Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Whimsical Christmas Kitchen ...

I like to keep things fun and whimsical in the kitchen each year!  So, feel free to take a peek around:

I've added this tree to our island for the past few years ... I always love adding a bit of the unexpected ... too bad the middle section of lights *just* went out ... bummer!


I dressed the tree in lots of gingerbread ornaments, cookie cutters, Christmas note cards and other whimsical ornaments:



Little elves are scattered about ... this little cutie climbed up on the ladder and helped me decorate the tree:


This little elf is perched on top of a canister filled with snow and ornaments!  The other canisters hold inexpensive candy canes and sweet treats!


And, *this* little Elf is taking a bath in more sweet treats!


I LOVED being able to add Christmas whimsy to the shelves that I made this past Fall!



I'm big on adding things in kitchen canisters OTHER than sugar and flour! Adding inexpensive cookie cutters is a fun way to add Christmas color to any kitchen!


This simple vignette sits on the counter below:


On the other side of the kitchen, I added red trees, garland, oversized snowflakes and a chalkboard to the soffit:



And, down below, I have one of my most favorite pictures ... Jax (when he was 3) taking a walk with Santa.  Still makes me tear up when I pull it out of the box every year.


I hope all of you are enjoying a wonderful holiday season! 


As always, thank you so much for stopping by!

I'm linking up with:

Savvy Southern Style/WUW
At the Picket Fence/Inspiration Friday






38 comments:

Denise said... Reply To This Comment

I love that tree on the island :) Urghhh, don't you just hate when the lights go out!
Everything looks fab as always Becca, sure wish I could pop on over for an eggnog with ya :)

Judy said... Reply To This Comment

I always love seeing your kitchen at Christmas, it looks like something out of a magazine but still warm and cozy.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!
Judy

Girlie Blogger said... Reply To This Comment

The tree is too cute. Mrs. Clause will be happy.

http://www.thegirlieblog.com

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said... Reply To This Comment

Love the tree on the island, Becca! How cute is that. I love all of the little elves, and your custom made shelves look wonderful all decorated for Christmas, too. Merry Christmas!

L said... Reply To This Comment

So very pretty, Becca! Love your kitchen. I bet your son loves the decorations in there as well! lol
Did you make the Christmas words? "jolly", etc..

Merry Christmas~

Margaret Pereira said... Reply To This Comment

Love your Kitchen Becca!! The tree looks amazing and all the other decorations...oh what fun! Love your chalk boards too.

sabrymagic said... Reply To This Comment

Cara Becca,
BUON NATALE!!
Baci
Sabry!!

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said... Reply To This Comment

Too stinking cute Becca. Whimsical is right, it is so sassy and happy. Love it! The new shelves look darling done up for Xmas. I was far to lazy to do my uppers but your's sure look great ;)
Merry Christmas!!

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

Everything looks wonderful, Becca! I knew you'd get great decorative use out of those shelves! : ) Love all the elves and your little tree is just beautiful.

Sharon said... Reply To This Comment

Love your kitchen decorations! So
cheerful!

Mari said... Reply To This Comment

Wow your kitchen looks beautiful and cheerful :) love all your sweet little elves!!!
The tree is just precious :0)

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Linda said... Reply To This Comment

The tree on the island with all those cute elves looks fantastic.
Makes me want to go out and buy more decorations.

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said... Reply To This Comment

Love the whimsy! And the spice drops...if I were that little elf, I'd be sittin' in an empty bowl...hahaha...

jessica said... Reply To This Comment

So beautiful!!! Your kitchen is one that someone could get lost in!! So much fun stuff to look at!!

Merry Christmas!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said... Reply To This Comment

Your kitchen looks wonderful, Becca! So elegant and fun!

Ashley said... Reply To This Comment

Love all of your decorations! The cookie cutters in the glass jars are a great way to display them!

Gina said... Reply To This Comment

Your kitchen is so much fun! I love all the whimsical touches. The elves are adorable.

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

A D O R A B L E! That tree is the best Becca. Great job this year on your Christmas decor, truly looks like it could be in a magazine spread!

Cyndi said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful as always!

Designs By Pinky said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, the entire kitchen looks fabulous and the tree on the island is fantastic!! I have a tree about that size in my kitchen too decorated very similiarly:). Love how you did the canisters, everything! XO, Pinky

Katie said... Reply To This Comment

So adorable Becca! Thank you for sharing. I love your blog! Merry Christmas...

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

Becca, LOVE the tree on your island! It is true perfection! And all of your vignettes and shelf decor are so cute!! As always, everything looks so festive and fabulous!! Can you come decorate my kitchen next year?

ReFresh ReStyle said... Reply To This Comment

Love your whimsy in the Kitchen...so much fun and beautiful!
Merry Christmas,
Debbie

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

Becca I LOVE that last shot! That tree on your island is fabulous and I love all you little Anna Lee elves. Your new shelves look super festive too, I know you are going to have a lot of fun them! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas! Martina

Lizykitty23 said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful decor Becca...loved the little jolly things here and there all over your kitchen! Have a Happy Holiday!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said... Reply To This Comment

So much fun!

Sarah said... Reply To This Comment

How cute is that! I love the ladder and Mrs. Clause especially! :)

Chasity said... Reply To This Comment

Love love ur Christmas decorations in the kitchen!!!

At The Picket Fence said... Reply To This Comment

Oh my goodness that pic of Jax with Santa is so adorable! Everything looks so amazing Becca and just so fun. Perfect for the heart of the home and and reflective of the warm spirit of its owner! :-)
Vanessa

Sharing Shadymont said... Reply To This Comment

Becca,

Great tree. Your shelves look beautiful!

At The Picket Fence said... Reply To This Comment

Gorgeousness, gorgeousness everywhere! That tree is fabulous and who cares if some of the light are out with all of those amazing decorations on it! Every details is perfectly whimsical Becca!

Heather

MELANIE said... Reply To This Comment

Love...Love...Love. I have 2 trees in my little kitchen. I think there should be a tree in every room. I love your whimsical theme. So fun!


Happy Holidays!

MJ
Lucky 7 Design

Jemsmom said... Reply To This Comment

Becca, did you put this on RMS a couple of years ago? I swear I loved it on RMS! You have a gift sweet friend. I am just going to keep on saying that until you get your saucy buns down here to decorate my house! I love that picture of Jax too! It doesn't get any sweeter than that!

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

I love your Christmas kitchen! The shelving looks amazing! Your tree is precious; I love the fullness! Merry Christmas!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said... Reply To This Comment

Hi, Becca! I've so enjoyed looking at all your Christmas decor. Everything is sooo pretty! I may have to steal your idea of an island tree! How fun! Love your sitting room in all it's Christmas finery. Just beautiful!

Gypsy Heart said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful!! I love the elves ~ so fun. You do such an incredible job & it all is so festive.

Merry Christmas!
xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful!! I love the elves ~ so fun. You do such an incredible job & it all is so festive.

Merry Christmas!
xo
Pat

Martha's Barefoot Designs said... Reply To This Comment

I like fun too and your kitchen is so cute and whimsical. Thanks for sharing.