Thursday, December 8, 2011

Kitchen Christmasing


Hello, Dear Ones! Are you having fun like me popping into all of the Christmas parties? I'm trying to catch my tiny breath and grab my posts and pop in to the next party! :) I'm getting so much inspiration and want to change everything I've done after seeing what you've done! :) Y'all keep me on my tiny decorating toes!

Okay, here we are in my kitchen and I've made a little piece to sit on my counter top. I'll tell you more about it in another post.


This is the snowy side of my kitchen, filled with snowmen. Brr...do you feel the chill? But it's a good kind of chill! Do you see that little Coca Cola Santie tray? Well, I've had this since I was a little girl. Used to leave Santie's cookies and milk on it when I was little.

Snowball heads filled with candy canes and I've also brought out my little snowball head spreaders. I know they're snowman heads, but I like to say snowball heads! :)


Here's a snowy looking Santie and a little bubble light night light.


A bubble light snowman night light helps to make my kitchen shiny and bright.


This is the baking side of the kitchen. It's warm over here! :) I've set up a little vignette here...baking cookies vignette that is. I've had the little gingerbread cook for many years and she over sees the baking. She has a little assistant but he's hung up at the moment! :) I'm so funny! :)


I saw a beautiful vignette that Debbie at A Debbie-Dabble had put together! You can just get lost seeing all of her pretties and how she displays them. She showed her kitchen and had the most adorable green jade bowl filled with cookie cutters. This is my version of hers. Those are cookie cutters from my childhood and a few from when my children were very young.


I just love these olden dough rollers, the green handled one belonged to my grandma and the red handled one I got from GW for 99 cents! Yay me!


Here's my window sill over the sink. Very simple Chrismasing here.


I found these little bottle brush trees at Walmart. They're really ornaments and had hangers where you see the little metal loop. I cut them off and poked them up here. Aren't they cute?


Then my wire reindeer basket begged to come sit on the window sill. Usually he's in the bathroom with pine cones! ;) I poked in Christmas balls and there you have it! :) He just looks out the window. I think he loves the sunshine! ;)


One more vignette. This area, the top of the lawyer bookcase, stays pretty much the same. I poked in a Christmas ball in the ceramic fruit basket, tossed down some berry garland and Christmas balls around my main yard bird! :)

Hope you've enjoyed coming into my kitchen today.


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Christmas Cookies


I sure do like those Christmas cookies sugar
I sure do like those Christmas cookies babe
The ones that look like Santa Claus
Christmas trees and bells and stars
I sure do like those Christmas cookies babe


Now Christmas cookies are a special treat
The more she bakes the more I eat
And sometimes I can't get myself to stop
Sometimes she'll wait til I'm asleep
And she'll take the ones that I didn't eat
And put those little sprinkley things on top


Now those sprinkley things just make things worse
Cause it makes em taste better than they did at first
And they're absolutely impossible to resist
Some disappear to who knows where
But I make sure I get my share
And those kids just stand there waiting for the ones I miss


I sure do like those Christmas cookies sugar
I sure do like those Christmas cookies babe
She gets mad if they're all gone
Before she gets the icing put on
I sure do like those Christmas cookies babe

Now there's a benefit to all of this
That you might have overlooked or missed
So now let me tell you the best part of it all
Every time she sticks another batch in the oven
There's fifteen minutes for some kissin' and huggin'
That's why I eat Christmas cookies all year long
~sung by George Strait


46 comments:

  1. I sure do like those Christmas cookies, too! Love your "Christmas in your Kitchen" decor, every bit of it. As usual, you did a beautiful job of decorating for the season.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  2. Everything looks so good! I adore those little bottle brush trees that you got at Walmart. I'll have to look for those next time I'm there. I know you'll enjoy doing some holiday baking with all that Christmas cheer around you.

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  3. oh my goodness... all that holiday cutness in one room. I cant hardly stand it , thats so totally adorable..
    I love love love the arrangement with the cheese grater.. did i say LOVEEEEEEE it..

    Merry Christmas to Ya'll

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  4. Oh my Shelia you are Christmasing so finely. The little bottle brush trees are so wonderful on the window sill.

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  5. Hello,

    Love your decor! I love those tiny brush bottle trees!


    Gabriela

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  6. Sheila,
    Thanks so much for mentioning me in this sweet ktichen post!! I love your version of my bowl of cookie Cutters !!

    And I love your Santa Coke tray!! So Cute!!

    I alos love how you tied ribbon around your rolling pins!! Maybe I will have to borrow that idea if I may???

    Thanks so much for stopping in to see me and for the shout out in this post!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  7. Hi Shelia! Everything looks so festive. I love your rolling pins and the grater in the arrangement. All your little details make everything just perfect.

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  8. It's just the best time of year to blog, isn't it? Everyone is sharing their beautiful decorations...and we get so many ideas! I just remembered I have a flour sifter that I wanted to put a snowman inside! I think I have a rolling pin somewhere, too! Enjoy your week, dear one! ♥

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  9. Shelia you have such a decorating flare! I love your kitchen decor. Hugs, Pamela

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  10. Love your cute Christmas decor in the kitchen. My kitchen is ready to go up in the morning. Hard to keep up with all these parties. I'm pooped.

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  11. Oh so pretty Sheila. Just love the centerpiece with the cheese grater in it. All looks so festive!
    Marianne :)

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  12. I love the night light Shelia, and the bottle brush trees are so cute. I love it all and I want to copy cat you!

