Sure hope you are wanting to see/read more about my holiday decor....so here goes.....As is the rest of my home, the kitchen is rather small....but just right for one person! No, really, more than one person can get in the kitchen, but it does get "hairy" if we all are trying to cook/prepare at the same time. However, even though it is definitely a "working" kitchen, I still love to add lots of little vingnettes all around.....it just makes me smile.
This one is on top of the fridge...battery operated lights... These burn for 7 hours and turn off for 16 hours....then back on....gotta love 'em! I love teapots and started collecting them years ago when I lived in England for a few years. This is only a few of them.
My grandmother made this Santa plate for me ages ago....she loved to dabble in ceramics.....
I made a little vingnette on my baker's rack that reminds me of a sweet shop. All are REAL candy just waiting for the grands to visit!
The kitchen has the sweets theme (of course), so I use lots of gingerbread things here.....
The santa mug was made by my Mom....again....YEARS ago....it always makes it through the wrapping and unwrapping from storage to land in a place of honor in my kitchen.
I love a nice table setting. This is one of my favorites that I leave on the table all Christmas and then pull out my Holly stoneware for the big family party.
A red charger starts the stack, then a green plate, holly plate and last a small dessert plate with a pertinent holiday word and an ornament (I got the dessert plates - set of 4 - at Walmart this year). I finish the setting with a tartan plaid napkin and jingle bell napkin ring. I also have holly glassware, but had not pulled it out as of this photo. They will make it to the table setting shortly.
My most FAVORITE part of the holiday decor this year was my china cabinet. I have never decorated it like this before, and fell in love with this look. The nativity set on the bottom shelf was made for me by my grandmother (we called her Nanny) and I have had it for more years than I am willing to admit. But it would not be Christmas without it. It was a real task getting it into the china cabinet, as I had to remove the glass shelf above...yikes!.....but it worked out and is gorgeous in the cabinet. I added bottle brush trees and snow. Also, one of my collected angels graces the "loft" of the stable (found at Michaels some years ago). I keep a battery operated candle in the stable to give the effect of a fire going to keep them all warm.
The other shelves are decorated with milk glass and vintage silver (silver coffee and teapot were my mother and fathers from their 25th anniversary), glitter trees and stars, small angels from my rather LARGE collection, bottle bush trees and small presents. Enjoy your browse through the china cabinet....
Glitter trees and stars were picked up at Pier 1 a few years back. There were only a few new purchases this year such as battery operated lights and candles. Most everything else was in my "stash".
There is a wine storage table next to the china cabinet which is always ready for some "cheer"....I just added a few holiday touches to it.
My angel tree topper is one of my favorites ever.....she is really unusual, but gorgeous!
Every room in my home has some sort of holiday touch, but were in a state of "not visitor ready" at the time for these photos, so my tour will end here.
May your holidays be full of wonder, laughter, good food and fond memories. Just keep in mind those less fortunate than us that do not have all the blessings we sometime take for granted.
See you in the New Year!!!!