Lime and Red in the Kitchen


You all know by now how much I enjoy decorating for Christmas and in the kitchen with green and red already in here, adding the punches of lime green and red this time of year is just icing on the cake.


Green and red really pops off the beadboard I added to the back of my little kitchen shelf since this time last year.  It’s a little hard to photograph, but you can see how cute it all looks.  Joyful Tidings is the greeting in here.



Friends gave me the handpainted candlesticks and skinny Santa (thank you Wanda and Susan, long-time friends of mine).  I love adding them to this little shelf. The red bottlebrush trees were found in the after-Christmas sales last year, I think at Target and I love them here too.IMG_7761

Hanging ornaments here are fun and easy to do. IMG_7798

And with the addition of the white corner cabinet, I had fun doing this up for Christmas too.  I’ve had a few ask about the green paint color in my kitchen.  It is Laura Ashley Olive 4 and you can find it at Lowes.  Looks drab on the chip, but it’s a great color on the walls. IMG_7813

The after Christmas sales added some extras to my decor this year, like the cakestand and large platter.  You can see I brought back the little kitchen tree intact and ready to celebrate at our house.IMG_7800

I even added some bling and sparkle to the chandelier in here.


The little kitchen tree glows and sparkles and adds a lot of cheer to the kitchen.   See those cute green polka-dot metal candy ornaments?  Found those at Walmart this year.  Surprisingly, they have really kicked their decorations up a big notch and I saw lots of things this year that I may have to go back and scope out after Christmas. IMG_7599

Those candy ornaments have already disappeared though, maybe I should have bought more than 5.IMG_7744

My little black shelf holds a couple of sparkly red and green ornaments.  The angel Fitz and Floyd plate was a yardsale find last year and HOPE was from after-Christmas sales.IMG_7899

A bunny ornament was given to me by a sweet decorating buddy a few years ago. IMG_7745

Here’s the cakestand and platter that you saw at the Holiday House. I found these at a cute little shop in Chelsea (AL) called Chelsea Lane, last year after Christmas for 1/2 price.  My kinda deal! IMG_7746

The kitchen cupboard all decked out.  If you were reading my blog last year, you’ll remember that I decoupaged that striped paper on the metal tin that’s holding the Christmas tree.  You can click here for all of that info, in case you need a new project. 🙂 IMG_7764

The corner cabinet was too fun to add to also, so I added mostly white dishes with a few red and green things.


The fake paperwhites look pretty on our breakfast table, sitting in the yardsale Southern Living at Home urn and the pretty white round platter I found at a yardsale too.  Those yardsale finds sure come in handy!  I just love this little display, it feels so wintery and makes me smile when we are having a meal here.IMG_7613

Corner cupboard with the Christmas Spirit sign I found a couple years ago.IMG_7609

These little hearts were found last year after Christmas too. It’s so much fun to drag out all the new stuff the next year, since I totally forget what I’ve found from year to year.   Not that I need anymore stuff. 🙂 IMG_7610

Those big green balls are new too from the sales and they are those shatterproof ornaments, which I’m liking more and more.  With some green sparkly picks and a red bow, it’s a lot of Christmas cheer.  IMG_7611

I simply piled some left over ornaments in this white bowl to add to the festive feel.IMG_7751

And the glass ball ornament wreath that I made last year, hangs on the window.  I’ll show you the how-to’s next post.

Thank you all for coming by to visit me!  I love this time of year and hope that y’all enjoy seeing everyone’s Christmas decor.  I sure don’t ever want to come across as showing off.  I simply love Christmas and everything about it and love spreading some cheer around our house and sharing it with all of you.  I know that everyone has their own way of decorating for the Holidays.  Some are more simple and others go all out (like my sister!).  There’s no right or wrong way of celebrating or decorating and I think you all “get” that too.  So, thank you for taking the time to come by and celebrate with me.  I am always so glad to see you and read your comments!  I do read every single one of them.

The main thing to remember is what this season is all about.  Celebrating Jesus and what his birth means for ALL of us! That’s the reason for the season and for that I am eternally grateful.

For a fun giveaway of Hobby Lobby gift certificates, click on over to my friend, Kelee’s blog, The Katillac Shack and sign up! Who can’t use that right now?

