Our Christmas Kitchen

Our Christmas kitchen. Did I really just say that? I cannot believe how the year has flown by. To be honest I’m not quite ready to decorate for Christmas yet. The trees are just now turning here in St. Louis and I’m enjoying  beautiful fall colors in all their glory. I can’t help but smile when I look out the window or see a leaf dancing joyfully to the ground as the sun shines a spotlight on it. I am more of an embrace the moment then plan for the future girl, so it’s a good thing I married a man to balance me and have friends to motivate me!

Christmas kitchen decorating ideas

However, decorating for Christmas is my favorite and I am beyond excited to decorate our new kitchen! I dreamed of this moment for the last few years and it feels even better than I could have imagined. I’m also excited to be joining friends in doing so as part of our Seasons of Home series. Their grace and style is always inspiring and makes me feel right at home, I know it will make you feel the same when you visit.

seasons of home | a series of inspired decorating ideas by home bloggers

One of the many things I love about our new cream kitchen is that it makes a beautiful backdrop for just about anything. A few simple touches and it’s transformed into a Christmas kitchen – decked for cooking, baking and sharing festive moments with family and friends.

decorating with branches from your yard

Before I purchase anything to decorate for a season or holiday, I look to our yard. There are so many pretty seasonal finds in your own backyard, if you get lucky, you may even have some pretty berries! It’s pretty amazing, especially since we’re weeks away from fresh Christmas decor becoming available!

Christmas decorating ideas for a hutch / cabinet

I added a mix of hypericum berries {which I find at the grocery store for $4/bunch} and branches to the hutch and created a centerpiece for the island.

classic Christmas decorating ideas

Christmas flowers in a pitcher

Pitchers make an effortless vase for a sprawling arrangement.

easiest and cheapest Christmas centerpiece

A simple branch above the hood adds a lot of festive detail.

And a simple red stripe towel adds a classic touch.

decorating with fresh greens

I also love adding a little touch of “green” to my lanterns. Sometimes I’ll tie a bow around them, but I’m enjoying an understated approach for now. The hypericum berries are nestled into the wire to secure them and will dry to a beautiful dark red hue.

classic Christmas kitchen

You can read more about our kitchen here. I hope you enjoyed our Christmas kitchen! You can find more inspiration below:

christmas kitchen decorating ideas

Ella Claire | French Country Cottage | Miss Mustard Seed | Shades of Blue Interiors

christmas kitchen decorating ideas

Craftberry Bush | Rooms for Rent | Dear Lillie | Julie Blanner

christmas kitchen decorating ideas

Jennifer Rizzo | Kindred Vintage | Love Grows Wild | Jeanne Oliver

christmas kitchen decorating ideas

Nesting with Grace | and our featured guest, A Burst of Beautiful

 

I look forward to seeing you next week when we share how we’re decorating our tables for Christmas!

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