ic Kathe With an E: The First Ever Fall China Hutch Challenge

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The First Ever Fall China Hutch Challenge

I am so excited!!  I alluded in previous posts that I wanted your help.
I have a small china cabinet/ hutch in the kitchen eat in area.
I love to change it out for the different seasons. 

Over the weekend I wanted to dress her up (is your furniture male or female?) for Fall but could not make up my mind how I wanted her to look.

Then I remembered I have a gazillion (okay maybe not quite that many)  new friends that could help me!  You are those friends, my bloggy buddies and you get to pick which Fall decor I will use in the china cabinet this year.

I set up 3 vignettes in the hutch and will now post pictures of each of them.  The very top of the hutch will not change unless you give me a very convincing reason why it should be changed. I'm only 5'2"! Getting up and down a step ladder and still having to stretch is a pain (Mr. B is a great enabler but some things I have to do myself), so, unless you tell me otherwise, it stays.  
The rules are so simple:
Let me know in the comments which one you prefer.
  
The one with the most comments will be the winner and will stay decorated until I change it out after Thanksgiving.
Please let me know if you have any questions about any of the vignettes. 
And gosh, please don't be afraid to let me know if something  in any vignette needs to be changed/ moved around too. 
Think of this as our project that we are working on together.
You are my trusted friends and I am open to any suggestions.

I will post the winning vignette on Sunday, September 25.
Sound like fun? I think so :)

Ready? Let's go. 

Vignette1 - Pumpkin Love:



Vignette 2 - Falling for Purple:





Vignette 3 - Classic White:




So there you have it! 
3 different design choices to choose from.  
I am really looking forward to seeing your votes.  
Vote early and vote often...wait...no...just vote early m'kay? 

Find out which vignette won here
And the Winner Is 

42 comments:

  1. While I am a big fan of purple, I really like the classic white look.

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  2. I'm drawn to the classic white look as well. Simple and Elegant. Thanks for sharing the different variations...Maybe it's time for a hutch redo myself :)

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  3. Love the first one - love all the color, the turkey, pumpkins plates. It really pops against the wood. Oh - the top is a perfect fall display.

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  4. Oh how in the world can I choose. I love them all. So pretty. Each one is so different and so perfect. Thanks for sharing at TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  5. I love the classic white with the pinecones and sunflowers, but they're all great!

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  6. I think they are all very very pretty! I think the first one with all the lovely fall colors may be my favorite! Thanks for letting us vote!

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  7. I like number one the best. Number three is too blanc for me- but with a layering of those pumpkin plates added in it might be a lot more interesting. I'll stick with number one! After all fall is all about warm earthy colors!

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  8. They are all so pretty but I'm going to have to vote for the "white". It's just so simple and classic and the fact that I went all white this year also made my decision an easy one. I just love the white with the pops of orange! Thanks for the opportunity to vote.
    Marianne :)

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  9. I love them all, so I can't decide which one I like best. They are beautiful!


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  10. Oh, boy! This is hard! I like them all, but since I'm a white dish nut, I'm going to vote for the third one. I love the little pumpkin dishes in the second arrangement, but I still vote for number three. It's different and unexpected for fall, and I like that!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday to you...

    XO,

    Sheila

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  11. You did not make this easy! All three of your vignettes are lovely. After a lot of scrolling up and down and up and down again, I have chosen the all white vignette, #3. I like the simplicity and how the pumpkins accenting the top of the hutch really shine in this vignette.

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  12. All are pretty but my favorite is #1. It really catches the eye and is interesting with lots to look at but not too busy. That's my choice! Good job because they all look great.

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  13. These are all so pretty (and I can think of NO reason to change that beautiful top!!). I am an autumn color girl so No. 1 speaks to me the most. I love that square plate! Happy Autumn!!!

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  14. White. 100% white. I always change out my china during the holidays ... but still, even my Chrismas china is mostly white - I'm pretty basic. Alas, I have nothing crafty to share, but I'm stopping in to follow through the hop anyway - Hope you can stop by soon and return the favor :) http://www.shaunanosler.blogspot.com/

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  15. My goodness...decisions, decisions. I love them all, but the purple in the second one just jumps out at me!!! Guess that will be my pick! Happy Fall!

