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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Kitchen

The kitchen is ready for Christmas!   After all the cooking that was done at Thanksgiving, it needed a good cleaning. So, I have been cleaning and H has been busy installing under the cabinet lighting.



Doesn't the lighting look great....he did a wonderful job!  I have my Christmas Mary Englebreit Comfort and Joy tea set on the counter.  I found some pink poinsettia's at Home Depot yesterday...I love fresh flowers for the holidays.

This Cherry and Cable cream and sugar and butter dish belonged to my mother..

This side of the kitchen is our coffee station...  

I added a Santa and...

some more of mother's pretty green glass ware.  

I did this side table in ginger bread and cupcakes...

I like to keep candy canes out for the grands when they come by...

Ginger bread cookie jars.... 

Kyleigh (my 5 year old grand) and I had fun making this garland!  It is real marshmallow's that I strung on wire and hung on the tree...Kyleigh ate more than she strung!

This ginger bread train was my mother's...it lights up and twinkles

On the breakfast table, I have a vintage Spode Christmas tree and matching place mats.

When I found it at a yard sale, it had all the original ornaments on it.  But I have added a few more!

I found this sweet Fitz and Floyd sugar and creamer at a yard sale...




H put a light in the cupboard above the range too!

Remember my post on the French drying rack that I used for a tree...

I hope you enjoyed the tour of our Christmas Kitchen!



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36 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Penny... your kitchen is just fabulous!... I need to go back and look at it all again... I don't want to miss one thing... love your pretty green glassware that was your mamas... now filled with so many precious memories for you... and those little roses for cabinet pulls... sigh... I bet your grandchildren think it is something right out of a fairytale, I know I do... love your pink plate drying rack and well... actually I just LOVE it all!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  2. Penny, everything looks so sweet and inviting. I just love the pink touches everywhere, and the poinsettias. I just love plants in the kitchen. I have a piece of stained glass in my kitchen window, too! Oh, I could just stay here all day!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  3. Hi Penny! Thanks for visiting and leaving a sweet comment - I do appreciate it :) Have a lovely Sunday!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  4. So pretty! Did I see vintage enamel lids as covered for your stove top? Too cute! I can hardly stand how much I love that marshmallow garland! So sweet!
    Karne

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  5. Love your Gingerbread collections! They are one of my favorite holiday icons to decorate with. What a fun Christmasy kitchen! Mrs. Claus couldn't do it any better!

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  6. Penny, this is the most wonderful Christmas kitchen that I have seen in a long time. There is so much love here in the details. Just beautiful!

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  7. Penny it's lovely. I don't know if I can decorate my kitchen yet. Too much cooking still to do and not enough room. x

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  8. So cute! I love all of your decorations! It all looks so happy! Hugs, Leena

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  9. Penny,
    I LOVE everything in your Kitchen!! The Mary Englebreit set is so cute! Your Mother's green glassware is spectacular!! And the ginger bread train too!! LOVE, LOVE the trees and the garland made from marshmellows!! You must have really enjoyed making it with your grand daughter!!
    Are the lights that H. used battery or hard wired in? They look great!
    I am at work and it is quiet as we only have 10 patients. I am finally catching a breather. I have been so busy at home...

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  10. Penny it is beautiful I love it all. Thanks for sharing it with us and keep it coming!

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  11. Hi Penny! Your kitchen is just gorgeous in it's pink Christmas decor! I love every inch of it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  12. Hi Penny, your kitchen looks beautiful, I did a candy land theme in my kitchen this year, I love everything you have in your beautiful home...

    Smiles~
    Mari

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  13. Penny your kitchen looks beautiful! Love all of your special touches!
    xx
    Anne

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  14. OMGoodness, Penny- Your kitchen is just amazing. I love all the pretty pinks and soft colors that you have used. The under cabinet lighting makes it all just glow. I love a white kitchen- xo Diana

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  15. Your kitchen is so pretty. I love your M E teacups and all the pretty vintage things. Stringing marshmallows is a neat idea. Beautiful!

