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Christmas in the Kitchen

Today I’m sharing our newly renovated kitchen, beverage centre, and dining nook all decorated for the holidays; Christmas decorating ideas in the kitchen.

It’s here! Home Tour Week is upon us.  I can hardly believe that it is the first week of December already… and I haven’t bought more than a couple of gifts yet.

The house is decorated, the holiday baking has begun, and the parties and dinners are all booked.  But… I haven’t really thought about what exactly will be going underneath the Christmas tree this year.  I was so much further ahead last year, despite the fact that we moved (and painted and decorated) right at the end of November.

That being said, I can’t believe it’s one year since we’ve been in this house! You can see last year’s very simple Christmas home tour here (and the best of our old house tours here).  And with having recently completed the MAJOR renovations on our kitchen, I was most excited to get to decorate the kitchen/beverage centre/eating nook for the holidays this year.

I hope you’ll find some ideas to help inspire your kitchen decor for the season…

Christmas in the kitchen poster.

As I mentioned it is the Seasonal Simplicity Home Tour week. Which means that 50 (yes, I said FIFTY!) talented home decor bloggers are sharing part of their home this week, all decorated for the holidays.  Ten bloggers each day – be sure to check out the links to their tours at the bottom of today’s post.

If you’ve popped over from one of the other bloggers on this week’s tour, then welcome! My name is Krista and I’ve been writing on this blog for about six years.  I love to share DIY, decorating ideas, organization projects, crafts, recipes, and tons of free printables.  You can read more about me and the blog here.

I just want to share a couple of before pictures of this space, because it’s so fun to remember how much things have changed in just one year.  One of our favourite new areas is the little eating nook and beverage centre that we created in what was previously the past owner’s eat-in kitchen area.

Here is how it looked just over a year ago when we looked at the house…

A small dining area before renovation.

And now (from the opposite direction, this picture is taken from where that doorway used to be on the left side of the picture above)…

After renovation with a small built in bench and a two seater table with a bronze light above it.

We love this little area! It’s perfect for when we have the whole family together or larger groups of friends over.

There is a picture on the wall above the built in seat with a garland around the picture.

You can find all the sources for this space in this post.  I love the tulip table and chairs, and found the graphic artwork for a steal at HomeSense.  The light can be found here, and wallpaper can be found here. Adding a greenery centrepiece and a pine garland (purchased at Costco a couple of holiday seasons ago) is all I needed to do to give this space a Christmasy feel.

I mixed real pine and cedar greenery with a flocked pic from Michaels for this centrepiece…

A white vase is on the table with flocked greenery and a pinecones in it.

A blue and white throw blanket is on the back of the chair.

The main kitchen before (it used to have a wall dividing it from our dining area)….

The dark kitchen before renovation.

And, after the extensive renovation…

The white and bright kitchen with holiday decorations in it.

I used the same pine garland (from Costco) over our window in the kitchen.  You can find our full kitchen reveal and all the sources for it in this post.

There is a small open shelf with holiday decor on it in the kitchen.

The most fun part about decorating this kitchen is definitely the open shelves! I love open shelving in a kitchen, and changing them around for the holiday season is changes the feel of our entire home.  I added some rustic wooden trees, one of my free printable vintage truck prints, and some red and teal/green accessories as well as natural cedar boughs.  Within minutes it feels 100% Christmas, and I didn’t have to buy a bunch of new decor stuff! That was part of the goal this year; to use what I have with very minimal purchasing – and it actually went really well!

A red Kitchen Aid mixer is on the white counter.

There is a wicker basket on the counter underneath the shelf.

Wooden Christmas trees are on the shelf in the kitchen.

One of the things I’m most excited about this holiday is getting to host several parties and dinners in our new kitchen.  With my sister and brother-in-law being mid-home-build, we have become the only place to really hold a large family dinner, so it will be busy around here for the few days leading up to the holidays.  My boys absolutely love this time of year when we get to have all of the extended family together!

A white kitchen island with a stovetop is in the middle of the kitchen.

A small rug is in front of the sink in the kitchen.

All of the greenery has now been disbursed to various corners of our home; nothing says Christmas like the scent of cedar and pine floating throughout your home.  I love to tuck little bits of cedar bough everywhere this time of year.

