Happy Holidays! I love this time of year! It just seems magical, don’t you think? If you are here for the first time then welcome to my home! I am glad you stopped by!
Today I am sharing a little bit of our new house. This is our first Christmas here and although there are rooms with nothing in them but Monster High dolls and dump trucks, downstairs in the kitchen area we are all big red velvet ribbons and candy. Ho! Ho! Ho!
This area is off to the left of the kitchen and I call it the candy corner. I had the builder put in glass front here to have some place to style all pretty and it holds my beloved Keurig maker. It is just so hard to get a good picture of because the glass reflects the lake and pool all day. #realworldproblems
Here is a close up of the candy corner. This was two days earlier before my girls discovered that those shiny wrappers had chocolate in them. (should have told them they were fake so they would leave them alone)
I opened the cabinets so you could see inside. I just added some candy canes and some red and silver bows in a bowl and it was all ready to join the party. See that bowl with the red ribbon around it?
This one? What I really really wanted was here but because of extenuating circumstances like no-extra-money-to-spend-on-everything-I-want I decided to get creative. And I have to admit, I kind of think it’s cute. My five year old thought I had lost it when I went diving in the wrapping paper basket looking for ribbon and tape.
This corner looks like cookies could be whipped up here any minute! I haven’t used this mixer in a year, but it does get a workout between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I found these cute boxes for packing cookies up at Hobby Lobby and the plate I’ve had for years. More candy cane balls and it’s done. The other side has another Christmas plate this time with St. Nick himself. And another Christmas candle.
Are you thinking to yourself, why do I have topiaries with my Christmas displays? Well, I am glad you asked me. You see, I am trying to start a new trend. Anyone could have little cypress trees sprinkled all over the house but only someone who
already spend too much this year is thinking outside the box would think this works!
On the other side of the kitchen is our eating area. It is bright and cheery with wreaths dressed in red ribbons. The little red wagon is a big hit with my little buddy. He is dying to climb on the table and play with it. The struggle is real with him!
This area holds more white platters and large bowls and candy canes. I should have moved Fred the Fiddle Fig bush, but he is so moody. I don’t dare disturb him! On this day, our elf, Hermie, was guarding the candy canes from the girls. That or he was guarding the red wine from me. I haven’t quite decided yet. Sprigs of berries in my vase and white pitcher added some greenery (no topiaries over here). Then I placed some extra red and green ornaments in two bowls and my little breakable elves and mice out and stepped back and smiled.
So there you have it. My Christmas Kitchen all decked out with topiaries, candy canes and a red ribbon bowl. It’s sweet and simple…kind I like me.
Thanks for joining me here and I hope you come again soon!