Wednesday, December 13, 2023

A Homespun Kitchen for Christmas

Hey Friends, Welcome to a fun gathering today, as I'm joining in with a great group of gals who are sharing their ideas and inspiration for a Homespun Christmas. Thankyou to Laura at Decor To Adore for putting this great group together. If you're coming from Lora's place at Create and Ponder, thanks so much and I'm glad you're here continuing the Hop!

Do you love home-y ideas for celebrating the Holidays? I know that I do. I use several different styles mixed throughout my home, but here in the kitchen, hearth room and garden room, I love a cozy, snuggly vibe. Quilts, wool throws and lots of the "cozy" factor.

Today I'm in the kitchen sharing a cute cottage/farmhouse look with an old tool tote. Faux  evergreens are layered in with part of my collection of vintage kitchen utensils and tools. Some of these gadgets were purchased from the fleas over the years, but several are from my maternal grandmother's kitchen.

Helping to create a cozy, simple atmosphere are a gingerbread scented candle and my little fabric handmade gingerbread man. I usually buy candles that smell like fresh baked goods and for Christmas that special scent (or flavor) for me is gingerbread. I'm not sure why I choose scents that make me hungry for homemade cake and cookies.?

My favorite recipe book is a vintage one from Betty Crocker, It has some of the best basic recipes I've found. Lots of tips, too, for the cooking and baking challenged. I adore that vintage "side-eye" Santa mug.

It even has a wonderful Gingerbread Cookie recipe.

The small red rimmed mixing bowl is McCoy and it matches the cute and fun "mitten" batter spatula. Perfect for whipping up some gingerbread cookie icing.

The embossed antique rolling pin is a Scandinavian staple for cookie baking.

Mini Santas are lurking in the greenery.

Anyone else lick the bowl?
You know, with a spoon, not your tongue...
It would be more fun with a Tartan Plaid spatula?

My mom makes THE WORLDS BEST FUDGE, (the old fashioned, cooked forever kind) and we would all fight (even my dad) to get a chance to get a mouth full early.

Here's the Kitchen Niche dressed up for Christmas. I won't show you the stacks of Christmas catalogues and microwave that has been edited out underneath the niche.

The Christmas after we bought this house while we were still renovating, my sister surprised me with this wonderful plaid Christmas House. It was our only decoration here, but I dearly appreciated the Christmas cheer it brought!

Hope you're having a cozy, homespun Christmas... enjoy those Gingerbread Cookies! Here are some Christmas Kitchen pics from a few years ago.

Thanks so much for coming by to visit and I hope you'll come back. Be sure and hop on over to see Michelle at Thistle Key Lane to see how she's celebrating.

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  1. Good Morning Debra. Love your homespun Christmas vintage Christmas motif. Love those cookie cutters brings back memories. Have a good week. Hugs. Kris

  2. Debra, I LOVE your kitchen. That shelf in-between the cabinets is wonderful. Wish I had something like that. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas

  3. What a cute vignette! Love it.

  4. What a totally charming kitchen, Debra. I love all the touches -- the red and white, the Santa mugs and gingerbread men and the photos with the cookie cutters. Your vintage look always works so beautifully! Merriest!

  5. This is so adorable, Debra!! It's so whimsical, full of Christmas charm and old-world cheer. What an amazing way to bring Christmas into the kitchen for the season!

  6. I'm loving your vintage decorations and all your pretty touches of plaid! Your Christmas utensil arrangement has to be one of the cutes kitchen arrangements I've ever seen! What a treat to see your kitchen! Happy Christmas Debra!

  7. Loving your style of decor..."Sentimental Decor" is what I call it with memories and meanings that are more important than the item. Cozy and so charming...Wish we were neighbors! I visit SW Missouri every January...can you share some of your favorite shops and antique stores?? My favorite Magnolia Farmhouse has moved and I miss her booth so!

  8. This wooden tote filled with all these pieces of greenery and vintage goodies are too cute, Debra! I love all the cheery pops of red and seeing how you styled your collections for the holiday season too. I am over the moon crazy about the plaid house from your sister. Such a sweet and thoughtful gift! Big hugs and happy Christmas to you and your family, CoCo

  9. Debra, your homespun kitchen tote is filled with the cutest pieces! I love how you displayed it, and that plaid house is adorable too! Pinned! Wishing you a wonderful season!

  10. Oh Debra this post brought such JOY to my heart! I love seeing the vintage cookie cutters and funny little Santas. I have pinned the centerpiece which a rendition of it will probably show up in my own home at some point. Thank you so much for adding such lovely memories of Christmas past to the hop. Have a wonderful holiday season!

  11. I'm so in love with your kitchen all decked out for Christmas Debra. The vintage decorations and all your pretty touches of plaid are eye candy! What a fun post my friend.

  12. Debra, I love seeing your pretty decorations! The rolling pins and vintage items look so pretty styled together in the tote. Love the Santa too! And I agree, the Betty Crocker cookbook is a classic with great recipes! Have a Merry Christmas!
    Cheers! - Shelley

  13. Debra, somehow we must have the same grandmother. However, she must have must have moved from Scandinavia to Hungry! LOL! I have many of the exact same items from my grandmother too! I LOVE your kitchen and the warm feel it invokes. Beautiful and filled with memories. Merry Christmas!

  14. I will never have enough of those old tool totes and this shows why! How fun to corral all the homespun kitchen cuteness together as the perfect centerpiece. And love that plaid house on the vintage scale; perfect styling, indeed. Merry Christmas, friend!

  15. Debra I love your cozy, homespun Christmas! It's very authentic and brings back memories of Christmas in the kitchen growing up! I am happy to feature you this week at TFT! I haven't commented on all your posts but I have been enjoying all you have shared this season. Merry Christmas!


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