I hope everyone is getting things finished for the holidays.  I have so much to finish when I really think about it, I have to make favors for a party we are having, finish some handmade gifts I am doing and wrap and bake.  YIKES!!!!

Tonight we are going through the kitchen for Christmas time.  I love the large ornaments I found at a store in NJ named Ivanka’s that I have mentioned before in previous posts.  I make one big splurge for decorating every year and this was it for this Christmas.

I just love the filigree and color of the oversized ornaments, they go so lovely with my large green bowl that I purchased a while ago from Pottery Barn and are mixed with some greens. The combination Apothecary jars and Christmas placemats makes for several different textures.

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Some other small vignettes include a Christmas box filled with ornaments (some from Rosemary at Villabarnes) near my cloche that is now filled with  glass ornaments.  The Fruit beaded topiary stands on the other side of the cloche along with some old world figures.  The window over the sink has some home-made wreaths with sugar fruit and some sugar fruit on the window sill.  Of course, the Peanut and Reeses ornament takes center stage on the window!  To the side of the sink I have a lighted candle (sort of like a lava lamp!), a glass vase with beaded fruit, a Byers’ Choice figurine and a mint stick tree. 

Just little things to remind me of Christmas while I’m in the kitchen.  Sit back with some tea or cocoa and enjoy.

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