Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christmas touches in the Kitchen

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend everyone!

Like always, mine was busy but fun with lots of get-together and some R & R with the family.
Today, I would like to share with your the touches of Christmas I placed in my kitchen!

I normally do not put a lot of stuff in the kitchen, for practical reasons, but with my new kitchen, I just couldn't help it! 

Let's start with the office area...
Very subtle trees all over

Love this Desktop wall paper I got online
I added these white snow trees I scored from Crate and Barrel years ago and these small battery-operated LED lights from Walmart for $7.99 for 18. Very similar to the RH version.

I just couldn't remove my teapot and milk glass collection just yet!

I already had my gold back drop, so I just added these bottle brush trees I got last year on clearance from Home Depot for $1.99 for all of them!

Mini Christmas Village in my Cupboard!

I eventually couldn't resist changing this up again, the reason being, I saw this fantastic idea from Kelly over at Eclectically Vintage and I couldn't resist putting a mini Christmas village here!

I love the little detail and all it took was some Metallic gold & silver spray paint I already had lying around the house and viola - instant cute village!

The other spray paint I used was Satin Brown like the one in the Coffee shop - I penned the names of the shops myself using a fine tipped Sharpee and Gel pens

Now, let's check out the Pantry area...
Just added these small Christmas trees I also got from Walmart for $12.98

I think having these Christmas greens are perfect for the kitchen.
Got the rug from Home Depot too last year $1.50 each!!!
The main Kitchen area...

Very subtle from afar...

Posted this simple vignette on IG
Placed a whole set of white string lights inside my perforated ceramic jars and added white and silver ornaments on my vintage metallic basket + candle and viola - a simple and festive vignette.

Again, my milk glass collection stayed..

... just added more of the bottle brush trees and some Snow flake ornaments I already had

Got the gold & silver snowflakes from Opryland 2 years ago

The smaller snowflakes were from Pier 1 clearance last year
one more...
And again, I copied Kelly's Winter Snow Globe Jar Idea for the island decor - you should check out how Kelly made it HERE!

I think it's absolutely adorable 

The kids enjoy looking at the displays whenever they eat!

All items again are from the Dollar Store

Modified it a bit inside my cake dome - some spray glue and glitter snow made it perfect!

Lastly, I want to share our breakfast area...

Some festive reds added
I got the paper lanterns from Pier 1 clearance too years ago. I love how the light just makes it look all the more festive. They are velvety red up close.

I got the driftwood bowl from TJ Maxx and just added some silver ornaments with my fruits
I hope you enjoyed this mini tour of our kitchen this Christmas!
Do you decorate for the holidays in your kitchen too? Do tell!

Have a Great Week!



  1. Hi Vel! I just found you via the Amaze Me Monday Linky Party! What a beautiful home you have and I adore the white, silver, gold theme you've got going. The little displays under cloche, and your mason jar vignettes are the best! Love, Mimi xxx

  2. How beautiful!!! I love your subtle touches and those jars are amazing!! I so enjoyed the close-ups of your milk glass collection. If you have shown us those previously, I missed it. I will not decorate very much this year, but I added some touches to my china cabinet today. I just could not help myself!!

  3. Hi! I've popped in from Cindy's party and I think your kitchen is just gorgeous! Love all of your pretty Christmas touches and your milk glass collection is wonderful. I have a small one myself. I'm your newest follower.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Gorgeous Vel! We have a village that is packed away, because we were all bored with it...but thanks to you (and Kelly), they will be sprayed and displayed this year! :) Your kitchen looks so festive~ enjoy it this season!

  5. Besides having your new gorgeous kitchen, the C'mas decor is so elegant and beautiful, I totally love it sweet Vel! Everything with your milk glass collection is awesome, plus the jars, wow! You did a wonderful job! Wishing you and your family a lovely Tksgiving ahead.

  6. Love your kitchen Vel! The snow villages are perfect! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  7. Vel, I love all your decorations! I might steal your idea of the string of lights inside the ceramic jars! So pretty!

  8. All your vignettes are so very pretty! I see you've gotten quite a bit of head start on the Christmas decorating!:-) Loving everything you've done. Happy Thanksgiving!! xx

  9. So pretty and your Kitchen is gorgeous....Love the backsplash and your milk glass collection!

  10. Vel, beautiful, subtle signs of the season! I love all the white with the metallics, it all is so lovely and cheerful! Thanks for sharing your great ideas, the glass jars are so fun and I can't wait to make some with my kids!

  11. So impressed with you right now. You should come over and work your magic over at my place!!

  12. You've just added the perfect touches in your beautiful kitchen. I love the bottle brush trees. I remember when everyone was making them (no clue how!) and now I hear Lowes and Home Depot have them. I also love everything you have in your glass front cabinets. It all makes me get in the Christmas spirit. I need to include my kitchen, too! :)

    Great job, Vel!!


  13. You're so ambitious! It looks beautiful. I officially wait til after Thanksgiving, but looking forward to starting to bring on the bling. Happy Thanksgiving Vel, you're a sweet friend and follower. xoxo Nancy

  14. Your Christmas decor looks great. I am especially in love with the mini village in your cupboard!!

  15. I like the lights inside the perforated jar the best! So simple and easy, but they look adorable. I purchased a little string of lights to do a little mason jar project with, but haven't gotten to doing it yet.

  16. Oh Vel, this is all so beautiful. I love your little trees everywhere and your village is so pretty. I love, love, love the little houses in the jars. What a great idea. Your kitchen looks amazing. Hugs, marty

  17. Your beautiful kitchen sparkles even more with your nice festive touches. And once again, how perfect is that wallpaper?!

  18. Very well done, Vel! Your kitchen is just absolutely gorgeous any time of the year!

  19. Ok, I'm officially in the spirit ~ your kitchen looks amazing!! I love the village and your snow globes on the island!! I need to change my computer screen, too! :) Wonderful job, Vel!

  20. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful kitchen dressed for the holidays. I love your milk glass collection. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Vel.

  21. It all looks so beautiful - especially love the white tree! You're going to love the holiday cooking this year in the kitchen - it's stunning!!

  22. Your kitchen is beautiful and looking so festive now, Vel. Lovely Christmas touches!...Christine

  23. This is gorgeous! I love the decorations and you have such a beautiful kitchen! :)

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  24. Wow, your kitchen is stunning, Vel! Your beautiful new kitchen is the perfect backdrop for all of the sweet Christmas decor. I want to make some of those snow globes, too!

  25. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me and I hope you and your family have a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

  26. Oh, I feel like singing Christmas carols just watching at your pictures. And I love that even your computer is Christmasified! I do that to!

  27. oh how cute is that mini christmas village vel♥

  28. How cute and so festive without being over the top. Love it.

  29. You do a fabulous job with your displays! Everything is beautiful! Love how you even made the computer screen blend in for the holidays. Found you on Amaze me Mondays. So glad I did. I am now a new following friend in blogland. I would love for you to visit my blog @ and become a new following friend also! Happy holiday!

  30. So many inspiring ideas here! I really like the Christmas village and the snow globe jar idea, they are so simple yet create a beautiful, magical effect. Well done, Vel! Everything looks wonderful!


  31. Your home is looking so festive and pretty, I cant wait to get my decorations out this weekend! I love how youve put the trees in the cupboards like a winter wonderful!

  32. Your kitchen is stunning and sparkling! You have worked really fast to get your home ready for the holidays - well done !

  33. Thanks for sharing your home pics with us...simply beautiful! -Audra @


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