And I can’t let today pass without shouting out a big ole’ ROLL TIDE!!!  What a great game we had with the Gators and I’m so happy for the team and all the fans.  My hubby has been a Crimson Tide fan since he was 5, so he’s a happy guy today!

- Rhoda


  1. I love how you decorate. I’m always inspired. I am slowing buying things that will live in our family forever. Thanks!

  2. wow you are the decorating queen – got my trees up and just need lots of fiddlying now

    great inspiration (as usual!)


  3. Thanks for the inspiration! You are so talented and creative, I Iook forward to reading your posts for ideas! This is the first year I’ve had the time and budget, albeit modest, to decorate for Christmas and I’m loving it!

  4. B'ham nancy says:

    ROLL TIDE!!!!!! What an awesome game. Your kitchen looks
    so beautiful, love the red and lime green.

  5. Hi Rhoda,
    Your kitchen looks so pretty! I especially like your little cake stand with the nutcracker and mugs on it. After you share the how-to’s for your ornament wreath I think I’ll try and make one or two using the red & lime green combo for my kitchen. TFS! Sheila

  6. Oh my friend – it just looks so beautiful and cozy!! I love it and want to sit in there and sip coffee with you. 🙂

  7. Beautifully done, Rhoda! My preference for Christmas decor is that it look like a home, not a retail store or catalog or magazine, and yours looks like a wonderful, fun, festive, loving home. Love the way you’ve used the lime green and red throughout. The little shelf came out so cute, as did the cupboard. The glass ball ornament wreath looks uber-expensive. That’s the other thing I love about your look: you didn’t just throw money at everything, but spent the time to either make or find things on a budget. Very smart!

  8. its all so lovely rhoda! red and lime green is my tree’s theme this year. love it!

  9. Each time I saw something I loved, I moved onto your next beautiful decoration, Rhoda! I don’t know which I love best, but your tree is a stand out piece. I love the bunny and top hat ornament ~ being a bunny lover myself! I have the fabric that you have in your valance and chair seats. I love it but never thought of what I wanted to do with it. I will continue to hold onto it and maybe in our next house I will use mine in my kitchen.

  10. Very cute, Rhoda!


    Sheila 🙂

  11. Hi Rhoda,
    I remember last year when you made the cute little christmas urn that your kitchen tree is sitting. Wow , has it been a year since I am following you…holly smokes!! Well I have loved every second of it.

    Your Christmas Kitchen is so inviting! I think my favorite is that kitchen tree. Im loving the hight of it. It really demands attention.
    Your little white beadboard shelf is darling too. I love the hanging green ornaments.
    That white new corner cabinet is totaly showing off all your Christmas cheer.
    Love it all , Keep sending all that christmas cheer our way!!

  12. Love, love, love your kitchen. I just recently discovered the lime green and red color combination for Christmas. Where have I been? Anyway, after doing a holiday home tour, on Friday, where some of the houses used the lime and red combination, I have been running all over town picking up lime green ornaments to go with my red, white and silver decor.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely kitchen.


  13. I LOVE RED & GREEN for Christmas! What a feast and eye candy treat – everything is just beautiful. And your kitchen is painted green with those lovely red and green valances! If I visited I would never leave.

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

  14. Oh how I love traditional Christmas colors!! It’s all so festive and gorgeous!

    Happy Monday to you!

  15. Your kitchen looks wonderful. Lots of pretty things to see.
    I loaded up for the last two years on lime green at the ‘after’ sales. I loved the old standard green, but doesn’t the lime just wake everything up?
    Can’t wait to see the rest of your house!