Cedar boughs are in the sink in the kitchen.

A small scale in the kitchen has produce in it.

There is another open corner shelf in the kitchen with holiday decor.

There are grey cabinets and white countertops.

There are gold pulls on the cabinets. A fresh greenery of garland is around the kitchen window.

The beverage centre is another favourite zone of this kitchen – I’m so glad we decided to go ahead with this use of the space when we undertook the major kitchen reno.  I definitely would put a zone like this in any home we have in the future…

A wine fridge is beside the small table in the kitchen.

A bottle of red wine with two glasses is on the counter in the kitchen.

Small bottles turned into vases are on another open shelf in the kitchen.

The White Christmas printable is available free to download in my printable library for all of my email subscribers – just look in the Christmas printable folder!

I shared about our giant Christmas village houses here.

Small tins with Christmas trees are on the shelf in the kitchen.

A white vase with flocked greenery and a small bottle brush white tree is on the counter.

We love our new renovated kitchen, and it was really fun to get it ready for the holidays.  Having the space so open, yet with different little nooks and spaces to visit makes it perfect for hosting big gathering.  We have orgnaized my school staff this coming Friday for our Christmas party and you know what they say… the party always ends up in the kitchen!

Next up on today’s tour is Janet’s gorgeous home, from Shabbyfufu.  Head over to see what she has to share, and then hop around to see what everyone is sharing today!

Seasonal Simplicity Christmas series.

Sharing today with me are….


Monday blogger tour 2019

The Happy Housie ** Shabbyfufu ** Jenna Kate at Home
Inspiration for Moms ** We’re the Joneses

Rambling Renovators ** Home Made Lovely ** My 100 Year Old Home
Maison de Cinq ** Nick + Alicia

And sharing the rest of this week…


House by Hoff ** The Tattered Pew ** Clean & Scentsible
The Turquoise Home ** Rain on a Tin Roof

Stacy Risenmay ** This is Our Bliss ** Southern State of Mind
Styled with Lace ** Life is Better At Home


Taryn Whiteaker Designs ** Just a Girl and Her Blog ** Cherished Bliss
So Much Better With Age ** Cassie Bustamante

Lemon Thistle ** The DIY Mommy ** Love Create Celebrate
The Handmade Home ** Craftberry Bush


Rooms For Rent ** Grace In My Space ** Modern Glam
Happy Happy Nester ** Town and Country Living

Two Twenty One** Place of My Taste ** Life is a Party
Sincerely, Marie Designs ** Willow Street Interiors


Tatertots and Jello ** A Pretty Life in the Suburbs ** Maison de Pax
She Gave it a Go ** Summer Adams

  Amber Tysl ** All Things With Purpose  ** Cuter Tudor
Chrissy Marie Blog ** The Happy Housie


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50 fabulous Chrismtas Home Tours graphic.


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  1. This kitchen is gorgeous!! Love what you’ve done with your home and your kitchen makes me so excited to renovate mine someday! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family my friend!

  2. What a great kitchen! May I ask where you got the wooden trees on the open shelving? Voice in my house colors too, so this gives me some ideas of how to tie it into Christmas colors.

  3. Krista, you’ve done such an amazing job in such a short time. Your kitchen is gorgeous decorated for Christmas! Hope you have a wonderful holiday.
    Hugs, Jamie

  4. Your kitchen is such a transformation. Every time I see that cute mini tulip table I want to grab a cup of coffee and take a seat 😉 It looks beautiful in here for the holidays. Thanks for organizing such a lovely group of bloggers for this years hop! xoxo

  5. Krista your Christmas kitchen is just beautiful! I am in love with your shelves and especially those plaid bowls! Thank you so much for hosting this fabulous Christmas tour! Merry Christmas! xoxo,

  6. I love all your Christmas touches, and the greens make it look so festive! But I have to say my favorite thing might be those adorable plaid bowls – LOVE those!!

    Thanks so much for hosting Krista and happy holidays to you!


  7. I love your kitchen remodel Krista and still have a few things to do in my own, so pinning for inspo! Thanks for organizing such a great tour! xo

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