Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas in the Kitchen



Whew!  This sure has been a whirlwind of a week, hasn't it?  So many parties, so little time.  Ha!  I guess this just about wraps up my Christmas decor to show you.  I didn't do very much in my kitchen since it is such a busy place for us to hang out.  Our computer is in here, a TV for watching and video games, the laundry room, the eating area and the cooking area.  See?  It is truly the hub of our home.  So, I had to keep it as functional as possible. 

Here are a few vignettes that I've displayed.


I added a wintry message to the chalkboard.  I can leave that up all winter long.  I just added some Christmas greenery and candy canes to my white dishes.  BTW, the cup and little creamer are from Melissa's Heart and Home blog.  I won her anniversary giveaway.  They're so pretty! 


My son and I decorated a gingerbread house together so it is prominently displayed on a pedestal so we can all enjoy it.



I added some red and white sparkle to my breadboard .

As you can see I introduced "red" for the holidays in my kitchen.  This room is separate from all the rest, so I can choose whatever color I want and it doesn't conflict with the other rooms.  Ha!

I painted "Ho Ho Ho" on a piece of burlap and draped it over the other burlap that was hanging on my oven door. 


I did the same thing with the one hanging on the towel bar.  I stenciled "25" for the date of Christmas.


I love my new jute rug too.  I ordered it from French Larkspur.  It has German writing on it. It came packaged so cute  with old book pages on top and little butterflies cut out of book pages sprinkled in the package.  She has a wonderful blog too if you want to check it out.   


My breakfast area is dressed up with a wreath on the window, my dog's stocking hung on the back of a chair and some Christmas greenery stuck in the centerpiece.




Does your dog have a stocking?  Mine looks forward to seeing what's in it Christmas morning.  It's one of our favorite things.

It is VERY cold and rainy today, so I'm just going to stay in today and keep warm. 
~ Kelly ~

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48 comments:

stefanie said...

oh, your kitchen is just gorgeous!!!!

Andrea said...

It looks wonderful! So many touches that I love. My dog and cat both have stockings, AND get gifts under the tree =)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

What a warm wonderful Christmas kitchen!

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Kelly your kitchen is beautiful! The jute rug is fabulous, and you have so many wonderful little touches throughout your kitchen. Love it!

xoxo
Rachel

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

OMG your kitchen is fabulous!! How come you never take pics in there?? I love the views of it, and the black french door is to die for!! I am in love with your style Kelly!

Pat said...

I love your Christmas kitchen Kelly. It is beautiful. Would love one of those floor cloths. It's wonderful!

Your porch is fabulously festive!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kelly your Christmas touches look wonderful in your kitchen! Yes, Toby has his own stocking too and he looks forward to his goodies:)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

PS-- LOVE your new rug!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute Christmas additions added to your kitchen. Love the stenciled burlap pieces.

Tracey said...

Oh thanks so much for the shout out Kelly!!! That was really nice of you! I'm so happy you like the rug...you found a perfect spot for it! Your whole kitchen looks beautiful!!!!!!!! I love the "25" burlap towel :)

Have a great week ~

:) T

Linda Chapman said...

Your kitchen is just as lovely as I imagined it would be. Classy like YOU!!

I smiled at teh gingerbread house you and your son made. It is perfect. And you will treasure this memory. You already DO!!

Cozy Little House said...

Yep, my dogs do have stockings. I just adore your kitchen. It couldn't be more perfect!
Brenda

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love all the earthy decor you've used to make your kitchen festive, yet still functional. I have a stoking for my cat "Peeka", too.
We'd love to have you share at our Wednesday linky party.
Hugs,
Patti

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love the burlap touches Kelly. I think your kitchen looks very festive.

Cottage and Broome said...

Kelly, thanks for stopping by and visiting. I do like living in the north but by the end of January I'll probably be happy to ship you all of your snow. I miss the garden in the winter. Love all your burlap touches, they look great in your kitchen. We have the same kitchen cabinets but I don't have your nice counter tops. Will be your newest follower, Laura Cottage and Broome. Would love love to see you back.

d e l i g h t said...

I realy like your Gingerbread house. It's been years since I made one but it was fun and they look so cute sitting out! I'm copying your idea of stenciling on burlap and hanging with other towels!

Olive Cooper said...

The kitchen is splendid Kelly and that you had time to decorate a gingerbread house is amazing. Love the dog stocking too.

Southern Fried Gal said...

Beautiful! You have a great eye. I love the rug most of all.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

OH my goodness, your kitchen is just fabulous, so very pretty!
XO

Kristin

Judy said...