  16. Your house is so amazing. I LOVEEEEEEEEE THOSE CANDLESTICKS!!!!!

  17. Rhoda, I am in love with your kitchen decorations. I love the lime and red together too. I am going to start my Christmas decorating tomorrow and am looking forward to finding all the after Christmas sale items I bought this year. It is always a suprise as I forget what I bought. Tell your husband that his team played an awesome game! We were sad our Gators lost, but Bama was clearly the winning team yesterday. Blessings, Marla

  18. Oh Rhoda! I loved looking at your kitchen all decked out!
    (I didn’t for one minute think you were showing off , just sharing some Christmas cheer!) Oh, even though I’m a Florida girl, I was pulling for Alabama too (we’re FSU fans LOL)

    Did you see my tree? Want to? (lol) Here’s a link to it, there’s also a post on my “friendship tree” a few posts later…

    and this is the friendship tree:

  19. Everything looks so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us.

  20. I just love lime and red..your room is the perfect room to use
    such vibrant colors! You had a headstart with the wall color and fabrics! Your chandelier looks great..I have to get busy this week and decorate mine! Beautiful post. Miss Bloomers/Sonia

  21. Everything is beautiful! I love your Christmas tree. I remember it from the showhouse. I found the little acorns you used and have them in my kitchen as well. Thanks for sharing your pretties.

  22. I absolutely love all the lime and red items. It is so festive. Your ornaments are darling and your little standing items. There are just too many ideas from our bunch of bloggers, makes my head swim!!

  23. LOve the lime and red Rho! And thank-you for the shout-out!

  24. Beautiful! Just simply beautiful.

  25. How festive! Your red and lime green decor is awesome.

  26. Hi Rhoda, You know how I love,love lime and red for Christmas. Your kitchen just shines in all its glory this time of year, this is my favorite look to date. Great touches and just a little sparkle, LOVE IT!!! Kathysue

    PS I just spent the day with Eddie and Jaithan in Alameda, what a fun day and what two wonderful young men!!

  27. LOVE your kitchen. You did a fabulous job and I love the red and lime green in there. It all works together great. I especially like the extra bling on the chandelier. I may have to copy that for my dining room. You can never have too much.

    And by the way — HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Sorry I didn’t call you earlier but got way too busy with this party tonight. I’ll call you tomorrow to beg your forgiveness and wish you a belated birthday wishes. I hope you had a great day.

  28. Rhoda,
    Your kitchen is fantastic; the colors are wonderful, and you’ve given me some great ideas!

    Merry Christmas!

  29. I’m drooling over your kitchen! Love the pops of color! And if your sister decorates more than you, welllll…..just lead me to her!! You know I LOVE Christmas!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  30. I absolutely love your color scheme- I’ve always been crazy for lime green and red together. Your home and decorations are so welcoming- thanks for sharing. I just found your blog the other day and I am looking forward to every post! Happy Holidays!

  31. Rhoda, Love, love the lime and red in your kitchen. You have some beautiful things. I am using line and (guess what) purple this year.

    Having a hard time getting started this year.

  32. Carole Dansby says:

    Love all your decorations, especially the colors! You are so talanted. I so look forward to reading your blog each day. What color is the green on the walls? That color is just what I need for my kitchen.

  33. Rhoda, your home looks delightfully festive! I love the lime green and red combo! I have GOT to get my decorations up this week….it’s TIME!

  34. I’m loving that color combo too! your decorating is BEAUTIFUL!!! you just gave me an idea of where to hang my ornament wreath!! I have a window like that!!


  35. Pretty and whimsical!

  36. Rhoda, Your Christmas decor is absolutely gorgeous! You have a way with ornaments. You are so very talented! Hugs, Cindy S.

  37. Love your festive kitchen ! That shade of green is so unique and inviting too! I feel like I just sat at your table and enjoyed a nice chat and cup of java with you. Have a wonderful season!

  38. I love Lime green and red and want to do one tree in that but not this year.

    I know I don’t leave a lot of comments for you–although I do come by all the time, I just know how busy you are.
    You’re the best.

  39. Thanks so much for opening your beautiful home to us! I view several decorating blogs everyday, but I always look forward to yours the most…it just has such a sweet spirit and real “Southern girl” sensibilities. I love, love, love, your kitchen!

