I shared a few shots of how I decorated for Christmas in the kitchen as part of the 2015 Merry Christmas Tour of Homes. The whole area is really a workhorse for us during this time as we stock up on hearty soups, dinner party fixins and bake lots of goodies.
One of my favorite trees this year doesn’t even belong to me. It actually belongs to my mom. Last month when she graciously came over to help me decorate the house for the holidays she brought a tree she normally uses in her kitchen at Bliss Barracks. The tree is the perfect size to use in the kitchen because it’s 4.5 foot in size and sits in a pretty wooden box. It’s also prelit which makes it virtually hassle free to reuse each year. I’ve gotten a few “what’s on the tree in the kitchen” emails so I thought I would share a closer look.
I don’t know how long it’s taken her to collect all of these food themed ornaments but each one is unique. Here are a few of my favorites…
These cute little tartlets on the serving tray…love. The snowflake cookie and peppermint picks look good enough to eat.
She also puts ornaments you would normally use every day in your kitchen like this little toaster,
this oven glove,
and this tiny spatula.
I love it when she adds a few gourmet goodies on the tree too. These toffee and chocolate covered marshmallow picks would be a fun gift wrap topper option for any baker on your list.
All of the touches she added made the whole kitchen seem really cozy this year. I kept the English cottage needlepoint because I love that movie The Holiday so much. I found the milk bottles at Renningers last year and the white container was from one of the dollar bins at Target last year.
We keep this wooden box out all season so it’s easy to make s’mores whenever we’re ready for a fire.
We also added a bit of whimsy to the breadboards with this popcorn and cranberry garland.
One of the vendors at the Pickers Market made me this kitchen towel last year. Thanks, Annie!
I love this Santa with a basket of goodies. He’s been a staple at my parent’s house for a few years now as have gum drop trees. You can find one in every one of our homes. I hear it’s a “non negotiable.”
I’m going to miss this room being so festive. I may have to start looking for my own food themed Christmas tree for next year. This one is going to be hard to beat.
See you guys back here tomorrow. I’m sharing an easy to make cookie container.