Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas in the Kitchen

I don't show my kitchen very often because the natural lighting isn't good, but we had a glorious day last week, when the snow was covering everything, and the sun was out. Perfect time to get some photos of my Christmas Kitchen...and even the Hallway Sideboard. That almost never happens!

I don't go decorating crazy in here, because it just gets moved out once company gets here. All my fun Christmas decor gets shuffled off to the Living Room where it's not in the way. "Hey kids, can't you eat your scrambled eggs without moving my tool carrier centerpiece?" guess not...

I shared some of these photos in my Christmas Home Tour,
 but now you can see a little more of the details.

This is my Snow Family setting on my silver tray that's always here on the island.

Each time I see them I cannot help but smile!

My antique grain sack with the red stripe adds a little Christmas to the table.

I added a little plaid to my French Cow Print.
She looks pretty festive, now.

I painted the top of my kitchen table last summer in ASCP.
If you missed that post, click here.

I found the red and white enamel coffeepot a few years ago,
and I only have one vintage Santa mug.
I'd like to have back all the ones I've sold over the years.
what was I thinking?
(insert head slapping V-8 commercial)

The top of my little china cabinet doesn't change much seasonally;
just gets a new tussy mussy under the cloche,
 and something different for the cupcake stand.

This is where I keep my wedding china. Actually it's not china but French Faience. When everyone else was buying Noritake for their gift registry, I fell in love with French pottery. 

(you can click on the photos (x2) for bigger images)

Love my little English Cottage; looks like a Christmas fairy house. I'd like to live there, myself. There's something about an English Cottage that gets me every time.

I love playing with fabric and colors, although it's not something I take the time to do now. I made a quilt once and vowed I'd never do it again. I love antique quilts, but I realized I'm a short term project person. I want to finish what I start before I'm totally bored with a project. I think they call that  "short-term gratification". Guilty. Years ago I made a ton of these fabric pieced Christmas ornaments, and this is the only one I have left.

And hey look... there's some light in the hallway!
Quick, get some photos!

Love this white galvanized drawer that also has a chalkboard inside.
It's corralling my ironstone dessert plates, tureen, and platter.
I used these topiary trees last year on the mantel,
but they're in iron urns this year.

Thanks so much for visiting,
Hope your Christmas Kitchen is filled with love and joy!

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  1. my dream kitchen and oh-so-inviting decked out in its' xmas finery. just so lovely debra. so many beautiful touches. "merci" for sharing! ;)

  2. It all looks great Debra! I just love those snowmen!

  3. I had to zoom in to get a closer look at your Faience. Very pretty! And I love the ceramic wall basket next to your china cabinet. Your red & white enamel coffee pot is a fun piece and I'm sure you'll find a few mates for your lone Santa mug. It looks like you're done decorating, so now you can relax? hehe

  4. You have a beautiful home and kitchen Debra!! I love just every little detail!! So gorgeous!!

  5. Your snow gave you some bright white light for this white kitchen. Beautiful my friend. If it rains any more here I am never moving from my bed. xo, olive

  6. Your home looks lovely. I have almost no natural light in my place and it is killing me, really it is, I am not kidding, I am in desperate need of some vitamin D. Natural light also is so necessary to be able to take good photographs. Next house, natural light is on the top of my list. Your decorations look wonderful. Happy Holidays!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  7. It's just the rest of your home!

  8. Lucky kids getting to eat their eggs in such a gorgeous kitchen!

  9. It all looks so nice! I love how the color pops on the white!

  10. Debra everything looks so pretty and festive!! Love the pretty displays on your island!

  11. Debra, I love your Christmas kitchen! I always get inspired by how you decorate during the holidays in your beautiful home. I especially love your snow family setting, so cute!!

  12. OK, that does it. I am IN LOVE with your kitchen. I zoomed in too and can see why you chose this pottery. Gorgeous. I just love that white cabinet. Deb

  13. You have such a pretty light and bright kitchen, Debra! I love your snow family and the silver tray is perfect for them to be displayed on.

  14. Looove your kitchen! I love white kitchens and cant get enough of them. Darling Christmas decor..I love the snow family. Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday linky party that is live right now and share this with us.