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  16. Okie dokie....I'm the color queen, but I've got to tell you that with the light wood of your cabinet, the white is ROCKIN'!!! The white doesn't upstage the large piece of furniture colorwise, and it just looks great with the touches of color added inside to complement what's going on on top. If I was going to change anything about #3, it would be to slide the largest pumpkin to the back in the middle, readjust the medium-sized pumpkin and add one more smaller one to make it a center display of three. If you don't have an extra white pumpkin, just put the pinecone that I see way back there in front of the pumpkins...all kind of triangular. The other 2 arrangements are pretty, but I think #3 best shines because all the color is broken up with the introduction of the white with just a hint of color mixed in. If you were going to add anything at all to the top, I would say some naked branches that extend outward and just over the sides of the hutch would look cool and represent the baring of trees during the season. OK....that's my 2 cents! Whichever one you choose is going to evoke a very pretty fall look! Good luck!

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  17. Since I love white and neutrals, I vote for #3. I liked #1 for fall but there were just too many elements. I would also get a big ladder and make the top items more integrated with what is inside the hutch, even if I had to beg my husband or neightbor to climb up there. I would also chalk paint the cabinet to a soft color that brought out the beauty of everything you put inside the hutch.

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  18. Hutch top is perfect as is. I prefer the simplicity of the third white hutch shelves however, they need just a "touch" more color to mesh with the top. Perhaps just a couple more sunflowers, autumn stemware --- just a bit more filler.

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  19. I forgot to mention in former comment, your pine cones could be glittered or painted on the tips with autumn colors which would add just the right touch of additional color to blend better with your lovely hutch top display! Simple and fast yet very effective.

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  20. very much like the white, but all are lovely.

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  21. Pumpkin Love is my favorite.Because I love and collect pumpkin things.judy j

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  22. This isn't easy at all -- they're all beautiful each in their own way. I love #2, but I think maybe I'd do one for September, one for October and one for November, just so I could enjoy them all!

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  23. Absolutely LOVE the first one! All those wonderful fall colors!

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  24. Oh they are all so pretty! I think the first one is my favorite. I just love the color, and especially the red in that one. Yes, I vote for 1!! But they are all wonderful! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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  25. This was difficult,as they are all three very nice... but I've chosen number 2. the purple adds just an extra punch to the fall colors.

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  26. Classic white!!



    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  27. All of the arrangemnts are lovely and whatever pleases you is best. But keep in mind, Fall colors can only be used for a brief time each year.

    Thank you so much to linking to Potpourri Friday. Your participation is appreciated!

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  29. I like number 1. If you don't use those fall dishes now, when will you use them? The other choices are pretty, but number one says, "fall" to me.
    Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog. I have joined yours, also.

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  30. I love the simple white! I think it looks very crisp & beautiful!

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  31. Number 2 speaks to me! Love the bold colors!

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  32. I love the classic white! I'd love to have you link up at my new linky party -

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  33. It took me looking at all 3 several times before I settled on one. Since the wood is lighter, I prefer the deep colors because they stand out against the light wood......and that is the reason I chose the bold colors in the purple vignette--number two!!! Thank you for allowing us to vote.

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  34. I would host 3 different events so you can do all three vignettes and hop off them for your party scheme!
    :)
    Gaylene

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  35. The second one! I love the purple, but the white one is very elegant too.....

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  36. I just love the plates in the first one. The white is also beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  37. I'm with Ellen -- I love the classic white, but the "Pumpkin Love" colors and arrangement is really calling out to me.

    This is fun! Thank you so much for including us in your creative process! And thank you for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!

    Jenn

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  38. Wow you did a wonderful job. I am hoping to get my Fall items out of storage soon. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time.

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  39. I like the white one but it seems like it should be a little 'fuller' or have some other white pieces a bit taller, or a different shape. All your looks were great, I just like the white one best, too.

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  40. Kathe, I adore everything especially the white though!! It is gorgeous!!

    I have just linked up with Laura's party!
    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  41. Oh no! You can't make me choose. I like them all. Why don't you use them all, maybe change every other week or so....Christine

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  42. You are SO good! I haven't changed my hutch in AGES!

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