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Sunday, December 21, 2014

CHRISTMAS IN THE KITCHEN

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

 
I’m really NOT still decorating for Christmas.  I am still taking pictures to share with you.  I’ve already shared the Christmas décor in our family room (here, here, and here), our study, our entry, and our sun room.
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


Today, I’m sharing my OCD (Obsessive Christmas Decorating) in the kitchen. (The Christmas tree shades on the chandelier came from an estate sale a few years ago.)

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


In the kitchen, the Christmas décor is all about food, and mostly about sweets.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


Of course, most of them are faux sweets, because I love sweets, and these sweets have zero calories.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


There are some edible gingerbread men, snowmen, and Christmas trees stored in jars on the counter.  A lot of calories are calling my name from inside those jars, and I’m trying to ignore them.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


Beneath the faux cranberry string, are characters from Charles Dickens, Christmas Carole, along with a set of Christmas dessert plates.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


Above the stoves, faux candy canes and chocolate have taken over the shelf.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

 
A faux cranberry garland hangs over the china cabinet, where vintage elves guard our grandchildren’s Advent calendar house and some vintage Christmas cards.
 
Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


More vintage Christmas cards decorate the shelves in the breakfast nook.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


The breakfast table centerpiece is made up of vintage Woolworth nativity figures, which I purchased at an estate sale years ago.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


Did you see my Christmas seal?  I purchased this little needlepoint pillow at an estate auction about 20 years ago.  I just thought it was so clever.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


I can’t even tell you how excited I was when my friend, Audrey, gifted me with this wonderful Christmas sign.  I adore it.  The angel with a Christmas house inside her skirt was a purchase from a gift store several years ago.

Christmas Decor-Bargain Decorating with Laurie


I’ll leave you with a little cocktail napkin humor.
 
I’m setting tables for our Christmas Eve dinner for about 30 family members.  I’m also cooking for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners.  Both of my refrigerators are already overflowing.  I hope to be back in the next day or two with pictures of our tables for Christmas Eve.  I’m so glad you took time to stop in for a visit. 

 
 

9 comments:

Marigene said...

You have been really busy decorating, Laurie! Love your little kitchen tree.
Merry Christmas.

Kim Hood said...

Oh, my goodness, you are amazing! I am smitten over those shandy shades! I know what you mean about the sweets...more pounds added to hips just looking at them. Your vintage card collection is a wonderful touch, too. You are all set for this week,and I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Wow - so festive and cheery…..I have to scroll back and take it all in! There were so many things I liked, but especially the red subway holiday sign! Have a merry!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You have the most beautiful Christmas collections! Merry Christmas sweet friend! Hugs, Diane

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Laurie, love your kitchen and all the Christmas goodness you have so wonderfully displayed. It would be magical to spend time in your kitchen cooking and planning holiday dinners for your family.

Thank you for a fun year of blogging and friendship. It is a blessing to know you.
Merry Christmas.
XOXO

Ginger said...

So many yummy looking goodies. I love the Charles Dickens characters

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Everything is so pretty and festive!
Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Laurie, you have the most wonderful collections for any season, but your Christmas ones are the tops! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your kitchen looks so festive and fun, Laurie! Love the decorations you have in here. I have a small tree in my kitchen also and the ornaments are baking themed. It is just big enough to be festive yet it doesn't get in my way. I love the shelf and the nook area you have - such fun spaces to decorate all year, I'm sure, but especially at Christmas.

Merry Christmas!