Your kitchen is so cozy! I have two of those "burlap" rugs but I use one draped over my upholstered headboard and one will recover the back of a chair in my den. A blog reader who is a decorator got them for me a while back...I love mine.

I've enjoyed seeing your holiday home. I've only done a wee bit of decorating in my den....maybe I'll get some pictures posted before Christmas. The mantel is all cremes, whites, mercury glass and some DIY music covered candles. I think it's my favorite Christmas mantel ever!

Have a wonderful week and stay warm,
Judy

Sherry said...

I remembered helping my sister make a Gingerbread house the kids loved it. I like the coziness of your kitchen.

Deserae said...

Your kitchen looks so cheery all decked out in red for Christmas! The little gingerbread house turned out so cute and looks darling displayed on the pedestal :o) I think I might *need* a jute rug like yours for my laundry room too!LOL
~Des

Buttercup Bliss said...

Your kitchen is so pretty! I love the gingerbread house. I have never made one, but I think my little boy and I will attempt it this year. I would love for him to have that Christmas memory.

Pondside said...

It's all beautiful, but I love your breakfast room!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,

Love your Christmas kitchen and all of the burlap touches...
Your breakfast room is beautiful, I would spend all of my time there too!
Riley does have his own stocking too!
All the Best,
Christine

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Kelly, your kitchen is as gorgeous as the rest of your home! Love all the burlap and greenery. blessings ~ tanna

Lisa Gabrielson said...

Darling kitchen, Kelly!

Pattie said...

Kelly your kitchen is to die for, everything looks amazing.. Merry Christmas...

Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...
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Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...

Your kitchen is beautiful, I adore your cake stand...

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your kitchen is so wonderfully festive.Your pictures are fabulous. I love Max's stocking. Every member of our family has a stocking, including Catio my eldest son...the family cat.

Paula

Ivy and Elephants said...

I got all caught up in your gorgeous pictures and wonderful decorating that I forgot to thank you for joining our linky party. Hope you can join us again next week.

Paula

Melissa Miller said...

Kelly it's all very pretty and welcoming in every way. Your decor has me so inspired for our next home. I can't wait to get started. The tea stuff looks perfect in the corner vignette. Adorable! I'm glad you are enjoying your wins and were able to use them. Thanks for mentioning my blog. That was sweet of you.

Have a blessed evening. ~Melissa :)

PS Your new rug is simply gorgeous!

Melissa Miller said...

Oops I forgot...Chestnut has a stocking shaped like a fish. It's plaid. Ha! He loves it. Silly kitty!

Daffodil Hill said...

Everything looks beautiful and warming and inviting. I love all the pretty things!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Just beautiful as always, love your new rug and the towels that you painted on...neat idea!

Babs said...

Kelly, Your kitchen is decorated so cute. Love all the special touches you have...the gingerbread house and I absolutely love your black board with it's cute saying. Just perfect Kelly!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Everything looks so wonderful. Love the pops of red. And yes, my dog does have his own stocking! Santa always brings him a treat :)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, I just love all of your holiday touches in the kitchen!! The blackboard is awesome!! I also love the wonderful dishes you won from Melissa. They are so pretty! Everything looks so warm and festive...I love visiting your home!

Shelia said...

Your kitchen looks fantastic all Christmased up! I love it. Your entire home is beautiful! I love the blackboard! Precious precious!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your kitchen, Kelly! See, everything you've mentioned is why I usually try to keep my counters clear of decoration. Rather than have it pushed out of the way, I'd rather decorate with it somewhere else. I have that same little creamer! Love it with your other white pieces and the greenery. That's always a classic look.

andrea said...

Those burlap towels are so darn cute! andrea@townandprairie

Jo's This and That said...

Wonderful kitchen! Beautiful decorations,Love the cow.Thanks for sharing Joann

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Everything looks absolutely gorgeous in your kitchen. Felt nostalgia pangs when I saw your hanging pot display...had one in our last home that I loved but unable to adapt one to our current kitchen. Merry Christmas! I have joined your followers list and would love to have you join me as well. Hugs, Gayle
http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

Toni said...

Love your little pops of red, makes the kitchen very festive. Our cat has a stocking, but her favorite part of Christmas is she gets canned food on both Christmas Eve and Christmas, not her normal dry food. She is VERY vocal once she smells it! Happy Sunday.

Michele Smith said...

Kelly, your kitchen is beautiful! The jute rug is fabulous and I love all the Christmas touches throughout your kitchen. I am still in love with that cow canvas too! I have been stalking OKL like no other trying to find it LOL Love it!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

How did I miss this post?? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your pretty kitchen!

AntiqueChase said...

can you tell me about the rug in front of your sink?? I don't have that, lol