!
Janna said…
I'm another that loves filling my home with unique finds and pieces handed down in the family. I love the way you've displayed it all. Thanks for the inspiration and the great give away chance!
Happy 100th post!!! I found you over at Coastal Charm and am so glad I did!!! I can already tell I'm going to become a big fan!!
Bethany said…
The hutch is so cute. You have way more patience than I could ever have for something like that. So creative & pretty!
I am a new follower!

Come visit me at Burkett Blessings sometime! :-)

mandy-burkett at sbcglobal dot net
Joanne Kennedy said…
I read about your blog/giveaway from Linda at Coastal Charm and I'm so happy I did.

Not only am I thrilled at a chance to win your giveaway but I love your blog! I read through several pages and will be back tomorrow to read more.

I'm having a little giveaway at my blog too if you would like to pop over and join I would be honored.

Joanne Kennedy said…
Oh I'm a follower too and I forgot to tell you I love your kitty! So cute.

I blogged about this giveaway here:


mandy-burkett at sbcglobal dot net
Anonymous said…
I am lucky enough to live close enough to see all of these beautiful creations, step by step. One of your biggest gifts is taking something that someone thinks is so used up and finding a new use for it.

Please enter my name in your give-away!

babalisme said…
Yaaay Happy 100th post!

Nice meeting you!
babalisme said…
i'm a new follower!
Sylvia said…
My mouth watered just thinking of eating ice cream in those bowls..hahaha. I have become a follower of your blog and have posted your link on mine. I am off to see more of your blog...btw..love that red window.

Terri Gordon said…
Wow, what a wonderful giveaway, love bowls too and love the colors, thank you for the opportunity to win. Have a wonderful week. I love your beautiful hutch, you did a wonderful job on it. Have a wonderful week. Terri
Terri Gordon said…
I also just became a follower.
I came by way of Funky Kunk and I am glad I did! I love your hutch...I wish I had room in my kitchen-it is something I have always wanted. I love bowls, too and am a sucker for them in Target, Homegoods, etc.!
Please enter me in this "sweet" giveaway and congrats!!!
I am now a follower, too!
Prairie Scraps said…
I never thought about using my china cabinet to display my cookbooks! What a great idea!
Prairie Scraps said…
I'm a new follower!
Andy Porter said…
I'm your 110 comment!! Obviously you are very adored!! I love the hutch! It is STUNNING!!

Thanks so much for joining me on Creative Cats!! It's a PLEASURE!!!

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