  40. Blessings to you this cold Monday morning! I loooooove all the lime green and red. I’ve always admired the brightness and splendor of your kitchen (and laundry room!!!) year round and the extra Christmas oomph is as you said “icing on the cake.”
    Not to be all stalker like (HA!) but I thought of you Saturday when I was thrifting and came back with some amazing finds that I literally thanked God for on the spot. You are a constant inspiration. I loved what you did at that holiday house, too. If I hadn’t been sick, I would’ve come down. If you do something similar, I promise to come down and support a good cause and see you and your delightful work up close! Oh, by the way, i took my mini anniversary trip to B-ham this August (nothing fancy, just stayed at the Holiday Inn down from that big fancy mall that is up on a hill–Summit Place, i think) and found THE BEST thrift store items of a $5 White House/Black Market Audrey Hepburn like dress for my daughter brand new AND a $2.99 chandelier which I’ve been re-doing and will blog on soon. I’m going to call it the “Ode to Rhoda” in honor of you!
    Thank you soooooo much for your kind message. You really are an inspiration to all of us.
    Many blessings back to you,

  41. Your Christmas decorating is inspiring. I am usually a less is more girl … but yours is beautiful.

  42. Good Monday Morning Rhoda!
    I always love those pops of lime with berry red (my favorite) in the kitchen. Especially because my kitchen is white so seasonal changes occur often in that part of our home.
    Now I’m off to see some more of what you’ve been up to.
    Always inspiring!!
    Take care and have a great week.

  43. OH! I forgot to ask, just how did you hange those pinecone ornaments inside (with the “Joyful Tidings”)? I love that look!

  44. Rhoda, your kitchen looks beautiful! I love all the colors and how everything ties together! I especially love the cake plate!

  45. Hey Rhoda, I love your kitchen! I see you have an ornament wreath. I actually made one in lime green and red and I am very happy with it…..However….I cannot find a place to hang it. It won’t lay flat on a door and right now I have it hanging from an old plant hook in the ceiling of my family room….any suggestions?

  46. Love it – your kitchen was made for Christmas decor!

  47. I love your cheery kitchen! The chandelier looks so cute & festive, and your hanging ornaments are wonderful!

  48. GORGEOUS colors Rhoda!

    Your decorations in your kitchen are just amazing down to every single detail. Love the ornaments! Lime and red is my new classic Christmas favorite.

    ~Blessings, ~Melissa 🙂

  49. Hi Rhoda,

    I love the red and lime green so pretty……you’re so right there is no right or wrong way to decorate….just do what makes your heart sing !!!

    I took a little bloggie break….hope I was missed 🙂 I am so glad to be back !!! I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving we sure did, we went out this year….

    We got some snow over the week-end….funny it was 70 earlier in the week….my flip flops need zippers !!!

    Thanks for this lovely post,
    xo Kathy 🙂

  50. It’s all gorgeous and so much to take in! Love it!

  51. Everything looks so cute! I can’t even pick a favorite. I did just sit here and study your breakfast table centerpiece. I have a gold pedestal bowl that I want to use on our dining table as a centerpiece but could not figure out what in the world to do with it. This gives me a great idea. Thanks! 🙂

  52. Oh Rhoda,

    We’ve only just ‘met’ but how you inspire me. Thank you for all the beautiful Christmas eye candy. I don’t think anyone that reads your lovely blog considers you ‘showing off.’ Quite the contrary, we all look forward to your informative posts and amazing vignettes; as evidenced in all the comments posted here.
    I also wanted to wish you a belated Happy Birthday. I hope you spent it doing things you enjoy, surrounded by those that love you most. Yesterday was my father’s birthday but sadly, he is no longer living.

  53. Rhoda, you are so inspirational!!! Your kitchen looks great-my kitchen paint color is very similar to yours. I truly enjoy reading your blog.

  54. I sat here and looked for ten minutes. I absolutely love the tree. I am about to redo my kitchen and I love the colors!

  55. Beautiful! I love the freshness of that color scheme. And I thought I had a lot of Christmas decor. Can you imagine if some of us had a joint yard sale with just Christmas items? It’d would be miles long!

  56. LOVE this color scheme and your kitchen is gorgeous! The wall paint is so “happy”. Great job on the decorating!

  57. Last year I wasn’t sure I liked the lime green that kept appearing in Christmas decorations, but maybe I just didn’t like it as much with PINK (which is how I kept seeing it) because THIS year it’s really growing on me! And I want to paint my dining room green, not accented with red (at least that’s not my current plan) but will be super-cute for Christmas – hopefully it’ll be done by next year!

