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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Whimsy in the Kitchen

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When I was a chubby, little girl, I would've loved to have had a Christmas kitchen, full of whimsy, complete with a tree on the island,
 
 
 
and tiny elves climbing a ladder to help "decorate,"

 
by covering the tree with ornaments made of faux candies, miniature cookie sheets and lots of yummy treats ...


and, where Mrs. Claus was waiting to offer you a gingerbread cookie.


When I was a chubby, little girl, I would've loved to have had a chalkboard on the pantry door, wishing everyone a happy *holly*day:

 
and, a yummy candy bar to sneak sweets ...


unless, this little gal tried to stop me.


When I was chubby, little girl, I would've loved to have had a Christmas kitchen with canisters full of a couple of the things you'd need to make holiday cookies ...


and little vignettes splashed everywhere to make me smile ...





I would've loved to have had a soffit covered with snow-filled garland, revealing another sign of the season ...



and, other signs and sayings splashed around, too:



As I decorate my kitchen every Christmas, I dedicate it to that pudgy, little girl who wanted a colorful and festive kitchen, dressed for the holidays.  And, what fun it is that I can now attempt to create that for my sweet baby boy, who isn't so little anymore:


I just hope he enjoys it!

 
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36 comments:

Judy said...

now becca...you shouldn't tell fibs this close to christmas...i just can't believe you were every a chubby anything!

we're heading to the beach Christmas Day for a little R&R...hope to get back to blogging after that.

wishing you all have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.

party on!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Becca, this is so so adorable! I just love the little elves going up the ladder! Too too cute! You have the most cheerful look...modern with vintage touches...love it!
Karen

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it all, Becca! It is a very fun look and I'll bet your son loves it. The red and white looks great. Love all your little elves and how you've incorporated them throughout.

Shannon Fox said...

Your Christmas Kitchen is surely something to look forward to. I really enjoyed lasts years version too. You didn't disappoint, It's absolutely adorable. I know your son will remember it for years to come!

Debbiedoo's said...

It's the best Christmas kitchen I have eva seen! You know I love that tree Becca.

Sharing Shadymont said...

It's absolutely gorgeous Becca!

Kelly @ thelilypadcottage said...

This is so fun and creative! Love the little ladder with the elves, cutest thing ever.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

OH, pah leeze, when were you chubby!!
Love your fun kitchen chubby or not.

NanaDiana said...

Becca-I am sure that your son loves it. He may not tell you in so many words but trust me, he does. Last night my two sons popped in here together- up to some mischief that involves buying a snow mobile. My youngest son had a friend with him. They left and he came back later and said- You know when I was a kid I loved bringing my friends to our house at Christmas because it was always so pretty and no one's Mom did the things you did. Then he said- I felt kind of that way tonight.....lol....He is 33! So, you see, your son will remember the magic you are creating for him- xo Diana

Lora said...

Love what you create, love your writing style even more. Fun to look and entertaining to read.

Designs By Pinky said...

YOU were chubby???? I don't believe that for a second:) I adore your Christmas kitchen, it is SO much fun and beautifully done. I just posted about an EARLY surprise gift I got today for MY Christmas kitchen!!!! Come on over! XO, Pinky

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm sure anyone who comes into your kitchen is going to love it! Your tree is fabulous! I just love everything!

XO,
Jane

Shelia said...

HI Becca! Oh, my, everything you do is just outstanding and your kitchen is no exception! I love it. Your little tree is so sweet. You were chubby? No way! :) No matter what, I know you've always been beautiful - inside and out.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia:)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Becca, this is the prettiest holiday kitchen ever! I just love all of your whimsical touches!! Trust me, your son notices; and he'll have these memories forever. My daughters' friends still come over to (as they say)..."see the magic"...lol!! I wish you and your beautiful family a Very Merry Christmas!!

Lizy said...

Becca I look forward every year for your Kitchen Decor!!!Even though your whole house is just a dream..your kitchen is just magical! Thank You so much for sharing! You never disappoint with your good taste and whimsy on decor!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love love love!!

Kathy Olson said...

Everything is so welcoming! I love the chalkboard and the jars on the counter.

Carol said...

This is so adorable, Becca! I adore the little elves on the ladder.

I can't imagine you were ever a chubby little girl!

Maz said...

I love everything Becca, I always look forward to seeing you work your decorating magic Wishing you and your darling family a wonderful christmas and new year hope 2013 brings all that you wish for xoxo Maz from Australia

Gail said...

It's beautiful Becca! You never disappoint....I LOVE it all!! I hope you have a wonderful and Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Gail

Traci said...

This made me smile! (I needed that!!) The kitchen is adorable & it makes me want to do something like it in my own kitchen.

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Adorable! I do a Candy Christmas Kitchen every year, and it's one of my greatest joys. I love seeing another fun mom who enjoys making it special for her kiddo :) So many cute ideas here, thank you for the wonderful inspiration!
xo, Andrea

Robin said...

Your kitchen is adorable. I love the red ladder with the tree - too cute. I'm loving the collection of trees and the chalk board above your cabinets. A fabulous idea that I need to remember.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it. Your kitchen is fabulous and all of your decor is wonderful. I just adore it all. I hope you and your family have a very Blessed and Merry Christmas. Hugs, Marty

Maria said...

How beautiful! Your kitchen looks so wonderfully festive! Love the tree!

Sue said...

Your kitchen is adorable ~ I love everything you've added and trust me your son will remember ~ and be surprised when he goes to others homes and doesn't see all of the"magic" his mom creates.
Making memories, the thing we moms do.
Merry Christmas Becca.

KATHY said...

your kitchen looks so adorable with all your special touches.

Kathy

Maria Elena said...

Becca, your kitchen looks beautiful! Love, love the tree! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Corwolf said...

I was wondering what paint color you used on your walls and where you got your curtains? Your house is beautiful!

Cricket said...

Everything you do is magical. The kitchen as well as the rest of the house looks beautiful!!

Merry Christmas Becca!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Cannot imagine you EVER being chubby!!...I love this adorable kitchen....yes, I would have loved it too as a child....just a very happy place to be in!!...Beautiful Becca....Merry Christmas!!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love love your kitchen all decked out! You chubby? Don't think so. Merry merry Christmas my friend.
XO
Kristin

Gypsy Heart said...

Of course, he enjoys it! You're making beautiful memories for all of you and especially for him. All of it looks gorgeous, festive & happy!

xo
Pat
P.S. I cannot believe that you were ever chubby.

Karen @ A Stylish Interior said...

Becca, the kitchen is so much fun! Think I'll do a tree on my island next year! Thanks for the inspiration. I noticed you have a chalkboard on your pantry door. I just did one too. Love it there.

SiennaB! said...

it's all beautiful! i'm glad you're having fun now, regardless of what you didn't have back in the day. go you!

Chrissa said...

I am madly in love with that tree! I know Christmas is still a few months away but I'm ready starting to purchase items to recreate this look. Can you tell me if that's an Annalee ladder or just a small ladder you found somewhere.
Thx so much!
Chris