Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Decor Tip For The Kitchen


Kitchens always get a work-out during the Christmas season.  This space in our homes sees us preparing meals and hosting guests.  As such, it needs to look festive and yet be functional.



Although I'll be waiting awhile longer for an update to our oak cabinets/hunter green countertops and am reluctant to show our kitchen, I do want to give you a tip that I've found makes decorating the kitchen for Christmas easy.


Almost all of the decorative touches I've added are "corralled" in either trays or baskets.
 
 
This allows for easy "pick up and move" capabilities.
 
 
 
This especially applies to the kitchen island where these apothecary jars can be moved whenever the full space is required.
 
 
Some faux snow and a few Christmas picks were added to the glass vessels which sit in a small black wooden tray.
 
 
Some wooden gingerbread men and a plate stack stand at the ready in this woven basket tray.
 
 
 
A matching basket-tray in the far corner holds a Santa ornament, some Christmas greenery along with the necessary jars of tea bags.
 
 
A red Christmas plate against a plain white one makes a backdrop to this display.
 
 
At the far end of the kitchen, a shelf also holds some festive accents. This is a good area to decorate since it is up and out of the way.
 
 
The HOME sign is flanked by a Santa sugar & creamer.
 
 
Christmas greenery with red ornaments sit on each end of the shelf.
 
By placing your decorative items in easily transportable trays and/baskets, you'll have a festive kitchen and save yourself time and stress when it comes to making room on your counters for prepping or serving food during the holidays.
 
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8 comments:

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

That is such a great tip! Love your kitchen decor!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Great ideas to use the trays for your decor. Your kitchen is clean as a pin and now ready for Christmas.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

That is a great idea!!! I decorate my kitchen but most things are functioal too. And those that aren't, are not really in the way, thank goodness:):) Merry Christmas!

Ana Meiers said...

That is a great tip that I also use. First time I saw trays/baskets being used to group vignettes I was hooked! I use them everywhere and when I need to move something it can be done with quickly and neatly. Blessings! You have a beautiful and warm home!

Susie Holler said...

Your kitchen loks very warm and cozy and a place where family and friends can join and meet up. the kitchen to me is always the heart of the home.Susie

Candy S said...

I will have to gather up my trays for decorating the kitchen over the weekend. I have a small tree that I like to use for the kitchen, it is going look great gathered up with the other little decorations on my counter. Thanks for the inspiration!..... Candy

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your kitchen and your beautiful vignettes. Trays are such a fabulous accessory. I use them everywhere. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan said...

We wish you a Merry Christmas! !
I pray a lot of "happiness".
And for the children of the world. . . .
Ryoma