Hello, and welcome back for day two of my Christmas home tour. I decided to combine the dining room and kitchen as they are smaller rooms and well, they just seem to go together.
First up, the kitchen. If you are new to my blog, we recently gave our kitchen a mini-makeover during the Better Homes and Gardens One Room Challenge. If you are interested, you can see what our kitchen looked like before in this post. In keeping with the more simple approach, I kept things pretty basic in this room this year.
I added a bough over the cooktop area. The ribbon is still available from Hobby Lobby, but the artificial sugared fruit is not. I also tucked in a Radko fruit garland.
I kept the center of the island simple with a pedestal with the snow, an ornament, and some bottle brush trees from Hobby Lobby. You may notice the tags on some of my ornaments. When they are a gift, I leave the tag on and write who it is from and the year.
This Vietri Christmas Plate and pitcher are two of my favorites from the days that I worked at Rhymes and Ribbons. The Merry Christmas cross stitch I purchased years ago from a school auction.
This old Santa and the Noel in the kitchen window belonged to my grandmother. The artificial tree is from Target and the ornaments and garland are Christopher Radko.
Oh, how I love a tabletop tree. This vintage aluminum tree sits on a small chest in the dining room and is decorated with old ornaments that belonged to my grandparents along with Granddaughter Hallmark ornaments that my grandparents gave to me each Christmas. The color wheel that came with the tree burned out and I opted not to replace it as I just don't think they are that safe. I added some battery operated string lights so if I forget to turn them off, no worries!!
The buffet is home to my collection of Mark Roberts fairies, again all of them gifts from very dear friends.
I like to keep this gumdrop fairy on a snow-filled pedestal in the center of the dining room table during the holiday season as it is easy to move when necessary or make into a more sophisticated tablescape when the need arises. The ribbon and chargers are from Hobby Lobby, the pinecone ornaments I carried in my retail space. I painted the balls and made ties out of the leftover kitchen fabric. The boxwood garland is from Target and the runner is old from Pottery Barn. The Christmas China was part of our wedding registry ( thirty years ago ) and is St. Nick from Fitz and Floyd. Other than the flowers, and ribbon, I used everything I already had for this tablescape. Again, I like collected over time as opposed to gathered at one time.
I hope you are enjoying your home and this season with those you love. It truly is a magical time of year. Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you will visit again soon!!