By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Hutches. At Monday, November 12th 2018, 09:05:47 AM.
Hutches can be found in a kitchen, a living room, a dining room, a den, or even a hallway. Whatever the location you're looking to fill, there's a hutch that can fit your needs. Also called a curio by those curious New Englanders, these merging of bookshelves and cabinets provide a place to display and store knick knacks, fine china or dinnerware, collectibles, or whatever you're looking to display proudly in your home. Hutches can be open designs or also enclosed in glass. The choice will depend on your lifestyle and what you're looking to place in the hutch. Valuable, fragile items - such as fine china or crystal dinnerware or stemware should be stored behind glass for an added layer of protection. Cute collectibles that may not carry much value such as common figurines or plastic dolls can be stored in an open hutch as can common dinnerware that is replaceable. Open hutches are not recommended for people with small children or pets such as cats and dogs as the animals and children can knock things out of the hutch and damage them.
Kitchen supplies: Another ideas is the storage of canned goods and other non-perishables. Many of today's products come in old style packaging. Watch for these "anniversary" items, or pick some up from a local merchant or general store. Baking supplies are a great example of this, and can give your room the whimsical feeling of an old-time mercantile. Antiques: Display collections of small kitchen appliances and hand tools you have picked up throughout your searches. In a display like this, each item can become a conversation piece! If you are a collector of brand name vintage advertising, you can attach the signs you have collected to the backboard of a hutch.
The design of your hutch will need to blend the style of your display items with your home's décor. An ornate hutch would look silly displaying Star Wars themed mugs or glasses in a contemporary styled living room. Hutches can be as simple as a series of drawers under an open shelf display case or as intricate as hand carved ornamentation spreading through the entire piece. You must carefully choose the styles that fit you and your home's space best. Keep the hutch simple, even when ornamental. If you do choose an ornamental hutch try to limit the display to such things as fine china or crystal ware, don't try to place collectibles in an ornate hutch. When choosing a simple hutch, don't try to over flow the space with items to make up for the simple design, allow the basic wood beauty stand alone.