Holiday Home Tour Day 1: French Farmhouse Kitchen

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Welcome to my French farmhouse kitchen finally dressed for the holidays! I've kept my holiday decorating simple this year.

Just a few favorite vintage and hand made pieces mixed with my every day items make the kitchen feel like the holidays without taking up too much precious space. Sorry that the photo above is yellow but it's of the inside of the glass cabinet that's on the left side of the photo below and if I hadn't turned on the lights, you wouldn't be able to see the cute elves...everyone should be able to see cute elves this time of year.

Of course, keeping decorating to a minimum will also make it easier to put things away since I'm hoping that we'll get to start on Phase 2 of the renovation not long after the first of the year.

A very small cypress that I picked up a Home depot is decorated with Swedish ornaments and joined by a French milk bottle, a vintage concrete cardinal statue and a candle that was gifted to me by my friend, Ann.

The candle was made by One Love Candle and Bath. The fragrance is Frankincense & Ginger and let me just tell you, it's amazing! She also makes handmade soaps, lotions as well as 100% pure soy candles and you can order online! I may have to order some soap and lotion.... for myself! 

Remember this Vintage Cookie Cutter Wreath that I made last year?  I had completely forgotten about it until I found it in the bottom of a box of kitchen towels.

 How it got there I'll never know...
                                                but I love the way that it looks against the ivory cabinets in my new kitchen.

The built in corner cabinet got a few bottle brush trees, some shiny ornaments, and a couple of vintage style snowmen to brighten up my collection of ironstone and French china.  Yes, those are the Christmas Stockings that I made from the Tutorial and Pattern HERE still hanging from the cabinet. They're headed to my sister's this weekend.

Isn't this the sweetest vintage French spice cabinet next to my kitchen sink? I found it at the French estate sale that I attended in the fall. It even still has its original metal drawer liners!

The Dollar Tree Craft peppermint wreath that I made found its way to a spot above the sink and my favorite ironstone pitcher is once again on the kitchen table, filled with fresh greens. I love the smell of fresh balsam and pine at Christmas.

It's amazing to me that the addition of just a few familiar things has made my kitchen feel so much more like Christmas....

                                                                      ....and the French Farm house feel so much more like home.

I hope that you've enjoyed the Christmas tour of my kitchen.  I'll be back to share more of the house soon but for now, I've got to run.....

                                                                                                              I think that I may have company!


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