It’s beginning to look like “a farmhouse style Christmas” in my kitchen! It’s still a little early for me to have all of my Christmas decorating finished, but I am loving how things are coming along so far. Today I am sharing how I have been adding merry and bright farmhouse style Christmas touches in my kitchen, just in time for the Christmas Kitchens Tour hosted by Pink Peppermint Design. If you are visiting from Life on Cedar Lane or if you just happened to stop by today, I am so glad you are here!
There are eighteen bloggers sharing their Christmas kitchens this week and I am honored to join in the fun. You can find links to each of the inspiring Christmas kitchen tours at the the end of this post.
This year I really want to embrace simpler and more meaningful Christmas decorating, so I have been working really hard on trying not to buy a lot of new Christmas decorations (of course I will never pass up vintage Christmas treasures when I am out thrifting and junkin’ during the holidays!) I love the challenge of using what I already have in new ways. The simple and festive dough bowl display on our kitchen island is a perfect example.
The simple and festive dough bowl display on our kitchen island is a perfect example of “use what you have” decor. When I started unloading the apples and clementines from grocery shopping I got the idea simply put the fruits in my long dough bowl for a quick and easy centerpiece. I used some left over faux long needle pine from wreath making and some nuts and cinnamon sticks along with the fruits. I also added some cloves to a few of the clementines.
I love how it turned out! The clove studded clementines and cinnamon sticks smell so good too. On Friday I will be sharing a DIY post on how to create this simple and natural Christmas centerpiece.
I also love how the little breakfast nook corner came together quickly for Christmas with the addition of plaid pillows and some fun Christmas decor.
The awesome “Merry and Bright” sign was handmade by my talented friend Laney at Pine and Birch. Since I am using more elegant French country and vintage style Christmas decorations in the rest of my home, I wanted the kitchen to be a little more casual, merry. and bright this year with a touch of homespun, farmhouse coziness.
I love making my own Christmas decorations. My original cotton boll and pine farmhouse tobacco basket swag was recently featured in Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine!
My swag is featured in the “40 DIYs for Christmas” section! You can order one from my Etsy shop!
This year I also made some “Easy as Magic” DIY Nordic Christmas Gnomes for the kitchen using wooden spools and a few other inexpensive craft materials. Aren’t they just too cute?
I can’t wait to make a few more of these gnomes to give as gifts this year! If you are looking for a quick, easy and inexpensive Christmas craft, check out my simple tutorial here.
A handmade vintage style Santa purchased from one of my favorite local primitive gift shops adds an extra cheerful touch to the cozy Farmhouse Christmas corner.
I am very traditional when it comes to Christmas decorating since I wait until after Thanksgiving to get started. I have still been in fall mode since Thanksgiving, but as I was working on this post it was snowing and I was certainly getting all the Christmas feels! Cozy candlelight, simmering spices on the stove and Christmas music helped me get in the Christmas spirit even more.
Just beside our breakfast nook seating is my vintage cabinet filled with Rae Dunn Pottery. I love adding little treasures to the cabinet to change it up a bit for all the holidays and seasons. It is fun to get creative with the pottery by creating cute vignettes.
I often change things around in the cabinet as inspiration strikes or if I come across any new vintage treasures or Rae Dunn pieces throughout the holiday season.
A few other Rae Dunn pieces and vintage Christmas treasures can be found all around the kitchen.
I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at my merry and bright farmhouse Christmas kitchen decor! Now it’s time to relax with a cuppa something warm and tasty and to check out all of the rest of the beautiful Christmas kitchens on the tour.
If you love vintage Christmas as much as I do (especially vintage Santas!), you might also enjoy my recent Vintage Christmas Vignettes post from the Creating A Cozy Christmas blog hop. I still have some decorating to do all around the house, and I will be sharing more of my vintage Christmas decor and some finishing touches in the kitchen in my Christmas home tour on December 7th. I do hope you will plan to stop back by for a visit!
Next up is Haneen’s Haven. Her decor is sure to be amazing as always! If you missed any of the other kitchens on the tour you can find the links below.
Pink Peppermint Design | House by Hoff | Monica Wants It | Meme Hill Studio | Inspiration for Moms | Two Twenty One
Hymns and Verses | RemodelaCasa | Southern Hospitality Blog | Southern State of Mind | Meaningful Spaces | My Sweet Savannah
11 Magnolia Lane | Life On Cedar Lane | Follow the Yellow Brick Home | Haneen’s Haven
Decor to Adore | This is Our Bliss | Refashionably Late | A Stroll Thru Life
Thank you so much for visiting today! Have a merry and bright Christmas dear friends!
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I love your kitchen. I could just sit and enjoy all the fabulous antiques and treasures you have displayed for hours. I think I will just curl up in the corner on the banquette and enjoy.November 28, 2018 at 10:59 am
Oh Amber your Christmas is a wonderland! I adore the breakfast nook. Those gnomes are too cute and the hutch is just wonderful. Bravo!November 29, 2018 at 9:01 am
Oh Amber! It’s delightful like I knew it would be. We are so alike. I have a similar dough bowl that has been lined with clove studded tangerines in past years too! The cloves and oranges thing goes back to my childhood – some Swedish immigrant friends in our neighborhood babysat us all the time and taught us such crafty stuff. Congrats on that tobacco basket magazine feature – how gratifying that must be to see it in print at a time print has disappeared! Bravo! The whole kitchen is cozy and warm and feels like a magical shop I would want to linger in. Thank you for sharing your gifts of creativity with the world. xoxNovember 29, 2018 at 10:40 am
Amber,November 29, 2018 at 8:16 pm
I have always adored your Kitchen but I am really quite smitten by it at Christmas time!! I loved how you decorated it last year and I love what you did with it this year too!! Thanks so much for sharing and for the inspiration!!
Amber, I think your kitchen is my favorite room in your house–it’s absolutely charming, especially decked out for Christmas! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. Pinning!December 3, 2018 at 11:42 am
Congrats on your magazine feature. I love your basket arrangement. I love all the festive and merry decorations. Thanks for sharing your post @DearCreatives inspiration spotlight party. Sharing. See you again soon, TheresaDecember 3, 2018 at 11:25 pm