Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Christmas Kitchen "Reveal"



What better place to start the Christmas decorating
than in my "new" kitchen!

I feel like I'm in a totally new house.
And it's so bright in here that I need to wear sunglasses!




I'll have a post out soon with a few "before" photos
 and I'll be answering some of your "how-to" questions,
with some of the technical stuff
 and a "wish I knew then" list.
(ouch!)




But for now I just want to share a little of my Christmas fun. 




The splashes of red really say Christmas to me.





































and for my Victoria Magazine Inspiration
the current Christmas issue inspired me
 to pack a little Christmas picnic basket
with hot cider and Walker shortbread.
(one of my favorite cookies)!






The kitchen re-do was every bit of the job that I knew it would be...
and then some!!

But I jumped right in to getting my Holiday decorating done
because I want to relax and enjoy these next few weeks

I hope that's possible!

I'm joining in with these great Holiday Parties









































Hope you're having a wonderful week
full of Christmas fun!

Be sure and join in this Thursday-Sunday


love,
Debra



86 comments:

  1. Wow, your kitchen is amazing. I love how bright and cheery everything is and all of your decorations are just wonderful. Love the silver tray, the vignette on the oven and fridge and then the picnic basket is fabulous. Well, let's just say I really love it all. Enjoy your new kitchen. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Oh Debra, your kitchen is so beautiful and your decorations are so lovely. I bet you are thrilled to be decorating in a gorgeous new kitchen. Can't wait to hear the details. Debra, if you want to share your kitchen at another party, I have the Boardwalk Bragfest on Tuesday, posted on Monday evening. I would definitely consider this to be a "brag-worthy" post.

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  3. Debra this turned out great! I love the vignette on the silver tray and the picnic basket the best. Would love to see before pics!

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  4. Very festive and pretty!!!!
    ~Debra
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  5. It looks amazing!!!! That's going to be my next project. I have about 100 questions I want to ask so after Christmas get ready for a question & answer session. Good work!

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  6. A beautiful kitchen love the island
    I agree red just makes the season shine.
    I adore that vintage basket atop the fridge. Great idea!
    Happy Decorating
    Amy

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  7. Hi Debra,
    Love your kitchen makeover! I especially love your vintage shopping basket on top of the fridge...it reminds me of shopping at the "dime" store when I was a little girl. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    Karen

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  8. Your kitchen is wonderful!!!! I adore the red amarylis in the red & white sugar bowl(hope that's a sugar bowl) & the red enamel coffee pot over the oven is divine. It is allllllllll wonderful but, those two things were my favorites right off the bat! Have a marvelous week. Hope you'll pop over to see my post done on Saturday because it has a picture of Hubby & I(so you can see how good he looks after his surgery). He is doing so well with his recovery. He's already back to work 150% HUGS! Charlene

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  9. Debra, it looks great and love the vignette on the silver tray. I hope you will link up to my boring to better party to on Wednesdays. It includes Christmas this month.

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  10. Hi Debra, What an amazing transformation on your kitchen. It looks gorgeous! I love the picnic basket decorated and the vignette on your silver tray. Everything is beautiful! I hope to see you at my party which starts 12/15.
    Happy Holidays
    Sherry

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  11. You kitchen looks amazing! You are in a NEW kitchen! Love the Believe snowman!
    Theresa
    aka:TOT

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  12. Your kitchen looks great, Debra! I love the white cabinets. Love your vignette on the island ~ snowmen and women are my favorite at this time of year. The greenery in the white pitcher is a simple yet festive touch, which I also love.

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  13. A beautiful kitchen! It's so cheerful and fresh looking. You've outdone yourself on the decorating because it looks like it could be in a magazine!

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  14. Again you rock the casba with this transformation Debra. I know you love this white bright space. Love the red touches and no one does a picnic basket like you!!! merry♥O

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  15. This turned out so lovely, Debra! Very inspiring to me as I am going to lighten up my kitchen after Christmas! Thanks for sharing, I look forward to reading more about it!

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  16. Very, Very Pretty! I really like the way you decorated your new space for Christmas - great job.
    Have a great week.

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  17. Your kitchen is fabulous Debra!!!! Aren't you glad you did it instead of decoarting & you've still got time to do that. Sure wish I had tackled painting a hutch in my garage before I got snowed under w/ Christmas. I bought it last year & had hopes to have it painted before THAT Christmas...here it is a whole year later & I still haven't gotten around to it. And my Santa collection is gonna look fabulous on it. :( Oh well, there's alwasy next year! Enjoy teh season!

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  18. So beautiful, bestie!!!
    I know how much hard work this was, and just how many paint fumes you inhaled, so good job!!!

    XOXO,
    Anne

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  19. Hi Debra,
    I had to come back and look some more. I was interrupted while looking at your beautiful kitchen and didn't get a chance to comment. I want you to know that I think it is absolutely beautiful in every way!! Love the cabinets and all the brightness in there. Your Christmas touches are perfect too.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  20. I love your new kitchen!! And all your Christmas things in your kitchen!!
    Thank you for sharing!!!

