Monday, December 20, 2010

My Christmas Kitchen

You all have seen my kitchen dinette with its black and white color scheme.

 I also carried it into the kitchen  with just one little touch of red. I used red in the adjacent family room so it was a perfect little tie-in!!

Here is a picture of my dining room just for a reminder of the direction I am taking this year.

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Right across from this table you will see this….

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Here are a few close-ups

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Now you can see just a small touch of the red that I will be introducing into the family room.

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A few more tiny red touches. I have my silver Revere bowl full of scented pinecones and pomanders made out of limes. This bowl smells delicious!!

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I put my crystal bottle stoppers in some of my glassware. I loved the repetition of the black stripes!!! Plus they look so sparkly and I do love sparkle at Christmas time.

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I purchased two of these balls at Pier I. I thought they might work on the table, but they just said too much for that setting. I think they are perfect inside my cupboard.

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How about some Jingle bells for your cupboards. I used napkin rings around my knobs for a festive little touch.

One last picture of my mini cypress trees with just a very small dash of sparkly glitter………

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The kitchen is a warm place to be at Christmas time. Mulling spices in the Crockpot and the red lacquered tray ready for tea or coffee.

Candles are lit on the window sills. I have my crystal chandelier dimmed so it looks like candlelight. I just enjoy being in there so much.

Even washing dishes is fun this time of year!!! Boy I wish that feeling would last all year long!!

Merry,Merry Christmas from My Kitchen to YOURS!!



Muffy said...

It looks great! I love the colors you use. Would love to see a post on how you tied those nots on the napkin rings. Merry Christmas!

Jemsmom said...

Perfect touches! I love the simplicity of it all. It is so elegant, unique and classic!

xinex said...

I love the black touches, KathySue. Pretty lime green and black combo!...Christine

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Kathysie - you are gonna smile when you see some pics of my home I am gonna post tomorrow nite. (I know I am sooo late to the decorating parties)
You will recognize the mini little cypress trees. No doubt, we are kindred spirits who think alike.

BTW, Bill asked if I was going out to see you this year? I kinda think that was his way of giving me permission. haha

Love and miss you.

Mariette said...

Dearest Kathysue,

The fresh lime with the cloves look so pretty with the pine cones! Also your black & white Vichy plaid bows are lovely!

Need to hit the mattress... see you another time.

Mariette's Back to Basics

Anonymous said...

Kathy Sue, I am totally drooling! Everything is so fresh, sparkling, unique, and YOU! You come through in all your designs. I want my kitchen to say "KATHYSUE"!!! I'm green with envy. Just put a red bow on my head and I'll blend into any Christmas tree. What beautiful decor!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I think this is my favorite of all the holiday decorating you've featured. Just love the little touches you added.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kathysue! I love seeing yur kitchen all dressed for Christmas! Black, white and green will always say Kathysue to me! I think you were wearing them when I first met you and sweet Mr. Good Life in Asheville! :-) Lime you have my wheels turning! I am off to see your guest post! I was up to my elbows in grandchildren yesterday! Merry Christmas, dear friend!...hugs...Debbie

Anonymous said...

Kathysue, your Christmas kitchen is beautiful.

I am having my morning coffee and doing a bit of visiting before going back to our preparations. I'm so happy to have visited your kitchen.

Merry Christmas!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Restrained elegance...simply perfect. Merry Christmas.(-:

Cheap Kitchen Cabinets said...

This is just so elegant. Looks like the perfect place to stay for those long talks over good wine and coffee.

Morning T said...

You know I'm drooling over your mini-cypress in white pitchers!!