Christmas in the Kitchen

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Welcome to my Christmas kitchen!  Last year we traveled for Christmas and I chose not to decorate, so it has been a real pleasure this year to make my home festive for the season.

 

It’s been several years since I’ve shared kitchen pictures with you, so I’ll give a little bit of our kitchen’s history for my newer readers.  Our 1956 cottage originally had a very small kitchen.  In 2005 we added an addition which gave us a family room and much larger kitchen with an eat in area.  I love to cook and both enjoy and appreciate my kitchen daily.
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I started a vintage Christmas punch bowl collection years ago and enjoy displaying them at Christmas.   I often wonder if these were ever used or if they were enjoyed like I enjoy them, on display.
Egg Nog Vintage Christmas Punch Set by virginiasweetpea.com 

 

Santa boots are another vintage item that I collect.  I’ll show you the rest of my collection shortly!  The cookie cutters in the glass container all were my grandmother’s.  They definitely were used a lot over the years.
Vintage Cookie Cutters-Vintage Santa Boot

 

On the other side of the stove you can see more of my punch bowl collection.
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I’ve been lucky to find sets with different patterns over the years.  Usually the set is missing a cup or two, but that doesn’t bother me since I’m only using them for display.
Jingle Bells Vintage Punch Set by virginiasweetpea.com 
Vintage Christmas Punch Set by virginiasweetpea.com

 

The other side of the kitchen houses our refrigerator and coffee station.  The coffee station is probably the most used area in the room!
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I started collecting Lenox Holiday when I was a teenager.  Pulling it out for Christmas is always a real treat.
  Lenox Holiday in the Kitchen by virginiasweetpea.com

 

This angle shows the kitchen from the eat in area.  We both love to sit at the bar to either do work or to eat.  The corner shelves on each end of my cabinets are a favorite spot for displaying Christmas collectables.
2014 Christmas Kitchen by virginiasweetpea.com

 

On the left I’ve displayed some of my smaller Lenox pieces, all gifts from family, and part of my Santa boot collection.  I also like plastic Santa candy containers.  When I see one in an antique shop, it’s mine!  The chalk Santa who doesn’t have much paint left and the large Santa mug holding stick candy both belonged to my great-great aunt.  I know that she would be pleased that they’ve been passed down through the family and are still being enjoyed.
  Vintage Santas and Santa Boots in my Christmas Kitchen by virginiasweetpea.com #christmaskitchen 

 

My grandfather had the cherry pie safe made for me just about the time that I got married from wood harvested from his home place in Maryland.  I also have a dresser made from the same wood.
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The scale belonged to my grandmother and most of the cookie cutters were hers as well.  I picked up a few at a thrift shop once when they were too inexpensive not to buy.  The Santa was my brother’s first Christmas ornament.  We lost him in 2002 so this has special meaning to me.
 Vintage Scale Decorated for Christmas by virginiasweetpea.com  #vintagechristmas

 

The last punch set of my collection only has four cups.  It’s actually easier to display this way.

 

 

 

On Thanksgiving night I adorned oranges with cloves.  I love how they look in my grandmother’s wooden bowl with greenery.Cloved Orange Centerpiece

 

Before you go, invite you to check out my Christmas living room.  I decorated the mantel with the theme, “Four Calling Birds.”
Four Calling Birds Mantel by virginiasweetpea.com

 

The outside of our home is decorated for the season.  I love it when I get home after my husband so that the lights are already on for me to enjoy.
Christmas Tree on Porch4

 

I so much enjoyed sharing my kitchen with you.  24 other bloggers are sharing their Christmas decor in this week’s Home for the Holidays tour.  You’ll find the list of blogs participating below.  Be sure to visit each one for Christmas eye candy and inspiration.
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Sharing With:
Savvy Southern Style, Serenity Now, Finding Silver Pennies, Refresh Restyle, Between Naps on the Porch

Comments

  1. Paula, your collections are all beautiful and I love that many of them were handed down through the family. I’m drooling over your vintage punch bowls, too. Your kitchen is beautiful and filled with so many treasured holiday items. I enjoyed the tour and learning the stories behind your collections. Simply stunning!
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  2. grammygoodwill says:

    What special things you have displayed, Paula! I’ve seen those punch bowls before and now you have whetted my appetite to search for a set. I love the “family’ items you have. That makes them so meaningful. I have some of the same Christmas cookie cutters that you displayed. This year I hung them on my vintage tree as ornaments. Merry Christmas.

