Since, we renovated our kitchen this past summer, I wasn’t sure how much (or little) I would be decorating it for Christmas. Part of me wanted to go all out with decorations and part of me wanted to keep it simple and enjoy the newness of the space.
I decided to stay simple…
This was the first year I used fresh greens in here. I love the way they dress up the chandelier just enough. I didn’t love trying to get the sap off my hands afterwards! (Pop over to see how I decorated my chandelier for Christmas to see how I’ve decorated it since then.)
I might end up adding something to the middle of the island…but for now the space is being used for baking cookies!
Originally, I thought I would put a wreath above the hood, but I love the color and shape of the deer against the white. The brown also works with the wood floors and island.
Yeah, I guess that island looks a little bare…
I love using cranberries with my candles. They seem to last a long time too.
The wreath towel is from Homegoods and the red checked one is from Crate and Barrel last year. You can never have enough checks and plaids…especially this time of year!
I thought I would fill up the shelf with more but ended up liking the simple look.
Since the kitchen is still new to me, I am still playing around with my glass cabinets. Adding a few red wine glasses up top gives a nice red glow.
My son put this red truck and trees inside a glass jar for me. I finally bought a few of these jars after seeing them all over different blogs and loving the way the trees and snow (epsom salt) look inside. Target has the jars for a great price!
I bought this tray at Pier One recently and was happy to see that it is ‘food safe’ too. Most of the time when you buy these cute decorative trays, they aren’t. Now what sense does that make?
Back in the corner, I have my snowman vignette with only a few candy canes left. Those kids of mine keep sneaking them. In previous years, I ended up switching the candy canes to colorful straws. I guess I better look for those straws again…
I used some fresh greens and pine cones for the window sill.
In previous years, I have hung ornaments or wreaths in the window but I am still enjoying my new bigger windows. I don’t want to block all that light!
I hope you enjoyed my simple decorating ideas for Christmas…in the kitchen.
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