Christmas in Our Kitchen~2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at our home and today I'm sharing our kitchen!

I'm still using lots of white, naturals and greenery for our Christmas decorating, but in the kitchen I was inspired by our metal dairy sign and vintage rolling pins to add traditonal Christmas colours.

Strings of red wooden berries fill a mercury glass footed bowl as a centerpiece on the kitchen table. There are at least a dozen strands in that bowl (and more on the family room tree.) Back in the late 80's I bought every package I could get my hands on at the now closed White Rose Nursuries. Ha! I'm 46 and making myself sound like an old hoarder. More beads, little silver and cream glass balls, pine and aromatic cedar fill the silver tray.

Repeating the white dishes, greenery and pinecones from Christmas in our dining room with red, green and blue added.

The breakfast counter got a little vignette too. It was fun taking our everyday items and using our Christmas stuff in a new way. Didn't have to buy a thing!

This might be my favourite little spot with my vintage rolling pins and cookie cutters in a glass cannister and the quilted ball I made. My neice Heather (13 now) was helping me bake one day and accidently broke the lid but I kept the container for storing cookie cutters and icing tips. I used a bit of raffia to tie a large gingerbread man cutter to the front. Can you see it?

Love the simplicity of white pitchers and greenery. Hate popcorn ceilings ;)

An advent calendar I quilted when my boys were little.

Digging out my red china chargers added a big pop of red to the buffet and hutch.

Greenery, pinecones and a little sheet music wrapped gift on oval diner/ restaurant ware plates. The smell of the aromatic cedar is just wonderful.

The old Christmas string bulbs gave me a reason not to put away my much loved aqua Crown mason jars.

See a theme here? I kept the broken cannister and also several strands of red berries when the string broke. They make great filler.

I didn't even move my vintage kitchen scale, just added the wood berries.

Okay, just one more photo because I think the etching on these mercury glass candleholders is so cute. A lot cuter than the etching scratches on my refinished farmhouse tabletop.

Thanks for stopping by (and for making it this far with so many photos!) If you missed our dining room you can see it here.

I'm sharing this with the following holiday link parties....
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
WOW us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
At The Picket Fence Blogger Block Party ~In the Kitchen


  1. I LOVE it! The perfect combo of greenery and cranberries mixed with your other great accessories. Your style is beautiful!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  2. Beautiful Elizabeth! I LOVE the red mixed with all the fresh greenery you used!! Martina

  3. lovely. love the hints of red & greenery throughout. (:

  4. Oh your kitchen looks wonderful and I can almost smell the cedar. Love it ~! ;-)

  5. It's so happy and festive. Love those pops of red!

  6. I love all the pops of red in the kitchen. I decided to do that to mine this year too. {My kitchen isn't open to my other rooms.} I really love your rolling pins and cookie cutters in a glass jar like that. That's so cute!

  7. I love your centerpiece filled with berries....Looks wonderful...Also Mecury Glass is so popular now, however I do love it....The fresh greens also add a nice touch!

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    Happy Holidays!


  8. Your kitchen looks wonderful Elizabeth. I love all the touches of red and the vintage things. You have some great ideas. Have a super week!

  9. What a beautiful blog and home! LOVE all your simple, yet effective touches. My favorites are the rolling pins/cookie cutters and the jars with the old Christmas bulbs in them. I've added myself as your newest follower! Merry CHRISTmas Ya'll from Houston, TX

  10. great post, I love it all, especially that wonderful Dairy sign!!

  11. Your Christmas kitchen is beautiful Elizabeth!!

    Thanks so much for your visit.:-)

  12. It all looks so festive! I can smell the scent of Christmas now...

  13. So very cozy...love the pop of red and the greens :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  14. I love so many things in your kitchen! What a great idea to display the old bulbs in the blue Mason jars! And what could be more appropriate for this time than grouping your baking items in that glass jar!

  15. And more terrific decor from you! You have such fabulous antique and vintage pieces and you display them so beautifully! I love the old rolling pins in a jar! Angie xo

  16. I love that bread box! The dairy sign, too. You are talented. I have a hard time getting things to come together without looking junky. Yours looks awesome.

  17. Everything looks so beautiful in your kitchen. I love seeing how you put the white dishes, silver and greenery with red touches together. You do a sweet job of it.
    Hugs, Cindy

  18. Hi Elizabeth,
    Your kitchen Christmas Decor is beautiful!
    Great display ideas...
    Love your new header!
    All the Best,


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