Kitchens are my favorite to decorate at Christmas time! I truly feel a kitchen is the heart of a home.
This year I wanted all the cozy kitchen vibes with lots of green trees and lots of warm lights.
Draping some lights across the white metal piece in our kitchen was one of the first things I did. I’m still loving the warm glow it gives…. secretly wanting to keep it up through Winter!
Next the evergreens! We hung faux garland across the sink window and put out little mini trees all throughout the space. Especially in the open space above our cabinets. We also added a little live tree on the island to serve as our little “family tree”. That’s been my favorite part of the Christmas kitchen decor.
What’s Christmas without a little red?! I pulled out the vintage Santas to give me a punch of red. Nothing like a sweet classic vintage red. This also serves as a reminder of Christmas as a child because we had Santas displayed everywhere in our home growing up.
That’s Christmas in the kitchen!! Hope you enjoyed this festive post. Thanks for reading!
Spring of 2017 I published a post called 4 Farmhouse Finds from the Thrift Store and many of you seemed to enjoy it! I figured I would post another article with tips on what to look for at Goodwill and Salvation Army!!
Every house needs baskets! They’re functional yet cute. Baskets are a easy cheap way to add texture to a room. Look for these at the thrift stores! You can find all sizes – large & small.
Terra Cotta Pots
Give me a used old planter over a new one any day! Especially if the previous owner (or their children) painted it and thus paint is chipping away! Also, I love the way nature ages the pots. (We’ve talked about this before) Anyways, try looking for these at your local thrift store. If the price is right, snag ’em!
Wood Rolling Pins
Of course, wood rolling pins!! Maybe it’s just my area but nearly every time I go to the thrift store I see these. Vintage or not – the wood ones look cool displayed in a kitchen.
Lamps are an awesome item to watch for at thrift stores. I’ve bought several. In fact, I’ve bought two gold retro style floor lamps for my sister recently on two different occasions. I’ve even seen nice matching pairs. Keep in mind you can always replace the lampshade to freshen the look!!
So there you have a few secrets from a “picker” on what to look for at the thrift store. Thanks so much for stopping by my website today!!
Never thought I’d say it but my Keurig days are indeed over. Keurig is one of the rmain reasons I began drinking coffee. My mom bought me a Keurig for Christmas 2013. She said it was from my “hot chocolate”.. One thing led to another, then I began dating Mr. Coffee Lover and now I can’t live without it.
T H E T A S T E
It began with Aaron. He no longer liked the taste on Keurig coffee. A year later, I started noticing a plastic-y taste. I much preferred coffee from a restaurant or coffee shop. It just tasted so much better.
T H E M O N E Y
Between the two of us it was nothing to use 4 k-cups a day. You don’t really realize how much that adds to your grocery bill.
T H E P L A S T I C
Hot water and plastic make me feel like I’m drinking chemicals.
T H E B U G
Even though we spray our house regularly, the occasional bug still wanders in. One morning, I opened the top of my Keurig to insert the k-cup & there was a black bug in the top where the K-cup goes. Yep. Worse part, the bug crawled into the Keurig to where I couldn’t get it. After this, I no longer used my Keurig.
T H E C L E A N I N G
Which brings me to my next point, how clean can we truly get it?
M Y S O L L U T I O N
I bought a kettle and dripper to make pour over. It takes a little extra time but the coffee taste MUCH better! It’s also saving on my weekly grocery bill. I can clean/rinse out the dripper daily. I have a new routine. I heat up the kettle as I’m unloading my dishwasher in the morning then just pour the hot water over my favorite blend.
I’m going to link the kettle and dripper I bought. If you’re wanting something faster I’m also going to link some more options.
Kettle – Click HERE
Dripper – Click HERE
Another Dripper – Click HERE (This one is a little slower)
French Press – Click HERE
Chemex Coffeemaker – Click HERE