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Monday, December 5, 2011

Classically Christmas Kitchen



I'm keeping it clean & simple in the kitchen this year for Christmas. And for the most part, I (once again) used what I had to come up with a Classically Christmas look on my kitchen mantle & stove top.



I just pulled together whatever I could find with gold on it, like my big "R" from Hobby Lobby & a few gold balls hung on some white sticks in a vase. (It's a beautiful fire hazard, isn't it? Don't worry, they can be moved out of the way easily when the stove is in use.)



And my little grouping of stoneware, this time backed by a gold-rimmed platter...



I hung a wreath on my gold-framed chalkboard which was previously silver (...and turquoise before that, and gold before that). I did buy these little reindeer this year for just a few dollars each at Michael's, & I love 'em.




And my vintage Santa & Mrs. Claus salt & pepper shakers from my grandmother fit in perfectly as well...




It's understated, yes, but just the statement I was trying to make. Makes me want to turn on the Christmas music & bake something.




How's your decorating coming along? I'll be linking up with some of these sites & the Merry Mantles party at Southern Hospitality. Check them out for more inspiration!



22 comments:

  1. Julie, THIS is just lovely. Simple yet elegant, with a sweet touch of whimsey.
    We also like to decorate using items we already have. It makes sense, don't we have things we really like in our homes so why not decorate with them?

    I'm glad to know I have a decorating soul sister in blog land.

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  2. I love it when you decorate the kitchen you do such a great job! Looks wonderful!

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  3. Simply beautiful. My favorite is the chalkboard and wreath of greenery.

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  4. I love how simple this is too. Pretty, understated, doesn't get in the way of cooking but is the perfect amount of cheer! What a gorgeous kitchen BTW.

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  5. Very pretty! I've got to get some of those reindeer...

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  6. It's so fancy and classy looking! I love it!!! You're kitchen is beautiful too

    Pamela @ pbjstories.com

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  7. It's perfect to me, Julie! I don't put a lot in my kitchen either. Just enough I think to blend in with the rest of the house.

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  8. I love it all, especially the branches and ornaments...great idea! Your kitchen is beautiful!
    Merry Christmas!

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  9. I just love the way you decorated! I love the chalkboard with the wreath over it and how you added Noel to the center. It all looks so classic and beautiful! I saved these photos to use as inspiration!

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  10. This is gorgeous! Can I have your kitchen for Christmas? You don't have to decorate it for me, I'll take it completely undecorated :) I have not started decorating any part of my house and I am envious of your beautiful kitchen! Just thought I would let you know :)

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  11. Your home always looks amazing and that kitchen looks totally spectacular! Everything looks festive and stylish at the same time-great job!

    Best Christmas wishes,
    Natasha.

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  12. Hello! I'm visiting from Southern Hospitality. I believe this is my first visit to your blog. I love how you've decorated your kitchen for Christmas. My favorite is the chalkboard with the wreath, and of course, your salt and pepper shakers that belonged to your grandmother.

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  13. Great composition, beautiful kitchen and I love the chalkboard.

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  14. Your kitchen decor is perfect.Elegant and classic, fitting with the style of your kitchen. I'm going to have to snoop around your blog a bit more =)

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  15. Love your ideas for decorating the kitchen!

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  16. Oh, wow, I thought that was a photo at the top of your post was from a magazine at first. Gorgeous! Love your kitchen.

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  17. Simply Beautiful! What an amzing kitchen and classic style you have! I found you from TT&J blog!

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  18. Simple is always better, Julie! I adore your kitchen mantel! Great job! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  19. I love the look...simply elegant with a touch of whimsy. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Soo gorgeous! I love it! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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I love hearing from each of you and will do my best to respond! Thanks so much for stopping by. So glad you're here!