December 6, 2014

Christmas in the Kitchen

Welcome to our Christmas kitchen!  There is lots of holiday decor in this space.  We will spend lots of time here in the next few weeks, baking cookies, preparing holiday meals and just hanging out as a family.
White kitchen with dark wood island and DIY mantel hood decorated with holiday decor-www.goldenboysandme.com


I added a couple of preserved boxwood wreaths (from Target) to the front of our glass cabinet doors with some red and white gingham ribbon.
Preserved boxwood wreaths hung on glass cabinet doors in Christmas kitchen.-www.goldenboysandme.com
It is always fun to decorate the mantel hood over the stove.  This year I used a plate my mom gave me (from Macy's), a couple of boxwood topiaries and our "believe" banner from HomeGoods a couple of years back.
DIY mantel hood with Christmas decor-www.goldenboysandme.com
We originally purchased the candle chandelier (seen over our island in the picture below) from the outdoor patio department at Lowes several years ago.  This year, we hung it over our kitchen island and added some greenery along with red candles.  It makes the whole room feel so festive.
 The wreath hanging on the side of the white island is from Trader Joes.  They have such a great assortment of fresh wreaths and are so affordable too!
candle chandelier with greenery over island and wreath hung on side of kitchen island-www.goldenboysandme.com
When we have guests over during the holiday season, we remove the teal bar stools and create a buffet on this island.  I added a command adhesive hook so we can add a wreath. 
DIY white kitchen with Christmas decor-www.goldenboysandme.com
World Imports Brondy chandelier with mercury glass ornaments-www.goldenboysandme.com
I added some garland and mercury glass ornaments to the chandelier over our dining table.
mercury glass ornament on chandelier-www.goldenboysandme.com
World Imports Brondy chandelier with mercury glass ornaments-www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas table decor with Pottery Barn sconce-www.goldenboysandme.com
I made the red and white check curtains from tablecloths for the front window last year (more about them here).  This year, I hung them in the dining area.  We hang the Christmas cards we receive on the garland and on these french doors.  By the time Christmas day arrives, these doors will be filled with the faces of our family and friends... one of my favorite parts of the Christmas season!
Red and white gingham tablecloths as curtains in Christmas kitchen-www.goldenboysandme.com
3 tiered stand from World Market in Christmas kitchen-www.goldenboysandme.com
We add a new kitchen themed ornament (purchased at Sur La Table's after Christmas sale) to our small kitchen tree each year.  We might need a bigger tree soon.
Kitchen Christmas tree-www.goldenboysandme.com
Some fresh garland and more mercury glass ornaments decorate our kitchen windows along with the cookie cutter wreath that I made a couple of weeks ago.
Susan Branch calendar, apron and chalkboard in Christmas kitchen-www.goldenboysandme.c
I painted the tree farm signs last year for our entryway, and this year they are decorating our newly painted hutch.
White hutch with DIY hand painted signs at Christmas-www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas hutch-www.goldenboysandme.com
Christmas hutch-www.goldenboysandme.com
Next stop on the tour of our holiday decor will be the other side of this space, our living room.  I hope you come back to see more!

Links to other rooms in our holiday home:

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Chandelier over table: Brondy chandelier by World Imports (I removed the shades)
Candle chandelier over island: Lowes from outdoor patio dept.
Sconces next to mirror: Pottery Barn Artisinal Pillar Lantern

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31 comments:

  1. This is so, so beautiful! I love all your charming accents, just everything! I hope you can join me for Christmas in the Country at my site now thru December 12th. There is a link up party and over 40 blogger home tours! Hope to see you add your Christmas posts there so I can feature them! xxx....Brooke from
    Creative Country Mom's Vintage Home and Garden

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    1. Hi Brooke,
      Thank you!! I just added my link. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much, Deb! Have a great weekend. Courtney

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  3. Your kitchen is just stunning, Courtney! Your Christmas decorations just add to what a great room this is. I can imagine it is a wonderful space to spend time in whether your are cooking or just enjoying a cup of coffee. Love the boxwood wreaths you found at Target. Your red and white check curtains fit right in with the holiday, too. It just looks like a really festive and happy place to be!

