Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Hutch

Popping in today to share pictures of my hutch decorated for Christmas!  I mentioned when I posted about my Christmas mantel that I had to re-locate our stockings up and out of Kole's reach.

My hutch was the perfect solution!  It even has five pegs on it - how lucky was that.  :)

I think I spent a whole ten minutes putting this together.  I just used things I already had and kept it simple.  

The only new addition is the candy dish below Kole's stocking.  It was my grandma's and my mom gave it to me at Thanksgiving this year.  I love displaying things I love mixed with things that are sentimental and special to me.  In my opinion, that's what decorating is all about.



I added a little greenery between the white pitchers and vases to spruce things up a bit.  

The stockings are hung and ready for Santa!  Bonus:  the stockings are hung and out of Kole's reach! 

And because I love transformations, here is a quick before and after:

{Fall Hutch}

{Christmas Hutch}

Kids are out of school!  We have had such a nice LAZY morning.  It felt so good to not have to pack lunches and rush out the door.  My candle is burning and Christmas music is playing and we are all still in our pajamas.  Breakfast, coloring, and a little dancing have been the agenda so far.  We have a neighborhood Christmas party this afternoon and a few more gifts to deliver.  Our vacation is off to a good start!  I'm really looking forward to spending time with my kids.  Their excitement is contagious!

Happy Monday before Christmas everyone!   

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Erin! I am so happy to be the first to comment! I LOVE your Christmas hutch! So clean and festive!! Enjoy your Christmas vacation!! Here on the East Coast, the kids are going to school until Thursday!! :(

Robin {keephomesimple} said...

Erin, your hutch is gorgeous! It feels so simple and clean, I love it! My kiddos are out of school and we are enjoying a nice lazy morning too. Merry Christmas to you all!
~Robin

Cheryl said...

love the hutch...so fun!

Kimberly said...

Hi Erin! I love your hutch - easy to swap out decor for the different holidays! The crisp look you have is contagious, I may have to get myself a few white pitchers and join in your obsession! I love reading your blog and even used your Pretzel Hugs recipe for my girls!

Have you heard of Elf on the Shelf? Your girls might have fun with that!

Kimberly
www.studioblonde.blogspot.com

Darci said...

gorgeous hutch Erin! Great idea on getting the stockings out of reach of the toddler age!!! Sounds like a fun morning. Love Christmas! xoxo!

Simply LKJ said...

Love how it turned out! Perfect spot for them.

Katrina said...

I was wondering where you put those stockings! It looks great!

Merry Christmas!

Josie said...

Perfect for the stockings! That is lucky! I'd never even noticed the little nobs before, it's like they were made for this moment in your life!

I was so excited to get your card, LOVE it! So cute! I'm still stuffing mine, I just hope you get it before Christmas!

Genn said...

5 pegs, now how lucky was that?!
Love the Christmas hutch.
I'm wishing Hannah was out of school this week. She goes just Mon and Tues this week, but I am ready for lounging in pjs and relaxing mornings too!
You all set for Christmas? I bet you are. Happy Holidays Erin.

The Wallace Family said...

Love your hutch it is so pretty! I also wanted to share that after seeing your new pantry i totally put OXO containers on my Christmas List and I am pretty sure Santa already got them:) i can't wait to rearrange my pantry with them. Thanks for such great ideas!

Becky said...

Sounds like a delightful day! Enjoy your Christmas vacation.

Jessica said...

It looks great!!!

Sara Ancich said...

LOVED your card this year. Thanks for including us in your merriment.

xoxo from la mirada

Kerri said...

Love the Christmas hutch...you are clever with the stockings! I love the simplicity of the hutch and the colors really pop on there!
Enjoy the rest of the week!

Shari said...

It was fate that your hutch has 5 pegs!! What are the odds????

Love the decor, as always.

I saw some OXO storage containers yesterday and smiled, thinking of you.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hey Erin, your Christmas hutch fabulous. That is so cool that it had 5 pegs. I would love it if you would link this awesome post to our What's It Wednesday linky party. Hope you can join us.

Paula
ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

Hi Erin! I just wanted to thank you for your blog. Whenever I need a pick me up, I just come on over and see what you, Kole and the girls are up to that day. It always brings a smile to my face! Thank you again and Merry Christmas to you Kenny and your beautiful family! Love, Wendy from the West Coast of Canada.

Erin said...

Wendy! Such a sweet comment! Thank you! That totally made my day. :) Merry Christmas to you!

Kayla said...

I never even noticed those pegs before! What a perfect idea. I can't believe you get to sit with candles....I am jealous....