Sugar Plums are Dancing

Hey everyone!  Are y'all surviving the Christmas chaos?  I don't care how hard you try, this time of year just seems to race by and leaves most of us wondering what happened.  I hope each and everyone of you can find the time to just "breathe" and "be in the moment."  After all, it is the most wonderful time of year!  Today I'm sharing a tour of my kitchen.  I spend a lot of time in this room and even more time walking past it on the way to my craft room, so I like to add lots of whimsy and color.  Grab a cup of something, and come take the tour with me.

I love having something pretty on the island.

What could be more simple than apothecary jars filled with bright, colorful ornies?

I always like to have a wreath on the pantry door and seasonal aprons hanging near by.  

I have not purchased ANYTHING new for Christmas this year, but I did make 
2 of these pompom snowmen.

Talk about whimsical......this little tree is about as happy as an itty-bitty tree can be!

This is the same tray I used for my Fall dishes.  The Santa cookie jar (sitting on a stack of small BHG plates from Walmart a few years ago) & the teapot were purchased from Lillian Vernon about 35 years ago.  It's just not Christmas in my kitchen until these two treasures make their appearance.

I'm just lovin' my roly-poly pompom Santas!

Some holiday stainless is close at hand for setting the table.

I decided to keep my cotton stems out for awhile and simply added red berry stems.

Coffee, tea, & hot chocolate!

If this holly-jolly little guy is waiting to hold some cookies, he will be very disappointed.
Betty Crocker is not coming here this year!

I'm lovin' my turquoise crockery pieces......a bit of greenery, red berries & ribbon make me smile!

Well, no, not really!

Above the cabinet decor got very simplified this year.

Getting up on the big ladder is becoming less appealing with each passing year!

Top of fridge......son's cookbook is a permanent item!

Well, that wraps up the kitchen tour.  I do hope you enjoyed yourself.  I have a few more spaces to share and will be doing that very soon.  Remember to be kind to yourself during this hectic and chaotic time, and just "breathe."

I sometimes like to party with these lovely bloggers:
Cindy at Dwellings--The Heart of Your Home for Amaze Me Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Make It Pretty Mondays

Maria Elena at Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at Our Home
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Inspire Me Tuesday
Leslie at House on the Way for Twirl & Take a Bow
Mary Beth at Cupcakes and Crinoline for Project Inspired

Suzy at Worthing Court for The Scoop
Karin at The Style Sisters for Centerpiece Wednesday
Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday

Kelly at Live Laugh Rowe for Live Laugh Linky Party
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday

Kathryn at The Dedicated House for Anything Blue Friday
Jody & Stan at Rooted in Thyme for Simple and Sweet Fridays 

Amanda at Serenity Now for Weekend Bloggy Reading
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