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.

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A Bit of Retro Christmas Decor

In our family/media room…

…..an area that I place my vintage and antique items that I have had for years….

……….the items that I decided to keep when we moved.

I love using these items to embellish for Christmas…

This post will be very heaving on the pictures…I have much to share before Christmas!! 🙂

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My collection of picnic baskets, Santas made of old quilts, “Welcome” blocks made by a friend many years ago.

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The stack of picnic baskets sit on top of my antique pie safe…
…..a Christmas present from hubby many, many years ago.

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There is a vintage Coca-Cola calendar (1973) that hangs on the door of the pie safe.

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A vintage Christmas tablecloth hangs on the door…
That day was so dreary…almost dark…difficult light to take pics in…

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Vintage Lance and Tom’s Peanut Jars with snowmen…a snowman hangs on the handle of the Dazey Churn.

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A very large “snowman” stocking hangs in front of the kitchenette cabinetry…

…..it is made from an old quilt.

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I made these felted wool Santas in our Crafty Chicks group several years ago…

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The tree…

…..contains many sentimental ornaments…and many are Hallmark.
………..Burlap ribbon used as garland.

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I had this Barbie and the case when I was a little girl…

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The tree skirt…a beautiful burlap skirt that I won from a giveaway (At the Picket Fence)
…..from Sonya Hamilton Designs (Beyond the Screen Door)...it is beautiful!

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I placed it under the family room tree along with my vintage games…

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My hobby horse…another Christmas gift from long ago…

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My treasured angel…

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Another view of the tree…

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And here is the mantel..

…..I have to be careful decorating this mantel due to the TV….

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I used ribbon and florals and assorted picks to match the wreath and the upside down tree in the room.

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Ya gotta love “flying deer”…

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And the Santa riding the “moose”…
…..the moose is a gift friend my friend Linda..

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We were vacationing in the Grand Tetons (Jackson Hole, Wyoming)….

While the guys were driving…we are always on the lookout for “animals”…saw many..but no Moose.

…..on the very last day there..on our way home…there it was…We both shouted “MOOOOOSE”…

You would have thought we found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!!

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Now…just a few more pics…thanks for being very patient!…

…..these are a few from one of the bookcases…

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Another felted wool Santa that I made…beside a bee skep that I bought from Kristen
…..still has the bee pollen on it!

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And my terra cotta Nativity Set…I so love this…

…..and do you recognize that “young thing” in the picture…??? 🙂

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There is one more tree in that room that I will share later…my granddaughter’s tree…

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A Christmas Table Vignette

I have been very busy decorating each room of my home…

I seem to go from one room to another, not completely finishing one room…

Focus, I need to focus…

With the exception of the 12 foot tree, the living room is just about complete…

…..and here is one of the tables..

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I am using less red in this room this year…

…..going with more touches of silver, white, and cream..

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I made the swag over the mirror…and hung mercury glass ornaments from it…

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The house and mercury glass trees were purchases from HomeGoods this year…

…..and I purchased the birds last year after Christmas on clearance from Summer Classics.

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I love birds and use them in my decor all year round…

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I added baskets several months ago to the bottom shelf…

…..and I placed my “one dollar” after Christmas ornaments on the front of them..

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I have many more vignettes to show you….

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As I love creating vignettes all year long…

….and I am sure you do too!!!

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