Hello, friends! Thank you so much for the kind comments on our holiday home. We are all about spending time with people we love this time of year and enjoyed having my parents for dinner last night. The glorious thing about having my parents over is that they don’t mind the frozen lasagna I rolled with! More time to relax and chat. Speaking of making dinner, I am excited to be a part of the Deck the Halls tour hosted by Decor Gold Designs and Randi Garrett Design and am sharing our kitchen today. We just added a few touches to make it feel more festive and fun this time of year.
If you are popping over from Shabby Fufu, welcome! Janet’s styling skills are out of this world. My jaw literally dropped when I saw her blush pink Christmas decor. She is an amazing talent.
A CHRISTMAS KITCHEN
We kept things very simple in our kitchen. I added a wreath above our home (thank you Command Strips!) and some fresh greenery to the stools and lanterns.
ADD FRESH GREENS
Tying ribbon around each stool with a bundle of fresh greens makes the kitchen smell so good. These do dry out quickly so I recommend doing it before you entertain or plan on swapping them out once they are dry. It was the cutest because my 8 year old son came home from school and immediately said, “Oh! Mom! Love the stools. Thank you.” Made my week.
These lanterns are from Restoration Hardware and I just tied a bundle of fresh greens to the bottom for a festive touch.
I’m all about keeping things simple during this time of year. Adding fresh greens does the trick for dressing up a coffee cake.
Before I host, I swap out the faux wreath for a boxwood wreath. They tend to dry out so I wait until closer to Christmas to do that. I just love the simplicity of a boxwood wreath. Trader Joe’s is my favorite spot to buy those.
kitchen before | kitchen after
Our breakfast nook is looking a bit more holiday ready with a boxwood wreath and some gifts on the barcart. Simple and nothing I have to store once Christmas has passed.
We also have a Christmas tree in our kitchen this year. It’s a “Home Sweet Home” tree packed with sweet treats and popcorn. You can see more of that here.
AROUND OUR HOME
If you missed our home tour from yesterday, the rest of our holiday home can be seen here. Thank you so much for stopping in. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
NEXT ON THE TOUR . . .
I am now sending you on to Kari Anne’s gorgeous home over at Thistlewood Farm. You will love seeing her kitchen decked out for Christmas.
GET CAUGHT UP
MONDAY – ENTRY/PORCH
StoneGable | Decor Gold Designs | Eleven Gables
Randi Garrett Design | Dimples & Tangles | Dear Lillie | French Country Cottage
TUESDAY – LIVING ROOM
Jennifer Rizzo | Sita Montgomery Interiors | CC + Mike
Lindsay Hill Interiors | I Don’t Know How She Does It | Shabbyfufu
THURSDAY – DINING ROOM
Tone on Tone | Sunny Side Up | Just a Girl and Her Blog
Lindsay Hill Interiors | The Leslie Style | Eye for Pretty
FRIDAY – BEDROOM
Edith & Evelyn | Randi Garrett Design | French Country Cottage
Decor Gold Designs | Life On Virginia Street | Zevy Joy
Enjoy your day, my friends. Yesterday I was lucky to bump into my sister at the mall yesterday where we Christmas shopped together. I am making great progress and will do the rest online today. I hope! Now grab a hot cup of tea or coffee and enjoy the beautiful kitchens.
Such a beautiful home and simple and elegant touches for Christmas x
Cassie Bustamante says
your home is gorgeous- love the touches of greenery on the stools. merry christmas to you and your family!
KariAnne Wood says
I LOVE your kitchen! What a wonderful, festive, amazing, creative joy-filled space!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
PS Rachel is baking gingerbread, too!
Janet - Shabbyfufu says
You are so sweet and I LOVE your home! The simple touches for Christmas are warm and inviting…like, can I come over for coffee inviting? 🙂
Your breakfast nook is my favorite. There is something about that wreath on the long ribbon in the window that gives it the perfect touch.
Calypso in the Country says
So beautiful and I love the greens on the stools!
Your house always looks amazing!!! I need to know how to do it 🙂 Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/
Jennifer - Decor Gold Designs says
Courtney this is gorgeous! I have the same bar stools and I LOVE how you decorated them. What a perfect idea. You are so talented and we loved having you on this tour! Thank you for joining us. Merry Christmas!
Beautiful! Where did you find the ribbon you used on the stools?
Courtney your kitchen is stunning! I love all of your special touches that make it feel like a Christmas wonderland! Beautiful job! Wishing you and yours the merriest Christmas! Xo
Absolutely love everything Courtney! Your kitchen is beautiful! I love the greenery on the bar stools and I LOVE that shot of the gingerbread men with the tree in the background. So honored to be a part of this tour with you!
Megan | Honey We're Home says
It makes it so special when our kids appreciate our decor! James is that way too!
Love the holiday touches in your beautiful kitchen!
Such a simple and clean way to decorate for Christmas. I love it. and your photos are gorgeous
Marilyn Lesniak says
Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Do something special. Give yourself a standing ovation today! We hope you’ll come back again January 8 when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST. Pinned and tweeted!
Your kitchen is just stunning! I am in love with your backsplash and those bar stool.
This is lovely – just perfect touches to make it festive but not over done. Thanks for sharing at Over the Moon. We look forward to seeing what you share with us in the new year. Have a very Merry Christmas!
Angie ~ ambient wares says
Stunning! Thanks for sharing your home with us at Funtastic Friday!
Cecilia MyThriftStoreAddiction says
I really love the greenery on your bar stools! Merry Christmas!