Ever wonder what to do with grandmother's big old shelf-thing? You know, the cabinet clunker in the dining room with all the dishes or photos or nick-nacks? What the heck IS that thing? And when it's time to move your parents or grandparents to smaller quarters, what can you actually do with it?
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If you're a millennial like I am, you may wonder if grandmom's ancient piece of furniture from the 1950s actually has a place in 2018. So, I talked to several millennials about how they are making use of the hutch in our century.
Deb in Littleton told us her mother purchased her first hutch from Schewels Furniture in Collinsville, VA around 1986. Her mother had used the hutch to display chinaware and crystal wine glasses used only on specific holidays but in 1995 began collecting crystal figures for the case. In 2008 Deb inherited the hutch, with everything inside! She wanted to stay true to herself and honor what her mother had started. Today she has around 50 crystal figures displayed and the china dishes are now in cupboards in the kitchen.
Heather in Golden said her hutch came with the fully furnished home she purchased with her husband in 2005. Today she uses it to display two sets of china dishware she inherited from her stepmother in 1998 but never had an outlet for showcasing.
Jess and Brittney of Boulder have turned their hutch in to a bar where they offer premiere whiskies and wines to guests. “The top part is our liquor cabinet,” Brittney told us, “And the bottom part is where we mix it up!” Down below they keep a wonderful collection of red wine from 2009-2016. They told me they purchased the hutch from an estate sale in Thornton back in 2011. They don’t know too much about the origins of the piece but they confess their lives would not be the same without it!
The good ol’ hutch is one of the most commonly hauled pieces of furniture at Gone for Good. If you need to get rid of an old hutch, Gone for Good can help you remove it and give it a chance for a new life. If you're a millennial looking for a funky new liquor cabinet or display case, a hutch might be just what you're looking for.