Hi, and welcome back to my holiday home! Were you able to catch my holiday tour a few days ago where I shared my entryways (both front and back)? If not, you can check that out here. Today I’m thrilled to be participating in the Meaningful Holiday Home Tour sponsored by Laura at Meaningful Spaces. I’m sure by now you’ve already seen loads of holiday eye candy if you started at the beginning of the tour. If you’re coming here from Andrea at Lavie est Belle Design, welcome! Come on in and I’ll show you around my kitchen, all decked out with Christmas cheer.
If you’ve seen some of my other tours, then you know that my kitchen is open to both my living room and dining room. Decorating my kitchen for the holidays was pretty simple – I just added some pretty red accents to bring the holiday feel into the mostly white space.
Usually these built-ins hold my china and specialty pieces in a variety of the blues, yellows, and greens that are common in my home for most of the year. But since I brought in reds for Christmas, I decided to put away the blues, and add some pops of red to these cabinets as well.
These bright red poinsettias add such a pretty shot of red in my kitchen (although those droopy leaves have me a little concerned – any poinsettia experts out there?)
A simple holly wreath tied with a red plaid ribbon decorates the pantry door. And usually I keep my kitchen countertops clutter free, but during the holidays, that red enameled pot is a welcome touch of cheer!
Now I know that I am going to get some safety-conscious worriers wondering if that wreath is a good idea over the stovetop. And the answer is no – of course it’s not! (It’s an especially bad idea since it’s a boxwood wreath from last year that is now dried and perfect tinder!) I’m not planning on leaving it there – just thought it made such a pretty picture. That spot is usually reserved for my big teal kitchen clock.
Here’s a fun idea and an inexpensive way to add some holiday cheer to your fridge – just buy a set (or two if you want doubles of some of the letters) of children’s plastic magnet letter, spray paint them gold, and then use them to display holiday greetings quickly and chicly.
These molasses ginger cookies are a delicious treat this time of year. They are my favorite holiday cookie, and they’ll make your kitchen smell absolutely heavenly! I’m happy to share this yummy treat with you today at the end of today’s post.
SHOP MY HOLIDAY KITCHEN
Now let’s move on into the bedroom so I can show you how just three simple changes brought loads of holiday cheer into the space.
As in the rest of my home, I usually have blues and greens in my bedroom. To make this room feel festive, I simply removed the blues and added some twinkly white lights, a simple wreath on the headboard, and a green throw at the end of the bed.
I just used a piece of duct tape to fasten the ribbon to the back of the headboard.
A pretty green pillow ties the wool blanket at the foot of the bed in.
Simple and easy – that how I roll, folks!
SHOP MY HOLIDAY BEDROOM
Now back to those delicious cookies (you know I’ve been thinking about them ever since I posted that first picture – drool!):
Molasses Ginger Cookies
1-1/3 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup molasses
2 large eggs
2-1/4 cups granulated sugar
In separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients:
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons ginger
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix until thoroughly combined. Roll into balls. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten with the bottom of a drinking glass. Sprinkle tops of cookies with sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Enjoy with a glass of cold milk!
Thanks for stopping by today, my friends! To continue on the tour, just hop on over for a visit to Lydia at Let’s Dazzle Darlings. The entire tour is listed here:
MEANINGFUL HOLIDAY HOME TOUR
Have a great day! I’ll see you next week for even more holiday decorating!