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  16. Oh Penny...once again your touches created gorgeous decors. I love your kitchen in Christmas time!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  17. Just love your kitchen-so pretty and inviting. Don't you love undercabinet lighting, I know it's helpful but I also think it is romantically cozy.

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  18. So lovely! Thanks for taking the time to share all of the wonderful details... I'm inspired.

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  19. Everything is so festive! I love that green glassware! And LOL my grandson would love to eat, I mean string...marshmallows too! :)

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  20. What a pretty PINK Christmas kitchen!!! I love all your treasures. Can't believe you found Fitz and Floyd at a garage sale!!! I love their pieces and have several too. Enjoy your holidays in your beautiful kitchen. I, too, need some cleaning elves:):) XO, Pinky

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  21. I stopped by from Craft-O-Maniac and just fell in love with your decorating. I would love to have you join my Our Favorite Things Link Party. http://mylifesatreasure.blogspot.com/2012/12/our-favorite-things-link-party-25.html
    Have a great week.

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  22. I loved the tour of your kitchen. Love the pink and green. I love the soft colors also. Enjoyed visiting your blog, and I am now following you. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  23. What a wonderful idea the marshmallow garland is!

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  24. OMG!!! this is the kitchen I love to have.

    HOnestly, we have similar form of the kitchen counter. Mine, though is just a miniature from yours, §;-)

    Lovely deck kitchen.

    Greetings from a freezing & snowy Stockholm,
    /Chie

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  25. Beautiful C'mas kitchen! I'm loving how well pink fits with the C'mas decor here, just lovely all the details and thanks for sharing.
    FABBY

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  26. Lovely love the pink Santa I am always on lookout for them.
    Pink thoughts

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  27. Your kitchen is just so darn cute and charming. I feel like I gained 5 pounds just touring around through all your delightful ceramic gingerbread things! We put in the under cabinet lighting (& above, too) when we did some kitchen renovations recently. It makes such a huge difference. You really don't realize just how dark it is until you have those. So enjoy!

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  28. Your Christmas Kitchen is so charming. Every litle touch is precious. I adore the marshmallows strung for the tree!!!! My granddaughter would LOVE this.
    Ann

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  29. Love all the pinks and greens in the kitchen, Penny. Beautiful!....Christine

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  30. Your kitchen is beautiful!! The marshmallow garland is the perfect touch. So adorable. I could look at your kitchen for hours. :) Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent.

    XO
    Kathy

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  31. ahhhh, i can smell the gingerbread houses!

    hope you will find a moment to stop by and enter a giveaway i am hosting for followers (i hope you win!):
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/12/personalized-lovely-giveaway.html

    happy weekend to you!

    michele

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  32. Your kitchen is beautiful. You have an eye for decorating right down to every little detail.
    Thanks for sharing at the Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Adorned From Above,
    Debi.
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

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  33. Oh Penny! Are you sure we're not related? lol Love your kitchen and wait to you see mine. Thanks for joining us again at Transformed Tuesday. I'll be featuring you later tonight. Hugs, Peggy

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  34. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO gorgeous! Everything you touch turns to beauty! Thank you for sharing with us over at Junkin Joe...your rock! Sending hugs and letting you know we are starting early this week! : )

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  35. Hi Penny,
    How great to find your post today. We're just finishing our kitchen remodel. You know that hose under the sink that leads to the ice maker in the frige? Check it often...! Anyway, it was a messy water leak so now I have a new kitchen. Hubby was trying to convince me to go with the LED puck lights under the cabinets and I was against it because I have them (in halogen form) inside glass cupboards and they build up so much heat! Anyway, you convinced me this morning so he's off getting all his supplies.
    Your home is just lovely. Each spot seems to have something to give pleasure to the eyes. Christmas has always been my time of the year and since this year I've done no decorating I'll be more than ready to deck our halls for next Christmas. Thank you for helping out and have a very Merry Christmas!

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  36. That is beautiful! I love the color of your cabinets! You're welcome to share this at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase anytime! :)

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2012/12/show-licious-craft-showcase-13.html

    Happy Holidays!
    Marti

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