And So It Begins -- Ho! Ho! Ho!

Hey everyone!  I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend.  I've been working almost non-stop on my Christmas decorating and find I am still not finished -- oh my!   I'm getting close, however, and would like to share part of my kitchen today.

First up is my kitchen tree!
I had a kitchen tree last year, but this one is much more whimsical.  My kitchen theme for Christmas is "snowmen," but this tree just has lots of fun kid-related & inexpensive items.  

I have a snowman collection and usually group them all together.  This year I have spread them around
the kitchen.

I have several of the wooden blocks with "kiddo" photos on them.  I made those several years ago.

I found some very small metal cookie cutters last year and thought they would be cute on a kitchen tree simply tied on with checked ribbon.  I found the snowflakes a few years ago at the Dollar Store.

The yoyos and whistles were some leftovers from The Grands' stocking stuffers last year.  
I like the added whimsy!

The cute snowmen & red, swirly ribbon is from a couple of years ago -- probably from Michael's or maybe Sam's Club.  Those great big rolls last a long time! 

Nope, "The Cookbook" hasn't moved!

Is this nutcracker cute or what?  I got this from Pier 1 last year.  I combined a coupon with a "Welcome
to the Area Gift Certificate," and got it free!

I love my apothecary jars, & use them almost year round in some way.

Everything looks so sparkly behind glass!

I decided to use a lot of my snowmen to decorate the tops of the cabinets.

I kept things really simple -- just the snowmen, some bamboo wreaths that I found at the Dollar Store several years ago, & some greenery.

Filled my wire cloche with colored Christmas balls.

About the only thing new that I bought this year is that fun snowman sign "Believe in Miracles," that I found at HL -- 50% off, of course.

This is my favorite snowman snow woman.  Isn't she cute?

I've tried to add to my snowmen collection each year, and most have been found at Marshall's or
Ross's.  I haven't found one yet this year.

Since Mr. Roo is all nice and red, I decided to leave him up there.

Found the small chalkboard at Michael's, painted it red, & glued a 
little Santa ornament onto the side.

Well, that would be a wrap.  I'm sure glad you really can't see my floors very well.....lol!  I think there is glitter and faux snow from one end of this house to the other!

 I sure hope everyone is all geared up for "Turkey Day."  Oh, and please tell me you already have your turkey defrosting in the fridge.  It just cracks me up when I see someone buying a 20lb., frozen-solid, bird on the day before Thanksgiving -- well, good luck is all I can say......lol!

In case we don't connect again before Thanksgiving, I want to wish all of you a 
very Happy Thanksgiving.  Thank ya'll for stopping by and please come again soon!


I'm happily linking up with these great bloggers:
Dawn at Creative Cain Cabin for A Christmas Decorating Party
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday 
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Table Top Tuesdays 
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Jenny at The NY Melrose Family for Whimsy Wednesdays
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Heather & Vanessa  At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Amanda at Serenity Now for Weekend Bloggy Reading


  1. Carol, your kitchen looks sooo gorgeous!!! I love all your Holiday decor! Your tree looks beautiful and I specially love the area over your kitchen cabinets! Very well done!

  2. You are decked out! I love your trees and the vignettes are darling!

  3. Carol, you are on a roll again with the holiday decorating. I can't believe how much you get done when you're on a mission. It all is so lovely and tasteful done. My favorite is the jars with the snowman and balls in it. Great style going on in your kitchen:)

  4. Your kitchen are just too cute! I love all the snowmen. Your whimsical tree is out of this world
    My husband said just this morning that the family room floor sparkles. I have been doing some scattered decorating. My kitchen is probably finished, however who knows with me. LOL

  5. So pretty. Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs.

  6. It looks great! I started decorating yesterday. Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Wish I was a s far along as you. I just started decorating this morning. I don't love decorating as much as I once did-it wears me out! I love the cute kitchen tree and all of the snowmen. I will be back to check out more.

  8. Love the snowman collection! I leave my snowman out in January to brighten things up and I am looking for a few more too :-)

  9. Carol everything looks so festive and pretty! I like snowmen too :)

  10. Carol~ Enjoyed the tour of your kitchen. My favorite is the Snow woman too! She is cute and sassy.

  11. What a fun, festive and beautiful Christmas kitchen, CAS! You haven't left one detail out ... I can only imagine how happy everyone feels who spends time in here. I'm loving your snowmen (and woman), too!

  12. It's all looking so fun and festive Carol! Love your kitchen tree! :-)

  13. Thanks for linking up to the party tonight. Your decorating skills are fab:)

  14. Your kitchen looks so...ready for Christmas.
    My favorite is the jars!

  15. You need to sign up with one of the fundraising holiday tours of homes. It looks great! I love the variety. And your kitchen backsplash! I think that's what we put in our utility room! Love it!


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