Sunday, December 09, 2007

Christmas Decorating

Hello everyone! Thank you for your sweet comments on my fireplace makeover and sugar cookie adventure. The girls and I took the cookies to church on Saturday and we had three other helpers to decorate. They looked very festive and everyone had lots of fun.
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I've been doing a little Christmas decorating in my kitchen lately. I call this hutch my "pie safe." I found it at a resale store a few years ago and repainted it, changed the knobs, and put lace on the shelf edges. To help with the vintage look, Phillip took out the glass cupboard doors and replaced them with screens.
Piesafe
I usually keep a cake plate and various tea dishes on it, but wanted to give it more of a Christmas look.

Fabric
I measured the back of the hutch and cut a piece of plaid fabric with pinking shears.

Backing
I attached it with double sided tape and a couple a thumbtacks (way up high where the holes won't show)

Cakeplate
Next, I layed down this shimmery gold fabric and placed my cake plate in the right corner.

Candles
Candles in the left corner.

Tin
A cookie tin that happens to be the same print as the fabric! (I got the fabric at Walmart this year, but the tin at a resale store a few years ago.) I also placed a small doily on top of the tin.

Book
A Christmas book.

Teaset
I found this cream and gold trim tea set (along with 8 tea cups and saucers) at a yardsale a few months ago.

Piesafe
All ready for a cup of Christmas tea. Thank you for looking at my newly decorating pie safe!

On Christmas Day
At half past three
make your self a cup of tea
I'll think of you
You think of me
underneath the Christmas tree.

37 comments:

Copper's Wife said...

Your pie safe is lovely all decked out for the Christmas season.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

You did a wonderful job. So inviting to all that comes by to linger a little and share a cup. Have the Best of Weeks.........Rosie

Jennifer Partin said...

I enjoy posts like these----I don't have a creative bone in my body. Really enjoyed your site, I'll be back again to visit.

Rebecca said...

You're so clever! I never would have thought to do something like that-but what a wonderful change it brings!

Good job Kelli!

Mrs. C said...

It's amazing how we can change things around our home with a bit of creativity! Lovely job. :)
Blessings,
Mrs. C

Becky said...

Very pretty! I hope you will give us a home tour with the Tour of Homes next Monday. I know I will just want to sit down and enjoy a cozy cup of tea with you.

Tracy said...

What a lovely hutch! I'm green with envy!

~Babychaser~ said...

I love it! You're so creative!

Lady_MSnow said...

Very pretty!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Ooh, a tartan tin! If you've read the fifth Harry Potter book, you'll want to fill it with Ginger Newts!

Lori4squaremom (http://lori.scottdomain.com) said...

Oh, how beautiful and homey! I'm still working on decorating my kitchen for Christmas. I have some of the stuff up, but had to buy a new garland, and am not happy with it, so I need to figure something out to go with it.....as soon as I'm done with the kitchen I'll post pictures of the WHOLE house on my blog :)

Blessings!

Lori4squaremom
http://lori.scottdomain.com

Susan P. said...

That is such a wonderful idea and something that you could do inexpensively for different seasons and holidays. Thanks for always being so inspiring, Kelli!

Jen said...

I so enjoy your posts.....love looking at your ideas.....they inspire me. I love your pie safe....very homey.

Dani said...

Oooo, pretty, pretty, pretty! What a neat idea to cut out the fabric for the back, very festive.

TJ said...

Beautiful! Someday I can have arrangements like that, but for now little hands rearrange everything put out. I'll keep your arrangement in my mind for "someday."

Lori said...

Your Christmas decor is beautiful!!
Thanks for sharing. I'm posting my decor this week too.

Leigha said...

It looks lovely! I really enjoy reading your blog, Kelli. It's such an inspiration..I wish I was more creative like you!

Mammy said...

Kelli, that's great! Nita and I were looking at our kitchen today and the only thing we have in there are Christmas dish towels. You have given me some hope. I'm going down to look at Christmas fabric from "yesteryear", in the storage area of the basement. thanks for sharing your creativity......Nancy

JoyFULWifeMom said...

How lovely!

Mama Russell said...

Wonderful job, dear friend! I have not been able to "holiday" the house as much as I would like. I'll just keep your ideas stored up in my brain to use in years to come. Blessings!

SouthernBell said...

I love it -- it's so pretty and looked really easy. You smart lady!

Julie said...

I love the red plaid fabric!

Mrs. Pivec said...

Nicely done! :) Now it's definitely ready for Christmas. It's the little touches that make such a difference.

Paula said...

Wonderful transformation! Quite festive and very inviting. You sure have a knack for decorating and I'm glad you share your ideas!! Count me in the Christmas Day tea party. :)

Judy said...

I like what you did with the hutch. Very nice.

Storybook Woods said...

Oh Kelly very charming. I you made the most of your cabinet xoxoxox Clarice

Lynne said...

Very pretty, Kelli. I love the plaid. I still have a bit of decorating to do here, I'm so behind this year.

Gena said...

So pretty and so creative! It looks beautiful.

Cathy said...

You are so talented with your unique decorations, Kelli. I put a link to your new issue of Seasonal Delights on a Christmas post. :o)

Rowan said...

Your pie safe looks very festive, you have so much imagination. Soinds as though you were busy with the cookies, they look beautiful. They aren't a traditional thing in UK as they are in the US, here it's Christmas cake and mince pies that are the traditional things.

Cris said...

Kelli, this is adorable, you have so much energy, I love your decoration posts!

Christina said...

Very pretty!
I actually handed out this poen with my homemade russian tea a few years ago! Thanks for reminding me!

Heather said...

What a lovely festive touch for your kitchen Kelli! you really have 'the touch'! Isn't is fun when new and old come together in perfect harmony?

I have given up on any more decorating and am putting away the rest of the 'stuff'! Why did I take it all out of the bins??? I am either ambitious or a fool! We did get the tree decorated - armchair directions from me! The mantle is pretty and our fresh wreaths welcome anyone who might visit (though if they heard the 'tone' I was using yesterday, they might have chosen the wiser path and turned around at the door!). But that's all for this year - I am packing it in - healing is taking more out of me than I had thought. We will enjoy the simplicty of a quiet family Christmas and thing will be different next year, I'm sure!

Jackie said...

Oh your pie safe looks all dressed up for the festive season. You did such an awesome job of it.

diana said...

i love that hutch. and the wy you decorated it is perfect for the holidays. nice job.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Kelli, I am new to your place and came here from Hootin Anni's blog.I love your pie safe, but it would not be a safe place to hide sweets from me.Every time I would walk by it, I could smell and see the goodies..You have a wonderful and cozy home and I will be back to visit you again.Baba

buythebesthome said...

Hi there!!!I'm from Chicago Rentals, I was really amazed with your ideas it's truly brilliant..