    Happy Holidays!
    Suzann

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  21. Debra the kitchen looks beautiful. I love the Christmas decorations and I am glad you love your new kitchen.

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  22. Your kichen is bright and beautiful. And your Christmas decor is very pretty. Your vignette on your silver tray is gorgeous.
    Blessings to you and enjoy your new kitchen,
    Sonya

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  23. This is beautiful! Great job in both the kitchen and the holiday decorating. I really like how you put paperwhites (or what ever bulb you forced) into a variety of containers! And that tutu wearing snowperson, I think that's my favorite!
    Chris

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  24. Your kitchen looks so beautiful! I love all your special christmas touches.It looks so festive and pretty.

    Kathy

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  25. I love it Debra! The kitchen is the heart of the home...how beautiful yours is!...Your kitchen and your heart!
    Tammy :-)
    JUNK WILD

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  26. What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL room, Debra! I'm so jealous!!!! All that white! All that open space!! The red Christmas treasures look wonderful against that backdrop of white. LUV!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  27. Yep...I just knew it! I knew it would be gorgeous and it is! I LOVE your kitchen Debra, and all the lovely holiday decor.
    hugs

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  28. Beautiful!!! I love all of your festive decor! I love the kitchen too. I love white!

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  29. Your new kitchen is just beautiful! I love all the holiday touchs you've placed around the room. And, I am looking forward to the before picts. Happy holidays!

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  30. So pretty, and just in time for Christmas!!

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  31. New Kitchen looks beautiful! Red is my all time Fav.~Cheers Kim

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  32. I love your kitchen! It all looks wonderful!! Your decorations are so pretty! I wanna come over! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  33. Debra
    Your kitchen is gorgeous fit for a queen!!! Perfect for you, enjoy my friend. God Bless xoxo

    Kate

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  34. Oh Debra, your kitchen is just beautiful and so festive and charming!!
    Blessings,
    Myrna

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  35. Debra, what a wonderfull light, and beautifull kitchen you have,-I love all the red accents all over in all the white--and the snowmen, and red birds together, are fantastic.
    Happy december to you, dear-
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  36. It looks amazing Debra! So bright and cheery, just like you!!

    Loving your holiday touches, especially the red cardinals!!

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  37. Girl...it is fantastic!
    Now this is what I want to find under the tree Christmas morning...or maybe just to the left of it!
    Debbie

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  38. Debra, your kitchen is just fabulous - white kitchens are my personal favorite. I love all of your festive and beautiful Christmasey touches throughout!

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  39. Beautiful Kitchen Debra... I bet you feel like a queen in it. So new and clean! And what fun decorating it all up for Christmas...
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  40. Your house is totally gorgeous, Debra! Wow, my eyes are jumping out of their sockets. Just beautiful...

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  41. Debra, beautiful kitchen - love all your wonderful touches! I especially love the tray on the counter - beautiful and whimsical! The Victoria-inspired basket is amazing! Thank you for joining me this week at Christmas with Victoria - you made it all the more special,
    Kathy

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  42. WOW, I can't wait to see some before pics and how-to and how-not-to:) Love all of your gorgeous decorations! Thanks for sharing with me! Have a blessed day! HUGS!

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  43. Your kitchen looks so lovely for the holidays, Debra! It must have been like decorating a whole new room!

    xo
    Claudia

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  44. What a wonderful cozy home! I LOVE your new kitchen!!! I am on my way over to enjoy a cup of coffee with you there ;) & I had a lot of fun peeking through your decorations! I am so with you on the splashes of red! :)

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  45. Just beautiful Debra! Love the splashes of Christmas red!

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  46. Beautiful! Love every tiny detail. It seems I was destined not for greatness but smallness as far as kitchens go so I adore see big roomy ones like yours. You did a wonderful job I so look forward to the before post.

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  47. What a lovely Kitchen you have, and you have made it so festive! The white is the perfect background for all your red decorations. I love your transferware, it is gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  48. I love it Debra! Everything looks beautiful! Even though I am a HUGE fan of all things white....I always do pop in little bits of red here and there for Christmas. I miss, miss, miss you! So much to share...

    xoxo,
    Adrienne

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  49. Debra! This is STUNNING!! LOVE your kitchen!! Just love it! And all of your Christmas decor is just perfect against that gorgeous backdrop!

    LOVE the silver tray with the snowgirl and the silver salt and pepper shakers!

    Lou Cinda

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  50. Debra,
    I love the light and brightness of your kitchen. It's beautiful! The Christmas decorations are wonderful. Welcoming and inviting.

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  51. It's worth wearing sunglasses for....lol.
    Just gorgeous Debra!

    xx
    Carole

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  52. Your kitchen looks amazing, so beautiful.
    Debby

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  53. Your kitchen looks fabulous! I love all your holiday decor.

