This holiday season I brought lots of traditional colors into my kitchen and dining area when I decorated. Using classic red and green Christmas colors with vintage touches to create a cozy little space to celebrate the holidays in our little kitchen!
Decorating My Kitchen For Christmas
This Christmas I went with a completely classic Christmas look using lots of reds, greens, and whites. I just love the feel of a cozy kitchen…especially at this time of the year when I spend so much time in here!!
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Kitchen Sink Area
Over my kitchen sink, I draped 2 garlands ( they are from Terrain and are a bit pricey but worth the investment for the quality) Since I feel like I spend half of my life standing here I wanted it to be pretty…
I added 2 little Cyprus trees that I picked up at Trader Joe’s on the windowsills and hung up the gingerbread salt dough wreath that I made last week.
On the garland, I added dried orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and red berries. A little bit of floral wire secured them to the garland.
On the other side of my kitchen is my dining area. My dining set is already green…so that worked out pretty well when I was putting together a classic red & green Christmas look!!
- DINING TABLE (BETTER HOMES & GARDENS, WALMART)
- DINING CHAIRS (BETTER HOMES&GARDENS, WALMART)
For my Christmas table settings, I’m using a 12 Days of Christmas dinnerware set that I bought a few years ago from Walmart’s Better Homes & Gardens line. It’s such a pretty set of dishes with gold accents and beautiful pictures.
I’m using chargers from Hobby Lobby that look like glass…but are actually plastic (shhh, don’t tell!!) and a set of round rattan placemats.
My table is quite small so a little trick I have is to use cotton dish towels for a table runner/cloth. For Christmas, I’m actually using 2 red plaid towels that I found at Target.
The black candlestick tapers were a little early Christmas present to myself!! I got them a few weeks back at the Holiday Vintage Bazaar in N. Hampton, NH…if you are local, it’s always a great show!! I wrote about it in this Saturday Shares post if you’d like to see more.
Vintage Holiday Print Gallery Wall
If I have to pick just one thing that made a big impact in my red & green Christmas kitchen it would be changing out my botanical gallery wall floral prints for a set of vintage holiday ones.
It was an easy little project…I found the images on The Graphics Fairy website and printed them out on cardstock paper and just popped them into the frames. Once the holiday season is over I’ll go back to my botanical wall (one of my favorite projects)
My favorite piece to decorate is my hutch that’s nestled in the corner of my dining area. It’s been a few different colors over the years but I’m loving this deep green shade that I painted the hutch last year. ( It’s Sherwin Williams Coriander & Olive)
The green is the perfect backdrop for all my Christmas decor.
I made a mini gingerbread man garland to string across the top.
Inside the hutch, I added a set of vintage books that I picked up at a local antique market…I loved the green color.
One of my favorite tricks for staining small wood projects is using Rit fabric dye! I had a set of the mini nutcrackers from Hobby Lobby and gave them a quick bath in the dark brown shade.
It’s so much quicker than trying to stain each one and they come out looking so good!! For a hint of color, I added a ring of paint around the rims of their little hats.
I’m displaying the nutcracker soldiers on a small cake stand with tiny bottlebrush trees.
On the wall, I have a vintage wall basket that I filled with seasonal greens and red berries.
I popped in a few dried orange slices and printed out a vintage flyer to stick in the basket to finish off the festive look.
Red & White Christmas Tree
In front of the windows, I managed to fit in a Christmas tree!! I filled it with red and white decorations.
The red ticking striped poinsettia clips from Walmart were the inspiration for the rest of the tree.
A few of the ornaments were DIYs and you can see how I made them in my 11 Christmas Ornaments You Can Make post.
Merry Christmas, Friends!! -Jennifer
cottage on bunker hill
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AnnMarie Christiano says
Your kitchen looks beautiful! Just love the garland! Pinned.
Sharon M says
Your kitchen is so gorgeous and festive. I love everything about it and got so many good ideas. That kitchen would be a happy, fun place to do Christmas baking. A few of the things I love are the color of your hutch, the toy soldiers that you dyed, your tree ornaments, the gingerbread men wreath. I could go on and on. Thank you for sharing. You are one creative lady.
Robyn Huff says
Such beautiful ideas! I love this so much! Thank you for sharing!
Oh Jennifer, You had me at the garland then you had to dye some nutcrackers. Oh my, there was goodness everywhere that I looked in your house. Loved it all, my sweet friend!
THe kitchen window is GORGEOUS = love the garland! Looks great there!
I love the garland that you made for the kitchen window and the gingerbread men wreath. Your kitchen looks so warm and inviting for the holidays. Merry Christmas, Jennifer!
Jennifer Howard says
I missed this with my Christmas break…I just took down the garland and everything looks so empty!!
It’s my favorite garland! The kitchen looks beautiful!
Jennifer Howard says
I could leave it up forever!! (now the narrator says “in fact, she did not leave it up forever…she ripped it down on Decemeber 26th…” Merry Christmas friend!!