Thursday, December 10, 2015

Holiday House Tour ~ Our Kitchen

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I thought I'd start with our kitchen because, well, it needed a good clean and this was just what would get me to do it.

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I've decorated our kitchen for Christmas with lots of stuff in the past.  This year I spent a lot of time of just decorating it a bit, keeping it looking simple (although nothing is simple, really, right?)

I like the open look of it, uncluttered.  It reflects my style now.  But you never know, it could all change before Christmas.

I fell in love with these little sugared houses at an antique shop.

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And April Cornell place mats... round and quilted

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Little ginger breads on the kitchen tree

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Tea... always tea

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I keep this Susan Branch planner on a cookbook stand. I write all of the meals I need to cook in there, to do's... I turned to a clean page so I don't scare you.

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I love them during the day...

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and at night too

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All of our 'holiday' teas are out now.

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It's 'her' first Christmas in our house... swoon...

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And these are long ago dishes that I found. 'New' (to us) everyday Christmas dishes. They remind me of 'christmas in the forest' from last year. And they remind me of how much my girls adore stuffed animals. And they will always remind me of our 20th married Christmas (this year) because we bought them for each other to celebrate our 20th Christmas this year.

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Christmas in my kitchen is a happy place. It's quiet and dark in the mornings, busy and full in the afternoons, and calm at night.

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And even though I like when it looks like this...

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and this...

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it most often looks like this...

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and that's a good thing.

because I want them to remember how I do of childhood... how a kitchen felt... not how it looked.

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messy and full, and scribbled... and happy.

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Merry Christmas!

4 comments:

  1. Love it! You have a lovely home and a big heart. Your children will be blessed with so many amazing memories! :-)

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  2. I love it all!!! Those Christmas dishes, the new table and chairs, especially the last few pictures because baking and cooking is what a real Christmas home looks like. :)

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  3. Ahhhhh.
    I love it.
    Just love it all.
    It is how I pictured it to be...
    I've seen bits and pieces here.
    But now...all of it!!!
    Your kitchen is so YOU.
    And I love it.
    I adore your dishes.
    Perfect!
    And I love you!
    Enjoy, my bloggy bestie!

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  4. Oh your kitchen! I love seeing pictures of your beautiful kitchen! I just know one day I will be sitting there with you sipping tea...
    And your new dishes....love them!

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