The Christmas Kitchen

I think the kitchen is pretty much where we spend most of our time during the Holidays or

any day for that matter.

So to bring a little cheer into this room is always a good thing!

Bringing a bit of Christmas cheer that can take me through well into January was my goal.

Joy Wreath Platter-Housepitality Designs

Joy Wreath Platter-Housepitality Designs

We all need a little Joy in the kitchen . . .

I am using this ironstone platter that sits on the stove hood as my base for seasonal decor.

For Christmas, I placed three small wreaths on the platter and used the stick on letters.

Kitchen Tower of Vintage Bowls-Housepitality Designs

Kitchen Tower of Vintage Bowls-Housepitality Designs

In keeping with my decorating philosophy this season of just embellishing existing decor,

I did just this with my kitchen tower of vintage bowls.

Vintage Crocks-Housepitality Designs

Vintage Crocks-Housepitality Designs

Embellished the vintage crocks from Mary Alice’s shop with holiday pretties.

Vintage Crocks-Housepitality Designs

More embellished vintage crocks on a bread board atop a vintage scale.

Love using cardinals in my decor as it is the State Bird of North Carolina.

They look so beautiful when frolicking in the snow.

Ironstone/Christmas Trees/Mittens-Housepitality Designs

Kitchen-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

One one side of the kitchen is where I love to decorate and showcase my collections.

Simple trees in ironstone pitchers with a touch of whimsy with the mitten ornaments.

Christmas Kitchen Vignette-Housepitality Designs

The vintage bread box did not escape being embellished too!

Kitchen-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

The Christmas Kitchen 2014-Housepitality Designs

And there is that “Joy” in the kitchen again!

Kitchen-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

And the vintage French scale got a pair of mittens too!

Kitchen Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Just love to stage this space all year round!

Ironstone Tureen-Housepitality Designs

Moving over to the opposite side of the kitchen . . .

I placed a little cedar tree in the ironstone tureen that I recently purchased

while antiquing in Pennsylvania with Mary Alice and Yvonne. Actually Mary Alice saw this

piece and knew that I would want it….yep, she was right!

Ironstone Vignette-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Ironstone Vignette-Christmas 2014-Housepitality Designs

Love the morning sun on the dining room walls that casts the pretty light from the crystals

that are hung in the windows.

Chef Chalkboard-Housepitality Designs

With my decorating done, I can now move on to baking those cookies and addressing

the Christmas cards . . . shopping? . . . well, that will be on the schedule later.

Hope you are enjoying your week of great Holiday plans!

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  1. I love how you incorporated all the antique ironstone and yellow ware pieces into your holiday decor. Looks so festive and warm! Wishing you a merry and bright Christmas, Shirley. Cheers!

  2. Linda miller says

    Great job, Shirley. Wishing you much joy as you create in the kitchen this holiday season.

  3. I love all the little touches that you put in your kitchen. The little mitten ornaments will take you through all winter. PS – My cabinets and granite look a lot like yours 😉

  4. beautiful, just beautiful. can i live at your house?

  5. Awww so many extremely cute touches! Love the “chef”! Thanks for the inspiration Shirley!


  6. I absolutely adore how you brought Christmas touches into your kitchen. That cedar tree looks fabulous in the tureen…actually I love that whole corner of your counter. Loving the way you used fresh fruit throughout. And your crocks…so cute!! Your kitchen is definitely the place to hang out and enjoy the warmth of the season…especially if you’re baking!
    Mary Alice

  7. It’s all charming! My favorite thing is your tower of bowls…so pretty! As for your chalkboard sign, genius!

  8. Wow!!!!! So much attention to detail….everything is just stunning!!!!! I love the little marmalade jars and meat pot. I also LOVE your tole tray….beautiful!

  9. So pretty, Shirley! Those mitten ornaments are so cute! I love the greenery you’ve added throughout and I like that you’ve decorated up your everyday items. Makes it a lot easier than having to store things for the season.

  10. Shirley, your kitchen looks so pretty! I really love your little crocks and your ironstone tureens!

  11. Like you, we spend lots of time in and around the kitchen, so most of my decorating effort went into that area. Your home is so inviting with all its special touches.

  12. Hey GF, I was there too:):) Just kidding. I love, LOVE how you have done the kitchen by just embellishing what you have. I also get how you love staging that area of your kitchen; I have a similiar area that I like to stage all year too:) That little cypress tree is adorable! I LOVE those vintage crocks! I am on a mission to get things for my kitchen that can stay there all year too. Then I can just embellish too:):) I am ALMOST done shopping. Enjoy the rest of the week. XO

  13. Very festive! Beautifully decorated! MerryChristmas!

  14. Shirley your kitchen is so beautifully decorated for Christmas. I love the cocks with the trees in them. Have a great day! Jo

  15. I love the word joy at Christmas. When I see it I have to remind myself of all the joy that really does outway the stress. The greens with your ironstone look so pretty. I especially love the counter with the breadbox.

  16. Cute and cheery Christmas additions. I may bake tomorrow. May.

  17. I love the way you have decorated your kitchen. It has Christmas Spiri!

  18. oops…meant to say Christmas Spirit!

  19. Shirley, you’ve just taken that festive spirit right on into the kitchen! Everything looks so pretty! I’m almost done…cards went out last week. Shopping will be finished by Friday! Then, I can just enjoy the next few days!

  20. Alycia nichols says

    You already have the perfect backdrop, and by adding little touches of Christmas all around it makes it that much better. I absolutely pinned that platter with the trio of wreaths! You will undoubtedly see something similar turn up on my site next year!

  21. Looking lovely and cheerful in your kitchen. Stick on Letters…why didn’t I think of that?! Thanks for the idea.
    And your ironstone pieces are wonderful too. I need to remember your sign…cookie baking, take out menus in drawer. Love it. We are almost there…with a few days to go. What will we all talk about after New Years Day? ha!

  22. Your Christmas kitchen looks so pretty Shirley! LOVE LOVE those vintage crocks and the way you added some Christmas to them! The photos looking into your dining area are stunning with the way the sun is reflecting in!

  23. Can you share where you got all your flocked trees? They are so pretty!

  24. Oh I loved it all! It really gave me a cozy warm feeling and reminded me of Christmases in my youth! Thanks for sharing. And may you have a very blessed Christmas and New Year!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  25. Everything looks so pretty! I bet you will be doing some baking with your granddaughter soon in that kitchen.

  26. I love to incorporate Christmas decor into the kitchen. Your’re right we do spend alot of time in our kitchens and I like to see Christmas decorations. I didn’t put up my candy/cookie tree this year so I did add of few of my favorite things.
    Love how your kitchen turned out – with all your pretty ironstone dishes, pitchers, etc. You did an outstanding job. Your home looks so beautiful all adorned in it’s Christmas decor.
    Happy baking.

  27. Your Christmas embellished kitchen is beautiful, Shirley!

  28. I love the decorations especially the way you incorporate small pine tress in a pitcher and in other areas… What a special touch…

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