Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Kitchen

Well, the house is decked out, the presents are wrapped and under the tree, and the cookies have been baked (and quite a few eaten:). All that's left is to address and send out the cards. I have never been this organized for Christmas in my life! And it feels so good to know that I can spend the rest of the days leading up to the the Big Day relaxing in that warm glow of satisfaction! Ha!

Since we spend so much time in our kitchen/ family room, I wanted to share what we see as we sit in here and eat dinner, or watch TV, or read, or knit or.... It truly is the heart of our home!

I love this twiggy tree. I have it decorated with homemade ornaments, birds, dried apples and oranges, and popcorn and cranberry garland. When my grandson saw it, he said, very seriously, "My family doesn't put food on our tree." He cracks me up sometimes!

This is the cabinet that Rick made years ago. It's a great place to decorate! We use it to showcase the Santas that Rick has carved through the years, as well as our Department 56 village pieces.

You may have noticed the vintage boxes in the hutch. For awhile I was collecting old Christmas decorating items just for the wonderful colors and graphics on the boxes. I have several snow, ornament hanger, and candle boxes. I even found a pair of strap on "sled skates" in the original box! Love them.

I hope you all our having a great time getting ready for the holidays. It doesn't look or feel Christmassy outside ( it's been mostly warm and rainy here) but it feels perfect here in the kitchen!
Take care!


Carol said...

How nice that you can just relax now and enjoy your countdown to Christmas, Cindy! I am getting there, but will feel better once I get some packages mailed and my cards all finished up. Didn't buy many gifts this year as our present to the boys was the Argentina trip.

Your decorating in the family room looks so warm and welcoming. The vintage Christmas boxes bring back lots of memories! I love decorating shelves and hutches, too. Need to work on my kitchen corner cupboard this weekend.

No snow here either--it is SO strange!! Wishing you and your family a most blessed Christmas Day!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Cindy - I love your little tree with all the 'food' on it - Lol! Kids say the cutest things! Your hutch is wonderful, and with the carved Santa's, the little village and those great vintage Christmas boxes it looks so pretty. You must really treasure the Santa's and the hutch. I like your yellow platter, too. I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and many blessings for the New Year! xo Karen

Helen Philipps said...

Lovely Christmassy post Cindy! So funny hearing your grandson's comment, my grandchildren often say similar precious things and it makes me laugh so much! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas.
Helen xox