December 19, 2014


I always enjoy decorating the kitchen for Christmas.
Just like our dining nook that I posted about recently,
I tried to decorate with things that have a winter or Christmas
feel rather than things that are specifically Christmas.
 The little angel above might be the exception.
I just love her, so she had to be included.
When I found this tray with the Currier & Ives winter scene on Ebay,
I thought it would be really nice for Christmas.
 Adding some greenery and red ribbon is an easy
way to create the holiday feeling too.
 I cut some branches from our boxwoods and
stuck them in a jar of water ~ it doesn't get easier than that!
This wreath has been hanging above our cooktop for
awhile so I just added a simple green bow.
And I added some Christmas towels to my utensil basket. 
My baking corner has been used a lot this season.
The cookies are a gift for Grandpa ~ his favorite chocolate chip.
Another favorite ~ this little sheep I found last year.
Isn't he cute?
I'm so glad you came by to visit my Christmas kitchen.
I truly appreciate all of your visits throughout the year.

Have A Wonderful Weekend!
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December 13, 2014


I'm never sure exactly what to call this area of our house.
It's next to the kitchen and it's our only dining area but it's not 
really a dining room.  
So I have decided to call it our dining nook.
Now that we have that settled, I would like to show you
how I decorated it for the holidays.

Much of what I decorated with this year isn't specifically for Christmas 
but I used things that have a winter or Christmas feel to them.

So I put together a vignette on our table using green and red
and still incorporating my favorite blue.

In the corner above my little table, a wooden star hangs 
from my bird hook.

We keep this little lamp on all of the time in the winter
and I like the way it casts a glow on the star.

I especially love the addition of the pomegranates.
They're such a pretty shade of rosy red.

Thank you for taking a look at our dining nook.

I'll be back soon with more of my Christmas decorating for this year.

Have a wonderful day!
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December 10, 2014


I think a lot of us love Scandinavian style decorating
but I think it is especially beautiful for Christmas.

It's characterized by a beautiful simplicity.

Elements from nature are used quite often.

You see a lot of white and green with a little red slipped in occasionally.

Isn't this little guy below just the sweetest thing?

Simple and yet, elegant.

Add some little numbered tags to some silver candlesticks.

Or a sprig of spruce to some white candles.

What could be more simple, inexpensive and lovely?
Do you love Scandinavian style for Christmas too?

December 6, 2014


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    “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, 
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.

   What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
   What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” 

 ~ Dr. Seuss
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                            I love this quote for Christmas.
                I think it really puts it all into perspective.
               Do you have a favorite Christmas quote?