Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Summer Hutch Decor

I find it very awkward to begin and end blog posts.
I feel like I say the same thing every single time.

Do you have that problem, too?

I mean after all these years of blogging, 
what can I really say that's different 
and not been said before?

I think I'll have to ponder that question
and see what I come up with.


I would love to share my dining room hutch with you,
since she's all decorated for Summer and 
ready for her closeup.

Ahh, the easy & carefree days of Summer!

The only thing new here is the folding ruler star.

As a kid, I can remember pinching my fingers with
 my dad's folding ruler whenever I fooled with it.
Now, I couldn't wait to get my fingers on a folding ruler
 so I could make it into a star.
I didn't even mind if my fingers got pinched in the process!

I don't know if you've noticed, but I have a fascination with stars.

A closeup collage.

Here's a breakdown of all the stuff I used:

Sailboat from Michaels.
Lantern from Ikea.
The burlap flower picture is from Hobby Lobby.
It was a yellow flower when I bought it, but
with my trusty paintbrush, I made it blue.  Heehee!
Bicycle from Kohls.
Candle holder from Target.
Bathing girl from Michaels.
Ruler from Etsy.
Starfish from Christmas Tree Shop.
I made the banner with fabric/burlap scraps I had on hand.

And that, my friends, is my Summer dining room hutch!

As always, I appreciate your visit.


Welcome! I'm Gina. Like the header says, this blog is all about home, food and life..


  1. Everything about that vignette is so cute! I love it all.

  2. Cute vignette, Gina! The hutch decor is perfect for Summer! Love your star!

  3. I love everything I've seen you do. The banner is adorable. Everything is pulled together so nicely. Just perfect. I love the blues, whites and tans. So summery! Ready to go to the beach or sail away. Great vignette.

  4. Super cute!
    You always make me want a 'blue' room :)

    Love that ruler star especially!!

    Happy summer day to you.

    ~ K.

  5. It looks beautiful Gina, a great summer vignette.

  6. So pretty Gina! I'm loving the neutral color scheme. Very summer like!

  7. Oh, it looks very beachy and summery! I love the sailboat, I'm going to have check Michael's for one of those.

    Hah, yes...I sort of run out of things to say on my blog so I don't even write that much anymore. If I write a lot, I figure nobody probably reads it anyway:)

  8. I know what you mean about beginning and ending posts, Gina. It's hard to come up with something original. Love your pretty hutch and sweet summer arrangement!

  9. Love the summer hutch vignette. The ruler star is adorable too! I feel the same way with ending posts too!

  10. I love your summery look, Gina. Summer is definitely my favorite time of the year. Great job on your star. xo Laura

  11. Gina, your summer vignette is perfect!!! I have trouble starting my posts too....I am ok with closing though...Some times I sit forever wondering how to open...funny, I thought I was the only one lol!


  12. Gina...your posts are always interesting and fun! Don't think, just do it!! This mantel is another winner. I was thinking I had to find out where you got the sailboat. I was just at Michael's yesterday and didn't see one!!!! And I really WANT one! The star is so neat, too! Everything. Navy is so in this year, especially in fashion. Great job! :)


  13. Gina, as beautiful as always! You
    are very talented at putting vignettes together. I love, love your Summer hutch!

  14. Your hutch and mantle decorations for each season are always so much fun to see. You did a wonderful job-as you always do! xoDiana

  15. It's so happy and crisp, and I love it. It's just perfect for the season.

  16. Oh, Gina! This might be my favorite one yet. I had to smile and giggle when I saw the little bike. I love riding bikes better than almost anything else on earth. How cute! I love everything about this vignette, actually...the art, the color of the candle, everything!

  17. All way too cute. Love the bathing girl!

    M :)

  18. Love your summer hutch Gina! I am a fan of the chippy look and love the candle holder and the star,,,and the touch of the beach! Perfect! Havea great week is looking like it may be a soggy one here.

  19. I just LOVE your summer hutch.
    It's just screams SUMMER...:)
    Mr. Sweet has a folding wooden ruler so now, of COURSE, I must try to make a star. Wonder where that ruler is....hmmmmm

  20. Love it Ms. Gina! Very summery. Love that bathing beauty, so cute. Hope you're doing well. Sending you a big hug.


  21. The vignette is a just a perfect blend of heights, textures and interest!

  22. Your summer arrangement is perfect!
    Love it all!

  23. love the sailboats . . . cute bicycle . . . must make my collapsible ruler into a star . . .


  24. Ooooh... I love it!!!! You have such a gift for decorating!! : )

  25. It looks great, Happy Summer! I remember those rulers, ouchy!

  26. You have such a lovely hutch! I love white hutches.
    Hugs, Lynnie

  27. HI Gina!,i love your blog ,, you have a new follower from Chile !,


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