Saturday, December 7, 2019

Christmas in the Cookbook Nook

Say Hello to my newest Christmas friend, courtesy of my sister as an early Christmas present. He's so adorable and woodsy I just needed to show him off. I'd been looking for a reindeer for awhile, thinking twiggy or mossy, but this guy is perfect. His grassy covering looks like real reindeer fur. He's a cutie.

I'm not ever sure what to call this old cupboard/shelves thingy. I bought it to display vintage merchandise at one of my market spaces about 12 years ago. It was really rough when I found it but we added trim and painted it white. When it came time to close down my space I just couldn't sell it. I used it to store quilts awhile back and when we moved here I realized it might be a good place to house cookbooks and kitchen kitsch.

So it's here on the long wall of the Hearth Room / Kitchen housing all kinds of seasonal stuff 
and my cookbooks (old and outdated as they are)

The main attraction, other than my reindeer, are/is my vintage British Biscuit tins. I've collected these few since I've been flea-ing over the years, but I'm always on the lookout for anything plaid or Scottish looking. My maternal great grandmother was Scottish, from the Cameron Clan, so I guess I come by it naturally.

My daughter brought me back the modern Walkers tin 
shaped like a truck from England a while back.
I was hooked on them till I found out I was allergic to gluten.
My vintage red plaid Tartan umbrella fits right in with the rest of the theme.

and my little British "foxy" rider is taking a break.

I keep my cottage cookie jars and salt and pepper set out year round.

More Christmas fun coming up!

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joining in here:

All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
 Celebrate Your Story at The Zucchini Sisters
Create Bake, Make at Across the Blvd
Happiness is Homemade at Blue Sky at Home
Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
Tips and Tutorials at Home Stories A to Z
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away from Home
Homestyle Gathering at Serving Up Southern  
Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles 
 Talk of the Town at Knick of Time
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode 
Share Your Style at French Ethereal 
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home
 Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge


  1. Hi Debra. I love that you have a cook book nook. How sweet. It looks so festive and great for Christmas.
    Happy Friday. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Hi Debra! Oh, your little nook looks darling! I spy a Currier and Ives tin. I've collected the blue and white Currier and Ives dishes for years. I have enough now so I can stop! :) I love seeing your treasures and how you display them.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Un rincon maravilloso ,el reno es un encanto,bonita entrada...besitos

  4. Love it! The "British" foxy is so cute! Happy holidays to you! Leticia

  5. Debra,
    I love that you kept the market display cabinet!
    As I visited with others about home design,
    I always share with them to blend the old with the new.
    Your Scottish Tin collection is amazing!
    Yes, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
    The Reindeer is awesome.

  6. Debra,

    This is pretty. I'm swooning over the plater, magical. You have wonderful tins too. The deer your sister gave is perfect.


  7. That reindeer is adorable. I love the tins too.

  8. You have a great collection of Scottish tins! Such a fun and interesting display. My Irish/Scott kids would love it all!

  9. This Scottish heritage lassie is loving all your plaid! You always have so many amazing treasures to share!

  10. The reindeer, the tins the scale and the tartan -- loving it all! I'm Irish but have always loved the Scottish clan plaids. Your shelves are pretty and festive. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  11. What an amazing collection of cookbooks... and you've decorated it so well! Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Turn About... the party returns from the Christmas break this Tuesday, 1/7. Hope to see you there, and Happy New Year!


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