And into the kitchen we go....... who says Christmas decorations have to be red and green? How about copper,gold and brown?
Our house is twenty years old, so every room is SCREAMING for an update. It's been"on the list" for a long time.....you all know how that goes......especially when you are trying to do some of the work yourself! My better half had been painting the kitchen and I asked him to stop so I could decorate....so the wall behind the stove still has the UGLY paper..... but my Christmas decor is UP!
The theme in the kitchen this year ended up being Reindeers. The tree is full of reindeer ornaments, sleighs, and reindeer bells. Here are a few close up photos of the tree
Even the table is dressed in copper, brown, and gold
The dishes on the kitchen table change frequently. Today the setting is a simple bronze charger, green earthenware dinner plate (from Cracker Barrel), and a Santa face salad plate (from Wal-mart). The stemware we have had for years (I think it was one that was available at Kroger). The flatware is Nikko's Happy Holidays.
I have picked up four of this and four of that (dishes)....sound familiar?.... so I have been changing the table settings in the kitchen to use some of them. I'll try to remember to take pictures of some of the others!
If you look around the kitchen (not too closely or you will see our kitchen-update-in-progress) there are a few other reindeer and Christmas items.
On the counter there is a Santa, reindeer and sleigh. I added greenery and picks to Santa to match the garland and wreath. I love the reindeer detail
Over the stove (yes the stove is on its way out because it has become too temperamental and works when it wants) is a wreath
and the UGLY wallpaper that will be gone and painted after the Christmas decorations come down.
I have a bakers rack on the other wall. The top shelf holds a pretty wooden reindeer
and the second shelf holds a Santa with 2 reindeer
and the bottom shelf has 2 reindeer and a sleigh filled with greenery (and behind it you can see where my husband thinks he cleverly hid the paint can,putty, rags, and brushes)
It's okay. We found a stopping point in the madness that goes along with home repair/fix-it-up. The kitchen, unfortunately, may be a work-in-progress for a while as we repair/replace things as we are able. The wall that the bakers rack is on will either have more cabinets added (you can never have too much storage) or half the wall will be removed to open up the kitchen into the dining room/living room area.
Are you catching on why this blog is called a southern daydreamer? I am definitely a daydreamer!
I wonder which room we will wander into next? There's more Christmas decorations!