Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Getting Ready For A Party In The Kitchen

Hello, Dear Ones! Come on in to my kitchen while I prepare for a party. Yes, you can help me!
 I know it looks a bit messy, but it's party central ya know!
 There's peach tea on the table and the bucket is filled with ice. Got some soft drinks chilling in the fridge.
I've tossed down a red checked runner on the island and it fits perfectly in this space. I've poked down all my Christmas cups and there is hot Wassail in the red pot! Yum, how I love Wassail 
 Also on the island is my little scale I found while we were in England this fall. She's got lots of shiny Christmas balls placed in her scoop! Smile, sweetie!
 I cleaned off the top of my fridge. That's a big deal for me since this fridge is so tall and I'm so short. I had to drag out the big ladder and climb up and stand on one of the top steps, y'all! Well, I just poked down my big Rooster and gave him some Christmas cheer! :) He loves it that he is center stage up here!
 I'm sure y'all have been all over Pinterest like me looking for inspiration. Well, I saw something like this and copied catted it! Will I bake something for Christmas? If I do I'll just pour these balls out into a big bowl if I decide to. I'm not pinning myself down or anything! ;) Ha ha! Just a little Pineterest humor.
 This is what I look at as I'm washing my dishes each day. The little angel on the left is from my little Carter last year. The JOY needlework was done by my talented dainty little fingers back in the 70s! :) Money was tight in those days and I found this little needlework design with all of the yarn included on sale after Christmas! I bought it immediately and went to work on it right away. I bring it out each Christmas.
 Here are the little Rooster hooks that hang on the cabinets on either side of my sink and I hung a couple of little Santie decorations on them. This just makes me smile as I clean up my kitchen messes.
 If you have a vintage scale you just have to Christmas it up a bit! ;)
 I've shown you my little ceramic tree before and here she sits by her neighbors on the microwave, the Nutcrackers!
Okie dokie. I have some nicer cuter Christmas towels but I've brought out this old simple one and I know it even has a few little Christmas stains on the other side but that makes it all the more dear!
Well, I've got the kitchen ready for my party! Sit down and I'll pour you some Wassail! ;)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

The Christmas Song

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight
They know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly
And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Although it's been said many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you
~ sung by Nat King Cole


  1. Hope you have a fun party! Everything looks very nice and welcoming. Hope your weather is better than ours....freezing rain today which I absolutely hate!
    Take care

  2. Love the ornaments in the mixer bowl and on the scale! Cute ideas.

  3. I think it looks GREAT.. set out a cup for me too please:)

    Merry Christmas

  4. Buenos días Sheila, hermosa toda la decoración de la casa, me encanta esa cocina tan acogedora, a penas para tomar el té de durazno. Por acá en Costa Rica, hace un clima cálido y los vientos alisios predominan estos días. Yo esperando la llegada de vacaciones este próximo jueves. Bendiciones

  5. Love it all Sheila! The mixer looks so cute ..love your little stitchery!

  6. Oh Sheila, I wish I could come to your party! Can you share the recipe for the wassail? I bet it is yummy! I am having a house tour on Fri. and it would be a great thing to offer. Your kitchen looks beautiful. Love BOTH scales!

  7. Your home is so Christmasy. I enjoy seeing all you have done for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you.

  8. Hope you had a wonderful party in your very pretty kitchen! xx

  9. I love how you put ornaments in your Kitchen Aid, that's one place I didn't think of....copying! Sure wish I was coming to your party too. Looks like you all will be having good time!

  10. It looks like a festive party I would be delighted to come to!! Your kitchen is so charming and ready for Christmas! Love the unexpected touches here and there of the season! Have a merry time!
    Christmas Blessings,

  11. Everything looks gorgeous and totally ready for a fabulous party

  12. Wassail sounds delicious and your JOY is a treasure to behold. Have fun! Kathleen in Az

  13. Oh, how I wish I could sit in your kitchen and take it all in! I love everything you've done and I just might 'steal' a couple of ideas. I haven't finished decorating and we seem to have 'lost' one box of tree ornaments. Whatever happens I'll enjoy the season! You've inspired me to get going and decorate my kitchen.

  14. Your kitchen looks so cherry and full of good food. I love Wassail!! The little stitched JOY is my favorite though.

  15. It really is a beautiful kitchen...so light and cheery! I may have to put some shiny brites in my Kitchen Aid now! I haven't seen this and I love it! Hugs!

  16. Your mixer with the ornaments is precious! I may have to give you a high form of flattery by copying your idea!
    Thanks for letting us peek at the party!

  17. Oh Shelia, every thing looks terrific in your kitchen. I would say that you are ready for your party. Have a great time.

  18. Hi Shelia, what a beautiful kitchen all decorated for your party. It will be just grand. I love the ornaments in your mixer and the bowl on the scale. Way cute ideas my friend. You are such a lovely decorator and I love everything you pull together. Have fun with your party. Your guests are going to have a special time. Blessings xo

  19. YOur kitchen is so pretty. I love all your decorating.

  20. I want to be at your party!! It all looks so nice!

  21. I am green with envy (throw in some red to make it festive, too!). You have the kitchen of my dreams but I know you had the same dreams! Gorgeous, Shelia, and you've made it so Christmasy!! The baubles in the mixer bowl are so cute!! I love everything!

    Happy Holiday, pretty lady! :)

    Jane x

  22. Love this- so festive! That idea for the mixer is adorable. :-)

  23. Loving the festivity in your kitchen, Sheila. So perfectly done....Christine

  24. Love the runner idea on the island! Merry Christmas!

  25. Everything looks wonderful dear Sheila. LOVED the ornaments in the kitchen aid. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  26. Your house always looks beautiful! I love the ornaments in the mixer idea. Everything is so cute.

  27. Sheila, your cozy kitchen looks even cozier with all of that Christmasing going on! The wassail was delish...thanks!

  28. Messy? Baby, you don't know messy! It looks wonderful and I wish I was a guest at your party -- what a great kitchen for a party with that nice island and table space. All so cheery and such a grand holiday feel! You'll be the hostess with the mostest -- and some wonderful memories thrown in!

  29. Shelia, your new old home looks wonderfully Christmassy, but I really want to tell you how sorry I am for not being around when you found out about Carter. I promise you I'll make it up in prayer, my dear friend.

    Prayers and love for all of you,

  30. Such a pretty kitchen. I love the ornies in the mixer and all the touches you have added. I did the exact same Joy embroidery in the 70's and still have mine too. How funny is that. Hope the party was great!

  31. Your party looks like one I'd like to be invited to! We all remember those days in early marriage when we didn't have quit so much, don't we? Just don't turn on the mixer and you'll be fine!

  32. Shelia,
    Lovely Christmas decor in your kitchen, dear friend!!!
    two of my favorites are the scale from England and the vintage scale with the white Christmas Tree on its top!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

  33. Your kitchen is just lovely!! I'm a big fan of roosters also and I love all your vintage decorations!


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