The English Hutch graciously accommodates open storage of dishes in your dining room or an expansive book collection in the family library. Adjustable shelves allow you to customize it to any number of configurations. Four drawers and four cabinets with paneled doors provide plentiful concealed storage. Made of solid pine with a beadboard back, paneled sides and old-fashioned, tongue-and-groove construction; finished with vintage-style pewter pulls. These are just a few of the quality details you'll find in this exceptional piece. Available in your choice of seven hand-rubbed finishes.
Stained Finishes Chestnut Honey Pine Maple
Painted Finishes Antique Black Antique Red Antique White Avocado Green Bayleaf Beeswax California Sand Cottage White Shaker Blue
Comments about Product: I ordered this hutch several months ago in Antique White. It is a beautiful, rich creamy off white. The hutch is huge... a true statement piece. Everyone who sees it has made positive remarks about its beauty and size. I placed it in a large living /dining room combination that has very high ceilings. The hutch holds lots of dishes, linens, or whatever you choose in the bottom cabinet portion, and silverware in the drawers, while the top is used for display. Plow and Hearth was excellent through the purchasing process and their customer service was excellent..kudos particularly to Patricia for all her help!
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The Olla: A Brief History
Olla (Spanish, pronounced “oh-ya”) jars have been around since ancient times. Made of unglazed ceramic, ollas traditionally have short, narrow necks with wider bodies, and are made in a variety of shapes. They have been used for thousands of years for cooking, storage, and plant irrigation.
When used to irrigate plants, an olla is buried neck-deep in the ground near a plant’s roots, with the opening of the olla extended above the soil so that it can be filled with water periodically. The porous walls of the unglazed pottery allow the water to seep through gradually, constantly and consistently hydrating the plants without overwatering them – and without wasting precious water to evaporation or runoff.
The use of ollas for irrigation was introduced to the American Southwest by Spanish conquistadors during Colonial times, becoming very common among Native American tribes and Hispanic settlers. Though the technique gave way to more modern methods of irrigation some time ago, its superior efficiency, coupled with its simplicity, has caused it to make a comeback. Though the technique has changed little since its introduction, today’s ollas are usually capped off, making them even more water-efficient.
Perfect for home gardens, Ollas are a super-easy, eco-friendly, less time-consuming way to water annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables and plants of all kinds in dry, sandy soil, very hot or drought-prone areas, raised beds, and even pots, planters and hanging baskets. Fill the olla before you leave on a short vacation to enjoy worry-free watering – and a smaller water bill!