I’ve decked my home for the holidays! Or, I guess I should say, I’ve decked the kitchen for Christmas. Come see what I’ve put together for my Christmas kitchen decor this year!
It’s the 5th and final week of the Deck the Home Blog Hop! It has been so much fun collaborating with so many amazing bloggers for the past month, and I’m honored to have been a part of it. This week our theme was simply home decor. So, be sure to check out all of the other posts at the end of this one for all the holiday home inspiration.
Now, on to the kitchen.
Truthfully, I haven’t done much decorating this year. We’ve been crazy busy, and it’s tough to do anything with a 1 year old and a 3 year old running around. Especially when their life’s mission is to destroy anything they can put their chubby little hands on. Ha!
So, I’ve kept it pretty simple with little touches here and there.
One thing I did want to do this year was make over the eat-in area of my kitchen. We recently re-did this little nook, and I’ve been itching to really fancy it up.
I love looking through all the gorgeous photos on Instagram, and I’m always so impressed by the tablescapes. (Is that a word? Spellcheck doesn’t think so…) I’ve never really made up a table, though, so I was super intimidated. I didn’t really have a super specific vision for it, although I did have some general ideas as to what I wanted.
Most of the time, I just pick things that I love, and I don’t worry too much about how they all fit together. (I’m totally a decorator – can’t you tell?!)
After 2,248 trips to Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, At Home, and my own attic, I was finally finished. Phew! Who knew that decorating a table could be so involved? I used a mix of stuff I already had on hand, a few DIYs, and some brand new stuff. I’ll link what I can for you here, just in case you see something you like.
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Because I had no idea what I was doing, I kept things pretty simple. I love these little white houses that I found at Target dollar spot. The houses matched my white furniture and were just too cute to pass up. The Target dollar spot was on point this holiday season. I picked up a number of super cute items this year. Don’t overlook those sections in the store just because they’re cheap! You can often find lots of great filler pieces there.
One of the things I did know that I wanted was white plates for the bottom layer and red plates on top. I actually found 4 matching “Merry Christmas” Rae Dunn plates at Home Goods. I couldn’t believe it! I’m not a super serious Rae Dunn collector, but I do love it when I am able to find pieces here and there. The small red plates on top came from Hobby Lobby.
These napkin rings are from the Magnolia line at Target. I loved the simple and rustic feel of them. Also, I have no clue how to fold/tie/wrap/origami a napkin. So, I just winged it. Again, totally a serious decorator over here. 😀
The chalkboard was a personal DIY that I shared here just a few weeks ago. It has been lots of fun so far, although I’m definitely going to need to work on my drawing skills. It has been such a hit, that I am actually making another, larger one, to go upstairs for the kids.
These frames were also a DIY project. I got the idea from Katrin over at Northern Feeling. You can check out her tutorial here. They were super simple to make, and I absolutely love the way they turned out. I used two frames that I already had on hand. So, all I needed for the project was a can of spray paint and a paint pen. The garland hanging on the headboard, as well as the resin Christmas trees, came from Hobby Lobby.
I didn’t do much with the rest of my kitchen. I just threw a few simple things on the counter.
I dressed up my tiered tray with a mix of old decor items and Target finds. The love the wooden houses and trees that came from Target, and the sparkly succulent was another Target dollar spot find. I’m also loving the fake snow, or fluff, that I picked up. Have you ever used this stuff? It’s fabulous! So. Much. Fun.
The tea towel came from Hobby Lobby and says Farm Fresh Christmas Trees. It is super cute, but I was unable to find it on their website. The Deck the Halls sign is an older piece from Hallmark.
I switched out my galvanized planter for the season, and it was as simple as ever to put together. Click here to see how I do it.
So, there you have it. My Christmas kitchen decor (most of which has now been moved onto the dining room table, due to the little destroyers that I mentioned earlier). 😉
I hope you enjoyed my little Christmas kitchen nook. What did you think of my first ever table setting?
Don’t forget to check out everyone else’s home decor below!