Dec 23, 2014

Christmas In Our Kitchen

We're counting down to Christmas here at our house! Today, I'm wrapping gifts, working on a few more ornaments, and puttering around the house. It seems I'm never done with tweaking the Christmas decorations, moving this here and that there. Do you do that, too? It's fun to get it all just the way we love it! 

I dropped my camera and broke my cherished 50mm f/1.8 lens a couple of weeks ago, and I can't believe how much I missed it. I'm so lucky my camera body didn't break, but the lens couldn't be repaired. I just received my new replacement yesterday, and I feel like I got my best friend back! So I celebrated by taking some photos of our kitchen to share today. 

Our kitchen is pretty tiny, so I always keep the seasonal decorations pretty simple. My homemade rustic pedestal (tutorial here) holds a candle on the bar between the kitchen and dining room.

I bought these huge glass jars at the grocery store yesterday and tossed in some epsom salts for snow and a few last minute trinkets that hadn't found a spot to settle yet.

I love any kind of snowy scene!

Tangerines are my husband's favorite winter fruit, so we always have some handy for him to grab. Santa always includes one in everyone's stockings, too.

Lucy from Craftberry Bush painted this Christmas Buggy and offered it earlier in the season as a special download to her readers. I thought it was the sweetest gift. Thanks, Lucy! I hung mine over our coffee station where it greets us each morning with its cuteness. 

Last week I got the hankering for some red buffalo plaid in the kitchen for Christmas, but I didn't have time to sew new curtains. I searched the internet and found some beautifully made lined ones made by Country Curtains for sale on eBay at a price that beat making them myself. And I got them in just a few days with free shipping. I was thrilled! I love them paired with my green mason jars and our white bead board backsplash.

Red and green utensils in a white pitcher and red and green checked tea towels hanging from the oven door are easy and inexpensive ways I added Christmas color to our kitchen this year, too.

And that's our simple country kitchen decorated for the holidays! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I think I'll go make a cup of hot chocolate to sip while I wrap gifts. I hope you enjoy the last days leading up to Christmas.

Have fun!


  1. Laurel,
    Beautiful and delightful!
    Merry Christmas,

  2. I love all your Christmas touches! Simple but wonderful! I hope you and your family have a very blessed Christmas!

  3. Very pretty, Laurel! I think you've added some lovely Christmas touches to your kitchen. Love the curtains and your diy pedestal.

    Merry Christmas!

  4. I love your kitchen and the red and green! I love my 50mm lens too, and when I take the time to put it on I always wonder why I didn't do it sooner. They are magic! Glad you got a replacement:-) Merry Christmas!

  5. Your kitchen is adorable, Laurel. The red buffalo check is so perfect for Christmas. Merry Christmas!

  6. Just beautiful! Merry Christmas!!!

  7. So beautiful - I love all the little details! Merry Christmas, Laurel!

  8. I love it. I will have to remember the epsom salts next year, because that is something my daughter would enjoy making. xoox

  9. Love your holiday decorating!!! So glad I popped over for the tour<3 Pinned and new follow:)

  10. Everything is absolutely beautiful Laurel, but that pedestal is still my favorite ever!!!

    Happy New Year!

  11. Your kitchen is just so chock full of cottage charm Laurel! I have just thoroughly loved your holiday tour. It was definitely one of my favorites of the year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I'm wishing you all good things in 2015!

  12. laurel, your home looks awesome! i just love your kitchen- so cozy and it makes me want to bake. :)


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