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.
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.
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.
On the other side of the stove you can see more of my punch bowl collection.
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.
The other side of the kitchen houses our refrigerator and coffee station. The coffee station is probably the most used area in the room!
I started collecting Lenox Holiday when I was a teenager. Pulling it out for Christmas is always a real treat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The last punch set of my collection only has four cups. It’s actually easier to display this way.
Before you go, invite you to check out my Christmas living room. I decorated the mantel with the theme, “Four Calling Birds.”
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.
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.