Christmas Kitchen

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  • The Seasons of Home series continues with our Christmas kitchen – decked for the holidays and ready for heavy baking!

    christmas kitchen

    It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone! It seems like just yesterday I was scouring our backyard to decorate our kitchen for Christmas with a branch over the range. 

    traditional christmas kitchen

    But it was just yesterday that I yet again foraged to decorate our Christmas kitchen! Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive. In fact, I often find the most joy decorating with what I have – indoors or out!

    christmas kitchen wreath

    It forces me to get creative. While strolling the yard (in the rain) I found that our viburnum was overgrown. The new shoots are more pliable than the established bush so I brought them in to see what I could do.

    kitchen decorated for christmas

    With a little manipulation, I created a couple of wreaths and swag to adorn our Christmas kitchen. To make a wreath I took 2 like sized viburnum shoots laid them facing one another and tied them together with floral wire (which is an essential I always have on hand).

    diy christmas wreath

    I gently bench the other ends of the branches until they were moldable and secured them together with wire as well, then covered the base of the wreath with a ribbon bow.

    how to make a wreath

    These simple wreaths don’t require a form and add a lot of charm to our Christmas kitchen, don’t you think?

    wreath

    One is hung behind our range where it can easily be removed while cooking (I didn’t want to damage the hood to center it)…

    diy christmas wreath bar

    and another in place of art behind the bar.

    christmas bar

    wreath christmas kitchen

    A swag is also easy to make – just the tips of two stems at various lengths again tied together with wire and adorned with ribbon.

    christmas kitchen swag

    Rosemary is also a beautiful addition to your Christmas kitchen. It’s beautiful aroma and pretty green and silver leaves always has a place in my heart. Little sprigs tucked here and there make the kitchen feel special. It also looks pretty in a jar (shown ready for cocktails) in a little water.

    rosemary christmas kitchen

    rosemary christmas kitchen

    As I was feeling a little guilty that I once again didn’t go overboard with my holiday decor and wondered if it was “enough”, I reflected on my Instagram post from last week where so many of you offered encouragement and requested simple Christmas decor. If you’re not following along, please do! I’d love to connect with you there.

    rosemary christmas decor

    rosemary

    I hope you enjoyed our 2018 Christmas kitchen and take a moment to visit my talented friends:

    Ella Claire | Nina Hendrick Design Co. | Zevy Joy | Boxwood Avenue

    French Country Cottage | Craftberry Bush | Rooms for Rent | The Lilypad Cottage

    My Sweet Savannah | Beneath My Heart | Nesting with Grace | Maison de Cinq

    Julie Blanner | Nest of Posies | Dear Lillie Studio

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