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'Stylin' the Hutch

Last week I shared the newly painted hutch.  It is now styled and I want to share this update:

I couldn't decide if I liked it better with, or without the hydrangeas in the foreground!

See the pig on the right?  There's a story - worthy of it's own post.  Stop back for that one tomorrow, won't you?

There are many treasures that were unpacked.  Each will be shared on a new feature:  Friday Find.  Be sure to stop by this Friday for the first one!



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  1. Beautifully styled. Especially love the hydrangeas! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned to share
    ~Laurie

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    1. Thank you, Laurie,
      I love hydrangeas, too!
      So glad you stopped by -
      Ann

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    2. Your hutch looks beautiful!
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  2. Ann,
    Your hutch is beautiful, dear one!
    Love the color!
    The accessories are charming Spring decor!
    Have a blessed Holy Week and Easter!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Thank you, Pat.
      Happy Easter to you!

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  3. Hi Ann nice to have you visit to share your latest projects on the #OMHGFF this week. I hope you are having a great Easter day!!
    I love how your cabinet came together, the white is wonderful!! I have a galvanized bucket just like that, now I want to repurpose with hydrangeas!!

    Hope you stop by soon to share the pig story.
    Have a great week!
    Karren

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    1. Thanks Karren,
      That galvanized container is one of my favorites - and the hydrangeas were on sale in Michael's!
      I just shared the pig story!
      Happy Spring!
      Ann

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  4. Your hutch is gorgeous! And, of course I love all of the pops of blue! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's blue soiree. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2016/04/anything-blue-friday-week-107.html Have a lovely weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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