11 December 2008

Trim the Tree Thursday!

Yum


I am participating in the Trim the Tree Thursday sponsored by our lovely blog friend Southern Hostess. Today I will take you through our kitchen.

I love decorating the kitchen! Since I spend so much time in the kitchen getting food ready and doing treats for the holidays, I love being in a place that welcomes you in with Christmas decor!

I use gingerbread men and sugarplums (original, huh?) in our kitchen. My kitchen is already red and white, so Christmas fits right in!

This first picture is of our eat in kitchen area. I like the overall view... it helps put the rest in perspective!



The Santa was hand made by a friend from scrap wood. We really love him!



The Mr. and Mrs. Claus ceramic statues were painted by my mom in the 70s. I borrowed them when our house was on our city's home tour and never gave them back. I think she knew that would happen!


Our gingerbread tree!



This hutch was made in the late 1700s. The nails have square heads and there is a painted message from a husband to his wife, with the date on it.



Bells are at the three windows, plus on the backs of the chairs.



The last two pictures are of our kitchen window. I saw that someone had decorated their window sill by the sink and I wanted to do it, too. Unfortunately, I forgot to note where I saw the idea.




Hope you enjoyed the kitchen tour this week!

18 comments :

  1. The gingerbread men are just adorable as is everything else. Your kitchen looks like it's right out of candyland! Love it!
    Thank you for your kitchen tour. It was fun.
    Merry Christmas!
    Barb

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a cozy and charming Christmas kitchen you have! That hutch is amazing...what a treasure~ I love the curtains and the bells at each window and on each chair. Thanks for sharing it all!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love it, Terri. It's beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  4. How gorgeous! I just want to pull up a chair and have a cup of coffee with you! I've always wanted to do a gingerbread tree. You've inspired me!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi Terri! I just love your eating area. What a great space it is and I love all the touches you added for Christmas. That Hutch is amazing!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. It's nice to have a decorated kitchen, since we all know that's where we spend most of our time during the holidays!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am fascinated by the pan rack in front of the window. Hmmm...I'll have to investigate whether I have the room for that over mine...

    I love the decorations too!

    Becky K.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Your kitchen is so charming and festive! I love the red curtains, and the ceramic Mr. & Mrs. Klaus! Everything is beautiful! ~Rhonda :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your kitchen is decorated so cute. I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Everything looks lovely. Your whole blog inspires me! I decorate the window sills in my kitchen because thats the only room in my little kitchen! :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your kitchen is darling! And I am so happy to see that some one else had to resort to hanging a panrack over their sink! That's wheer I have mine too!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love your windows! My kitchen has none. Everything is so charming. I would bake in here all day long.

    ~Liz

    ReplyDelete
  13. That was fun. Thank you for the tour. Your kitchen looks like a great place to hang out and be cozy!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love the bell in the window!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Darling, thanks for the tour, I just love these.
    Glad to see someone else who likes the gingerbread theme too.
    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh Terri, I'm so in love with your kitchen decor! You decorated it so wonderfully and every little detail is just gorgeous!!! You gingerbread tree is also so delightful:-) xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  17. WOW! What a fabulous kitchen you have!!! EVerything looks so cheery and festive :o) Love it all! Happy Holidays!
    ~Des

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a fun place to be...when you must be there cooking! Very cute!
    Merry Christmas!

    ReplyDelete

Comments are the new hugs!