Christmas decorating has been hectic this year.  I had to go through 27 years of decorations and decide what I was going to keep, decorate with this year, save for other years and giveaway.  It took a while and poor John must have been up and down the attic stairs a million times.  What a great guy I have, very lucky.

I have seen everyone’s décor and it has been beautiful.  I may not have replied but I was not being rude I was just so busy trying to get things situated.

Having Thanksgiving pushed me back as well.  Next year, Thanksgiving here is going to be decorated for Christmas.  It is just the way it has to be since things take longer.

Now the babbling will end and on with our Part One of the Kitchen decked out for Christmas.

First picture, giving you a full view of our eating area.  The wreaths on the back of the chairs I have had for years.  They were purchased from Ballard and are faux Boxwood.  I added a pretty wired-edge red ribbon.


Our centerpiece is a mix of greens, pinecones and a bottlebrush tree.  I used a reclaimed wood tray I bought from Décor Steals or Antique Farmhouse, I can’t remember.  I received a set of two and the other I used on our dining room table which will be seen in an upcoming post. 

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These advertising jars are transferware I purchased from Nancy’s Daily Dish shortly after we moved in and got somewhat settled.  I knew I wanted these and she was having a sale and I grabbed them.  I also have the lids.

One you will notice is filled with cinnamon sticks and the other is silver plate pieces I received from my dad that were my grandmothers.  She had quite an eye for antiquing.


Below is a close up of forks that are part of the collection.  These are my favorites.  Look at the detail, gorgeous!!!

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A closer shot of the Ginger Preserve jar and the silver plate pieces, so pretty, jut look at the detail!

I moved my terrarium to the kitchen for Christmas and placed one of my Byer’s Choice that I have quite collected over time and bottle brush trees, a small bottlebrush wreath and large jingle bells I purchased from Michael’s.

The piece of silver is a creamer that was also my grandmothers. I haven’t polished these.  I really enjoy the patina.  I have the sugar bowl which I used in the bedroom.  That post is yet to come.


I used larger Boxwood wreaths for the end chairs  since these are the captain chairs. You may notice there is no runner or coverings on the kitchen table.  This was done for practical reasons.  John and I have dinner here every night. 


The shot below is another angle of the eating area and is showing the small vignette I posted yesterday with my three their basket from Décor Steals.  This will be a staple in our kitchen for decorating, love this piece!  

The small wreaths on the windows by the door are from Balsam Hill.  Love their stuff, so realistic looking.  I have two larger wreathes I used elsewhere.  They will shown in upcoming posts too.

I have said upcoming posts quite a bit in this post.  Being that I finished later than normal time is running out.  I can’t believe Christmas is in two weeks, YIKES!!!

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I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  The weather will be a bit warmer  in NJ, 40’s to 50.  As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I will be baking and wrapping.  I hope you are all doing something you enjoy for the holidays too!

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