Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sweet & Sparklie Christmas Kitchen

Well, here it is... the end of my Christmas Home Tour! I saved the kitchen for last and I hope you have fun visiting. My kitchen has a "Christmas Sweets" theme going on here. It all started with the chandy a couple of years ago. I didn't have a tree to display my cake/cupcake ornaments near the kitchen, so I hung them on the little chandy above the sink! I love them up there. As my collection grew, I ran out of space on the chandy, so I "borrowed" the idea hanging them in the window from the fabulous Elyse. I wrapped a tension rod with ribbon and hung my ornies on pink polka dot ribbon with clips. It was the perfect solution, and I love the added sparkle in my kitchen!

The aqua and pink pastry/ice cream decorations fit naturally into the color scheme of my kitchen. I even found some candy canes in pastel colors. The gingerbread man sink sponge came from HomeGoods. I think he adds to the whimsy going on in here.

I have this spice rack of sprinkles and the straw canister out all year. I just change the colors and sprinkles out to match the current season. I served milk with paper straws last weekend when I baked a chocolate cake and my family loved them. It was nostalgic for the adults, and fun and new for the younger family members!

I love sprinkles... and have a pretty extensive, obsessive collection. I don't display them all at once. I would really love to have the space to do that like Saucy. Her sprinkle shelves are something that legends are made of. Seriously.

If you turn around from the sink in my tiny kitchen, this is what you see. I don't decorate for Christmas much over here except for the towels and vintage apron hanging on the oven door.

I love this new addition to my Christmas towels. It was one of the amazing gifts I received for my birthday from my dear friend Lisa. (I'm saving the rest of the gift for another post and I can't wait to share it with you!) I love the stitching on this adorable towel. It had me at the rickrack and pom pom trim! I grew up calling pom pom trim "dingle berries"... do any of you call them that? Just curious.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my little Christmas kitchen. My kitchen is small, but it's perfect for me... especially when decorated with sparklie sweets!



happy little cottage said...

Hi Jill! Your kitchen is sweet! The sprinkle rack is the icing on the cake!!

Tracey said...

what a delightful and happy room. Love it and thanks for sharing.
love me :-)

Kathi said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely little kitchen. I can smell cookies baking!
Merry Christmas!

Lisa Leggett said...

Look at you, bloggin up a storm this week! You go gurl! I love your cozy kitchen, it's so welcoming and cute. All of your special touches really make it a tidy, homey little room. I'm so glad you like your towel, it practically screamed "Buy me for Jill!!" at me when I saw it, so glad it's got a happy home!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Your house looks wonderful, Jill!! Love that towel!!! I've seen that Charlie Brown tree on several blogs and on FB! And tee hee we have the "poopouri too"

Years ago every Christmas Richard and I and a group of friends used to go to San Francisco for a weekend. We had fun taking the cable car, going to dinner at the Pier, going for Irish coffees at the Buena Vista and cocktails at a seedy bar called Mr. Bings in North Beach and the next day we'd go to FA Schwartz!

Wishing you and Haggie a very Merry Christmas!!!!


Erin said...

love your kitchen. Our colors look the same, turquoise, pink, red. Love it. I have that same teapot.


Sandy said...

Hi Jill,

Love all your little pops of blue in your kitchen. The sign above your stove is really cool! Unfortunately, I've eaten way too many sweets to remain calm so gotta get moving to burn those calories!

Just noticed on my last comment that I spelled my last name wrong.....Claudia wouldn't like that :) I'm still not used to typing on this I-pad keyboard.

Your blog is fun.


wendy said...

Hi, where can i get this lovely cute blue kettle? Its so CUTE!

Jill said...

Hi Wendy~
My kettle is made by Chantal and I purchased it at HomeGoods. The selection varies, but they're all really cute. I use mine every day and I LOVE it!