Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmasing on the Window Sill

Hello, Dear Ones! I showed you my Christmas kitchen wreath so today I want to show you how I've Christmased up my window sill in the kitchen.
There's my little gingerbread baker's wreath and the cuteness just continues. I just love me some cuteness, especially in the kitchen where I spend so much time.
I've got quite a bit of space to play with and I've done my very best.
I poked up a spring rod on the two smaller windows surrounding the center one and slid on some little ornaments and then threw on some garland to hide the rod.
I loved this!
My Jadeite was feeling a bit jaded (I just amaze myself) so I pulled some out of the cabinet to use on the window sill.
This Jadeite bowl was filled with ribbon balls I made many moons ago. They were fun to make and I really should make some more. The nutcracker cookie press was given to me by my daughter when she was 18 years old! I've never 'pressed' with it but it comes out each Christmas.
I filled this Jadeite bowl with wooden Santa icicle ornies and poked it up on an olden scale.
You know I love my cow creamers and this little red one was screaming "Christmas!" so out she came and I gave her a wreath and poked her up on a tin and voila! Christmoos! :)
Now I've had this little gingerbread baker girl for a long time and she seemed just perfect to keep with my baking theme in here. I poked her up on my square milk glass cake stand, gave her some cookies and a little Jadeite pitcher to lean her tiny back against.
I've used another of my olden scales and poked down a gingerbread man cookie vase that is really supposed to hold a candle. I poked in some little red ornies. Do you see that darling little caroling angel?
My sweet friend Linda who blogs at A la Carte sent it to me. I love her and I thank you again, Linda! Can you hear her singing about cookies??
When I showed you our kitchen after we had it painted I told you how I didn't like these lights and the snakelike pendants over the cooktop. Well, I'm changing my tiny mind! Well, for the moment on this fixture. I've never had lights that I could decorate on before but these work!
I poked up some more of the same garland I used on the windows and added my nonwired ribbon. Christmas lights! I love it.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (this song almost makes me cry everytime I hear it)

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself A merry little Christmas now. 

~ sung by Judy Garland


  1. Love your window Sheila ! The hanging ornaments look so cute in the window ! Love.. love your vintage scales ..and your RED cow creamer :) The light fixture looks amazing with your garland and ribbons !Thanks so much for your visits and sweet comments !

  2. Oh my goodness, so much I love here. Your window looks wonderful. Love all the hanging ornaments. What fun your home will be for the family. Deb

  3. Love your decorations! How nice to have a beautiful, wide windowsill like that!
    Merry Christmas!

  4. How very sweet! I love your baker's motif for Christmas, gosh, we do a lot of baking, don't we, and your Christmas kitchen windowsill would make me want to stay in the kitchen and bake some more!

    Merry Christmas, Shelia!


  5. Your kitchen looks like you...cheerful and happy! I like the idea of hanging the pretty ornies from the garland. I may want to do that, too. What a great way to enjoy those special ones! Merry Christmas sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

  6. Shelia, everything looks great. I bet your grandkids love it all. Merry Christmas!

  7. I love every little thing you did in your kitchen! You have a special touch with things and I always love to see what you've done, my friend. Your home must be like a magical Christmas land to your grandchildren. What a treat to have them so close by.

  8. Soooo adorable Shelia! Very cozy & welcoming! I can smell cookies baking in your sweet kitchen! Merry Christmas to you and yours! xox

  9. Using jadeite for Christmas is so much fun. You are lucky to have a nice wide window sill to diorite. I love your vignette!

    Merry Christmas!

  10. Shelia,

    I just love your Kitchen window decorating! The idea of a spring rod in the window for hanging those ornies is the BEST! I love the ornies hanging there! Your lights you didn't like look beautiful all decked out! Great ideas...


  11. It is all adorable, but I love, love those Santa icicles. Where on earth did you find them? Merry Christmas!

  12. That Jadite looks preciously perfect in its new home! I love the skinny Santas in the bowl!

  13. Shelia it's all so happy! Love how it looks and the handing ornaments is really cute. Your little Christmas Angel looks right at home there with you!

  14. I love it, too, Shelia. I love how "happy" it feels and I can tell that you are so happy in your new place. Love the Jadeite. I wish I had the bowls that belonged to my Mom. I actually like those light fixtures and you are right- they dress up beautifully for the holidays. Merry Christmas to you- xo Diana

  15. This all looks wonderful, Shelia! I'm so enjoying seeing your new home come to life with your own personal touches. I love all your gingerbread decor in the window, and the hanging ornaments and wreath are terrific. I bet your grands love to see all this bright, cheery color. I'm glad to hear you're liking your light fixture better. I finally have a chandelier in our dining room that I can decorate too. Yay! :)

    Thanks for sharing with us -- hope you have a great weekend!

    Warm hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

  16. It's all delightful, Shelia! Great idea to use the spring rod! ♥

  17. Oh Shelia! I think you have outdone yourself! This is like a professional store display! It is absolutely wonderful!!!! I am giving you first prize for decorating! Your kitchen is just festive and adorable! I LOVE IT!!!!

  18. Such a sweet window full of it!

  19. I love it!!! I think a Gingerbread/candy theme is PERFECT at Christmas in the kitchen. I may be a TAD prejudiced since that is what I have too!!!

  20. Too cute Shelia! Love the gingerbread theme and the tension rods for the ornaments are such a smart idea! I just keep thinking about how fun your home is for the grandkids! You are creating some great memories for them!

  21. Dear Shelia, love your window display and adding your jadeite is a perfect touch. I'm loving the garland on the rods with the sweet ornaments.
    The light fixture is beautiful with your accents. You sure have added the love to your new home for Christmas and your family is so blessed.
    You are making m&m's. (Memory Makers)
    Merry Christmas

  22. Oh, Shelia -- I am so behind and catching up with you. What an adorable kitchen -- how festive and fun. I'm loving every photo in this post! Happy and Merry!

  23. Too cute! Your gingerbread family is the sweetest!

  24. It all looks so pretty! I was wondering how you hung the decorations on your window, that is such a great idea! I am so glad that you are finding so many great ways to decorate your new home and new places to put things too - and that the kitchen lights work so well for decorating!! Happy Christmas! xx

  25. Your bay window looks wonderful, Shelia! I love how it is like a candy land and those ornaments hanging in the windows are great.

  26. Shelia,
    I adore your windowsill all decked out in jadeite, dear friend!!!
    The pops of red say "Merry Christmas" to me!!!
    Love, LOVE, L O V E your kitchen lighting all decorated with Christmas greenery
    and red gingham checked bows!!!
    Your new home is lovely!!!

  27. So cute, Shelia! Your kitchen is a child's delight! (and mine, too!) You did an amazing job on the wreath.
    Wishing you a happy and blessed holiday season.

  28. You seem like you are having so much fun with your new home! I love what you did with your lights with the garland and ribbon.

  29. I love the curtain rod idea. How ingenues . You are one talented lady.

  30. Oh, this bay window turned out just gorgeous! I use this tension rod idea in my kitchen as well and love it.
    Your light fixture turned out so nice - red and white gingham- it doesn't get more Christmassy than that.


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