It's an exciting day, it's time for the 2016 Christmas Home Tours hosted by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life. Marty is the sweetest hostess, and has some of the most loyal readers around! If you're joining us from Life and Home @ 2102, welcome and I'm so glad that you're here! Vel loves color and especially green just about as much as I do, and I saw plenty of black and white stripes around her pretty Christmas living room, too.
Today I'm sharing my kitchen, breakfast nook, and powder bath all dressed up for Christmas with you. We're quickly approaching 10 years of living in this house, and have been working on something or another all along the way.
I love traditional red and green at Christmas, but this year I've added some jewel tones to the color palette also, and I'm in love with the mix!
After a trip to England and a visit to Windsor Castle two years ago, I returned home wanting to gild all the things! Right about the same time, I was painting my kitchen, hence the gold trim on the pantry doors.
Have you seen The Pioneer Woman's new line at Walmart? These replica jadite cake pedestals are darling... I've asked my Santa for the large one to complete the set!
Let's keep moving, here's our Breakfast Nook attached to the kitchen, all dressed up for the holidays.
If you're a regular reader, did you spot something new? I've spent lots of time in store at At Home lately as one of their Inspiration Team members, so last week when I spotted this settee I knew they must have just pulled it off of the truck! I mean... how could I resist (especially after lots of encouragement from my Instagram friends)?
I've used a traditional love seat at this table a few different times, and the whole family loves the comfort, but ultimately they were too bulky or the dimensions were off. This settee is perfect for the end of our table. It sits like a generous side chair (not too deep) and is exactly the same seat height as our other chairs. I like it in this spot too because we can squeeze another person in at that end of the table if needed.
I normally have a large botanical gallery wall here, but for Christmas I've replaced those prints with the 12 Days of Christmas watercolor set from Lindsay Letters. I had 8 frames left, so I filled them with sweet hand-lettered scripture cards from my friends at The Plaid Pineapple. Several of my friends have this set as well, and I've seen some cute garlands made from the cards too.
Raise your hand if you had one of these trees when you were young. We did! It disappeared through the years, but they are so popular again, and I was thrilled to find this one from a sweet friend who was cleaning out her father's estate. I paired it with a Snow Village piece that my Mom gifted to me from her vast collection of houses, and some of my husband's "vintage" hot wheels. :)
This table is set for a casual family dinner with the simplest of centerpieces- candles and ornaments all piled on a tray (have you picked up on the fact that ornaments are my go-to Christmas accessory yet?)!
I can't tell you how much I love these napkins from my sweet friend Laurie. She has the most darling Etsy shop full of all things southern, preppy, colorful, patterned, and monogrammed! I about died when I opened the package she sent me with these cuties inside. I think I'll leave my table set like this all the time so I can just admire them...
Finally today, the powder room we made over this Spring got a bit of Christmas cheer too... just a touch by adding some greenery and ornaments to the sconces.
This room still makes me happy every day, it was worth every second of blood, sweat, and tears!
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