Monday, April 2, 2007
~~Little Hutches & Fun Fiesta~~
I have a soft place in my heart for "little furniture" & over the years I have collected small hutches that take up little space & hold some very special treasures. I've always loved Fiesta but would never have owned any if I hadn't walked into one of my favorite thrift stores several years ago at just the right second. There stacked on a shelf was an entire set of the OLD Fiesta - 40 plus pieces. A lady was just walking away from them & I quickly checked them out & saw that one plate was marked $8.91. I couldn't grab a basket quick enough but made it back to them & carefully put them all in my basket ~~ just in time for the same lady to walk up & say "those are $8.91 for each piece". I know how this thrift store works & already knew it was for the entire set. After telling her this she followed me around the store for the next half hour trying to get them away from me!!! I love their bright colors & the combination of them together & they always make me smile ~ they look like sunshine! Since finding that set I have added a couple of newer pink & blue pieces that I've found at garage sales & my grown children's favorite childhood book "Goodnight Moon" just looks like it belongs with the colors of Fiesta! ~~ My second little distressed shabby green & white hutch holds a special collection of tiny gardening books, birdwatching books, "grape" dishes that I made in high school are behind the orange doors, & the "clove oranges" that I make every Christmas ~ I'm amazed that they still smell wonderful. I enjoy these 2 little child-size hutches & will always treasure my "Fun Fiesta Find"!