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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

More French Farmhouse Country Kitchen

I am trying to create a French Country Farmhouse look in the kitchen, but it seems like I have gotten carried away and added a few more decorations than they would have. Oh well, it's Christmas, so I am just going with the flow and wherever the mood takes me. 

This is a look at the finished kitchen.

To the left of the stove I have this little vignette that I've already shown you. 

I just love this cutie little Christmas Chef.  How fun is he.

The right hand side of the kitchen has the most counter space and always gets most of the decor.  It's also what you see as you walk into the room.

I kept the pumpkin/gourd stalk since both are used through the Christmas season, and I love the colors. lol  I added a black ribbon to the bow to tie it into the rest of the decor.

My little French chef and the cute Petite Provence plates center this display.  Wheat, berries, fruit and table necessities are handy in the bottle carrier.

Some Christmas cookies under the vintage design cakestand and some bananas on a vintage pie plate.

 Remember these old pie tins.  This was my moms.  The holes really helped to cook the bottom of the crust evenly.  I love using it for a fruit plate.

This corner gets a Father Time figure that I found at GW.  I think he fits the old world theme of my French Country Farmhouse .

He is dressed so beautifully and has a pouch on his back full of presents.

My favorite cream roo is all dress up with some Pointessetia flowers and ready for the season.

My version of a French Country Farmhouse kitchen. 

I hope you enjoyed my tour and I would feel totally Blessed if each and everyone of you were here to visit and enjoy a cookie and tea/coffee, or a glass of wine and some cheese and fruit. 

I am linking to the following parties:

Open House Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home Friday @ The Charm Of Home
Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence
Potpourri Friday @ 2805


  1. it looks very frenchy and filled with holiday spirit Marty..

    you have such a great kitchen already and the new decor makes it even better.

  2. Lovely, warm and inviting kitchen...I especially love the idea of putting a framed picture on the backsplash. Very pretty. {{hugs}}

  3. What time would you like me to come? I would love a glass of wine and a nibble or two on a cookie in that French inspired kitchen of yours!

  4. Hi Marty,

    Your displays are so pretty! It looks very French to me.


  5. The Santa chef is darling! love it and he looks very special under your cloche. Please send some cookies over to Lakeshore Cottage! they look like my favorite!!!


  6. just the right amount of touches to make it look like christmas...special the cookies!

  7. What a beautiful, beautiful blog you have. This is my first visit, and I'm so glad I came by. Just lovely.

    I've seen your icon in Pretty Blog Land, and now I have finally visited. Better late than never... :-)

    Gentle hugs,
    "Something about an old-fashioned Christmas is hard to forget."
    ~~Hugh Downs

  8. Marty, your French kitchen is looking very Christmasy. Your rooster plates fit in nicely with everything. I love the Santa chef. You have some very different, pretty things.

  9. Your kitchen is so welcoming Marty. I love the Santa Chef and Father Time in the corner. Love you new header too with the old world Santas.

  10. Marty your Christmas kitchen looks wonderful!! I love that little Santa under the cloche! Martina

  11. I love all of your kitchen decorations. You have such a way with vignettes. I also love your new Christmas header.

  12. That pie tin is a treasure. I have not ever seen one like that before.

  13. Every detail is perfect. I especially love that Santa chef. ;)

  14. Marty- It looks so nice. I don't think I have ever seen a Chef Santa before so I think that is my favorite. Your kitchen looks lovely! xo Diana

  15. Very pretty Marty. You have such a way of putting together creative vignettes. I love your Mother's vintage pie pan. I have never seen one like that. I can see how it would work beautifully. Hope you are enjoying your Christmas decorating and not working too hard. :) Hugs, Barb

  16. I did not realize that the chef was a Santa. How cute. The kitchen is yours definitely, warm and beautiful.

  17. So many pretty things to look at! I know you're enjoying it at Christmas time.

  18. Your kitchen looks great, Marty! I love your covered cake stand!

  19. I love how the cookies really add a festive touch to the look. Your Santas are wonderful...I like how you have them placed so perfectly. Very pretty!

  20. Marty, Love your Santa header. So pretty. Of course your post is great as well!

  21. Well can I just stop by or should I call first? I'd love to see that kitchen. You always do the best holiday decor!

  22. You have been given the Versatile Blogger Award at A Sweet .n. Simple Life. You can read about it here:
    Blessings, Kelsey
    PS. I just LOVE that vintage cake stand ~ what a find!

  23. HI MARTY!!!!
    I adore the combination of Kitchen decor and Christmas mixed together!!!I always thought I had to re-do the entire Kitchen...Glad I popped into visit I will just add a little to the kitchen, especially since I have so little time any more....
    Big hugs to you,

  24. It looks terrific! I love the rooster candleholders the best!
    Hugs, GraceinAZ

  25. Your kitchen is so pretty and inviting, Marty! Everything is so festive! I really like your Mom's pie pan. That make sense, doesn't it?

    Thank you for linking your lovely kitchen post to Potpourri Friday!

  26. Marty - You always come up with something new. I love your "Captured Santa" in the cloche...think he can help with some of the cooking? If so send him my way..

  27. Oh Marty, I love your Christmas decor, it's so charming and I can you've got Christmas in the air everywhere!

  28. Very Pretty...I love the Santa chef and the roosters & chickens. I'd love to have you share your pretty kitchen at my party!

  29. Marty, your kitchen is just gorgeous!
    Can't stop looking at your pictures. Beautiful!

  30. Hi Marty! What a beautiful kitchen you have! Love those granite counters! You've decorated it in such a happy, holiday way. Luv it! And yup - I remember my grandma having one of those pie tins, too!

    xoxo laurie

  31. Hi Marty. Your blogheader is so charming... I love it and that Santa Chef is darling...Love his face. I always swoon over that gold framed rooster pic as well! Gorgeous.


  32. Wonderful Marty! I love that rooster candle stick. Your Mom's pie tin is the best too! Very nice! Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!

  33. Your kitchen is wonderful and very french inspired. I especially like the chef santa. He is very cute.
    Thank you for a peek into your lovely warm and inviting kitchen.
    I am visiting from 2805.

  34. Beautiful kitchen designing and very inviting too. You have a lots of cabinets on this place and I really love a kitchen like this. :)

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