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Decorating the China Cabinet and Hutch for Winter

Looking for ways to decorate your china cabinet and hutch? Here are some tips to organize and style your china cabinet for winter and beyond.

My china cabinet and hutch are one of the first things you see when you walk in my home.

So it needs to look decorated and festive no matter the season.

My china cabinet shelves have been styled the same way for a few years now and I was ready for a change.

Truth be told, I’d love to display lots of ironstone on the hutch shelves, but I don’t own any to make that happen.

So there’s that.

Winter Decor Blog Hop

I’m so excited to be joining a talented group of home decor bloggers in the Welcome Winter Mini Blog Hop hosted by my good friend Cecilia from My Thrift Store Addiction.

If you are coming from my good friend Aliya’s from Open Doors Open Hearts Welcome.

She has such a beautiful home and offers a lot of great winter decorating tips, doesn’t she?

While I am decorating for winter, I want to clean and re-organize the china cabinet and hutch shelves.

Might as well purge some things while I’m paring down my holiday decor.

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China Cabinet and Hutch

What Should Be Displayed in a China Cabinet?

Anything and everything you need for entertaining that includes:

  • Dinnerware (I prefer white or ivory with my china cabinet and hutch)
  • Platters
  • Glassware or Stemware
  • Pitchers
  • Silverware
  • Chargers
  • Cake Plates
  • Napkin Rings

My Wants for Reorganizing and Decorating the China Cabinet and Hutch

Before cleaning out and re-organizing any space, it’s important to re-evaluate your needs.

Have they changed?

For my china cabinet and hutch, I need more room to store table decor and linens.

I have a lot of stuff just crammed in these drawers that have almost nothing to do with my dining room or table decor.

And I also want to display more of my fine china so I can make more room for table decor storage.

So it’s time to clean it out and re-organize based on what my current and future needs are.

China Cabinet and Hutch

Cleaning Out the China Cabinet and Hutch

Once you know what you want to use a space for, it’s time to clean it out.

Empty everything out, then make piles of things you want to keep, toss and donate.

Would you believe I found an old school Yashica camera and all its attachments in one of these drawers?

Not sure why I put it in there, but I haven’t used the camera in over 15 years so it’s time to let it go.

I found some other cool stuff I didn’t even know I had!

These really cool barn animal napkin rings.

China Cabinet and Hutch with Farmhouse Napkin Rings

This amazing bowl.

Isn’t that so cool?

I think I got it from my grandmother after she passed away and I just kind of tucked it away.

This can’t stay in storage. It needs a home somewhere.

Vintage Bowl with China Cabinet and Hutch

I even found a candle snuffer.

When did I even get that?

I have no idea.

Re-Organizing Storage in the China Cabinet and Hutch

When I was done getting everything out, I cleaned out the drawers, cabinets and shelves.

Then started putting things away.

I have SO many linen napkins, table runners and table cloths that the drawers are perfect to contain them.

Organizing the China Cabinet and Hutch

Marie Kondo I am not, but I’m channeling my inner organizational goddess.

To make room for my other table decor, larger serving bowls, trays, candles, etc., I moved the rest of my fine china to the open shelves.

But how do you display it so it is aesthetically pleasing?

China Cabinet and Hutch

How to Style Hutch Shelves

I wrote a blog a while ago with tips to styling hutch shelves.

But I want to take it a little further with displaying fine china, ironstone, or any dinnerware.

The most important thing to keep in mind is layers.

Lots of them.

With different sizes and shapes of things, yet repeating them from shelf to shelf.

Here’s what I mean…

I started styling the shelves with these dishes.

They different size dishes look really pretty, but it’s missing something.

Decorating the China Cabinet and Hutch

Am I right?

It looks kind of flat and boring.

But once you start adding layers of plates, cups, saucers, vases, etc., the shelves come to life and have a little more personality.

Decorating the China Cabinet and Hutch

Decorating the Shelves for Winter and Beyond

Once you’ve styled the shelves and displayed the things you love, it’s time to decorate for the season.

For me, I love to keep my seasonal decor to greens and florals with natural and organic textures.

Since it’s winter, I am adding touches of winter greens with organic elements.

Decorating the China Cabinet and Hutch

So I tucked in some faux evergreen sprigs between the dinnerware to soften the lines.

Then tucked in some organic textures to add some interest.

Decorating the China Cabinet and Hutch for Winter

When I decorate for spring, I’ll swap out the winter greens for something more seasonal.

Decorating the China Cabinet and Hutch for Winter

About My China Cabinet and Hutch

I am often asked where I found this gorgeous china cabinet and hutch.

It’s truly amazing because it is oversized and olds 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 at our local antique stores and found this one.

Decorating the China Cabinet and Hutch for Winter

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.

Decorating the China Cabinet and Hutch for Winter

While I haven’t seen anything quite like mine in a while, I found a few online that look similar.

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