Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Kitchen Cupboard

After getting out all my Christmas dishes 
I didn't want to hide them.
I thought 
"Why not take off the cabinet doors?"
 Larry removed the doors and shelves. 
I thought
 "Why not add  Christmas paper to the back?"  
We attached the wrapping paper using
 a little double-sided tape in the corners.
 We cut the paper using a straight edge
and Exacto knife.
 In go all the dishes for Christmas. 
I swap out my regular dishes and use 
Christmas dishes everyday 
starting right after Thanksgiving.
I have two sets in here.
 Longaberger - Holly
Spode - Christmas Tree
 more mugs
 extra pieces
 Then I thought....
"Why not add a little trim to the shelves?"
 I got a paper edge punch from Martha.
I punched the edges of copy paper, folded in 
a crease and added them to the shelves. 
 It finishes it off. 
Wanna see the kitchen before I got it all Christmasized?
 I cleaned up after removing all the fall decor
to get ready for Christmas. 


See more kitchen cabinet monthly makeovers;
Winter (January) cabinet HERE
Valentine (February) cabinet  HERE
St. Patrick's Day (March) cabinet  HERE
Spring/Easter (April) HERE.

Links: My 1929 Charmer,
Debbiedoos, Dittle Dattle,
A House In The Roses, Coastal Charm
Between Naps On The Porch,
Under The Table and Dreaming,
The Lettered Cottage, A Stroll Thru Life,
Savvy Southern Style


  1. Oh Rita, your shelves and Christmas crockery looks SO wonderful :o) Simple when you show us how, but so, so effective.
    Best wishes
    Rose H

  2. I thought to myself as I started reading this post "oh no she didn't" - LOL - and then I laughed when I read that Larry removed the doors! Your are too funny! I love it! I love the way the dishes look, especially set off by the paper! You have more energy that I could ever imagine having!

    Have a wonderful week!

  3. I absolutely LOVE this!!! The paper on the edges is the perfect finishing touch! Please put this on Pinterest so I can save it:) XO, Pinky

  4. Your cupboard looks so pretty with the Christmas china and the Christmas paper. And I really like that paper that you punched out. I will have to look for a punch like that.

  5. Oh How festive and very fun. You did an amazing job. Nice your hubby was on board and helped out too, I love when that happens around here. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Oh this looks sooo pretty! I love the idea of using wrapping paper to line the back of your shelves! I just bought some similar paper to use for a different project but now you inspired me to try this idea too! (if I have time)!!!
    Thanks for sharing:)

  7. Oh WOW, this is gorgeous and your china is perfection!!! I LOVE what you did--I'd hate to take it down after Christmas--it's too pretty!

  8. Clever girl! It looks supremely festive!

  9. wonderful. Can we all come for coffee?

  10. Love it. New follower from Ontario. Deb=^..^=x4

  11. What a fabulous idea!!! Rita, I never would have thought to take the doors off! You inspire me! Thank you! I've gotta learn to think outside of the box...or outside of the cupboard!!

  12. That looks so pretty, wonderful way to display all your Christmas...

  13. Rita,
    Your cabinet looks great with your xmas dishes!Putting the paper in the back was genius and I love the punched out edging! It really finishes it off. Fabulous job!

  14. Stunning! Your dishes look beautiful displayed like that! Your Hubby is a sweetie...mine would be gripping all the way!!!

  15. Your kitchen cabinets are so pretty, I love how you put the edging on the shelves!

  16. So festive and pretty! Great idea with the paper lace trim.

  17. Hi Rita, this is really wonderful. the paper on the back makes all the difference!! love the edging too!

  18. I love it! So beautiful and festive! Great inspiration!

  19. What a wonderful idea- I may need to do this in my cottage kitchen- Happy day

  20. it reminds me of Mrs. Claus's kitchen...adorable!
    makes me want to bake some cookies and sit at the table and talk over some hot coffee or cocoa:)

  21. Very nice! I like this a LOT! Thank you for sharing! Now I have to look to see if there is a Hobby Lobby coupon for an edge punch!

  22. Wonderful idea. Just visiting from Deb's party and I'm here to stay.

  23. A
    I am Pinteresting this idea!
    I just {heart} it, Rita!
    Love, me

  24. Graciousness! Absolutely, great idea. You really done a good job here.

    Hmmm... what if, I don't have have that many Christmas treasure collections? I am drooling with your dishes.

    Happy Monday,

  25. As if the dishes weren't enough, I am stunned by the paper snowflake border. Uh-Maz-ing!!! I have got to find one of those paper punches. Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday's Best =)

  26. That's the cutest idea! Love all of your mugs, beautiful collection!
    Merry Christmas

  27. The little paper punch really makes your shelves sparkle! Such a great idea, it must have taken forever to get the punches made just right!

  28. How adorable this is!!! Love your dishes and your guy is great for being so involved!! Love the shelf edging!!

  29. It looks so pretty! Your kitchen must feel so festive and fun to be in! Have a wonderful week! Angie xo

  30. such a cute idea. We usually wrap one of our cabinets each year and THAT is a lot of work, can't imagine how much work you had to do!!! Merry Christmas!!

  31. Gorgeous! This just screams Christmas to me! thanks for sharing..:) and I love, love, love the music!

  32. It's so apparent how much fun you were having! I love your china and the special touches like the paper snowflake border. This kitchen is ready for Christmas

  33. Now this project would make kitchen chores enjoyable! Your cabinet looks great and truly features your Christmas china. I am linking from Debbiedoos.

  34. What a gorgeous collection of Christmas dishes you have. The trim along the edge of the shelf and the paper on the back wall are perfect to set off your dishes.

  35. Hi Rita! Your cupboard is absolutely charming! I love the dishes of course... but the little snowflake trim is darling.

    So nice that Larry understands and didn't mind taking the doors down. It makes your kitchen full of Christmas spirit!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  36. What a great idea to add paper to to the back for the cupboard, an inexpensive make over. Love your dishes too, Laura

  37. Just found your blog through nifty thrifty Tuesdays ! Love love love all the Spode, including all the blue and white on your header. I used to run a Spode and Royal Worcester section within a department store in Brighton (UK) and always love seeing it in blogs. Thanks

  38. totally in love. Such a creative and CHEAP way to display your dishes.

  39. I love it! Sure wish I had the cabinet space to do that!

  40. I LOVE all the Christmas touches, especially the way you lined your shelves! Perfect! 8 bloggers are hosting a Blog around the Christmas Tree Party and today's feature is Christmas Scapes! I'd love to have you join up, the party is just beginning!

    XO, Aimee from

  41. Rita, You are so creative. Love everything you do. Great job!