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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas in the kitchen

I have only shown you my dinette area and some snippets of the kitchen.  Again keeping it all simple this year. I tend to over do it sometimes, and then I get sick of the clutter I feel we have.  So far so good this year, I am loving it!
I found this wooden snowman last year at Marshalls, thought it was perfect for behind the stove area. I added a string of beads, and added a few snowflakes to the string.

This cider canister we found in October at an antique store. It is not that old, but we loved it! And for $12.00 how could you go wrong?

These books displayed I bought at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago, for a buck a piece.

The pretty trees behind the sink I bought at the WOW store. It is a local decor store, rememeber the one I did the commercials for.  The tree's where on clearance for $7.00 each, plus I received 20% off. You may notice that is a wine bottle with soap in it. The bottle has a rooster on it, and I thought it would make for a good soap dispenser.

Simple lime green balls, a few glitz and some glam of beads


I was going to add some live greenery to the top of the cabinets. As you see I really do not decorate on top.  To me it is way too cluttered to have decor up there.  At one time in my life, I would have them jammed packed with all my tea cups and pot collections. I have two sets up there now, and I do change those out per season.  I can't handle dusting all the time up there. Not to mention, it is not that easy up and down on a ladder. Safety is no accident is my MOTTO!
Joining Susan for BNOTP 
Amaze me Monday 
The girl creative 
Kim's Boring to better party

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68 Comments:

Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

It is all looking mighty cheery and festive in there. Love the snowman head!

December 12, 2010 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I love your snow man over your stove!
I was just in the Dollar Store yesterday and there we're small versions of this painted on disc of wood (logs slices,he-he-he) so cute, for $1.00. I didn't buy any, but thought to myself-- I could make some of those! It never occured to make a large one--on the favorite bead board, no less! Love your kitchen.

December 12, 2010 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I see no clutter there!
Love your Marshalls snowman...didn't see that little guy when I was there...
funny how we all love Marshalls.
Your home looks very festive and emaculate!
Merriest Christmas to you and Yours,
Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

December 12, 2010 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love your kitchen and breakfast area, and all of your kitchen Christmas decor is just perfect. I tend to clutter things up too much and then like you, I am so tired of it. Yours is just perfect. Hugs, Marty

December 12, 2010 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

It looks great and very festive! The snowman over the stove is my fav piece in there!

December 12, 2010 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger ☞ ⒶⓃⓃⒺ ☜ said...

Love your decorations!!!

I fully intended to simplify my decorations this year, but it so didn't happen!

December 12, 2010 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Haverford House said...

Love how festive your kitchen is! That cider canister was a great find. You always find the coolest things! Have a great holiday season! ~Marcy

December 12, 2010 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Very festive, Debbie. Alot of great things for a good price!!! Your kitchen is lovely.

December 12, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Debbie I love it all! That cider tin looks so great propped up on the cookbooks! Great idea! Also lov the snowman from Marshalls. It all looks so welcoming!

heather

December 12, 2010 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Kathy@ Gone North said...

Just perfectly lovely. Very cute snowman.
And just wait until I post my kitchen.... very cluttered, as I put all my Dept. 56 village houses above the cabinets...
Love how yours is so bright & clean : )

December 12, 2010 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Your room is just beautiful, Debbie~ I just love it! Such a fun snowman head, the cider canister is too wonderful, and I love the way the beaded garland looks ice covered...so pretty!

December 12, 2010 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

You have definitely been decking the halls! It looks gorgeous at your house!

December 12, 2010 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Your holiday kitchen is adorable, just like you! I'm supposed to be getting ready for church but instead, here I am, on your blog :) No wonder I'm always running late.

Geeze, I'm going to have to join a recovery group soon. Walk away from the awesome blog, just walk away....

December 12, 2010 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Your home looks so nice and festive --very inviting -I like that you added some "galm" to the snowman and even to the Christmas balls --On the counter I believe you have bottles in a bowl too -right? is there a story behind them?
Your home is lovely

December 12, 2010 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Debbie :))
"sbirciare" nella tua cucina è sempre un grande piacere !!!
Mi piace molto l'arredamento della tua casa e tutte le decorazioni che hai messo per il Natale !
Grande.
Mi piacerebbe molto poterla vedere di persona la tua casa... gli arredamenti sono una mia grande passione !
Buona serata :)))
Myriam

December 12, 2010 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Your kitchen is so pretty, and I love how you've decorated it! ps love the clock you have in the dinette area too!

December 12, 2010 at 11:57 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Everything looks so nice and festive -I love the snowman and the christmas balls that you added some "glam" to each of those :-)
Just lovely

December 12, 2010 at 11:59 AM  
Anonymous Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Debbie!

love that snowman sign and the cider jar! Everything looks so cheerful!

