Wednesday, December 06, 2006

A Christmasy Kitchen

As we make our way into the kitchen, watch out for the mistletoe! This is a favorite spot in our house. :0)

MIstletoe
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My fern plant wasn't doing so well in my bedroom so I moved it to a top shelf in the kitchen. My mom painted the poinsetta plate when I was little and I added my candle tart warmer and silk poinsettas to tie everything together.

Plate
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I drapped a garland of poinsettas along the top of my hutch and got out my silver tea set which was a $7.00 yardsale find!

Hutch
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I found these pear ornaments at the craft store and for some reason fell in love with them! Phillip has been kind enough to humor me, they are after all *pink.* ;0)

Pears
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Here's another one of my Martha Stewart ideas. Since I can't go skating on a real pond, I created a mini one in my kitchen!

Skating
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I added little mini wreaths, made from gold and white beads to the backs of the chairs. I like how they look but I never realized how close I come to the chairs, while walking through the room. I should count all the beads I knock of these things each day!!

Wreath
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Dot, you asked about the Christmas goodies. They are hidden in the pantry, bottom shelf on the left. ;0)

Well, that's the end of the tour. Thank you for coming along!!

19 comments:

Mrs. Staggs said...

Your kitchen decorating is my favorite so far. So pretty and old fashioned. I love the vignette with the plate. Simple and just right. I like the tray...what a nice idea. I'm going to add a little mirror pond to my snow village this year. It's very small scale and I'm hoping a mirror will give me the effect I want. The way you share your preparations Kelli, make me feel more in the mood. Thank you.

kelley said...

Another beautiful and Christmassy room!
Thanks for sharing your home with us Kelli!
I need to get busy and finish up the decorating or Christmas will have come and gone!
Wishing you a blessed day!

dot said...

Kelli, you have a talent for decorating! Thanks for telling me where the treats are. LOL.

smilnsigh said...

Oh my! That mini Pond Scene in the kitchen!! Oh you are sooo talented.

Karla said...

I have enjoyed your tour so much! The tiny wreaths on the back of the chairs are such a special touch. :o)

Lindsay said...

I adore the wreaths on your chairs! How are they attached?

Sharon Kay said...

Thanks for the tour through your beautiful home. You have many good decorating ideas and I can see you have a very good eye for decorating. It is so much fun to mane our house a home..........

annewithane65 (Kim) said...

Hi Kelli, I've enjoyed looking at the pictures of your beautifully decorated home...very festive!

Becky said...

Your home looks beautiful and festive. Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

Kelli,
You have such a flair for decorating!
What a find on the silver tea service for $7.00!
Don't you just love bargains like that!
:)

Run Around Paris said...

i love sugary-looking fruit ornaments and decorations. they're so old-fashioned but so sparkly and fabulous at the same time.

Sandra said...

I love your little "skating party". What a great idea to use a silver tray and fake snow. You have such great and creative ideas!

PEA said...

I just love all your decorations and the way you decorated the kitchen!! I had seen that idea in a magazine before, putting wreaths behind chairs...that or big bows:-)

Lady Laurie said...

Kelli, Your home looks truly beautiful ~ I think my favorite decoration is the ice skates, I have a "thing" for ice skates!!
Blessings and hugs...

clarice said...

Kelli I am so impressed with your out of the box thinking. Everything looks so charming !! Clarice

Deb said...

Kelli, everything looks beautiful! I'm with you on the pear ornaments~very cute. The pond is very clever, maybe I will add one to my Christmas village as Mrs Staggs suggested.
Debbie

Mrs. Q and Miss Candi said...

Oh Kelli your house is so pretty. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Hugs,
Elziabeth

Susan P. said...

Kelli, thank you so much for opening up not only your home but also your heart:) Both are beautiful and reflect one another! BTW, I am in love with the little skating pond, I WANT ONE!!

Lean Not said...

Wow, that's beautiful! I wish I had a smidgen of your talent. Your family surely must love having a wife/mother like you. I hope they realize how special that is.