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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My 2010 Christmas Kitchen




I received an early Christmas gift from Mr. Flu bug so I will be giving you all a glimpse of last years inspiration around my house. I will be back as soon as I feel a bit better.............

Christmas Kitchen in black and white:

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 Crock pot 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!!



Lee said...

Take good care! no fun to be sick. Better now than Christmas Day! just rest . . . .

The enchanted home said...

Oh you poor thing! I have heard of three people in the last two days that have the flu or flu symptoms..not fun. Take good care of yourself and so hope you are feeling better soon. Tis the season I guess. Your kitchen is just dreamy, full of holiday magic and warmth...you Kathysue have the magic touch! Feel better!!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Still trying to get over mine! Hope your feeling better soon, love your kitchen colors, you did a fantastic job on it!

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I feel your pain! I just got over round two. Antibiotics so it won't become respiratory.
Beautiful images, as always.
Be well.

Unknown said...

So sorry to hear you are not feeling well (bleh to the flu). Wishing you a quick full recovery. xo Sherri

Amy Chalmers said...

Hope you bounce back quickly! I do have to say I thought the jingle bells with ribbons on the cab pulls were completely adorable!

NanaDiana said...

Very cute decorations. Love those black and green and red bulbs in the cabinet. I hope you are soon feeling completely well. Blessings- Diana

The Buzz Blog said...

What a lousy time to feel lousy... hope you're back on your feet quickly! Do stop by and enter our giveaway for Celerie Kemble's new book - Black & White (I know you'll love it!)

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Oh Kathysue, I hope you feel better soon! I'm sure your kitchen will look amazing as soon as your feeling up to decorating it! Take care of yourself,
Wendi xo

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

It is a bad flu,cold going around. Take care of your self. Take Zicam, its the best! I love green and black together. Your kitchen and dinning room look wonderful. Cant wait to see what you will be doing this year.

Victoria said...

I am sorry you are not well, Kathysue. I hope you recover quickly and can get back soon to enjoying the holidays.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Kathysue, your kitchen is so pretty and your decor is always so gorgeous. Beautiful as usual. Hugs, Marty

Melinda said...

How gorgeous Kathysue, looks so festive and Christmassy. Lovely colours and just the right amount of sparkle and jingle. Hope you feel better soon.