A Pine Buffet and Hutch and Vintage Ironstone

I found a great pine buffet and hutch and some vintage ironstone this week.

We sold our solid oak buffet and hutch early this Fall and I have been searching for a smaller pine one (but it had to be affordable for us.) We picked this one up this morning from someone local. Although it is a simpler more rustic piece, I really like that it has open shelving and real tongue and groove backing. It isn't as deep so there is more room to sit at the table too.

I loved the oak buffet and hutch with all the drawers and paned doors. It was so well made, but it was just a bit too big for the small eat in area of our kitchen. My guys were also having a hard time with my desire to paint and distress it. Since they don't usually have strong opinions on decor stuff I thought it best to flip it (for a nice profit.) The new one just might see a new paint treatment in the New Year. 

Now I need to decorate the shelves. I will probably use my latest ironstone finds, this pair of vintage Wade lidded ironstone serving bowls I found at the thrift store this week. A score for $6 each!

 I love the creamy colour and the pretty scallops on the edge.

The inside of the lids are smooth and finished too.

We have lots of ironstone and white dishes in our dining room cabinet, so I will have to keep searching for more ironstone to fill these new shelves too. The knobs on the cabinet need to be switched out to black to match the hinges, and then I can take some time and decide what colour to paint it. Do you think a distressed white would make the ironstone disappear too much?

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  1. What a beautiful piece! I love the pine, but it would be beautiful painted too. You could always paint just the beadboard in back a pale grey or blue to make the ironstone "pop". I look forward to seeing what you decide to do. :)

  2. I like the idea of painting it, but what if you went with a butter yellow or a blue grey. I think the ironstone would really be show cased then. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

  3. Great piece! I painted mine ASCP old white, but I painted the beadboard back panel a contrast color, so the ironstone would POP! Awesome price for the ironstone.


  4. Beautiful hutch and I agree with the other ladies on their paint ideas. What a deal on that ironstone you found!!

  5. Love your ironstone and BOTH old and new hutches! I agree with everyone above on painting the back a different color to make the ironstone pop! Not sure I would have thought of that myself! ;)
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  7. Have fun filling it up!!! Love all your Ironstone!!

  8. You can never have enough Ironstone pieces.
    Now are you leaving the wood original or maybe a paint project in the future?

  9. Love your new hutch....I would be so tempted to paint....it looks great! Love all the white with the pine. BLessings!

  10. the hutch looks great. love the wood color...and you can always paint it when you are ready for a change

  11. Love the hutch and the ironstone. I am by no means a decorator, but I have seen so many pieces lately that were painted either black or a bright color, and I love the effect of the unexpected pop. I love white painted furniture, but your ironstone is so pretty, it would be a shame for it to fade into the background.

  12. Wow, you got lucky. I have an oak hutch that I want to replace with a pine hutch - and yours is EXACTLY hat I'm looking for! I

  13. very very pretty - love the backing and it sets off the ironstone perfectly....

    p.s. no package yet but everytime someone drive down our road I look out the window in anticipation!! :)


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