  15. It's clear that your Christmas kitchen is filled with joy! Love your snowmen and the enamel coffee pot! Have a very Merry Christmas, Debra!

  16. What a beautiful kitchen. It sure looks bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing it! Merry Christmas to you. ~Sally

  17. Debra,

    Loved seeing your Christmas kitchen, and your kitchen, actually! I love all the white, it's always fresh and ready for any colour theme and bright, even on those dark and cloudy days. I don't think I'd want to leave this beautiful space, especially all decked out for Christmas, so that centerpiece better make way for some food to sustain my staring!

    Merry Christmas!


  18. gorgeous, debra! such a happy space! love the snowmen and cow print, esp.:)

  19. Debra, I'd glady eat Christmas breakfast with your tool tote! It all looks so pretty. Don't you hate taking it down after the season of joy ends? I know I do, but then knowing'll just gussy it back up for another special event in life. You were born to make the world know that?
    Merry Christmas

  20. Debra, you have such a bright and welcome kitchen that is so simplified and just beautiful....I wish that I could do simlpified!
    Merry Christmas!

  21. I think it's fresh and inviting. I want to come over and have coffee in that kitchen.

  22. If I could stop by for lunch, you wouldn't have to move a thing! I'd sit and enjoy all of your wonderful Christmas decor in your kitchen! Your Christmas touches are just perfect.
    Mary Alice

  23. EVERYTHING is beyond gorgeous.

    Seeing those Santa mugs reminds me of some when I was a child. I wonder if they are still in a cupboard at my parents' house. I must ask my sister.

  24. Your kitchen is absolutely beautiful - at Holiday time and every other time of the year.

    Love those copper pots, Debra!


  25. I love your red enamel ware coffee pot!

  26. Everything is sooo very pretty and bright! Love it all!! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!! xo Holly

  27. Debra,
    Such a beautiful and cozy kitchen...luv those cute snowmen too (on the island).


  28. Seriously one of the most beautiful kitchens I've ever seen. You decorate it absolutely perfectly! Holiday blessings to you...

  29. Debra,
    It is all so beautiful. I love it and they are great pictures. I have to say I smile everytime I look at your snowman family too. How sweet. Merry Christmas Debra to you and your beautiful family.

  30. What a great kitchen tour. I love your tole trays lining the back splash, my mom does the exact same thing in her white kitchen. Merry Christmas!

  31. A very festive and lovely kitchen! :) I love the little snowmen! :)

  32. Your kitchen looks very festive for the holidays. I love the snow people on the silver tray! They are adorable. I also like your pottery in the glass hutch.

  33. Fabulously styled, Debra! It all looks so bright, happy, warm and welcoming! The mix of colors, textures, and pattern is just perfect! :) Merry Christmas to you, sweetie!

    xoxo laurie

  34. I love the snow people on the silver tray. They made me smile too. Merry Christmas!

  35. Debra,
    Gorgeous Silver Tray vignette on your kitchen bar, dear friend!
    Your SNOWpeople make me smile, too!
    I adore how you used the topiaries on your sideboard in the Hall!!!
    The lighting was perfeect, indeed!
    Thank you for sharing the "heart of the home" decorated for Christmas with us!!!

  36. Debra, Your home and your porch are so beautiful!!!! I adore the silver tray filled with snowman and sundry! It looks like you worked all year to put this spectacular Christmas display on for all of us! Such inspiration!

  37. Your kitchen is so lovely! I was smiling at your adorable snowmen family too! They are so cute!

  38. Beautiful! The snow family on the silver tray is my favorite!

  39. This is all so pretty--I particularly like the table runner and French cow print--I grew up on a farm, and my parents still have cows!

  40. I have always loved your kitchen. It's looking oh so festive and pretty. It looks like a wonderful place to hang out with family for the holidays.

  41. What a lovely kitchen and I love your Christmas decorations, especially those adorable snow people! Such a warm, inviting room! Merry Christmas! Hugs, Leena

  42. Your kitchen is gorgeous in the first place, but it's really cheerful on top of it with all your lovely Christmas touches.


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