Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Christmas Kitchen

Lots to see...
My favorite kitchen Christmas project 
this year has to be the pantry doors.
 I added lace sheers I saved 
from my mother's house 
Then added two small  wreaths.
 Here's one side done.
 I wanted to hide my non-Christmas dishes.
The other dish's colors would 
conflict with the Christmas colors.
First I added pinecones and red bows.
 Then I found the box containing these. 
I just love this!
Our handmade 'Merry Christmas' sign hangs
 above the pantry and a Longaberger 
laundry basket gets it's red-ticking 
liner flipped over and is filled
 with evergreen branches. 
 The kitchen island. The red checked runner
is a window valance I found for $1.00.
The picket fence tote we made sits at the
 end of the counter and hold cutting boards.
 The vintage scale holds a red pillar candle
and a ring of wine corks.
 The little thrift store milk glass lamp gets
 a Longaberger Holly lampshade 
and sits inside a wreath.
Evening lights.
 A lighted wreath sits behind the glass canisters.
Holly pie plates in the wrought iron pie stand
 are filled with red measuring cups, spoons,
and Christmas goodies.
Spode tea cups are used for scoops.
 The pot rack is trimmed with garland.
Large copper cookie cutters are tied with
 raffia and trimmed with a 
wood beaded heart garland. 
The top of the refrigerator holds cookie jars.

 The counters.
Wood NOEL sits on the microwave ledge.
Christmas tray and tea kettle.
The caddy holds bottles of oils and vinegars 
that are topped with Christmas wine stoppers.
 Counters below my open cabinet.
 (Click HERE to see the makeover.) 
 Continuing around to the sink. Another Longaberger
lamp with Holly shade.
Christmas tree soap dispenser.
 A Christmas black cat that holds a scrubbie. 
I bought that when we had our black cat, 
named Sadie. She lived to be 26!
That was long before the Yorkies.
The chicken feeder holds lots of Spode plates
 Kitchen utensils tucked into baskets.
Last....but not least, the doggie's get
a Bow Wow Christmas.



  1. Fabulous holiday touches. I so am glad to have found you via Deb. There is so many fun ideas here.

  2. Rita,
    its all so amazing I ant choose a favorite area.
    I love so many of your items~!
    thank you for creating all this holiday beauty and sharing it with us.

  3. Rita ~ I just love your pantry doors. They are amazing. Your whole kitchen makes me smile it's so festive. ;-)

  4. I love what you did the pantry doors! Everything looks great. Very festive!!

  5. Your kitchen is totally fabulous Rita, I love it all!! The pantry doors are so sweet, homie and old world. Very beautiful ideas from the dishes, to the vignettes. Merry Christmas.

  6. I just love your kitchen, it so reminds me of my girlfriends who also collects Longerberger. Love the pantry doors, the wreaths are perfect. So many neat items, I can't pick a favorite! From what I see of your kitchen it seems alot like mine in some ways. Have a beautiful holiday!!! XO, Pinky

  7. Your home looks lovely and ready for Santa to visit. Very pretty.

  8. Hi Rita! Oh, your kitchen looks wonderful! I love it that you placed the lace in your doors and the wreaths looks great hanging on them. I love seeing all of your pretty vignettes and you certainly have made Christmas sing in your home.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. Your kitchen is beautiful with all your decorations. I do love those pantry doors.

  10. Those pantry doors are pretty; your whole kitchen looks festive - right down to doggie-land. Nicely done!

  11. Your kitchen looks so warm and festive, I just love it! The pantry doors are my favorite thing too!

  12. I love all your Christmas touches in your fabulous kitchen, especially your pantry doors!

  13. Very cute and Christmassy! I love the look of lace, always love to see it used in pretty ways.

    Seriously, 26???

  14. Your kitchen looks beautiful for Christmas! I love what you did with your pantry doors.

  15. Don't forget to link up to win the Eureka Vacuum and Kindle Fire at "The Sits Girls!!" I am grateful to be a fellow crafter in Creating Christmas, just thought you might like a chance to win big for being oh so fabulous. :)

  16. Your kitchen decor is just fabulous, Rita. The pantry doors are adorable and so charming!

  17. Love the chicken feeder for the plates...such a clever your decor so much...

  18. Wonderful, cozy kitchen. I loved looking at all the homey details. I love your old scale and the cute milk glass lamp. I'm your newest follower and I hope you can pop by Cottage and Creek and follow back. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  19. Wow! Beautiful. I love your canisters with the cups as scoops, that is brilliant! Adore your pantry as well and the way you decorated your pot rack!
    I am a new follower!

  20. Wonderful festive Kitchen- love the tea cups in the flour.
    Merry Christmas

  21. Hi Rita May...your Christmas Kitchen is so fun and festive. So many things to look at and I love all the greenery with the red ribbon! You are certainly ready for the holidays! BTW...the firt thing I saw when your blog opened up is your recipe for Smoky Hountain Cabbage. I am going back to check that out!

    Meryy Christmas!!!

  22. Ooops...Smoky Mountain Cabbage is not a recipe...but it is a cute looking blog...well worth my mistake! :)

  23. Everything is so it! I'm a new follower too. Stop by and enter to win my Heirloom ornament...only 1 day left to enter. Warm wishes, Lori

  24. Oh so homey--love the red checks too. Love the lamp shade--nice !! Everything is so inviting.

  25. You are my kind of Christmas crafting genius. :)

    So glad I found your project via Centsational Girl.

    Be merry and bright!

  26. Your kitchen looks so cheery! And I have to say I love that your cute pup gets special bowls for Christmas, too. :)

  27. Let's me say how much I like like listening to the Christmas music. Honestly there is too much to mention, because everything is so beautiful. Oh, I also love your holiday banner. I so I wish I could do that, but I'm on WordPress and that's really hard to do. I especially like the chicken feeder you use for your lovely plates. Now I'm gonna have to go out and find a holiday food bowl for my Bo. You area always so inspiring. Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best, your creativeness is inspiring.

  28. I loved your ideas for decorating the kitchen. I went in my kitchen and tried to copy your ideas. Keep posting. They say country is out but I still love it.

  29. I'm so happy i found your precious blog! And you have terriors too like us! Merry Christmas & blessings in 2012 0xox