Next on the holiday house tour is our simple Christmas kitchen! In case you missed it, I already shared our entryway, living, and dining room. A few weeks ago, I finished phase one of our kitchen makeover. I’m so glad I got it all completed before the holidays. It was secretly my goal so that I could decorate my heart out. And then relax during the holiday season. (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
Our house appears more finished now, instead of a lot of uncompleted projects around every corner. That would stress me out, and make it hard to enjoy the holidays. So, I can’t even express how happy I am to have come this far. Of course, there is still a lot of changes I would like to make to our kitchen but this is a big change.
Above the vent hood, I added prelit garland. I folded it in half and secured it together with floral wire. The secret is to hang the garland and let it drape in front of the hood. At first, I just laid it on top and it looked like a flower box. Joe said it looked like a bird’s nest. And he was right. So, always drape in front and don’t just lay on top!
On the kitchen shelves, I added a mini faux tree and more ceramic white houses. Just like with decorating the living room built-ins, I didn’t rearrange a lot. I have decor mixed with our everyday dishes and wanted to keep it that way. So I only switched a couple of areas.
In a glass jar, I added all my Christmas cookie cutters. Growing up baking sugar cookies with my mom and sister was always a fun memory and I like the reminder of that. Even though I am more of a store-bought cookie girl myself. My grandmother’s salt and pepper shakers are also always a must-have on my shelves. The holidays are always a special time for memories, even if this year is a little bit different.
I added this Pottery Barn wreath and Christmas countdown to this blank wall. It’s fun counting down the days and changing the numbers every day. I also love having a winter candle burning during the holidays. It makes the house smell so festive and warm. I personally, don’t like the scents that smell like food or cookies and usually go for the crisper scents. And because we usually have a faux tree, the candle brings in the smell of fresh winter greens. And if I’m not a fan of the candle color or logo design, I just put it into another jar.
Our simple Christmas kitchen is a joy to be in. And this year I’ve spent more time in the kitchen cooking meals than I have in the past six years we have lived here. But, that’s okay with me and the view into the living room isn’t bad either!