Friday, December 09, 2011

Christmas decorating - Kitchen

The top of the frig

This room is continually changing and probably will be as December continues.  If I get some yo-yo's made in time, they will go in the kitchen, too.  I may work on them today.  I'd planned to go into town but the country roads are a little slick with snow this morning... a good day for domestic creativity.

Yes, I did decorate a lot this year but I needed more Christmas than usual.  By getting down every container, I found items I thought I'd lost last year.  Hubby had stored that big container on a different shelf.  I have collected Christmas items since I was a teenager and now I'm a grandmother... so even though I have downsized the items a lot, there are plenty left (mostly my very favorites now).  I've promised the future Mrs. Christopher she can go through them next Christmas.  :)

To answer questions from yesterday, the candle lamp in the last picture came from Goodwill (so many Christmas decorations were found while thrifting and at garage sales through the years).  I made my large lamp smaller by removing the top part of it, easily done just by unscrewing that part of the lamp in this case.

Lots of little cuties here, including the Cabbage Patch doll that was a Happy Meal Christmas toy when Stephanie was little.

This scene makes me smile just looking at it.

The "milk" in the milk bottles is really salt.  :)
The top of the bread box.  I stitched the embroidery when I was first married.

The vintage looking whisk and spatula are tree ornaments bought on clearance at Cracker Barrel a couple years ago.  They stay out all year.

Finally... this isn't exactly Christmas-y but I thought I'd share the change I made on the kitchen wall.  I used to have a favorite large piece of artwork there but I moved it to the "room formerly known as Christopher's".

I was concerned about replacing it without changing a lot of other items but our favorite print of the lighthouse in Holland, Michigan (where we lived for nearly nine years) and the trivet that was a gift from my daughter fit in the space perfectly.

This print of "Big Red" brings back lovely memories.
Hubby and I love having the print where we can see it often.  I promise to take a picture when I get the yo-yo's made and hung!

All of my pictures can be enlarged by clicking on them.


Mrs.Rabe said...

Cute, cute, cute!

I like how you have chosen "more" Christmas this year, when so many in your place would have chosen to do less....

Have a delightful, domestical day!

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

These decorations in your kitchen make me feel so cheerful and in the spirit of Christmas joy just looking at them, Brenda. May you and your husband have a blessed and happy Christmas tide this year!

Angela said...

Thank you so much for all these Christmas pictures. I am so enjoying them. I especially LOVE your windowsill. The little figures are so cheerful!

matty said...

It is so pretty! They make me smile, too! LOL

I am inspired when I visit you!

Has Manuela opened her blog yet? I miss her, too! :(

Vee said...

Very sweet all of your decorations...looks like home to me. I really like the new print you have on your kitchen wall or the new to that wall print.

Yes, I have been here overlong. I've been shopping through the Amazon widget again. Ahem. I hope that I am done now or nearly so.

suzel said...

I love your decoration!!!!!
I'm a regular reader from your blog!!!I particulary love your reading advices!!!
Sandra a regular reader from France

Anonymous said...

Another regular follower of your blog here Brenda, love your xmas decorations, wish I could pop around for a cuppa, but its a bit too far from Australia. Have a lovely day.

Anonymous said...

All looks very cute ! Makes me want to go decorate my house even more. Love that you think of every spot even the top of the fridge.
God Bless You
Merry Christmas

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

Your holiday spirit is contagious love love the salt in the milk clever! Thanks for brightening my day, as usual. :)))

Anonymous said...

I have several small pictures and framed sayings I exchange with the usual ones for the holidays. I thought about not keeping them but love the change so much and they are favorites. I love how you have changed out things but kept with the look you love. We love it too! :) Sarah

Sharon said...

Hello--I love the simplicity of your decorations. Thank You for sharing your heart and home with us.

Anonymous said...

Some really nice ideas here and thanks for sharing! What I ADORE however is the beyond gorgeous window treatment...those lace curtains are to die for!! FABULOUS!! My so much to look at, almost like a museum of sorts!!
Elizabeth in NC

Rhoda said...

Wow you have a beautiful home! And I love the teddy bears on the top of the fridge :)