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. The kitchen is definitely my favorite place to be in my home…which is a good thing because it is also where I need to spend the most time. Hope you are having a great weekend! Courtney

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  4. Courtney, you did such an AMAZING job! Those wreaths hanging with the ribbon over the cabinets are one of my favorites and I love the chandelier with the candles - and I am so jealous you have a Trader Joe's nearby! All the red and checks just make it all so festive. LOVE it!
    Cheers! - Shelley

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    1. Hi Shelley!
      Thanks so much. You may be jealous of our Trader Joes’s, but I am jealous of your Wegmans!! My mom often stops at Trader Joe’s when she comes to visit me. Let me know if there is ever anything you want me to pick up for you and I can meet you when I am in your area. Hope you are having a great weekend. It is rainy and foggy here this morning so hopefully it is better where you are.
      Courtney

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  5. Courtney,
    It all is so beautiful. I made those same curtain out of table clothes for my dining room this year too. Adding the red to the whites was fun. Yours looks so festive and pretty.
    Kris

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    1. Hi Kris,
      Thank you. I am a bit obsessed with red and white and think maybe next year I should mix it up a little. I am just always drawn to the classic Christmas colors. Hope you have a great weekend! Courtney

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  6. Everything is just so BEAUTIFUL! Love all the little details around the kitchen. The wreaths on the glass doors are also my favorite. Thank you for sharing your home.

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    1. Hi Tracey, Thank you so much!! I think the wreaths on the glass door may be my favorite too :) Have a great weekend.

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  7. Love your kitchen, Courtney! All the wreaths look so pretty and I love the little piece you have on the end of the white island. Looks like it's handy for holding plates, dish towels, etc. I've been thinking of adding something similar to the end of one of my cabinets. Do you happen to remember where you purchased it? Your hutch is decorated beautifully too! Love it all!

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      Thank you! I love that wire holder on the end of my island. It has been so useful. We use it to hold our paper plates, lunch bags, and dish towels. I purchased it at HomeGoods. I think it was in the office section/home organization section.

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  8. Love, it, Courtney. A white kitchen always looks good and with your festive decorations it is a real standout. Waiting for more!..Happy Weekend..Judy

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    1. Thank you, Judy. Can’t wait to share more! Have a great weekend. Courtney

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  9. Courtney, your kitchen is gorgeous! I especially love the boxwood wreaths hanging in front of the glass cabinets. Can you tell me how you hang them? I like the look of the ribbon wrapping the top of the door. Merry Christmas! Thank you, Lourdes

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    1. Hi Lourdes! Thank you so much for your sweet words about our kitchen. I think the boxwood wreaths on the glass doors are my favorite decoration in there this year. I actually just looped the ribbon over the clamp that is holding the glass in on the inside of our cabinet and they have held. If they hadn't, I was planning on using a flat white thumbtack to put into the wood on the inside of the cabinet door. I hope I explained that well enough. Merry Christmas! Courtney

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  10. I love your stove can you tell me the maker

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. Our stove is a Kenmore Pro from Sears. When they go on sale, they are an amazing value for a stove that has that high end look. And we have been thrilled with how it functions. I love to cook and bake and this has been the best range (by far) that we have ever owned. Wow, Sears should pay me for that ad..lol! But I really love that stove :)

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  11. Courtney....everything looks so beautiful. I absolutely love seeing pictures of your kitchen. I have to talk my husband into putting in a range hood!!!!! Love the boxwood!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Andrea! That range hood continues to be one of my favorite projects. It was so affordable and it changed the whole feel of the room entirely. Plus, it is so much fun to decorate it with the seasons! Have a great weekend!

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  12. I'm obsessed with your kitchen !! It's so festive, traditional, & cozy !! Continues to be one of my absolute favs!

    Paige.Rose

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    1. Wow...thank you! So honored to hear my kitchen is one of your favorites :)

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  13. How beautiful, Courtney! I love your festive decorations AND your open floor plan! Gatherings must be wonderful there!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! We do enjoy hosting holidays here and it has been so much nicer since we made it one open space. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Courtney

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  14. Wow Courtney, everything looks so beautiful. I especially love the mantel over the stove with that gorgeous plate and the boxwoods. I think I need to get myself to Target. My husband just brought all the decorations down from the crawl space . We had planned on getting the tree yesterday but since it was pouring we didn't want to bring a wet tree into the house. Time seems to fly by in December. I always enjoy coming here to visit you and your beautiful home!
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    1. Thanks so much, Jeanette! Yesterday was such a miserable day. My son works at a farm that sells Christmas trees and he said it was a long day of loading Christmas trees onto cars in the pouring rain. I agree, December is flying by! I always appreciate when you visit so thank you. Have a great week!

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  15. Your kitchen is FABULOUS!! Seriously? TWO islands! I have island envy now:):)

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