December 12, 2010 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

Love your kitchen and the simplicity of it. Mine is so cluttered and jumbled with stuff, I can't find a spot to put anything. Have a great week!

December 12, 2010 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Love it!!!

December 12, 2010 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger ~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your home looks so festive for your Family !!
Great job Debbie also love your Snowman he looks right at Home.lol
Diane

December 12, 2010 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger mrs. c said...

Love the snowman. I also have my soap in a wine bottle (thanks martha)but mine is a a fish becasue my hubby worked at the Tennessee Aquarium. Know your bottle well, 27lb. Rooster is my FAVORITE wine!

December 12, 2010 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

What a deal for $12! I love it! Your kitchen and breakfast nook look so festive for Christmas!!

December 12, 2010 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Your kitchen is wonderful Debbie! I love that cider container! What a deal.
Sherry

December 12, 2010 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks pretty and festive!

December 12, 2010 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger SavannahGranny said...

Debbie, I love your kitchen. It looks very familiar. One of my Daughters has your island light over her sink. I have the same tile design on my backsplash and the same configuration as your stove over my sink. I knew we were kindred spirits.
Love the simple Christmas decor. it leaves more room and eating. I have always loved your breakfast area. It looks happy. Merry Christmas, Ginger

December 12, 2010 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

love the Snowman!!! I too agree with you about cleaning up at the top. I believe when I get to design mine - there will be glass doors at the top for showcasing stuff. Less dust!

December 12, 2010 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Everything looks great Debbie! I love your idea of putting the soap in a wine bottle, what did you use for the top part?

I laughed at your comment to me about playing in Picnik, now that I have my new computer it's so fast!!! I even turned my husband into Santa Claus in there:)

December 12, 2010 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

This is simply delightful....love the cider canister on a stack of book - adds just the right pop of color. Everything looks wonderful as usual!

December 12, 2010 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

Oh Debbie your kitchen looks beautiful all decked out for Christmas. I love your snowman! Thanks for sharing your home for Christmas with all of us.

Enjoy your evening,
Gail

December 12, 2010 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Your kitchen is so cheery! I love all the little touches like the snowflakes. I really like the snowman and would love to steal the cider canister!!! That is so cool!

December 12, 2010 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

I like the bowl full of emptly soda bottles.

December 12, 2010 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger Keetha Broyles said...

I see LOTS of things to love in your pictures, but my absolute FAVORITE is that cider spouted dispense!!! That is awesome.

December 12, 2010 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger My Big Secret Blog :) said...

AH!! You finally wrote something about dusting! I have now started to believe that you are indeed human!

That wooden snowman is a killer piece! It looks awesome!!

The books for 1 buck each?? I am intrigued. My sister threw out all my fairy tale books from childhood. I am still pissed about that. You've given me hope of finding replacements for myself now!! That alone make my day happier! Yayy! ((hug))

December 12, 2010 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Everything looks so nice-your home is beautiful!

December 12, 2010 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Sailing Simply said...

Your kitchen looks wonderful! I love your snowman picture and your beautiful red drink dispenser. That is really nice! You are correct my friend I totally love Christmas! I love how you can look around dozens of homes and every ones decor is so different but all sooo appropiate for the season! It's all fantastic to me! I just love that once a year so many people from all walks of life do something to "decorate" for Christmas! I get such a kick out of it all. I love to ride around in the car looking at all the house decorated differently and I am the crazy one that actually even loved the strange leg lamp in "The Christmas Story" too. LOL! :))

December 12, 2010 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Erin@likegrandmas said...

Looks great Debbie!! I love that cider crock! And you know I love simple, so this to me looks terrific, little touches here and there!

December 12, 2010 at 7:29 PM  
Blogger Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Love it all! Very festive, but still simple. Do you use the cider crock? And....never knew there were people out there who actually dusted on top of their kitchen cabinets! ;)

December 12, 2010 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Debbie,
Loving that snowman! (love Marshall's too!) A am trying to avoid the clutter this year, too. It is hard when I always seem to find something I love on each shopping trip! Your kitchen looks simply beautiful!
Wendy

December 12, 2010 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger cleanfreak said...

Its very nice. Simple uncluttered and yet says alot. Nice !

December 12, 2010 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger -Kasey said...

Very nice. Not to overly done, just right and with enough festiveness to enjoy :)

December 12, 2010 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I love your snowman! He is so cute. Your kitchen looks great. Merry Christmas!

December 12, 2010 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I love the snowman and the lime green glitz and glam!

December 12, 2010 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

It's looking pretty Christmas-y to me, Debbie. I think that snowman face is pretty cute..he looks like he was made out of beadboard.

