Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sunday Favorites 5/31

Welcome to Sunday Favorites! This is a chance to see some posts that you may have missed the first time around. Please visit our hostess, Chari at Happy to Design, for more Sunday Favorites!


Welcome to Metamorphosis Monday. Please visit our lovely hostess, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch, for more amazing transformations.


A while back I found an old, sturdy Ethan Allen hutch on Craigslist. I knew I wanted to paint it, but wasn't sure what color. In it's original state, it's so old-fashioned, but I knew it could be turned into something wonderful. Please excuse our slightly -- okay, extremely -- messy garage. It's a metamorphosis in the making too!

The old hutch was transformed into this:

And here it is loaded up with some of my pretties:

We had a piece of honed Calcutta marble cut to fit the top of the base.

Thanks to our lovely hostess Susan, I am now obsessed with the Herend Rothschild pattern. She posted about this a while back, and I knew I had to have some pieces in this. I had never heard of it before. For now I've got these four dinner plates, and several small pieces that I bought on eBay.

From the Herend, USA Website:

Rothschild Bird

Many connoisseurs consider this pattern, first created in 1860 for the Rothschild family of Europe, to be the epitome of hand painting on porcelain. Twelve different motifs portray a 19th century tale about Baroness Rothschild, who lost her pearl necklace in the garden of her Vienna residence. Several days later it was found by her gardener, who saw birds playing with it in a tree.

Some of my tureen collection:

I am so pleased with how this turned out. Mr. Maison did the painting and I've got to give him kudos. He did a great job! In case anyone is interested, the color is Benjamin Moore Fieldstone.

I hope you have enjoyed this Metamorphosis Monday. Hope everyone has a great week!


  1. The hutch turned out fabulous!!! I really love the soup tureen on the right. I love this Sunday Favorites as I guess I missed this Met Monday post the first time. Love the color!

  2. WOW!!! That makeover turned out beautiful!!!! LOVE it!!!! I agree with Kim and I'm glad you shared this post again.
    Have a wonderful Sunday,

  3. Love the cabinet... turned out beautiful... I love the Rothschild Bird pattern too.. my sister had a teapot and 2-napkin rings that she had purchased at a thrift store in California years ago... when I was visiting her shortly after Susan's post... I oooooo'd and aaahhhh'd so much she just gave them to me... I've added a cup and saucer and that's it... but I'm looking for bargains...

    thanks for showing it again and reminding me what we adore the beautiful bird pattern!

    blessings. Dixie

  4. Happy 2nd time around Sunday!

    Isn't that so pretty? You know, I don't own any fancy tableware (corelle... painful to imagine, but true.) So I really appreciate the beauty of other's. Your cabinet was wonderful too - wow, impressive!


  5. What a transformation! I love the marble top you added to the hutch. The color is also so modern and lovely. Congrats!

  6. That is absolutely stunning and it is wonderful you got Mr. to help with your vision. (My visions have to be small enough to sneak into the house without my Mr.'s knowledge....) :) Beautiful job abd beautiful china.

  7. Wow! This is beautiful. The marble top adds such class to the piece. I love the color and everything you used to display. Just lovely.Bravo!

  8. Hi Tammy...

    Ohhh...I'm so glad that you joined in with the fun of Sunday Favorites again, my friend!!! What a fabulous post to share...I missed it the first what a treat!!!

    Girl, that hutch is fabulous!!! What a transformation!!! It always amazes me how a little paint can totally transform an object...and your Mr. did a spectacular job! I love that you added that beautiful marble top! Love the color of the hutch too!!! Well my also decorated that pretty hutch so have such a pretty collection of dishes! The Herend Rothschild plates are simply exquisite...I'd love to have some! Thank you for including the history of interesting...such an endearing story!!! Ohhh yes, and I love your collection of tureens also!!! What a beautiful piece of lucky Girl!!!

    Thanks so much for the sweet note that you left for me about my pink canisters!!!

    Hope you're having a super Sunday, my friend!!!

  9. What a fabulous turn out! You and your hubby did a great job. Love the bunny tureen, is that what it is?...Christine

  10. I loved this post then and I still love it now! Wow, great piece and great new paint job!

  11. Christine, yep, that's a bunny tureen in the middle. He started my tureen craze :)

  12. I love this redo. Great job! It looks lovely!!!


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