  58. Rhoda, your kitchen is lovely! I really like your lime and red color scheme. The “Christmas Spirit” sign over your white cabinet caught my eye. So pretty! And I have to agree with you about the Wal-Mart decorations. Such a place of stigma in the past…they’ve really stepped up their game. 😉

    I’m hosting a 1 Year Blogiversary/Christmas (small) Giveaway today. Hope you might be able to stop by! 🙂

  59. I just love seeing how everyone decorates for the holidays. Especially for Christmas. And you did not disappoint. Thanks for sharing.

  60. I ♥ it all…anything lime is on my favorite list!

  61. Becky in SC says:

    Oh Rhoda! Don’t ever think you’re considered to be “showing off”! I know as for me, I look so forward to all of your posts….I’m always looking and learning, and being inspired by you. Like I’ve said before…”Either you got ‘it’ or you don’t”…and Girl, you definitely got “it”…and we are all just so in awe!!

  62. I have been studying every picture and love it ALL!!!! The lime and red color scheme is gorgeous, especially with the color on your walls! My kitchen is also green but a little different shade. I love it cause it seems so neutral! Merry Christmas, Rhoda, and I look forward to seeing MORE!!!! XO, Pinky

  63. Very nice Rhoda!! Everything looks perfect for the holidays!! The red/green you already have going on in there sure gives you a kick start!! Love it!!

  64. I absolutely love your style!!! And, small world, I have Olive 4 in my bedroom! Redid it last year, lots of rusty red, gold and black in there with the green looks fabulous. Can’t wait to check out more of your posts!

  65. Beautfiul Rhoda! I love bottle brush trees and thqt little tiny wreath! So cute! Of course, I am a huge fan of the fabric on the window and the chairs!! LOVE IT!

    Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

    Lou Cinda

  66. Love your dining room, the hutch and everything!!

  67. Rhoda, I have been following your blog for almost a year now. Love it!!! Love it!!! As an Alabama girl living in the cold north, I look forward to your post every day. Love your style. I really enjoyed visiting your sister’s decorated house too. Keep up the good work. Happy Holidays!

  68. Everything looks so beautiful Rhoda. The green in your kitchen is the perfect backdrop for Christmas and you have such a wonderful variety of interesting decorations.
    Our friend was in mourning after the game, wore all black to church the next day!
    Hugs, Rhondi

  69. Rhoda! Your kitchen and dining room are absolutely beautiful!
    I love the red and lime! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  70. I love that green on the walls. Thanks for sharing!

  71. Oh I just love it!! It is all so pretty.

  72. Hanging ornaments is fun and easy to do…except I don’t even have the boxes out of my attic yet! 🙂 Where is the time going?! Maybe I’ll just come to your house…’cause it looks gorgeous!

  73. Oh, my goodness, Rhoda! I’m in Hog Heaven, um, Christmas Heaven, looking at all your gorgeous decorating! Your home just shines and sparkles! It would be hard to pick a favorite area – everything is gorgeous. Thank you for hosting this fun fun event. I’ve signed up too! I’m off to tour the homes!
    Be a sweetie and Merry Christmas!
    Shelia 😉

  74. A wonderfully happy space. Oh and love the wreath!

  75. Swampgirl's Mom says:

    I love your Christmas decorations. I will try and make the ornament wreath you have hanging in your kitchen. I will wait until after Christmas so I can purchase the ornaments on sale. I love your kitchen colors, lime green and red together is delightful. Your chandelier over your table is hung higher than mine. Would you mention how high above the table it is ? I know mine must be too low. I have learned so much from reading your blog. You are so talented. I don’t have the scale of house you do but I try to do on a much smaller scale. Your are soooo talented !!!

  76. LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! You are so inspirational, Rhoda! Did I mention that I LOVE IT? Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  77. I love it all! I love the chandelier! I am stopping in from Nester’s Tour. If you would like to see my tour posts you can click on the ‘Christmas 2009’ tag on the left sidebar of my blog. Have a great holiday season!

  78. everything looks so nice and cheery.

  79. Lady Delores LeBoeuf says:

    Such a beautiful time of year with glitter, color, shinny wrap, snow, hot cider, the list goes on and one but one outlasts any other, the reason for the season…God Bless You and Yours…thank you for coming into my home with your blog; I have truly enjoyed following you…Love & Blessings


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