Christmas is a time to gather, and that usually ends up in the kitchen. Whether it's baking, eating or just sipping on a cup of tea....harmony is something we all want during the holidays!
I moved the island yet once again. This time with the chairs facing the dining table. Why hadn't I done this before? I have so much more room to move around in!
I love seeing the front of this cabinet too. The other ways I've had it always hid the details.
I found this lantern along with two others and gave them a makeover with a coat of fresh white paint. I took the glass out and added some pine and a candle. It smells heavenly!
I found these mistletoe balls at Home Goods. They were meant to hang, but I thought they looked perfect shoved down over my candle sticks...making them a topiary! Paired with the lantern did the trick for a centerpiece that wasn't too clunky.
The bench is a great spot to lay those sweet treats while they cool fresh from the oven.
A smaller lantern was used as the dining table centerpiece.
It sits on top of a cake stand that's placed on a gorgeous rose mirror.\ that reflects the light.
I absolutely love the mantle this year in all white. Making the garland scallop along with white snowflakes and stockings, is just simply pretty!
I did however add these gorgeous ornaments from a very talented lady in Australia, for a hint of pink.
Last year, I had blue birds made by a sweet lady right here in West Virginia! I have a feeling I may be using them next year along with these beauties!
I kept the color scheme pretty simple this year. I had visions and everything came together perfectly in white. The "JOY" plate definitely describes how I feel about Christmas time!
My aunt gave me this Jesus ornament a long time ago. It is made of wood and got a makeover as well with white paint. Little things like this are sweet filled with fond memories scattered all throughout the kitchen.
The little cabinet was a perfect spot to hang the girls new stockings and a pine wreath. Not to mention that gorgeous star I found at Michael's!
And the view of this sweet bed is always pleasing to my eyes. After cooking a large meal, I may need to go take a nap after I pull the door closed. There are definitely plenty of beds in this house to take a long winter's nap in.
Can you tell that I'm sleepy?