After finishing the kitchen at the beginning of November for the One Room Challenge, I took some much needed time to truly nest. Tackled random boxes, worked on small projects to make the house feel more like home.
Nothing makes a house feel more like home than Christmas! I am sharing a look around the kitchen today and the rest of the house later in the week. The kitchen is of course the heart of the home and I love bringing all the Christmas I can into the kitchen. Hopefully, I have shown enough restraint to feel decorated but not overdone.
I’ll take you around the room and share all the little details.
I started with the wreath on the hood above the range. Everything you see here is just a new interpretation of Christmas decor I’ve had for quite a few years. I challenged myself to use what I had. The only new item is the Poinsettia printable I share at the end of this post.
This square wreath might be a little big for the hood, but it is one of my favorites. I added a vintage horn to the center this year.
I wanted to find just the perfect thing for the brick niche over the range, but never found it. Maybe I’ll stumble upon something when I’m out shopping for Christmas presents.
To the island, I gathered my large cloches onto an oversized vintage bread board filled with little white houses and snow.
I don’t necessarily have a theme for the kitchen this year, but I tried to tie all of the elements together with white frosted pinecones.
To light the inside of the little houses I purchased battery operated tea lights that are also remote controlled! They are truly the best thing ever!!
Here’s a link to the ones I purchased. If you like a little light scattered around your house for a party or on Christmas Eve, then these are absolutely perfect. (I ordered the white NOT the cool white.) You’ll see more of them in action around the rest of my Christmas decor. The remote allows you to turn on the lights without removing them from inside all the places you want them!!
The spot I most looked forward to decorating this Christmas ended up with more of a minimal touch.
In years past, I had the wide open shelves over the beverage bar to decorate with all my holiday dishes, trees, beaded garland and ornaments. This year the smaller shelves would have looked cluttered with the same approach.
I focused on swapping our the vintage art I used everyday with more seasonal art, also vintage. The snowy scene was picked up at a local thrift store this summer but the Poinsettia is a new printable I can share with you this year.
My antique frame is an odd size so you can’t see the lovely hand written notation at the bottom but the printable is set up correctly.
Around the rest of the counter I grouped small trees, evergreen tree cuttings and various copper pieces.
Kitchen decorating tip: I always create my groupings in front of electrical outlets. It hides the unsightly plug and ensures you won’t have too much clutter on your counter!
Here’s a look again at the pantry door. I stapled the ribbon holding the frosted pinecone wreath to the top of the door.
I didn’t intend on decorating the pantry, but I had leftover white houses and thought, “Why not?” And with a pantry this nice, it felt almost appropriate.
I hope you enjoyed this look around our kitchen decorated for Christmas. All we need now is to start our holiday baking!
I realize how truly blessed I am to share this kitchen with my family and friends this Christmas.
Be sure to check back later this week for the rest of our new home decorated for the holiday. Throughout the house I wanted to use what I have been using for the last few years and not to buy anything new. It has been a fun challenge!