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.
Hanging ornaments here are fun and easy to do.
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.
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.
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.
Those candy ornaments have already disappeared though, maybe I should have bought more than 5.
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.
A bunny ornament was given to me by a sweet decorating buddy a few years ago.
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!
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. 🙂
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.
Corner cupboard with the Christmas Spirit sign I found a couple years ago.
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. 🙂
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.
I simply piled some left over ornaments in this white bowl to add to the festive feel.
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!
I ♥ it all…anything lime is on my favorite list!
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!!
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
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!!
Jane Grant Carter says
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!
Lou Cinda says
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!
Love your dining room, the hutch and everything!!
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!
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!
Rhoda! Your kitchen and dining room are absolutely beautiful!
I love the red and lime! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
I love that green on the walls. Thanks for sharing!
Oh I just love it!! It is all so pretty.
Laura @ the shore house says
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!
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!
A wonderfully happy space. Oh and love the wreath!
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 !!!
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!
Cherry Blossom says
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!