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  13. Miss Shelia I love it all! What a pretty arrangement you made and I love your little gingerbread corner!

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  14. Sweet decor! Love that you still have some childhood things to use.

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  15. It is all so pretty and festive, Shelia. I love the reindeer basket!!!

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  16. I love your Christmas decorations! They look so welcoming I know I'd love spending time there. Love the nightlight!
    Candy

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  17. Loving your Christmas kitchen Shelia.

    I am going to do the island today. Not doing much in the kitchen, but I decided the island needs a little embellishment.:-)

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  18. SO Fun! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

    If you get a chance today, come see my "new" farm hutch! ♥

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  19. What fun!
    Buon weekend,
    Lorraine

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  20. Your snowman/gingerbread theme is so cute! Perfect for your Christmas kitchen!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  21. Love all your decorations, just love them. The bubbly light nite light is my very favorite because The bubble lights bring me right back to my childhood. I think they are just about my favorite tree decorations of all.

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  22. I love all the little Christmas-sy touches in the kitchen. Your decor is always lovely! It's nice that you keep your yard birds out still.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  23. Sencillamente hermoso, toda tu decoración es increible, me gusta. Saludos

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  24. Very pretty, Shelia! I love all your different spots. Love the "snowball heads"; I like that. : ) Love those bottlebrush trees you got from Walmart. And here I am bleaching green trees when I could have bought them, probably for a decent price!

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  25. Sheila,
    Everything is so lovely and cozy! I adore your little baking corner. You have done a gorgeous job of decorating your home!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  26. Oh Pickle I love the tray..to me those are the things that are PRICELESS in our lives..looking beautiful as everything you do my dear friend..I'm so enjoying all the beautiful things I have seen in blogland this year everyone has out did them self as you have done once again..have a great weekend my dear..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  27. Hi Shelia, you know I adore your kitchen with all those darling vignettes. The arrangement in your first picture is incredible.
    hugs ~lynne~

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  28. Everything looks so cozy and Christmasy! Yep, I can see you as a child drinking your milk and eating your cookies on the little tray. So cute.
    Merry Christmas to you, Shelia!
    Mona :)

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  29. Oh its all so wonderful Sheila!
    I love that snowy vignette and your baking one too, very, very cute!
    So much Christmasy fun at your house!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  30. Shelia, your gingerbread corner looks very cute. I'm glad you put all of your gingerbread items together in your baking corner vignette. Very sweet. ------ Shannon

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  31. A warm and welcoming Christmas kitchen ~ Loved it!!!
    {{{HUGS}}}
    Donna

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  32. Your doors are wonderful. Always such a delight to see your beautiful ideas & decor, Shelia. Rich, warm, inviting ...

    Merry Christmas
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  33. oh what beauty ! im back to reading all your wonderful blogs and getting so inspired .gorgeous kitchen deacor and somthing to think about,(as she eyes up her kitchen!)

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  34. Those little Christmas trees are ADORABLE!!! This is kari of kariandkijsa and I just started a new blog! I would love for you to stop by sometime!

    Thanks and have the merriest of Christmases!

    blessings,

    kari

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  35. Everything looks so festive and fun in your kitchen Sheila! I just love your snowmen and gingerbread men!! Hope you are enjoying the holiday season!
    Hugs:)

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  36. You are just amazing with all your beautiful Christmasing! Your kitchen is just beautiful with all your Christmas vignettes.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  37. Love the kitchen Holiday theme...so fun and soo darned cute...love the snowmen.your a sweetie...

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  38. Shelia,
    I just love all the Christmasing in your kitchen, dear! Keeping the Santa tray from your youth is such a treat at the holidays! I adore having those things that take us back to a time when all our family was gathered around! SNOWmen are some of my favorite Seasonal people! Too cute how you've set them all together on your counters! Our Gingerbread are still packed away this Christmas...I admit...I do miss them. Seeing your little gingergread doll made me long for them...and gave me some new ideas to reference next year!!! The bottle brush trees are darling on your window ledge! Thank you for sharing your Kitchen Christmas decor with us!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat
    P.S. Making Christmas Sugar Cookies is on my "to ~ do" list for this week!!!

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  39. The touches of Christmas in your kitchen are wonderful, Shelia! I'm coveting those cute bottlebrush trees! I'll send you my address after Christmas so that you can send them to me! lol

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  40. Sheila - I love all your Christmas touches - all so festive. The snowball heads are adorable. And having the Coke-Cola tray from your childhood - well, I can just image all the memories (and cookies!) it holds. Thanks for the inspiration and smile.

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  41. Sheila - I love all your Christmas touches - all so festive. The snowball heads are adorable. And having the Coke-Cola tray from your childhood - well, I can just image all the memories (and cookies!) it holds. Thanks for the inspiration and smile.

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  42. How pretty and festive, Shelia! Love the arangement with the grater! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

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  43. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    Christmas is at your definitely and it looks lovely.
    I love those little vignettes here and there...the mugs with candy canes are sweet, and the mantle and the grater with cinnamon thats lovely! Great style.
    thank you for sharing your home again...
    enjoy..
    blessings,
    Judi

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  44. Everything is just beautiful but I especially like the first one! How creative! I am now on the hunt to see what I have so that I can put together one like this. Thanks.

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  45. Your kitchen makes me smile, Shelia. I love each one of your decorative vignettes. You must have so much fun walking around your home and looking at all of your pretties.

    I finally finished my dining room. I hope you can come have a look see.

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