I welcome you all into the heart of our home – my kitchen!
Now that Thanksgiving is behind me, I am fully focused on Christmas preparations. We are trimming the trees, baking holidays goodies, and spending time with family and friends.
This past week has been so incredibly busy, with Thanksgiving festivities and family events. If you saw my prior post on A Transitional Thanksgiving Dinner you know that I have been working on holiday festivities for quite some time, check out the post for Christmas dinner table ideas for your holidays.
I have some exciting news to share with you, this past weekend we welcomed a new member into our home. This cutie has stolen our hearts with his infectious love, playful demeanor, and ridiculously adorable puppy face. He is truly a love bug and quite a snuggler. He is so calm and just wants to be held. The days are delightful…but the nights are PURE HELL! Did you think this was going to be a warm and fuzzy post?
Let’s get real…having a puppy is like bringing a baby home! It’s a lot of effin work! We have been down this road before, earlier this year we brought a puppy home and unfortunately he didn’t work with our family. We are going to try it again and I really HOPE and PRAY he will integrate well into our lives. My daughter wants a puppy more than anything in the world (including her brother) so we are going to give this every effort 😉 Any advice you can offer for a golden retriever puppy is appreciated…please let me know in the comments below.
Now, back to our Kitchen tour 🙂 I have been wanting to take a floral design class for quite sometime, but the classes fill up so quickly. Recently they added more spots to the Fall session, so I jumped on it.
The centerpiece we created in our first class is a bit more of a Fall/Thanksgiving arrangement made up of roses, sunflowers, alstroemeria, seeded eucalyptus, ferns, and fillers, and it looks lovely on our kitchen island.
We used 2 candles and inserted them in floral foam HERE. Also used floral tape HERE to attach the foam to the base.
Our floral design instructor recommends using shears to cut the flowers HERE prior to setting them in an arrangement. Shears will prevent damage to the stems – which scissors can cause (my bad that’s what I have been using). The shears are a bit pricey, but I ordered a pair, I’ll let you know how they work out, I use these shears in class and like them. I will also pass along tips and tricks I learn in the classes, stay tuned – more to come about floral design.
Fresh greenery and Juniper scream Christmas. If you aren’t familiar with the scent of Juniper, I’m confident you will love it as much as I do.
The delicate blue berries are perfect in any room.
A couple frosted pinecone wreaths with greenery and blue berries are on our kitchen doors. I purchased these from Michaels.
We set up a 10 foot flocked Christmas tree in the kitchen.
I am using a variety of ornaments, some are very heavy and they vary in shapes and sizes.
Whenever I find well built pretty boxes, I snatch them up. These gift boxes in silver and gold come from Home Goods HERE. They look beautiful under the tree and are a great accent to the space.
Frosted pinecone stems tucked into the tree give it a beautiful snowy appearance.
To add to our pinecone themed room, I added a bowl full of greenery and white tipped pinecones to the counter, simple and pretty.
This little guy brings all our Christmas decor together – we are so happy to have him with us in time for the holidays. How about you, do you decorate your kitchen for Christmas?
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10 thoughts on “Our Christmas Kitchen Home Tour”
Oh, what’s his name!! Hope he works out for you – he just looks so content in your beautifully decorated kitchen!!
Thank you Donna! He is sooo sweet!!! The name is TBD..we can’t seem to agree on a name. I have a poll on my Intastory – do you like Reilly or Astro?
Beautiful Christmas decorations! I love the wreath and your white sparkling christmas tree, but most is your cutie puppy, so adorable!
Awwww thanks 🙂 He is so adorable and a real joy…I almost forget the he goes to the bathroom like 16 times a day!! 😐
lol puppy is a baby!
But who’s counting? 🙂
That puppy is seriously the cutest thing ever! And your kitchen looks nice too! I am not in the mood for decorating yet…..too busy shopping…..
Thank you! We are enjoying him very much…his cuteness helps with the 16 times a day we take him outside to potty train!!! I can’t believe how often he goes!!! On the decorating note, I haven’t started my shopping yet..all the deals are passing by! Ugh!! thanks for stopping by!
I hope the new baby works out and things do get better with time. The Retrievers need lots of exercise and from the looks of your yard he is in HEAVEN! We go for walks at our home every morning and take a tennis ball with us. Throwing the ball the whole way so he gets in a 5 mile run. Lots of exercise keeps them happy and out of trouble. Please put in an underground electric fence for him so he can have free roam when he goes out to potty (change batteries every 6 mos). Just give it time and he will give you a life of unconditional LOVE. I vote for ASTRO. All The Best!
Hi Sandy! It’s funny, I think we got one of the less energetic retrievers…we loves a quick run around the yard and he’s done! He tires easily. But yes he is sooo sweet, his name is Bentley and we love him a lot! We go for a walk through our neighborhood mostly everyday and he loves it!