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