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A Very Vintage Christmas in the Kitchen and Breakfast Room

It’s been so much fun to share my Christmas decor this holiday season.  After sharing our Christmas family room, mantel, living room, porch, and dining room, today I’m sharing the last of my Christmas decor, the breakfast room and kitchen.

A Very Vintage Christmas in the Kitchen and Breakfast Room

This year’s breakfast room and kitchen decorations are festive but definitely not over the top.  I added just enough Christmas to both rooms to put us in the holiday spirit, but not so much that the rooms become hard to use and enjoy.

Christmas in the Breakfast Room

We’ll start today’s tour with the breakfast room.  I decorated the windows with small wreaths hanging from red ribbon and added greenery to the light fixture along with more of the same ribbon.  

Breakfast Room Decorated for Christmas

On the table is a wreath made from Sweet Gum balls on a vintage table runner that I found in Vermont.  After Christmas I plan to hang this wreath on our front door.Wreath made from Sweet Gum balls with a glass hurricane and red candle on top of a vintage table runner.

Usually I decorate the hutch in our breakfast room with my vintage Christmas punch bowl collection along with Santa boots and bottlebrush trees.  This year I decided to display my green vintage pot collection with red plaid ribbon to add a pop of color along with vintage Christmas tins.Farmhouse Style Shelves Decorated for Christmas with vintage tins, vintage green pottery, and plaid ribbon.

I host Christmas and I’m looking forward to cooking a nice meal Christmas Eve to serve in our breakfast room.  On Christmas day I’ll serve breakfast and then my mom will make fried oysters for dinner.  

Christmas in the Kitchen

Moving on to the kitchen, the shelves on either end of our kitchen cabinets are a spot that I love to decorate for the season.  Every year I decorate the left side with vintage and the right side with Lenox Holiday china pieces that I have collected over the years. 

If you are a regular around here, you know that I rarely share our kitchen, mostly because it gets little natural light making it hard to photograph.Kitchen with cherry cabinets decorated for Christmas with vintage.

In 2004 we completely gutted our existing kitchen and had an addition added to our home to make a larger kitchen and to add a breakfast room and family room.  I’ve never regretted choosing cherry cabinets even though white ones are what are currently in style.  The cherry has darkened over the years and I like that it doesn’t show every smudge that needs to be cleaned like white cabinets do.  (I have white cabinets at the lake and I am constantly seeing something that needs to be cleaned there.)

Mr. SP doesn’t know this, but I’m hoping to change out the pendants lights as well as the light in the breakfast room this winter.  

Let’s take a look at the Christmas decor on the shelves on the left side of the kitchen.Kitchen with cherry cabinets decorated for Christmas with vintage.

For Christmas the shelves on this side of the room are always decorated with vintage.  

The bottom shelf has a candle set from The Vermont Country Store, a vintage Santa, and bottlebrush trees.Kitchen shelves decorated for Christmas with vintage style candles from The Vermont Country Store, a vintage Santa, and bottlebrush trees.

Santa is hanging over the fireplace by a piece of fishing line duck taped to the cabinet.  I tried clear packing tape but it wasn’t strong enough to hold Santa’s amble girth.Kitchen shelves decorated for Christmas with vintage Santa boots, vintage style candles from The Vermont Country Store, a vintage Santa, and bottlebrush trees.

I have been collecting vintage Santa boots for years and displayed the ones that I didn’t use elsewhere for decor on this shelf.Collection of vintage Santa boots used to decorate a kitchen shelf.

The top two shelves are super hard to photograph.  In retrospect I should have gotten a ladder out of the basement to assist me but instead I resorted to standing on the bar.

This shelf has a new-to-me Christmas item, a very delicate Santa and reindeer.  In my other Christmas posts I’ve shared more new-to-me vintage Santas that I purchased from a man on Facebook who was selling items from his father’s estate.  This Santa is one of those items.

The red glass block is a Blenko candle holder.  The three ornaments were gifts from a friend years ago.Kitchen shelf decorated for Christmas with a vintage Santa and reindeer, red Blenko candle, and vintage-look ornaments

The top shelf has another vintage Santa purchased from the same man along with two Santa  boots and a tiny Santa mug.  The coffee can came out of my grandfather’s shed.Kitchen shelf decorated for Christmas with a Chase and Sanborn coffee can, vintage celluloid Santa, vintage Santa boots, and a small Santa mug

Now we’ll move on to the shelves on the right hand side of the kitchen.  Every year I decorate these shelves with Lenox Holiday pieces.  I’ve collected Lenox Holiday china since I was a teenager.  Kitchen with cherry cabinets decorated for Christmas with vintage.

A vintage Santa candy container/ornament rides in a Lenox sleigh with faux greenery.  This is the first year that I’ve used faux over real foliage in my decorating.  I prefer real but I decorated very early this year and went with faux for ease of clean up. Kitchen shelf decorated for Christmas with Lenox Holiday pieces and a vintage Santa candy container.

My in-laws gave me the Lenox Mr. and Mrs. Claus salt and pepper shakers and the star was was along to me by one of my friends.  She received it as a gift and didn’t want it, so I was the lucky recipient.Kitchen shelf decorated for Christmas with Lenox Holiday pieces

The top two shelves on this side of the kitchen are really difficult to photograph.  I stood on the bar counter hoping that I wouldn’t fall as I shot the next two pictures.

The faux greenery in this vase isn’t the most beautiful arrangement but from the floor it looks just fine.Kitchen shelf decorated for Christmas with Lenox Holiday star and bottlebrush trees

The top shelf holds more Lenox.  The salt and pepper shakers will go on the table when I host a few holiday meals.  The candy dish was a gift from my maternal grandmother when I was still in high school.Kitchen shelf decorated for Christmas with Lenox Holiday pieces

Other Kitchen Decorations

It’s tempting for me to decorate the kitchen counters with Christmas vignettes, but I find that they get in the way of cooking, so this year I left the counters relatively clear.  I grouped hot chocolate supplies from my hot chocolate bar with vintage on one counter and other than that, the only other Christmas decoration on the counter is my Lenox Holiday sugar bowl and creamer beside the coffee pot.

I have an idea for one more Christmas post but in case I don’t get that accomplished, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very merry Christmas!

A Very Vintage Christmas in the Kitchen - A kitchen and breakfast room are decorated for Christmas with vintage

 

11 Comments

  1. i have thoroughly enjoyed each room of your Christmas tour!! Everything is so welcoming and just says “let’s celebrate Christmas”!! Thank you so much for sharing and have a very Merry Christmas and an even better New Year!

    1. Thank you so much! I love decorating for Christmas and I am so glad that you enjoyed all of my Christmas posts this year. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

      Paula

  2. Hi Paula! Oh, I’ve so enjoyed seeing your Christmasing! I loved seeing your breakfast room and what really caught my eye was your beautiful valances on your windows! Love how you’ve filled your hutch. Your kitchen is very pretty and I just love your Lenox collection! I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

    1. Thank you, Amber! I have enjoyed your Christmas decorations as well. I am so glad that we met through blogging!

      Paula

  3. I always enjoy seeing your home and how you combine your vintage treasures from family into great vignettes! Hope you had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

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