Vintage Christmas Kitchen 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Many a memories are made in the kitchen at Christmas. 

From recreating famous recipes of late loved ones, to big family meals, to gingerbread house masterpieces lovingly made by the children,  to just a gathering place, kitchens are special places.

And the kitchen is my favorite,  and always the first, to decorate for the season. 
This year I used a lot of vintage items, which add such character!

Atop an old butcher block sits my gingerbread themed tree, a nutcracker chef, and a vintage Lance Jar filled with old tin cookie cutters and colored ornaments.

A recent auction find, the old copper pot is the perfect container for the red poinsettia.

Another Lance Jar paired with an old scale.

The antique ice chest is the center of another Christmas vignette. Three ironstone pitchers, from my collection hold trees, one being well over 100 years from the late 1800's.

...and I just love the red vintage elf, ...a joyful little fellow!

An old prim pitchfork is decked as well!

On another note, my family and my husband's sister's family just returned from a trip to Disney World.  Everything was enchanting, magical,  and beautifully decorated for Christmas.  But to borrow on a similar popular quote,  "You can take the girl out of the Junk, but not the Junk out of the girl," ...Saturday morning I got up early, left the others in the hotel beds, and went junking.  :)  I found a couple of estate sales and yard sales.    I was doing the happy dance when I came across nine boxes of vintage ornaments, along with some other great stuff.  I'll probably store them til next year when I decide what to sell and what to keep.

Don't you just love them???

...until next time, Rhonda


  1. Girl, you did score with those ornies! So pretty! And I love your kitchen. It is as cute as can be. Great job, my friend!



  2. So pretty......and great find!! Merry Christmas!!

  3. How pretty! Those ornaments are awesome. We just got back home and got our holiday decor up. I posted my mantel tonight. If you get a chance, pop over and take a peek! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Your kitchen is beautiful!

  4. Love it all! You did a great job on your Christmas decorations! Merry Christmas to you!
    Wendy- The Southern Newlywed

  5. I love everything! In the new year I'm going to hunt for some old ornaments. They just take me back in time!!

  6. So many cute vintage things. It looks professionally decorated. I LOVE, love, love, the top hat idea for a tree topper! Soooo, stealing ;) I can't get enough vintage myself even wrote a "vintage" novel (fictional The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress). I'm green with envy over the old scale. I've been looking for one of those myself and your enamel tins behind your tree are GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for sharing, great inspiration! Happy Christmas!


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