December 23, 2009

Christmas Kitchen Tour 2009

I hope you are all having a blessed Christmas season!
Welcome to the kitchen part of my Christmas home tour.
Our home has a very open floor plan, you can see the kitchen from the front door.
Just when I thought I was "done" decorating, I couldn't resist making something to hang from the sconces.


A painted Santa cookie jar.
(Just wait till you see the before...check out the kitchen projects here)

A tray painted with chalkboard paint, and covered in berries. And I covered the wicker pot in moss and added a jar candle.
I found the cute bust at a flea market on our last trip to Tennessee.

The Halloween "BOO" candles were replaced with JOY.


A sweet glittered dove (from the Dollar Tree) was hung with twine to a knob in front of the sink.


The bar height counter over the sink, is covered in a vintage looking vignette.


I was striving for a look that was rich, but natural and wanted the non-traditional items to look old and collected over time. With a Christmas twist :)


Most of the items I already had.

I found the birdcage at Goodwill for $3, and added a white wash to it.


I hot glued one of the tarnished glittered snowflakes from the hall on top.


A hodgepodge of random items.

The gold halo (around the finial), came off of the angels I used in the living room projects.



This pretty bird my aunt gave me, but was a little too gold, so I spray painted it nickel, and flecked some umber on top.

Sheet music candles.

Three Christmas topiary trees.


This paper tree was featured in the Dallas Morning News article.

The flowers are made from dyed and stamped coffee filters, and painted berries.

Jingle bells (from the Dollar Tree of course!)

A painted bird ornament.
I love the way the paint is peeling back to reveal the silver underneath. (I painted when it was too cold outside...)

Another lantern with a candle, sugar gum berries, faux snow and a bird ornament.

The garland hanging from the pot rack in the center of the kitchen.
(I added molding and painted the fluorescent light box)

A view from the master bedroom.

It's really hard to get a great photo of it with the light on!

From the other side of the kitchen.



In case you wondered what it might look like if you were standing on my counters :)
Here are a few aerials.

A closeup of the end.

And the other side.
I had to keep it all very cohesive from room to room, because our house is so open. You can see the kitchen from almost any spot in our house.
So throughout the house all the garland has wired in pine cones, stamped burlap, grapevine, feathers and silver bird ornaments.

The buffet.










I added painted and monogramed :) plaques. (With angel wings)

The antique French nightstand at the end of our island is draped with red berries.



To see how I achieved this look, please check out the Kitchen Christmas projects HERE.

10 comments:

Halo Hill said...

Oh my goodness, you are talented!! (And BUSY)! I'm glad I found your blog!

Sheila

Blue Creek Home said...

Ditto what Halo said!!!
And it's beautiful too!
Merry Christmas!
Rhonda

Symone's Mommy said...

You know your house is like a museum to me LOL Very lovely and elegant, but one question...where do you eat? :)

Anny said...

WOW! I am always so impressed by your home - there are dozens of projects in just one gorgeous post :D

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

How absolutely gorgeous is that??!! You certainly have the "decorator's touch"! I love the whole room! I especially love the family name above the entryway. Neat idea. The whole room is so inviting. Thanks so much for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Tammy@InStitches said...

Everything is just beautiful. I hope you and your family have a very merry Christmas !

Anne said...

"In case you wondered what it might look like if you were standing on my counters..." whahahahaha... You crack me up- but I guess it says something about your thoughfulness that you make the view pretty for your 11 foot tall guests! ;0)

HouseMama said...

Please, oh please come back! We're all wondering what sort of "craftiness" you've been up to.

Kathy said...
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Kathy said...

Your house is BEAUTIFUL!!! I cannot wait to see what you have done for Easter.