12/7/10

Move over Disneyland, this is the happiest place on earth!

I'm happy to be linking to:
Tabletop Tuesday
Deck the Halls
Southern Hospitality
Kim's Boring to Better & Christmas
All Things Merry and Bright
Coastal Charm
The Nester's Christmas Tour


Today I'm sharing my kitchen in all its "funness" -- yes, I just made up that word, but it fits!  This is the best kitchen I've ever had in any home we've ever lived in, and I will be sad to leave it.  But for now, it's all decked out and ready to be shared and enjoyed.

This is the view from the entry hall into the kitchen.  I have a floating island (meaning it isn't permanently fastened down), so I often have it on an angle.  I always has a vessel (of some kind) of fruit.  This time of year, I love this red china basket.  It's actually good through Valentine's Day.  I made the tablerunner last year out of some Christmas fabric scraps.



 I started collecting these glass containers months ago.  Michael's had a pretty good selection, and I always made my purchases when I had a 40-50% off coupon.  The balls are all from the $Store & a few from Walmart.  Decided to add the snow at the last & I love it.  I've really gotten into the loose snow this year.




I've shown these photo cubes before, but they are my favorites, so you get to see them again.  I made sets for both of our children & their families & for us (of course) last year.  I usually leave them up through Valentine's Day.  If you click on the photo, then original size, you can get a better look at these.



I've had this cute Santa cookie jar for 30+ years (Lillian Vernon), and I look forward to bringing him out each year.  The Debbie Mumm plate was a gift from a sweet friend.  The Man found the little red teapot for me several years ago.





This garden window is so much fun to decorate, & each year is different.  This is my first snow scene for here.  Everything, except the mirrored tree (from Target) & Poinsettia, are all odds and ends of things I've collected over the years.  Lots of layers going on here.  The stained glass pieces, which you can barely see, are from many years ago when I tried my hand at that particular art form.  The church is one of my collection of California Missions.  The small village pieces & a few other things had been my MIL's & are very special to me.  The lamp is from Pier 1, & the candle is a "Yankee" -- Cranberry Chutney, yummy.





Okay, now get ready for just a whole bunch of random shots around the kitchen.  I added the wreaths on the cabinet doors for the first time this year.  The little sock hanging inside the one was a money-holder given to The Man when he was 3 or 4 years old.  I've always found a special place to display it.




 Sorry some of these pics are kind of dark.  I was having trouble getting the lighting right, but wanted to shoot the photos at night -- you know, for the ambiance.






Just enough room on top of the fridge for a few things.





Hope you enjoyed the tour of my "fantasy" room and please come back again soon.
CAS

17 comments:

  1. Hi CAS!
    I'm tickled PINK that I get to be the first to tell you what a WONDERFUL job of decorating you've done in this lovely kitchen. I ♥ ♥ ♥ all the faux snow & the baker Santa is darling. Your chalk board made me smile, too. Great ideas all over the place!

    Wishing you & yours a very Merry Christmas season.

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  2. You're all decked out. Every inch is covered. I love it. I know you've shown the cubes before, but I'd love to see a close up shot of them again.
    It does look like the happiest place on earth.

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  3. How fun! I love all of your vintage decorations and your containers filled with balls!

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  4. Cas, your kitchen is fun and festive. Such cute decorations. I love the wreaths across the glass front doors. Thanks for joining in this week!

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  5. I did just post a comment but I think it disappeared into thin air.
    Anyway...
    I LOVE everything that you did in your Kitchen. I really like the glass containers filled with the ornaments and snow.
    Thanks for visiting me and thanks so sharing your home! It is good to see that others are crazy for Christmas too...in a good way!! LOL!!
    A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

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  6. Oh, I love, love, love it all. So pretty and every inch is just wonderful. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  7. finding you through All Things Heart and Home. LOVING everyone's Christmas decorations! Beautiful Kitchen!

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  8. Happy Holidays - I'm dropping by from Nifty Thrifty Tuesday's blog hop.

    Love your decorations...especially the Santa.

    Please come by & say "Hi!" sometime: http://SallyLeeByTheSea.com

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  9. What a beautiful kitchen! Nicely decorated...love the table runner and the glass containers...Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas..

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  10. Your kitchen is beautiful! I love the island and the glass jars with ornaments. And the hutch with the wreaths... so charming!
    Gwenny~

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  11. LOve it! Your kitchen really gets me in the holidays spirit.

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  12. Your Santa Cookie Jar is so cute! What a fun festive kitchen. Merry Christmas!

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  13. this is a beautiful kitchen.
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  14. Just found your blog thhrough A bowl full of lemons.

    wanted to say it looks like you have a very beautiful house!

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  15. Hi CAS,

    I had to check out your photo cubes... they look fantastic! I bet they were a big hit at Christmas. I must be a real fan of Christmas because I completely enjoyed looking at your beautiful home all decorated for Christmas! ~ Yvonne

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I truly love to hear from you and try to respond to each and everyone. If you have "no reply blogger," I will respond in my comments section and then visit your blog as soon as I can.

Make this a great day!
Carol

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