Christmas in the kitchen


If you recall, I said that my plan this year was to limit the Christmas decor to the foyer and living room.

But, when I opened the box with my nutcracker collection, I had to set them out.  So, in the kitchen they went.  

Find Simple Ways to Add Holiday Cheer to Your Kitchen at Mrs. Hines' Class

 

Then out came the red kitchen towels, and the Christmas mugs,

 

Find Simple Ways to Add Holiday Cheer to Your Kitchen at Mrs. Hines' Class

 

Find Simple Ways to Add Holiday Cheer to Your Kitchen at Mrs. Hines' Class


and my Christmas with Southern Living cookbook collection,

Find Simple Ways to Add Holiday Cheer to Your Kitchen at Mrs. Hines' Class

 
and the little tree that my daughter made for me when she was in Pre-K.  It looks the same today as it did when she gave it to me.   I love thinking of her in class adding the ribbon and ornaments to the tree and calling it done.  

Find Simple Ways to Add Holiday Cheer to Your Kitchen at Mrs. Hines' Class

Lastly, a wreath replaced the vase of sunflowers on the island, and then I called it done.    Like mother, like daughter.  :)

Find Simple Ways to Add Holiday Cheer to Your Kitchen at Mrs. Hines' Class

 

If I can find my ribbon, I’ll make a bow for the wreath.  And I considered adding cloves to the oranges, but those are for snacking.  So, no decorative oranges.

I think my kitchen looks really festive and all I did was incorporate a touch of holiday cheer with my everyday things, and change out a few everyday items for seasonal ones.  These simple Christmas decorating ideas prove that decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated.

 

 

 

See you in class,

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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

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Comments

  1. ;) Love all of these ideas Sharon!

  2. Love your decor! Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

    Merry Christmas friend!
    karianne

  3. Merry Christmas, Karianne! Thank you for visiting and for your kind words. That’s high praise coming from one of my favorite decorators.

  4. Merry Christmas Sharon … I am not a fan of Nutcrackers but they look really neat standing guard in your kitchen.
    I may even learn to like them.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  5. Great touches and love the Nutcrackers.

    Cynthia

  6. Thank you, Audrey. I kinda like them standing guard in my kitchen, too. :)

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