I thought at first that we had the same granite countertops but yours has a bit more movement in it than mine does...same color though. I love the corner sink..I had one at one of my houses too and loved it.

I like what you've done-it is simple and pretty. Hugs-Diana

December 12, 2010 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

Very, very pretty. I love the lime green!!

December 12, 2010 at 9:48 PM  
Blogger Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Debbie, I love the snowman! You found the perfect place for him! Your kitchen looks festive, but not cluttered! It looks great!

December 12, 2010 at 10:09 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

It all looks so pretty. Not like someone has thrown up Christmas all over your kitchen (ie, my house). I think I may have to reverse decorate and put some items back in storage boxes. Love the snowman!

December 12, 2010 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger Sarah @ threeboys-home.blogspot.com said...

Oh I LOVE your kitchen! The decorations are just perfect! Thanks so much for stopping by!

December 12, 2010 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Very pretty, Debbie! So far this year, I have been so busy that Christmas hasn't moved much farther than the family room! And that is SO NOT like me!
You've done such a great job with your Christmas decor!

December 12, 2010 at 11:39 PM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

I'm with Sonya, I have only done my living room with decorations, and sprinkles here and there in the rest of the house, Your house is so cheery, I love the cider jug, I would have snapped that up!!!

Carol

December 13, 2010 at 12:05 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Debbie, it all looks festive and fun. That snowman behind the stove top is really cute. Hope he doesn't melt! ~ Sarah

December 13, 2010 at 1:15 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

Warm, festive, and BEAUTIFUL!! Your kitchen looks so pretty...love all the new added touches. XOXO ~Liz

P.S. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog post! *smile*

December 13, 2010 at 6:37 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

It all looks so pretty! I love your wooden snowman. Too cute.

I know what you mean about overdoing it. I overdecorate every year & right now, I'm suffocating in all this "stuff!"

December 13, 2010 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Debbie! I love all your creativity with your kitchen decorating. What an awesome canister that is! Love the lime ornaments under glass. It's all just perfect! Last year I did the greens above my cupboards with lights, but not this year.

I'm sorry I haven't stopped by lately. I thought you were still on a bloggy break. :(

Thanks for coming by to see me! :)

Donna

December 13, 2010 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger the cape on the corner said...

that snowman is perfect right there, and i think it would be really easy to make one, too. it looks like beadboard. love the book vignette!

December 13, 2010 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger The Polka Dot Closet said...

Debbie, I got my suitcase back, but someone had been through everything YEWWWW even my dirty underwear bag! Everything was there, I suppose they were looking for jewelry or elctronics.

Carol

December 13, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Heavenly Muse said...

very creative....specially the way you arranged the books and the cute tap...

December 13, 2010 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Debbie~ your kitchen is looking quite Christmasy and beautiful~ I love your trees behind your sink and the soap dispenser is too cute! I might have to make one of those for my dad for Christmas~ he LOVES wine. Did you have to buy a special soap pump to fit the wine bottle or anything to make that work?

December 13, 2010 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Debbie,

I love the wooden snowman and your cider dispenser. You know what they say, "Less is more." Your decorations look great and I love your kitchen and dining nook. I finally managed to get some of my rooms decorated this past weekend and will share them later this week.

~ Tracy

December 13, 2010 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

VERY festive looking Debbie. Your kitchen is gorgeous!!!!!!
Everything looks perfect.
Debbie@lakehouse

December 13, 2010 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

Everything looks so pretty. Your curtains just looks so good! I love the jar with the green balls and your trees by your sink. I've been debating whether to decorate over my cabinets or not. Hmmm....what to do? :)

December 13, 2010 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Tyla said...

Saw you over at BNOTP. I love the cider canister and the snowman is too cute!

December 14, 2010 at 1:15 AM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

So festive and fun! I adore the cider canister and the wooden snowman! Thank you for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday" blog party! You're the best!!

December 14, 2010 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger Val said...

I love how warm your kitchen is!!!! Can I come over for some hot cocoa?

December 14, 2010 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Deb, thanks for linking up. I don't care how old it is. It's not old anyway.

December 14, 2010 at 10:24 PM  
Anonymous D said...

Hi, Debbie,
Your kitchen is fabulous. I love your curtains in there. Looking very "Christmasey", too. :)
D

December 15, 2010 at 12:31 AM  
Blogger Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Thanks for stopping by my place earlier. I love the kitchen decor. My favorite is the cider canister. One of these days, I am going to decorate my kitchen for Christmas. I have seen so many inspirations out in blog land, and your one of them. :)

December 15, 2010 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Busy As Can Be said...

I love your kitchen. It is so pretty. You have done an amazing job decorating.

December 16, 2010 at 12:20 AM  

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