I'm just going to plug in a whack of photos here so that you can see my kitchen makeover complete!
(well almost complete)
|A rather poorly stitched photo of three|
The range hood will also be replaced with a black one (below).
I want a simple wrought iron chandelier over the table, and the ceiling fan has dark blades but white(ish) lights. It's going to look great, but we're really happy with the transformation at this stage, and nothing more will be done on it before Christmas, except that I will mess it all up with some baking real soon!
One day we'll even get new flooring, but I think we're going to go vinyl there. This vinyl floor has stood up really well for the 20 years we've lived in this house.
I've put out a few Christmas things, but I'm really loathe to add to much out here. I want to keep it simple and clutter free as much as possible.
Below I have a ceramic cookie mold hanging on the door knob, and a snowman cookie stamp below. The blue & white ceramic pot holds tea bags.
Below is our chalkboard countdown calendar where we've been marking off the days. The pottery plant pot holds a few rolling pins from my collection, and Mom's maple cutting board is leaning behind.
Below is Mom's old breadbox with my hot drinks tray on top of it.
We're ready for hot cocoa, tea and even mulled cider (the mulling spices are in the bread box).
We bought the two light switch covers shortly after we moved here. I love the hillbilly ready to shoot the rabbit in the log ... but the rabbit of course has out-tricked him and is calmly watching behind. The three ladies having tea reminded me of me and my two sisters.
These two jars above my pantry cupboard hold some of my tin cookie cutters. The green-lidded jar is antique and belonged to my great grandmother. The silver-lidded jar is a reproduction.
|do you see my tiny mouse up there?|
|Here he is a little closer. He's made to hang over the shelf.|
|Cody is trying hard to be in all my photos.|
I picked up this little plant pot at the thrift store a while ago. I thought I showed great restraint in only buying the one of two that were there. Of course, now that I see how well the poinsettias look in the pot, I wish I had bought them both!
To see previous photos of the kitchen, just search "Decorating", and the posts featuring them will pop up. Here are a few shots of what it looked like before ...
Well there you have it! I hope you enjoyed the photos. I'm not sure what my time will be like in the next few days, but I hope to have at least one more post when I can show you some more of my Christmas decorations.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
|A little sheep made from a homemade pom pom, |
felt face & googly eyes glued on, bell tied around the middle.