Happy Wednesday friends! Sharing a bit of Christmas in my kitchen today as part of the Warm & Cozy Christmas Home Tour hosted by my darling friend Jen at Migonis Home blog and Wayfair! I love adding holiday touches to the kitchen – the place where everyone hangs out the most! I try not to over do it because our kitchen is trashed and then cleaned up again no short of 367 times a day and I like to keep the surfaces clean. You know. For all of that trashing and cleaning. ;) Just a few things in cupboards and around the perimeter of the kitchen make the space warm and cherry during this happy time of year.
Like last year I added some fresh greenery to my oven hood. I have a love/hate relationship with fresh greenery. Nothing like the look and smell! For at least 6 days. Then it’s a crispy dry mess. Not worth it to me for my staircase (lesson learned last year!) but worth it in the kitchen. It makes me happy enough in the kitchen to deal with the mess and replacing it a few times. :)
This year I added a few wooden trees on the sides of my Wonderful sign. Because I’m tricky like that. Here are a few pics making our way around the kitchen…
These simple red plates from PB kids were a new addition this year and I love the way they added a quick and easy pop of Christmas in the cupboard.
Candy canes and Poinsettias area always a staple at my house this time of year.
I kept the dining nook simple with a fun red and white striped table runner (a favorite of mine from last year!), my Hyannis lanterns that rotate all over my house and these pretty green flower stems. I bought the faux stems for Fall decor but I love the way they look for Christmas paired with some red.
A few days after I took this picture I got one more new addition to my Christmas decor that I’m so excited about!
My husband and I love snow skiing and I’ve always wanted a fun wooden pair of skis to add to my holiday decor so when I came across these teak cross country skis on-line at Wayfair it was love at first sight!
The perfect companion to my Ski Lift sign in the family room. :) (You can see my family room and front porch Christmas decor here.)
I’ve moved them around a few times but for now they are living in the corner of my dining nook. They bring a bit of vacation to our breakfast table.
Fun striped towels for the ovens make cooking a little less painful. I have to tell you a funny story quick. I got a text from a mom of my daughter’s friend. She said all the 9 year old girls rave about my chocolate chip cookies (I make them when my girls have friends over) and could she please have the recipe because her daughter just loves them. I told her I wasn’t sure how I felt about giving it out. It has been in my family for years – handed down for many generations. It’s called “Tollhouse.” Ha! :) Made me laugh that those girls think I’m the cookie queen. Just goes to show you don’t have to be a fabulous cook to be a hit with the kids! Buy some pre-made cookie dough and cute striped towels and you’re set. It’s working for me anyway. ;)
Butler’s pantry is full of cheer! I kept my Thankful sign up (details in my fall home tour) and love the black with all the red.
I gave in and set out the hot chocolate station. My kids loved this when I introduced it a couple of years ago but I gained 4 lbs from this lovely little set up so last year I told them it wasn’t in the cards. This year they begged and I gave in and once again I’m snacking on the toppings all day. Enjoy until January when we all head to the gym right? :)
A few more mugs for the kids in case the Santa mugs are dirty. :)
And that wraps up the kitchen tour!
This has been quite the week of home tours hasn’t it!? So many beautiful homes decked for the holidays. I’ve had a busy (or should I say sleep deprived!) week getting these posts finished along with everything else going on (December madness has officially hit). I can’t wait until the weekend when I can sit down and catch up on all of the stunning Christmas decor all over bogland. I’m picturing me in pj’s on that couch with my laptop, hot chocolate and popcorn. It’s a Wonderful Life playing in the background with a fire roaring and the tree lights on.
Then it will really feel like Christmas. :)
I’m sharing links to all of my friends’ beautiful homes who are also a part of this tour! Be sure to check them out. Popcorn, pj’s and tree lights are required. The rest is optional.
Others on the Warm & Cozy Christmas Home Tour hosted by Migonis Home blog
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