Thursday, December 12, 2013

Now the Fun Begins

Hello everyone!

I don't know if this is true for everyone but it seems to be true for me every year.  After I get my house decorated for Christmas, and I think I'm ALL done, I tweak a few things here and there just for fun.  There's no pressure to get anything done, just having fun with it.  That's what I'm doing now.  

Of course, what I most look forward to is the baking of cookies, wrapping the gifts and setting them out (watching my son guess what each one is) and watching Christmas movies. I've been lucky this year to have my husband do most of the Christmas shopping because we have boys.  He is in his element shopping for "guy stuff" in the electronics department and other places.  I will shop for everyone else.  

Now on with some tweaking I've been doing.  I remembered that I have some little trees down in my basement that usually go out on my front porch every year.  I didn't use them this year, so I decided to bring one inside and place it in my kitchen.


I placed it inside a vintage olive bucket and draped a simple kitchen towel out of it (for the red stripe of course).

But wait...........there's more!

Look.  It lights up too.


Cute eh?
  
And here's a little night time shot just for fun........


Also, I felt like my hallway leading down toward the kitchen could use a little something, so I hung some red ball ornaments off my plate rack (and even the antlers).


Red is such a cheerful color and just feels right at Christmas.

I recently purchased this cute Christmas table runner from H&M too.  I'm using it over my oven handle though.


So, now when I walk into the kitchen, I'm greeted with just a little more cheer.




Here's to tweaking at the holidays!

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

31 comments:

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Your kitchen is so pretty! I love your little tree, very festive!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Love that olive bucket with the tree...so sweet!

Betty W said...

I love the little tree in the bucket.

Debra Oliver said...

love all the touches of red. It just brings a house to life for Christmas!!

NanaDiana said...

Well, if that isn't just the cheeriest kitchen. I LOVE your little tree in the olive bucket and I bet it never makes it to the front porch again now that you see how cute it looks inside. Your touches of red are just lovely. Have a wonderful day- xo Diana

Linda said...

LOVE!! Love! LOVE it!!!
I do the same thing - tweaking things! It is such a good feeling to have it DONE and just enjoy tinkering with things! As always, I love seeing your home!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yes, things get tweaked here and there. I love your new additions.

Junkchiccottage said...

Kelly,
It looks so cute and cheerful in the kitchen. I love that you used red touches everywhere. It is all so pretty.
Kris

Wanda said...

Kelly you have an elegant kitchen, adore your black and white. When we retired we went from a large old house (Parsonage next to the Church) to our little cottage. But my kitchen tiny as it is, is in white and black knobs, and I've used several of your ideas, and I love my Christmas Kitchen. I think I'll post it tomorrow.
Thanks for all your ideas. The tree in the bucket is the frosting on the cake.
Hugs....:)

Patty Rumaker said...

I think I just fell in love with your kitchen and the holiday decor you have decorated with. Adore that olive bucket and the tree all lit up. So Lovely!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

AntiqueChase said...

Adorable!!! and the red ball off the antler is my favorite! is there anything that doesn't look good in an olive bucket? they are the best!!

Olive said...

Love the lighted tree in the olive bucket.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the tree too in the olive bucket, everything looks wonderful kelly. The red just does something doesn't it? That's way I wanted to bring it into my decorating this year.
Love the outside of your house too. love how you decorated the benches with throws and pillows.

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I know I tell you this all the time...but I adore your kitchen! It looks nice and big too. I usually keep tweaking up until the 24th. LOL! I just decided the other day that I MUST have a hot cocoa station, so I'm now working on that. :) I love your little tree in the olive bucket and the festive touches of red are so pretty.

Charity Thomas said...

I love the pops of red too! Looks great!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I've been tweaking all week too lol!
Love the lights on that tree!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Looking quite festive over there, ma'am! Happy holidays to you!!

must love junk said...

I'm forever tweaking! :)
Love your touches of red! The balls are a fun detail.
Susan

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your sweet tweak! The little tree is adorable in the olive basket all lit up. Love your holiday home!
Hugs,
Patti

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your tweaking is so pretty! Love the tree in the bucket! I can't stop fussing with my tree. I'll think I'm done and then next thing you know I'm adding a bit! :)

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the pops of red. I put some red Christmas touches in my kitchen this year too. Love the tree in your kitchen too. Everything looks great!
hugs,
Cindy

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

You tweaked it to perfection! The little tree is cute, but putting it in the bucket with the towel is so cute. The red balls add just the right amount of cheer.

Bliss said...

I've got more than one area that needs some tweaking and today I shall wrap. Like maybe find a bin or basket with holes in it so I can lay some lights at the bottom, that looks awesome.

Missy George said...

Your kitchen looks very festive Kelly..Love the little tree in the bucket..

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love your new "tweaks"…you are always creating Kelly!…Have a great weekend!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love the red and a tree with white fairy lights is perfect in any room. Love the table runner/towel, too!

nannykim said...

oh, oh oh!! JUst LOVE all of these touches--Yup so cute! I never have heard of an olive bucket---I assume it has something to do with olives--where did you get that?? Cool--I love the look . I love the towel and the plate rack......HEY, you must get tired of people saying, "I LOVE this and that" , but I DO!

Cozy Little House said...

I LOVE that table runner, and I absolutely adore your kitchen! It is so cozy.
Brenda

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kelly, Your kitchen is really pretty decorated for Christmas! I also love the Fromage tray. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Hugs,
Sherry

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

so fun and so pretty. Love the red ornaments. Love the little tree as well

Anne said...

Everything looks amazing! Funny I am so ready to take things down and switch things up...two more weeks.
xx
Anne