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


  1. I love how pretty and festive your kitchen looks decorated for Christmas! Enjoy the weekend and holidays.

  2. Good Morning Carol,
    Oh I love your spot of Christmas cheer! So happy, festive and my very favorite are those adorable pom pom snowmen. I love snowmen, made oodles of them when I was a kid and now I collect them.
    Happy Friday and thank you so much for visiting me-made me smile.

  3. Your Christmas Kitchen is adorable...so merry and bright...

  4. I love all the colors! Everything looks so joyful! I especially love the wreath and that snowman plate :) You've done a great job!

  5. I'm really loving your handcrafted treasures...the pom pom guys are precious...you could sell those! And the blue Mason jars. I love simple and the pretty berries are so special to me. You have an eye for detail, my friend.

    Love to you. Just so grateful that you left such a warm comment on my blog yesterday. :)

    Jane xxx

  6. Love your little pompom snowmen. Such a cute addition. It all looks wonderful and I love the cookbook decor! Perfect! Have a great weekend!

  7. Oh how pretty, Carol, as usual. Everything looks so inviting. I love the happy Christmas tree, and I love, love, love your turquoise crockery's. Of coarse, I have to comment on son's cookbook. It would be a permy in my home too, if I had a famous chef for a son. Have a very Merry Christmas, if I don't talk to you before.

  8. I always look forward to your Christmas kitchen post! Love the pom pom snowmen! That whimsical tree is adorable! The garland looks like little life saver candies! Very cute!

  9. I love the blue accents in your Christmas kitchen, Carol! It's so festive!! :)

  10. That is a good reminder. Now, that we're down to almost the last week before Christmas, things get more hectic. I loved taking the tour of your kitchen. You've done a great job decorating it with cheerful colors and charming accents. I once used those colors years ago and had so much fun with them. The more color the better! Your pom pom snowmen are adorable.

  11. It's adorable. I love how you used the apothecary jars, very charming. The wreath is adorable too. Happy Holidays.

  12. I love everything about your kitchen, Carol. It's so warm and friendly, and that coffee bar looks awesome to me! So sorry it's taken me this long to pop over, but I think I need to take your advice and breathe. :)

  13. Love it all Carol! most especially your itty bitty tree! You always decorate your kitchen so beautifully and with much gusto!

  14. Your kitchen is so lovely. I especially love your tea, coffee & hot chocolate station!!!


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