  3. I love all of your pretty collections Paula! I love how you incorporate items that have been handed down to you, it makes it that much more special. Your home looks lovely!
    Shanna Gilbert recently posted…Home For the Holidays Christmas TourMy Profile

  4. Paula,
    I am enamoured by your punch bowl collection sand the Sanat boots! They are so COOL. Thanks for giving me ideas for my kitchen 🙂
    Happily pinned.
    Meegan recently posted…Inspiration Monday PartyMy Profile

  5. Paula you are rockin the Christmas posts this year! Your kitchen is beautiful and I adore your pie safe. I also love your punch bowl collection and all your family treasures – so special!
    Jen @ Girl in the Garage recently posted…Christmas Foyer and DIY Yarn Wreath {Welcome Home Tour}My Profile

  6. I agree with Jen, you are killing it with the Christmas decor! Love all the Santa boots too! I have one and for some reason I never come across any at thrifts stores. I am on the hunt for more now though!
    Pam recently posted…Chalk Painted Skis For A Winter PorchMy Profile

  7. Everything looks so pretty Paula! I love your Santa boot collection. 🙂

    Nancy
    Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule recently posted…Easy Holiday Chalk Art (with Chalk Pens)My Profile

  8. Your home always looks so warm and welcoming, Paula! Of course I always love to hear about the family treasures you’ve held onto too! Hope you have a blessed Holiday, my friend! XO
    Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer recently posted…Get Your DIY On December: Hand-made Holly-DaysMy Profile

  9. Your kitchen looks so beautiful! It’s fun to see this room decorated since you don’t see it on the blog as much. What beautiful collections you have!
    Megan @ Rhapsody in Rooms recently posted…My Simple, Sparkly Christmas + A TourMy Profile

  10. Oh goodness, I LOVE all your vintage dishes! What treasures.
    Lindsey@BetterAfter recently posted…The Dark SideMy Profile

  11. I love your style and all of the vintage decor makes me swoon! So beautiful, Paula.
    Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline recently posted…Sweet Roasted Pepper and Caramelized Onion Cheese Bread ~ Holiday RecipesMy Profile

  12. Your kitchen is fabulous…and extra cozy with your christmas decor. I love all of the special, sentimental touches! I think it’s so neat that you started collecting the Lenox when you were just a teenager…and those punch bowl collections are really cool.
    Sharon Hines recently posted…simply christmas- a christmas home tourMy Profile

  13. BEAUTIFUL kitchen!!

  14. I just love your vintage punch bowl and the jar filled with cookie cutters is awesome! Such a warm Christmas Kitchen!
    Have a great week and great tour.
    Leslie

  15. What a lovely home! Your kitchen is so beautiful! Love all of your vintage touches you added to your holiday decor.That photo of the outside of your home is gorgeous…..it reminds me of the photos from the Saturday Evening Post! That was before my time,but I have seen those in antique shops…you house looks like a Christmas card!
    Anne recently posted…Holiday Master BedroomMy Profile

  16. Wow! You have quite the chef’s kitchen. Love how you have decorated it for Christmas. Your outdoor shots are amazing!!! Christy

  17. So pretty! You have so many pretty touches of Christmas throughout your home. I love how it looks from the outside all lit up!
    Jamie | anderson + grant recently posted…Christmas House Tour | Home for the Holidays Open HouseMy Profile

  18. I love your collection of punch bowl sets! Thanks for the tour through your kitchen. It’s perfectly lovely. I found you at Met Monday and notice you enjoy cooking and sewing. I’m off to look around your site…nice to meet you! 🙂
    Kim recently posted…Keeping Love in ChristmasMy Profile

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