Looking for ways to decorate your china cabinet and hutch? Here are some tips to organize and style your china cabinet for spring and beyond.
My dining room china cabinet and hutch are one of the first things you see when you walk in my home.
And loved it so much that I swapped the winter greenery out for spring greens and some pretty terracotta pots with faux florals.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know how much I love to decorate my dining room with faux greens and florals.
I’m so excited to be joining a talented group of home decor bloggers in the Lifestyles of Love Blog Hop hosted by my good friend Cindy from County Road 407.
If you are coming from my good friend Debra’s at Common Ground, welcome!
She has such a beautiful home and offers a lot of great ways to use vintage dishes, doesn’t she?
While decorating for spring, I cleaned and re-organized the china cabinet and hutch shelves.
I already did a big purge a few months ago, so this week, it was all about tidying up and decorating for spring.
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Rethinking “Special Occasion” Dinnerware
Before cleaning and re-organizing any space, it’s important to re-evaluate your needs.
What are they? Have they changed?
Since cleaning out my china cabinet and hutch a few months ago, it stayed pretty well organized.
I’m really glad I made more room to store table decor and linens because it is so much easier to access them now.
My Lenox still looks amazing displayed on the hutch shelves.
I’m so glad I decided to display more of them instead of keeping them tucked away in storage.
Which got me thinking about how many of us have beautiful fine china and other dinnerware but rarely use them because we think we need a special occasion for it.
We Should Use “Special Occasion” Dinnerware More Often
I have two sets of Lenox: one set that I received for my wedding and another that was passed to me by my grandmother.
Both are equally beautiful. But for years, I only used them when hosting Thanksgiving or some other holiday.
I mean, what is that about?
My sister-in-law introduced me to the idea of using them more often.
In fact, she uses hers everyday.
So that inspired me to start using them more outside of holidays.
Because every day is special.
If the pandemic has taught us nothing else, we’ve learned not to take things for granted.
Each day on this earth is a gift that should be celebrated.
And if we keep that special dinnerware tucked away in storage, we will miss out on the joys of using them.
So get them out of hiding!
Display them on a shelf.
Use them in your every day life.
Live for today, not the next holiday or special occasion.
Decorating the China Cabinet and Hutch for Spring
Have you started decorating for spring yet?
Before decorating the china cabinet and hutch for spring, I tidied up the drawers, cabinets, and shelves.
If you have open shelving like me, it’s a great spot to add some spring touches.
Before decorating for spring, consider what you love and want to display.
I wanted to showcase my Lenox, so this is how I styled them.
Once shelves are styled with the things you love and want to display, it’s time to decorate for the season.
For me, I love to keep my seasonal decor to faux greens and florwers with lots of natural and organic textures.
I prefer to use faux because there is no upkeep, it always looks good and I don’t risk damaging the china cabinet and hutch with water.
Since it’s spring, I added some pretty spring greens and flowers with a few organic elements.
I tucked in some beautiful faux fern sprigs between the dinnerware to green it up and soften the lines.
Then tucked in some small terracotta pots with pretty faux kalanchoe plants and mini boxwoods to add some texture and interest.
It’s not much but it feels like spring!
I started playing around with adding more terracotta.
Are you a fan of terracotta too?
I love it when it has a weathered look.
These are new so I’m thinking about aging them.
Do you like it with more or less terracotta?
Let me know what you think in the comments.
About My China Cabinet and Hutch
I’m often asked where I found this gorgeous china cabinet and hutch.
It’s truly amazing because it is oversized and holds so much.
When we renovated our home 15 years ago, I wanted one just like this.
My friend found something similar a few towns away at a vintage country shop.
Inspired by hers, I shopped our local antique stores and found this one.
I had to have it!
Because it was the perfect statement piece for our dining room.
And I’m glad I scooped it up when I did, because the store closed a short time later.
While I haven’t seen anything quite like mine in a while, I found a few online that look similar.
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