As I always do, I’m using traditional Christmas colors of red and green in the kitchen. It just goes in there so well, so I go with it and it is my happy place of Christmas cheer. But I have to say, every year it gets more difficult to come up with fresh ideas as a blogger. I don’t go out and buy all new stuff and these things I have collected over the years and love it all, so I just can’t change it. I know it probably gets a little boring to see and as a blogger, we are “supposed” to do things all different from year to year, but it’s hard to do that for me. I can’t see changing things all up so here it is again! You’ve seen it all before, since this is my 10th Christmas in blogland.
I know that reality is many of us do not go out and buy all new things. I try to freshen up my look every year, but for the most part, it’s very much the same. Hope you enjoy!
I did change this up a bit this year and added this old green box to prop my tree in that I found antiquing last year. The color worked perfectly with my Christmas decor.
The tree is still in a red and white metal cylinder and sits in the box.
I love all the sparkly red and green in here, it makes for a festive kitchen during the Holidays.
I collected these ornaments years ago and still enjoy getting them all out.
You might notice there’s a new red and green wreath in the kitchen too! I made this one out of an old grapevine wreath I had, so I’ll be sharing the how-to later this week. I haven’t gotten my hot glue gun out in ages, but did for this project. The biggest ornaments came from Tree Classics and they are shatterproof. I really love how it turned out, it adds so much to my kitchen. Ribbon is from Michaels.
Better Not Pout little sign is one I’ve had for years and fits right in on the wreath.
More of my collected red and green than I’ve had for years. These cheery Christmas colors are the best!
Over on my rustic wall shelves, I just added some pretty red and green things to liven it up for the Holidays.
Red tulle, boxwood wreath, and different ornaments scattered around makes it all festive and cheery.
I love boxwood in so many settings. The Fa La La towel I’ve had for a long time too, probably came from Homegoods.
A little skinny hand painted Santa that came from a friend long ago.
Just by adding pretty and special ornaments on a shelf, it’s an instant way to add Christmas to any flat surface.
I always add this little assortment on my window sill above the sink and love staring at it during the Christmas season. Red bottlebrush trees, nostalgic Santas and a couple of faux paperwhites I picked up while in Birmingham, are the stars of the window. A few little shiny ornaments scattered around add a lot to the season.
My little chalkboard in the kitchen got a crowning Christmas wreath touch.
Along with a Christmas towel and a peek to the dining room, that’s it for my kitchen tour. Thank you as always for stopping by and celebrating Christmas with me!
Stacey Avelar says
I have enjoyed your blog for several years now. Never apologize, never explain! The fact that you take the time to share your home with us is gracious enough. I am the same age as you are. It has taken me time, effort, and careful shopping to collect my Christmas decorations. Every year I take a look at what I have, and a few non-special things might get donated, and one or two new things added. This year it’s a Russian made Santa I picked up in Alaska while on vacation, a nice way to remember a special trip. Christmas is about traditions, and my family would be sad if we did all new, mass produced, impersonal decorations every year.
Thank you, Stacey and all of you who said don’t worry about using all my OLD stuff. That makes me feel better, as I always think y’all are going to think….is she EVER going to change her kitchen up, it looks the same every year! So I’m happy that you all don’t really remember it from year to year!
Anise Butler says
It would make me sad to think of you decorating just for the blog. Call me Scrooge, but I’m sick of all the blogs I read talking and showing pictures about Christmas. I’m sure many folks love it but I’m with your mom. At age seventy I took two bags of Christmas decorations to my two youngest grandchildren who have their own rooms for the first time this year and they were so thrilled to be able to decorate for themselves. I’m thrilled to have two decorations in my own house. Just the right amount for me.
It looks beautiful!
Pam Richardson says
Rhoda, thank you for being so genuine! I have collected Christmas for 43 years of marriage and love unpacking it all and reminiscing about all the family, friends, and places. Newly purchased stuff every year isn’t going to be sentimental or evoke memories. I love your kitchen, and that you stay true to yoursel. May your Christmas season be joy-filled!
[email protected] Designs says
I love your kitchen Rhoda…yes, I use many of the things that I have collected over the years over and over…I try to place them in different areas, different vignettes…as you do….Love your new wreath!
I love the colors in your kitchen. They are my colors and make me feel happy and cheerful. I use the same things every year usually in the same places and that’s what my family expects. I pull those things out every year and memories flood in. When I am looking at blogland home tours and I see only white, I immediately exit the site.
Rebecca M says
Yep, as I unpack my Christmas ? items, memories come flooding back. Why would I want to replace all those wonderful memories with new stuff? I’m with you Rhoda, enjoy what you have, just change it up when you decorate! And believe me when I say, people won’t remember exactly every item you have out for Christmas.
You’re a lovely lady and I enjoy your blog very much! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Edith Weldon says
Your beautifully decorated kitchen just speaks to my heart. Where did you find your Mulled Apple Cider Candle? I have been looking for one like you have.
Thanks for sharing such talent with us. Merry Christmas!
Thank you, Edith! I found that candle at Homegoods.
So beautifully Christmas! I love your kitchen, warm and inviting and so happy looking!!
Jane H. says
It doesn’t make sense to go out and buy different decor every year. Plus a lot of my stuff has sentimental value and I want to use it every year. Your house looks beautiful!
Hi Rhoda, Your home is always lovely to look at and you don’t have to try to dazzle us with new stuff all the time! Everybody in the real world is reusing at least most of their Christmas decorations from year to year. Who wants to reinvent themselves every year, lol? As always, I love your blog.
[email protected] says
Rhoda~ Your home is always stunning at Christmas or any other time of the year. I caught just a glimpse of your coffee bar in your pics, or what looks like one. Could you share a pic, if it is a coffee bar?
Enjoy the holidays!
HI, Dana, I have a few mugs set out for Christmas and you might have gotten a glimpse of my coffee maker. It’s not really a huge coffee bar, just a little tray with Torani syrup on there and cinnamon and liquid Stevia.