…a hunt for the perfect hutch.
It's taken me a year of Craigslisting, plus a steady round of searching every consignment shop in a 25 mile radius, but it finally happened. I found my hutch!
And oh boy, is it a HUTCH!
|I'm in love!!|
|Isn't it beautiful?? A mid-century modern masterpiece!|
(Just ignore those gratuitous cords on the floor...
|…they are there simply to show the hutch|
ALL LIT UP!)
|Extra storage space makes it easy to rotate|
my favorite pieces on display!
|I didn't want to damage the gorgeous walnut grain,|
so I placed these adorable vintage pillowcases on the shelves as a
protection against scratching. They fit perfect!
|Lu-Ray and Pyrex,|
most of it thrifted!
|Drexel mark inside drawer|
After getting it home, I noticed this stamp on the back…
|My "new" hutch is 55 years old!|
…and I immediately Googled Declaration by Drexel.
Imagine my glee-filled giddiness when I found all of this…
|I see my hutch!|
|I see it again!|
|I wasn't sure how I felt about the porcelain pulls,|
but when paired with the milk glass shelves - WOW!
Ummm… How exciting is that?? My hutch was made in 1958, the same year that pieces from the Declaration collection were chosen to be displayed at the World's Fair!!
Now it sits happily in my little niche, glowing proudly; and I sit happily on the couch staring at it.
I paid $100 for a piece of hutch history, and it was worth every penny!!
The Great Hutch Hunt of 2013 is over!!!
…now what to search for next?