Hello friends! I’m super excited to be sharing with you our cottage Christmas kitchen nook with you today! Our kitchen is the heart of our home and the nook is where I love to spend time looking out the windows to my gardens and ponds. In the winter there is a flurry of birds to watch as they visit the bird feeders and heated water bath we provide during our cold winters.
I love to decorate with the traditional colors of holiday red and green with a bit of vintage thrown in.
You might have noticed somethings new, in front of the back window?
I found our forever china hutch last week at an upscale thrift store. We threw away the huge top hutch part (kept the doors and wooden shelving) that rested on top of a bookcase. We transformed a thrift store bookcase to cottage charm and the only place we could move it to is the kitchen nook for now.
The Christmas decorating began with using some of my vintage Christmas tablecloths as curtains. No sewing required, they were long enough to throw over the rods. The one above is very long and before I moved the bookcase it hung to the floor. I love having another area to create some vignettes on.
The stool is a vintage aqua milking stool found at a thrift store 4 years ago. Topped with a soup tureen, ironstone pitcher, red wine goblet and shasta christmas ornament found at Hobby Lobby.
In the middle is our Charlie Brown Christmas tree cut down from a cyprus from our yard. I don’t know what the purple above the shelf is? there’s nothing up there that color?
On the other end is a french bottle drying rack used to hold holiday cups and mugs. Last year the enamel cups and the china cups with a holly leaf were found and made in Italy. The lone poinsettia mug was a recent find a few weeks ago.
Repeat warming…everything, except the table, are thrift store finds, even the rug on the floor!
Sitting in the chair is our beloved Shadow we just adopted from a animal rescue shelter. She has stole our hearts! The cabinets in each corner decorated with holiday cheer and a vintage tablecloth used as a curtain. I quickly changed the chair cover to a plaid for some more color. If you’ve been following me for awhile you know I LOVE color.
Mr. C added shelving above each nook window where I placed some of my ironstone pitchers, DIY Deer Head we just made and used the Cyprus tree for the garland.
I kept the centerpiece on the table simple…and filled a wicker basket filled with ornaments, Mr. & Mrs. Claus S&P set and a deer antler.
I finished up our Christmas decor today, and what a relief it is! Its all done, now I can sit a bit and finish knitting a few of my holiday gifts.
Is you holiday decorating finished yet? Sometimes I feel by the time I get it finished its time to take it down :-[
A quick reminder to come visit on Tuesday Dec. 15 and Wednesday Dec. 16 for the Tiding Holiday Housewalk…