Christmas in the Kitchen

This truly is a record for me this year, two posts in a week! I have made a New Years resolution to do better with my blogging and sharing so you will be seeing me a more this coming year.

kitchen collage

Now, I just have to remind you that I live in a 800 square foot duplex that was built in 1961 it was completely remodeled about 10 years ago and they did a wonderful job with the redo. They opened up the rooms, put in a new kitchen, bath, added crown molding and many other new features. I am very lucky because the other side of the duplex is not nearly as nice as this one. It is also a rental so that being said I have some limitations to what I can do to the interior of my home. But there is so much that I can do to have a beautiful inviting home on a budget. (Please ignore the nasty linoleum and the giant oak cabinets that jump out at you when you walk into the kitchen. It also needs new carpet).


The sweet little boy in the pic is my dad. I just treasure it. He passed 4 years ago.

Indulging in blue and white I repainted my hutch in this sweet soft blue. You will notice a red and white polk a dot trim of washi tape through out the dining and kitchen area. I love using washi tape because it peels right off when your done and leaves no marks.

full hutch

I love peppermint and it really charms the hutch with its cheerful red and white stripes.

dining room

This lovely blue and white quilt is truly a treasure. My mother did the embroidery work and my grand mother ( her mother ) quilted it. Mom and Dad had this on their bed for years.

star tree

I made these fun German glass glittered stars and attached wire stems to them. It makes them easy to just stick into arrangements.

tree sign

Making my own signs really saves on money.  On the other side of the sign is a sign for Thanksgiving. Using both sides helps with storage as well.

Bunny Angel


Christmas is all about children this is a picture of my mom when she was little. I have to admit that my inner child comes out this time of year.

kitchen hall

You are now entering my kitchen. The old primitive cupboard greets you decking the hall proudly.

Kitchen wall

kitchen shelf


gingerbread man

blue scale

I love making winter scenes in jars. I pour in a mountain of salt and arrange a cute little vignette.

cocoa tray

This old wooden tray is filled with ingredients for my hot cocoa attacks.






kitchen tree

This year I dried some orange slices and whole oranges to hang on this small tinsel tree that I made.

kitchen collage

Please pin if you liked what you saw.

Thank you for your visit! Have a Merry Day!

xoxo Jo

I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!


Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home

The Creative Gallery @ Making it in the Mountains.

Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House


The Scoop @ Cedarhill Farmhouse

Talk of the Town @ Interior Frugalista (after 7 pm)


Designthusiasm @


Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson

Share your Style @ The Essence of Home

Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner


Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home

Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage


Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane

Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk

Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Snickerdoodle Linky Party @ Blue Willow House


20 thoughts on “Christmas in the Kitchen

  1. Ah, it’s SUCH a delight to visit with you and see all your special Christmas touches throughout your home. I think I said before that I suspect your ‘grands’ are in awe of your magical space.


  2. Hi Jo, I just loved this tour of our kitchen. It really is a magical and special place to enjoy Christmas with all your treasures and detailed touches. I love your vintage ornaments and your hutch is beyond beautiful. Love the blue and white table cover your mother created. Gorgeous!! Adding all the family pieces makes it so much more special. Loved the tour and thank you for sharing. Also, thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. I so appreciate you taking the time to visit.
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! xo


    • Thank you dear Stephanie you are the best. I’ll bet your little one is really having a wonderful season. It is so fun to watch them with their little eyes glowing and their heart so full of hope and wonderful. Have a very Merry day!
      xoxo Jo


  3. I love your Christmas vintage kitchen. It is so homey and comforting, which is the best part of it all. The Santa mugs are the same that my mom used for out hot cocoa drink every Christmas season when I was growing up, so it was so nice to see them again in your home! Your grand children are so lucky to have you and that warm, inviting home that you created-it is like a big hug! Merry Christmas to you and here’s hoping for a happy and healthy 2018!


  4. It’s all very sweet Jo. I have such a fetish for vintage scales and both of them that you shared are darling! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


  5. Love your Christmas kitchen Jo. Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your kitchen at tonight’s party.. pinned too!!
    Happy New Year ~ Kerryanne xx


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