    Jane
    frugalfineliving.com

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  54. Lovin' your light, bright new kitchen! I'm especially fond of your forced bulbs and couldn't help but notice the pig on top of the fridge-enjoy:@)

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  55. What a neat and cozy kitchen you have there I like it! Those flowers as a centepiece looks great and the plant pot with that little house, aw so cute! Love the freshness of nature designs.

    aion account

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  56. Your kitchen is beautiful. I love the classic timeless look it has. Your decor was just right and not over the top. The first vignette with the silver tray was gorgeous!
    Lacy

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  57. Debra!!
    Way to much beauty over here! I wish I were kidding, but im not :)

    It looks like you have a new SANCTUARY place! the new kitchen.

    It truely will be a white Christmas for you dear!

    Merry Christmas "Un Joyeux Noel"

    Blessings
    xoxo
    Dore

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  58. Debra, I'm visiting for the first time. I found you through our mutual friend in Texas, Lisa of Tarnished & Tattered. I'll be back! Will become a follower, of course! And you're going right into my list too.
    Your kitchen is beautiful and festive and looks so welcoming. I can almost smell the cookies baking.
    Blessings and may you have many happy meals in this lovely space....
    Diane

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  59. Your kitchen is fabulous!
    This is my first time here, I love it and will be back!
    Take care
    Kristin

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  60. I love a bright kitchen. I love your bright kitchen!
    It certainly wears it's Christmas wardrobe well!
    Rhonda

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  61. I just can't get enough of this beautiful kitchen. Thank you for sharing on the Boardwalk Bragfest!

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  62. Beautiful beautiful beautiful! A dream. Red and white, my favorite combo. Did I say beautiful?

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  63. Thank you for some very inspiring ideas for Christmas. I love the green tin basket in your sunroom and your snowmen are adorable! Happy Holiday's and I hope you get a little rest, too!!
    Wendy

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  64. Debra, thanks so much for sharing your beautiful kitchen with all it's Christmas cheer.

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  65. Debra,
    Your new kitchen looks outstanding! Love that tool box on your table and the picnic basket vignette. thanks for coming to my party...hope you are a having a fun time here:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  66. Very beautiful! You consider every detail! I love what you've done above your refrigerator! ♥

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  67. I love your new kitchen. I came over from Kim at Savvy Southern Style. The reds are very festive.

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  68. It looks great! I'd love to see before pictures and hear the how-tos and wish-I'd-known. Thanks for sharing!

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  69. Hi! Just coming over from Kim's party and I absolutely LOVE your kitchen! It looks so bright and cheerful and all of the little vignettes and groupings are just delightful. I especially loved the silver tray with all of the pretties on top! :-)
    Vanessa
    P.S. I'm heading over to your Bible Study blog for the first time! Thanks so much for offering it!

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  70. Debra your kitchen is gorgeous. You have paid attention to so many little details, like the snowmans collar, that was cute. Everything is stunning! Wishing you and your family a warm Happy Holiday.

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  71. I love the vintage feel of a lot of your decorations!

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  72. What a beautiful Kitchen!! Some day, I will get to remodel mine!
    I adore how you have it decorated!! Beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

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  73. Hi Debra,
    Came over from Kim's Boring to Better party. Your kitchen is wonderful! I love it! Please stop over when you can to visit. I am your newest follower!

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  74. Oh what a beautiful, bright kitchen. It mush be a pleasure to work in it! The decor is flawless.

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  75. Beautiful Kitchen Debra ~ Mine is about the size of where your computer is.... I Love the White with the touches of Red, Perfect *<<<-
    Cheryl

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  76. It's bright and white, but delightfully so! I love your kitchen and all your holiday pretties.
    Brenda

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  77. Hi Debra,
    I love your new kitchen! It's so bright and cheerful. Your Christmas touches are lovely and it's been a lovely visit.

    Christmas blessings,
    Sandi

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  78. Lovely kitchen! Can't wait to see it all!
    ~ Julie

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  79. Your kitchen looks beautiful. I love all the touches of Christmas. I linked over from All Things Heart and Home. I hope you will stop by my blog at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. I hope you will follow me. If you do please let me know and I will be sure to follow you back. Thanks.

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  80. Stunning. So happy to have found your blog. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Have a blessed Christmas season!
    Tammy @www.beatricebanks.blogspot.com

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  81. So hard to find the bottom of your comments there are so many, lucky you...well there is just so much to look at love it all!

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  82. Your kitchen is amazing! It is inpiring to me as that is the next project we will be doing after Christmas in our 1940's kitchen. I love your decorations. Merry Christmas!

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  83. You have a lovely home. So many beautiful things! I have the very same table and chairs you do, only apparently you haven't had little kids coloring with Sharpies that bled through on yours! LOL! Thanks for sharing! Everything is gorgeous!

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  84. omg I want your kitchen really bad, I have a very small galley type of kitchen..
    luv luv it..
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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