Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Off to the Christmas Breakfast Area ...

Eek ... I'm running out of time to share our Christmas home ... so, again, my apologies that I'm bombarding you with more!

Welcome to our Christmas breakfast area, which sits right off of the kitchen ... of course, it was only right to continue the whimsical theme over here, as well.

A little closer look:

I decided to keep the tablescape pretty simple ... both the red chargers and the cream plates are part of the BH&G line from Wal-Mart (purchased last year):  And, the *ca-ute* gingerbread guys and gals are from Cracker Barrel.  They're actually utensil holders; however, I opted to use them as napkin rings, instead:

I snagged the pretty wine glasses last year at Pier One:

For the centerpiece, I *scrunched* up a table cloth and layered a white cake stand (from PB) on top, along with a glass hurricane, which I surrounded with greenery, gingerbread cuties and red ornaments.  I love the little houses I found a few years ago (from Big Lots):

Aren't they fun?  Of course, the batteries went out on this one *right* before I snapped the pic:

I love seeing the glow of the Christmas tree through the glass:

Up above, I added some whimsy to the chandie by adding garland, mesh, ornaments and snowflakes.  I then decided to hang a few ornaments from glittery red ribbon:

Here's the temporary home to our mirrored table (which usually sits where the tree is) ... just a simple vignette on top:

A little red candle nestled in faux snow glows in a lantern from Home Goods:
On the other side is our dry bar ...

I spy sweet treats!

Jax loves "his" new gingerbread house (Cracker Barrel), especially because it lights up:

Our Candy Santa stands guard ...

along with our Baker Santa.  The candy trees are from Big Lots!

Thank goodness these treats are NOT fo' realz!

In the background is our chalkboard made out of inexpensive poster board (Dollar Tree) and my heavily relied on chalk markers!
Annnnd, of course, I had to carry a bit of the red up above to our white pieces:

I'll save a seat for you, so come on over!

Before you go, I thought I'd share the face of a boy who is beyond excited that school is OUT, and Santa is on his way!  Wooo Hoooo!

I'm off to finish shopping ... wish me luck!  Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'm linking up with:
Savvy Southern Style/WUW


THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said... Reply To This Comment

It is all so gorgeous!!! I bet your family and guests are wowed...


Jill said... Reply To This Comment

Your home looks so warm and beautiful! Merry Christmas!!!

Cindy said... Reply To This Comment

I love EVERYTHING! But, I especially love the faux treats! Looks like you are ready to have a fabulous Christmas.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said... Reply To This Comment

LOL...I was just thinking the same thing. I have two more posts and that is it for December. YIKES..what will I do what will I do? The breakfast area looks yummy!

Traci said... Reply To This Comment

Everything is so pretty! I have those same glasses from Pier One. I love them!

Kathy said... Reply To This Comment

This is so appealing! It looks wonderful! You've done a marvelous job!

Rosemary@villabarnes said... Reply To This Comment

Everything looks so festive and beautiful. I love all the gingerbread, especially the little guys as napkin holders. Merry Christmas.

CAS said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my gosh, Becca, you've outdone yourself in both the breakfast area & the kitchen! Everything is just too "stinkin" cute! Everything is finished here (except for the "Grands' table for Christmas Eve), but I'm madly "pinning" like crazy for next! I can definitely see that I need to pay a visit to Cracker Barrel's. Your little boy is precious, and you can definitely see the excitement oozing from every pore!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, I just love coming over and visiting your holiday home! Everything always looks so cheery and festive!! I bet your cute son is just bursting with excitement! How fun that must be!! Your breakfast area is just gorgeous! You have done an AWESOME job with your home! Thanks for sharing!

L said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my goodness, Becca. This space is fabulous. I love every little detail. The gingerbread house is great. Oh, I just love it all.
Your little one is so darling with that big smile.
Merry Christmas!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my gosh Becca your son is such a cutie pie!! LOVE your breakfast area all done up for Christmas, especially the dry bar with that sweet lit up gingerbread house! Merry Christmas friend! Martina

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said... Reply To This Comment

That face makes it all worthwhile, Becca! Your dry bar area looks great! I love those Santas and the gingerbread house. I almost stopped at Cracker Barrel yesterday, too. I'll have to see if I can get to one and grab one of those houses.

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said... Reply To This Comment

I just love it!! Your kitchen table setting is beautiful...I would love for you to share it at my "Anything Holiday" Linky party...

Denise said... Reply To This Comment

I love that last picture, what a cutie :-) your breakfast area is gorgeous, I love it all

Jemsmom said... Reply To This Comment

Look how big he is!!!! What a sweet picture and just pure excitement on his face! My eyes went immediately to the chandy! I love it with all its bling, but I must say... the dry bar is my favorite! I love the Santas and the gingerbread house. Isn't Cracker Barrel the best for seasonal stuff. We always go right after Christmas and buy up all the cute stuff left over when it goes on sale! Your house is the best!!!

Kristens Creations said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Becca, I love your kitchen!! The light looks beautiful! Love the light up gingerbread house too...might have to check that out at Cracker Barrel tomorrow. Maybe it's on sale! Miss Janice bought some cute gingerbread stuff there too. I still can't believe Christmas is in 3 days! I've still got quite a bit of shopping to do to. I hope you finished up yours!

NanaDiana said... Reply To This Comment

Aw,Becca! I wanna come and visit your house because it is a lovely, warm place to be. I love what you have done to Christmasy up your home! xo Diana

Lynda said... Reply To This Comment

Your kitchen is adorable!! How did I miss those darling candy trees at Big Lots?! Have a wonderful Christmas!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said... Reply To This Comment

Don't know if my 1st comment posted, but wanted to say how charming the kitchen is - love it. I enjoyed several previous posts as well. Merry Christmas! Linda

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful and inviting! Love the Gingerbread House from Cracker Barrel and the Baker Santas! Too cute!!!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said... Reply To This Comment

It' all gorgeous! I love your dry bar area! It all looks so festive! The red just pops in your decor! Your son is so cute! I'll bet he's ready for Santa! Merry Christmas!

sabrymagic said... Reply To This Comment

Buon Natale!!

Lizykitty23 said... Reply To This Comment

Becca I don't know how you do it, but is GORGEOUS!!! I will love to stop by and just enjoy your beautiful decor! Happy holidays!!!!

Shelia said... Reply To This Comment

Everything is gorgeous, Becca! I just love seeing your beautiful home.
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful as always, Becca! That little Jax is a doll-baby too. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Cindy Adkins said... Reply To This Comment

I am speechless~~~ Your home is sooo gorgeous!!!
Merry Christmas to the most fabulous decorating diva I have ever seen...Your style is astounding!

Maria Elena said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, your breakfast area is just gorgeous! I love your kitchen and all your Christmas decor has made your home look so warm and festive.
Have a fabulous Christmas!

Suzy said... Reply To This Comment

Oh - I just love your table! Those gingerbread "napkin rings" are too cute! Merry Christmas to you, your hubbie and your very excited cute little boy!