Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas in the Kitchen

I love to change all the decor in my kitchen and so I just had to play for Christmas.  So much fun.
Let's start with the island.

I was totally thrilled when I found Mrs. Clause and the little Mouse at Goodwill.  She runs by a battery and shakes her head and moves her candle all around.  Perfect for the island.  (I thought I would add my huge Santa to this mix, but he is a maroon red and really looked bad next to them, so the ladies are handling the show all by themselves. )

 Since food is my theme, I placed a faux cupcake on my antique scale.  I love the little Mouse and her sweet little apron and bonnet have lots of stockings, packages and candy canes on them.

Love her cute little tail with the bow too.

 I put my topiary in the back and tied a simple red ribbon to it.

 On the back counter, my little angel keeps watch over the kitchen in my favorite rooster cloche.

 This side of the back counter is where I always play the most.  Big enough space to really have fun.

 This corner is where my Christmas Santa Chef rides in on his sleigh.

 A brass candy scale filled with faux donuts and a bundle of wheat.

Santa Chef is a Goodwill find from last year.  Isn't he just the cutest ever!!

 He's surrounded by all kinds of fruit, flowers, pinecones and pulled by some sassy roos.

 My cake cloche holds more faux fruit, grapes and cheese.

 I put a piece of red check ribbon on my little Italian waiter, so he tied in with the red check on my Santa Chef.

DH even found this really cute little chef towel, love his smile and it even has black and white checks like my table napkins.  How adorable is he!!!

 Fun and whimsical.  It makes me smile every time I see it.

Since this is open to the Family and Breakfast area (you can see that post here) I think we definitely have enough red.

How about you, are you done or are you still decorating too?

I am joining the following parties:
Kristen at Kristen's Creations for Share Your Creations
Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Heather and Vanessa At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Kate at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Jane at Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday
Becca at Home Is Where My Story Begins for Home and Family Friday
Remodelaholic for Home Sweet Home on a Budget
 SNS @ Funky Junk Interiors
 Classy Clutter for Spotlight Saturday
 Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different Act Normal

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  1. Morning, Marty! I love your kitchen and it is so festive all decked out for Christmas! I love your pretty island and the little ladies are doing a great job being so cute and all!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Your kitchen looks lovely! I just love the cheery red for Christmas :)

  3. Marty, I just love seeing your pretty vignettes! Your kitchen looks festive and ready for the season!

  4. Very Christmas-y, Marty! I'm done! I just added a couple of things to my kitchen the other day because I felt it was the one room seriously lacking in decorations. I still kept it simple though ~ I don't need glitter falling into the sauce I'm making!

  5. Everything looks wonderful Marty!

  6. Marty, everything in the kichen looks so pretty. Love the mouse but that is all I love with mice.LOL


  7. Quand Noël s'invite chez vous, il fait les choses grandioses !... Magnifique publication.

    Gros bisous.

  8. I'd smile too every time I walked in there. so cute and fun~!

  9. It is full of Christmas whimsy Marty.

  10. Oh so much cute stuff Marty! And I love the centerpiece on your dining table, that is just so pretty and fun!
    Things are looking mighty fine around your place!!!
    Hugs friend,

  11. Marty, I know you must have the BEST GW store anywhere! What great things you find! I am envious. Your house looks so pretty and Christmasy. I am waaaay behind this year. Thank you for your prayers for our family. laurie

  12. You certainly have a way with vignettes. xo

  13. Marty,
    I L O V E your kitchen vignettes, dear friend!!!
    The Santas, chefs and the towel add such festivity to the Seasons celebration!
    I finished decorating for Christmas early this I'm savoring the activities surrounding the celebration of our Savior's Birth!!!
    Thanks for sharing your newest finds and your "seasoned" Christmas decor with us!!!

  14. Your kitchen looks adorable, cozy and so festive...wish you could come over and fix my kitchen, I don't really like mine! That little mouse is so darn cute, along with the granny. Every detail is so perfect and in the right place. I'm sorry I haven't visited, missed you a lot, I had some family and computer issues..both resolved now, thank goodness. Happy Holidays dear Marty.

  15. Marty,
    Your kitchen looks so pretty and festive. I love the bows on the chandelier. I like your pillows and throw blanket, too! Great job! XO ~Liz

  16. Love your kitchen Christmas decor, Marty. I am almost finished and if the sun come out I will finally be able to get some photos.

  17. You never disappoint when it comes to new arrangements in your kitchen, Marty! It looks so cute!


  18. I love your little chef in the sleigh - he's adorable! Your home looks so pretty and festive!

  19. Your home looks pretty and ready for Christnas, Marty. I am almost finished, just have to take photos of and share our dining room and guest bedroom.

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  21. Everything looks so happy and cheerful Marty! I just love Mrs. Clause on the island. She just makes you smile! Thank you for sharing last week at TTF. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

  22. I love Santa Chef! All of your vignettes are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  23. Merry Christmas, Bill. I'm glad you decided not abandon us or you really really miss. Their Christmas decorations are just beautiful, and yes, I'd love to see the rest of the table ..

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  24. Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home and have a Merry Christmas!