Like most of you, the kitchen is the heart of our home. We spend more time in here than in any other room of the house so I love to make it merry and festive with greenery, ribbons, a coffee and cocoa bar, and our Christmas china.
I am so, so in love with the renovation we did this summer to level out the island and peninsula and brighten up the cabinets and backsplash. Just look at this view from the sofa in the den!
And from the kitchen into the den.
Like in the rest of our living spaces, I love to frame pictures of our family from Christmases past, keep little bowls of candy and treats around, and replace my everyday decor with holiday items. I store all of our holiday decor in large plastic tubs in the basement and attic. When I take the Christmas things out, I fill them back up with everyday things that I won’t be using. It would be WAY to much stuff to have it all out.
Our coffee station is more merrier than ever this time of the year with a variety of seasonal coffees, hot chocolate pods and candy canes for stirring.
I use the island space more than any other in the kitchen, so the little tree is perfect to still have room for dinner prep and all the other activities that happen here. I have replaced all of our everyday china with our Christmas china. The pattern is the classic Spode Christmas Tree. Most of our collection was given to us when we were getting married, but Mother and Daddy-O usually add a serving piece for us each year.
Over in the dining area, the mirror and chandelier are both from Ballard Designs. I’ve had the chandelier for 10 years but it is still current. The oyster plates are Alison Evans. The plaid pillows were from Homegoods a few years ago, and the little one in the middle was Pottery Barn a couple of years ago. The vintage piece that is folded over the back of the settee is actually my Grandma-O’s Christmas table cloth. Mother cleaned it up and gave it to me last year. It doesn’t fit my table and I almost hate to use it like that anyway.
I added the Elf door hanger to the garage door this year and it is pretty merry to come home to since this is our most used entryway. The JOY boxwood garland was from Target after Christmas last year. I used to sell pet bowls in my shop and these are Elsa’s from her first Christmas.
Finally, a quick peek at the powder room. Some holiday soaps, guest towels and red roses keep things easily festive.
Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments on our holiday home! I sincerely appreciate each and every one and LOVE sharing our home with you all month long.
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