Sunday, December 10, 2017

Merry & Bright Blog Hop: Christmas Kitchen

Welcome to our final week of the Merry & Bright Blog Hop: Kitchen & Dining edition! Its been so much fun doing this Christmas blog hop with these talented girls! I've been taking notes for next years Christmas décor!

I recently finished painting the back side of our kitchen since it's what you see from the living room. Some paint sure did make a world of difference! The large space above the cabinets and angled ceiling line definitely throw me off when it came time to decorate! I didn't want to spend $ on décor and I don't like it filled with stuff because it starts to just look cluttered, but for Christmas it looked empty without anything. I ended up getting the 3 embroidery Christmas hoops from Hobby Lobby and the wooden reindeer.
Everything else I already had. I went with some simple touches throughout the rest of the kitchen.  

I placed one of my husbands grandmothers embroidered Christmas napkins over a large bakers hand towel and pinned a simple ribbon to it. 

I love anything embroidered:)

I'm a Rae Dunn collector and most of my collection gets used in the kitchen! 

Our little coffee area was used as my work space for a few months when we realized we needed the counter space for kitchen items and the shelves work perfectly for the mugs and I haven't had the chance to move the cork board, so I hung some vintage ornaments on it to dress it up a bit! I plan on adding a mug rack on the wall there. 

Just by adding a little wreath around the bottom of the canister with some berries, it brings a little Christmas cheer to this small area.

Mixing in some fresh green garland above the cabinets adds a natural feel.

I wanted small wreaths just on the two cabinets above the microwave and by using what I already had, I hot glued some bottle brush trees to macramé hoops and added some ribbon. I love the simple, delicate look of them!  

I made the NOEL sign years ago and the little flowers are pinecone pieces with an acorn top center!  

Hope you've enjoyed our kitchen decorated with some simple Christmas touches! Be sure to go say hello to these lovely ladies and check out their space done up with Christmas cheer!

Lauren @Old To New Blog
Rachel @Crate & Cottage

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Tour of Homes

Welcome to our 2017 Christmas Tour of Homes!
I love this time of the year! I feel like the creative ideas run wild in my head and I love seeing the joy it bring to our home and family! To walk down the sidewalk in our neighborhood and see all of the houses lit up and finish our walk with entering our home all dressed up for Christmas. There's no other holiday that brings that much joy, love, peace and beauty than Christmas.

I started crafting and decorating early this year to save money on decorating. Most of my décor I purchase after Christmas when everything goes on sale for 75% off!

I LOVE traditional color like red and green outside but I like a more natural and rustic look inside.  

I have small touches of red inside on some signs and banners but kept it very natural and white for the most part.

I knew I wanted to make a shelf for this little ceramic house that belonged to my husbands grandmother and make it stand out! You can find how I made the shelf HERE!

There are mixtures of natural materials like wood, pinecones, tree logs and birch. Along with glittery silver ornaments for an elegant, rustic feel!  

I wanted to incorporate more vintage Christmas colors in the  dining room. It all started with finding the red ticking stipe banner and sign from the Target Dollar spot that set the feel of the dining room.

I made these mini wreaths for .60 Cents each and you can find the tutorial HERE

I set up a little cocoa bar area in the dining room so the kids can go grab some hot chocolate and marshmallows.  

I knew half way through this year that I wanted to make a Christmas Trees For Sale sign & have a little tree forest set up on our buffet table. The envision was to have twinkling lights hanging down from above it and I made the ladder out of branches from our backyard! Free! By streaming the lights through the ladder, it gave them depth and it turned out exactly how I wanted it!

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