Hey guys, as promised, I’m kicking off Christmas this week! I was hoping to share our breakfast nook and kitchen today, but miracle of all miracles the sun is shining in Michigan today! This is a rare and welcome occurrence in November (I’m not complaining), however, it makes the lighting impossible to shoot the breakfast nook. SO, I’ll just make this a two parter like a particularly juicy Housewives Reunion and share the nook on Friday.
I mentioned I was shaking things up a bit this year and skipping the red. I love red at Christmas time, but I’ve done it the last 3 years, so it was a fun challenge to try something different this year.
I’m going with navy, grey and white this year with lots of fresh greens thrown in the mix.
I kept it pretty simple in the kitchen, because this room is typically messy enough on it’s own. Between homework, food prep and my kids slime making habit, keeping the counters clear is unheard of anyway. I bought this adorable little fresh rosemary tree at Lowe’s along with a fresh wreath to hang on the hood. My daughter baked this cute gingerbread cake with a very fancy Trader Joe’s box mix and then stared at me aghast when I told her she couldn’t eat it yet ;)
I didn’t have to spend a lot to switch up my colors. Spray paint, and wrapping paper are the cheapest ways to change things up. I used all my old silver and white ornaments and just added in about $25 worth of navy ball ornaments from Michaels.
Another great tip is spending a few bucks on ribbon, I found this navy and white one from Target and wired it to the wreath.
I found the “Good Tidings” sign at Joann Fabric. It was originally white and I wanted it to stand out more, so I gave it a coat of navy spray paint.
My vintage colander with a bag of tangerines is my last little bit of “decor” which is really just my cute attempt to brainwash my children into eating more fruit.
Cross your fingers for a rainy day (not something I normally say) and my breakfast nook, part 2 will be up on Friday!