Back-to-back Christmas posts over here! I guess you could say I’m officially in the spirit! If you’re stopping over from Decor to Adore, then welcome. I’m so happy you’re here! A foot of snow fell this week, so I had the perfect excuse to get cozied up inside and put the finishing touches on our Christmas decor. Yesterday I shared Our Christmas Family Room and today, I am SUPER excited to share our very first Christmas Kitchen tour – ever! This is the third Christmas in our home, but the first Christmas since we revamped our Kitchen this past January. And if you’ve already seen it, well then you know the color of the island happens to be very seasonally appropriate 🙂
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then come have a look around!
WELCOME TO A SIMPLY GREEN CHRISTMAS KITCHEN
With a green island and a love for metallics, zhushing up this space was quite easy. I kept things simple. Extra simple.
A mirrored tray, 3 metallic trees [two were from HomeGoods, but you can find the medium sized mercury glass tree here], a candle and a vase of greens – Myrtle and Eucalyptus, both from Trader Joes makes up the “centerpiece” on the island.
The kitchen cabinets were going to get a holiday shelf styling session, but I decided my grandmother’s green wine glasses sitting in the front were the perfect festive touch.
While I was at Trader Joes, I picked up a garland and with a couple of command hooks, we secured it to the wall just above the large kitchen window trim. The fresh scent is incredible! I thought about tying on some ribbon, but decided to let my DIY no-sew window valance be the subtle pop of pattern while still allowing the garland to be the main attraction.
On the kitchen table, I filled one of my favorite vases with 3 white hydrangeas, the rest of the eucalyptus stems and some faux berry clusters.
I propped it up on a cake stand and have a small candle and napkin holder just below.
This candle, you guys, smells like heaven. Its one of those candles you don’t even have to light and it fills the room with the most wonderful aroma. One of my girlfriends gifted it to me so I know it would make a beautiful holiday gift.
One thing I love about our main floor layout is the fact that I can see the Christmas tree lights twinkling and hear the fire crackling not just while we’re in the Family Room but also when we’re in the kitchen cooking or having dinner.
It’s a pretty great view. Since we needed a new stocking for baby Winston who joined us this Summer, part of me thinks I bought 3 green stockings for all 3 boys because they would color-coordinate with the kitchen island ha! Maybe, maybe not, but I sure have been into green everything lately…
And lastly, off to the side of the table, I put together a simple hot cocoa bar that believe it or not, was sort of a happy accident.
You might recall our plans to shift some rooms around, so after we cleared the toys from the playroom and moved our kitchen writing desk into the playroom [which is transitioning into my office], we had an open wall. Well, when the weather turned ugly and temps really dropped last week, we pulled the bar cart off the back deck and it ended up getting wheeled over the that empty wall.
Alas, the perfect spot for a hot cocoa bar! I’ll be sharing the details of the new hot spot of the house next week!
And that’s it! I’m telling you! I didn’t do much at all to turn our Kitchen into a Christmas-y space, but then again, I relied pretty heavily on our green island to steal the show.
And I think it did just that. What do you think?
A big thank you to Tammy of Pink Peppermint Design for hosting this lovely Christmas Kitchen Tour hop and giving me an opportunity to share my Simply Green Christmas Kitchen with you!!
If you want to see more Christmas Kitchen inspiration, be sure to head over to my friend Ruthie’s kitchen of Refashionably Late. She’s the next stop! Then make your way through the rest of the fabulous kitchens shared all throughout this week.
I’ve rounded up most of the items you saw in the Christmas Kitchen Tour today below:
And if you missed this year’s Christmas Family Room, you can see it all here! See you back here tomorrow for this month’s My Dollar Store DIY post – Christmas Ornament theme!