Well, it’s that time! My first official Christmas post of the season is up today. I’m teaming up once again with a bunch of my fave bloggers in the Seasons of Home Tour hosted by the fabulous Kristen from Ella Claire & Co Everyone is sharing how they like to add a little bit of Christmas cheer to their kitchen’s this time of year.
I’m trying to keep things pretty simple this year in order not to drive myself crazy with clutter by December 15. The Mr. has teased me in the past about dismantling the Christmas tree while our kids are still opening presents, haha.
This is entirely an exaggeration, I waited until at least after breakfast last year to start taking it all down. ;) Don’t get me wrong, I love all the fun of Christmas decorations, but they start to make me twitchy by the end of the season. I always crave a fresh and clean start for January.
I started with a pretty branch print that I found at Hobby Lobby and a few cute juniper plants from my local nursery. I like their little simple Charlie Brown tree vibe.
An old Balsam Hill wreath I have had for years got an update with a new green velvet ribbon and those brass bells I mentioned in last week’s post. I love the warmth and a little bit of shine that they add to the kitchen.
Once again I trudged through the snow to snip a few branches in the woods. I found this pretty green glass vase to add some drama and a plate of pomegranates for a pop of color.
Bonus I love pomegranate seeds in salads, so these have been slowly disappearing over the last few days. I’ll have to restock them soon!
I swapped out the pillows in the breakfast nook and hung a wreath up in the window.
I promptly took it down 2 days later because it was driving me nuts as it was blocking my view of the kids playing basketball outside, ha! It was pretty while it lasted though.
I told you I’m being pretty cutthroat about this twitchy eye thing when it comes to Christmas decor this year. I’m basically like the Marie Kondo of Christmas decorations – if it’s not sparking joy off it goes!
A little green ribbon wound through my cake stand was festive with my pumpkin spice bundt cake (I used this muffin recipe here and just added frosting – so good!)
Now be sure to head over to all of my friends’ gorgeous kitchens and check out their fun ideas!