I have one more room to share with you! If you remember, our kitchen got a little makeover a few months ago. We painted the walls a color called bittersweet. We put in new laminate countertops and a new black sink. An added bonus was new black appliances too...a dishwasher and refrigerator. With all of these put together, we really have a "new" kitchen.
We decided to not put anything on the walls until it was what we wanted, so I still do have some empty wall space (the space above all the cabinets). I'm still thinking and looking for just the right things!
Jason has built me several things for the kitchen. On the table is the table bench he made. We painted it black and distressed it. To give the table a touch of Christmas, I added the prim Christmas cookies to the bowl on the table bench.
The reproduction telephone table will probably be painted black sometime after Christmas. For now, it was left as is. .
Sitting on it in the red and white enamelware bowl is our little kitchen tree. It is decorated with red and white homespun, mini kitchen utensils and cookie cutters.
And here it is all aglow:
The telephone table is near the back door.
Directly across from the back door (that comes off the sunporch) is the pantry.
That's the new sign made for me by Becca of Folk Art from the Harbor. To the left of the pantry is a new prim wooden hanging that fit perfectly.
That's the bowl rack Jason made for me too. To add a Christmas touch, there are sprigs of pine greenery and berries. The addition of the bowl rack made a big difference to that side of the kitchen. Above the bowl rack is the sign from JoAnne.
Right around the corner from the pantry is the stove.
To add a touch of Christmas to the stove, there are some candy canes, greenery, and a friendly gingerbread man in the bowl. And see that miniature santa cup? That belonged to my grandmother. I remember always loving it. She had it out year round in her china cabinet. My mom gave it to me some years ago.
Hanging on the oven door is prim snowman dishtowel.
To the left of the stove is a little countertop space. If you'll remember, I had a hard time trying to decide between tile or laminate for my countertops. A friend, Bev (who just started her own blog by the way), has these same countertops. She and I emailed each other back and forth. She showed me many pictures and I decided on the same countertops she has in her kitchen. I absolutely love them! I love the contrast between the light cabinets and the dark countertops. Somehow, it actually made the kitchen seem bigger (and cozier at the same time).
Keeping company with the crock of rolling pins and punched tin candle is the Christmas serving tray that I won from Sue's giveaway.
Tucked back in this corner on the countertop is the thrift store find that I painted and distressed.
Across the room on the other side is the countertop with the sink. I am really enjoying my new sink too. It's extra large and deep on one side.
The punched tin tart warmer adds instant coziness and yummy smells to the kitchen. The little snowman is holding some lemon cookies that Joy and I made.
On top of the refrigerator you'll find candy canes for sale! :) Actually, come over and you can have one for free!
Over in the corner on the other side of the table is the stepback cupboard Jason made for me. This is my favorite thing in the kitchen. Red is my color! :)
Again I just added a little greenery on the shelves for hints of Christmas. This is such an inexpensive, simple, yet sweet way to add Christmas touches around our home.
On top of the cupboard is a Country Christmas sign along with a wooden snowman bowl and twig wreath.
Up above the table is the shelf Jason also built for me. It has more greenery and a prim Merry Christmas sign.
On the windowsill of the large bay window (otherwise known as the cats' perch) is a primitive pear with a little green wreath. Colt thinks it needs a star on top and it would look like a Christmas tree. (By the way, he thinks this is also one of my "oddest" decorations). :)
On the other windowsill closest to the cupboard are the Merry Christmas blocks I made.
This is a view of the kitchen looking through the pass through that connects to the dining room (over the sink).
There are many more things on my wish list for the kitchen including either braided chair pads and/or a braided rug, a penny rug runner for the table, "something" for above those cabinets, and more treasures I find along the way. But that's part of the fun....the anticipation of what I'll run across and never having it "completely done". It gives me something in which to look forward.
Thanks for stopping by to tour our kitchen for Christmas! I'm going to leave you with more pictures (I know I took ALOT of pictures but I had a hard time eliminating any from the post, so you get them all)! I hope you enjoy them!