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Thursday, November 8, 2018

The First Christmas Tree is UP

I don't know why I always start my Christmas decorating in the kitchen     maybe it's because it's the heart of our home.

Now that the tree is up,     I can start adding some Christmas touches to the kitchen counters.   
 I decorate the counters,   but leave the big island  in the center of the kitchen free of clutter so we can do all our cooking there.      Everyone gathers in the kitchen and we all do meal prep around the island  as a family.

By rotating my Christmas decor in a different room each year,   it makes pieces that I've had for 20 years seem fresh and new.      This tree was on one side of the fireplace in the family room last year.

I took plenty of pics of the ornaments on the tree......hope you don't get bored!

I've had my collection of Santa heads for years,    but this is their first year to take center stage in the kitchen.

In addition to the Santa heads,   the tree has pink sparkly poinsettia's and mercury glass mason jars.     

I have white enamel farm animals scattered around the tree

Here's a close up of another Santa and a white enamel pig

The tree has white frosted roses and pale pink rose buds.......

I'm not crazy about the look on this Santa's face,   but I've had him so long that I guess he's beginning to grown on me

This is my smallest Santa head......

This Santa is my oldest one.....

I "planted" my tree in a stack of rusty wagons.     I don't know how I came up with so many rusty wagons,   but there's a tall stack of them out back in my junk yard.

Next to the tree,   I have a weathered twin foot board leaned up against the wall.     I have it decorated with pink bells,   rusty bells,   and white enamel numbers.

At the bottom of the foot board,    I have a pink pig.      She is a regular in my year round decor in the kitchen and I wouldn't think of putting her away.....especially at Christmas!

The roosters are also a regular in the kitchen year round.....maybe I should tie a red ribbon around their neck for the holidays.       

The final touch is Santa's mail box .   

 Santa has left one of his most trusted elves sitting on top of it to make sure all the mail gets delivered on time!


  1. Thanks for making my Friday special. i love the white roosters and pink pig. You have such a happy cheerful home. It like a cozy welcoming cottage. I still am looking for the cow with the boots on for part of your Christmas decorations. I love Christmas too and would have the decorations up 9 months of the year. I would only take them down long enough to enjoy the Spring and Summer flowers. Thanks for the lovely white decorations. I love your ideas so much. Thank you.

  2. How charming and lovely ! Your creative touches take my breath away :) Thanks so much for sharing, Penny ! all my best, maryanne

  3. Your posts are always like entering a wondrous fantasy-land of beautiful decor! The kitchen tree is amazing! Can't wait to see the rest of the Holiday pretties as you put them on display!

  4. So cute. I love Christmas Decorations. Found you at Friday Frenzy Link Party.

  5. This tree is so beautiful Penny. I love all the little touches you add to make every holiday special. Thank you!

  6. Every detail is beautiful! You are so creative, and I love the pink & white, it’s just so peaceful! Very inspiring, thank you!

  7. So pretty! I just love how the tree compliments all the other colors in the kitchen.

  8. Your tree is beautiful! You have definitely given me some inspiration for my own home. #wineddown

  9. Penny,
    I could have sworn that I already commented on this post but it most have been on facebook...
    Love the Tree, the red wagons and the buffalo check valance!! I also took note of the mailbox..I just bought one that I was going to put it outside but now I am thinking that maybe I will use it in the Den...

  10. Penny this is such a bright and happy tree. Enjoy the decorating and the holiday season!

  11. The perfect start to Christmas Penny... love it!!
    Thank you for sharing your first tree at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring it at tonight's party and pinning too!

  12. Your tree is darling in the wagon! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  13. votre décoration est des plus magnifique et votre sapin est sublime félicitation


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