Saturday, December 3, 2016

~Christmas kitchen & peppermint bark recipe~

So much baking happens in our kitchen this time of year.
We love baking Christmas cookies, decorating gingerbread houses, and for us adults, sipping on holiday cocktails.

I wanted to show you how I decorate my kitchen for the holidays. I keep it pretty simple since we do bake and cook in there a lot. 
I really just used greenery from trees outside in our yard and decorated with baked goods.
I did break out my grandparents wine glasses and beer steins.
I also finished off my place settings with my beloved Sasha Nicholas plates.


Barstools can be found here.
The wreath is fresh and from the grocery store.
Two pendants over the island are from here.
Demijohn can be found here.


This is the dining room which is around the corner.
I just got this bird print and LOVE it!


Standing at the kitchen door and looking the opposite direction into the dining room and the stairway leading to our mudroom/basement.
I made the art, and the instructions can be found here.
Preserved boxwood garland on stair railing can be purchased here.


I love a bit of glitz for the holidays so I added these glasses alongside my vintage ones from my grandparents.



I filled a vintage French jar with greens from the yard and placed it by the sink for a little bit of color.
I don't usually do a lot of red, but love it in little bits.


Another thing I am obsessed with this year is these little battery operated wiry rice lights, I literally put them everywhere! They are whimsical and dainty and elegant all at the same time!
You can find them here.
Turn all the lights off and leave these on, it's magical.


This $10 wreath is maybe one of my favorite things, it smells amazing.
And it dresses up the laundry room door nicely.



I mixed in our vintage Santa mugs with our everyday ones.
You can find replicas of the vintage mugs here.
The kids love having hot cocoa in them.



I also like to create a little dessert bar when we have company during the holidays, or when the kids have friends over.
Fun cookies, donuts, peppermint bark {recipe to follow}
spice cake, you name it!


 And a few healthier options too.....



For the adults I like to set up a little champagne/bar tray.
I simply took a vintage silver tray and added a few sprigs of cedar.
More vintage glasses, a few bar accessories, vintage ornaments, a pine scented candle, and more lights.
Cocktail shaker can be found here.




And more oranges for color.


I even like to use gifts as part of the decor!





And now, how about my favorite peppermint bark recipe?
You can find it right here and it always impress' and tastes incredible.


Now, how about some more holiday kitchens? 
Visit them all below!





christmaskitchen4   French Country Cottage christmaskitchen1 Ella Claire | Craftberry Bush | Love Grows Wild | Rooms For Rent christmaskitchen3 Jennifer Rizzo | Shades of Blue Interiors | Kindred Vintage | My Sweet Savannah

66 comments:

Rachel with Shades of Blue said...

Yum! I LOVE peppermint bark! Also your kitchen is so so pretty. Love all the sparkly details!

Blondie's Journal said...

Great ideas!

Jane

Anonymous said...

Love your holiday kitchen! Question: the light fixture's link shows a single light not a double as yours is. Where to find the double one?

Melaine said...

Hi Anonymous, I will do a tutorial soon but we used 2 lights and made them into one with pipe! Only one place up top with our skylight to tie it in!

богдан ян said...

Simply want to say your article is as surprising. http://awriter.org/essaytigerscom/ The clarity on your put up is simply cool and i could suppose you're an expert in this subject.

Anonymous said...

Amazing!!! I liked this blog sooo much it's really awesome I liked your creativity your way.I have also gone through your other posts too and they are also very much appreciate able and I have got some sweet comments for them also now I'm just waiting for your next update to come as I like all your other posts... well I have also made a video of my art hope you go through it on my channel your feedback is important subscrib if you like.christmas wishes , jingle bells

PromoO Codes said...

I was looking for something like this…I found it quiet interesting, hopefully you will keep posting such blogs….Keep sharing.
Hostgator cheap hosting

rchandra said...

Valentine Week List
Happy Valentines Day Quotes For Him
happy valentines day pictures
Propose Day Status
Rose Day Quotes
Happy Teddy Day 2017
happy valentines day wishes
Valentine Week 2017 Dates
Happy Valentines Day Quotes For Friends

bandar q said...

Well great share in this article, for either small or big businesses can definitely have better understand with this article.... bandarq

techguy said...

Read more
Read more
Read more
Read more
Read more
Read more
Read more

Bandar Ceme said...

bandar ceme online
bandar ceme
ceme
ceme online

Bandar Ceme said...

Good article, but it would be better if in future you can share more about this subject. Keep posting.

agenqq dominoqq domino99

Bandar Ceme said...

Bandar Ceme Online
Bandar Sakong
Bandar AduQ
Bandar Capsa
Live Poker
Bandar Domino
Bandar Ceme

djajans djajans said...

Kuliner Jakarta Kuliner Enak Kuliner Gading Tempat Makan Jakarta Tempat Makan Murah Jakarta

dong dong23 said...

true religion jeans
columbia shoes
kate spade handbags
coach factory outlet
michael kors outlet online
beats by dr dre
ray ban sunglasses uk
cheap oakley sunglasses
ferragamo shoes
valentino sandals
20173.27wengdongdong

John said...

kd shoes
michael kors
eahawks jerseys
purs jerseys
adidas nmd r1
polo ralph lauren
sac longchamp
pandora jewelry outlet
polo ralph lauren
gucci outlet online
20170330yuanyuan

raybanoutlet001 said...

ecco
nike tn pas cher
nba jerseys
coach outlet
michael kors handbags
washington redskins jerseys
nike air huarache
tennessee titans jersey
chicago bears jerseys
ugg boots

Faiz said...

Your blog is very interesting and informative. I very like it a lot. You have done fantastic job. Thanks for sharing fantastic post.
casio

aaa kitty20101122 said...

hermes belt
michael kors handbags outlet
yeezy boost 350 v2
nike zoom
adidas superstar
michael jordan shoes
nike zoom
michael kors outlet online
stephen curry shoes
chrome hearts

KarlDeville said...

Thank you for taking the time and sharing this information with us. It was indeed very helpful and insightful while being straight forward and to the point.
mcdonaldsgutscheine.net | Startlr.com | SaludLimpia.com

ms office help number said...

We provide solution regarding Ms office product. If you need any assistance regarding it than visit us.

sumit yadav said...

Thanks for this post. https://canonsupport.site123.me/dell-support

Sumit Yadav said...


Dell Customer care Number provide the support to their user if any one is having some problem then he or she can share your problems here.
http://canonsupport.postbit.com/how-to-fix-the-top-most-common-dell-laptops-issues.html
Dell Tech Support

rachana sharma said...

Presently, with the entryways opening up for the normal man, the choices are even extreme as the group must be exceptionally careful in choosing which regular man would fit to be a piece of such a show, to the point that makes seat marks for reality appears.
Bigg Boss 11
Who Will Win BB Season 11
Bigg Boss 11 Live Streaming
Bigg Boss 11 News

gujratlion said...

bigg boss 11
Bigg boss whatsapp status
whatsapp status
Happy diwali
good morning wishes
gujrat lion

JORDAN MARRY said...

If you are facing any problem regarding the your laptop, just visit the given link to get your problem solved- 
Dell Customer Service

anishsharma2616 said...

A Phone number for support is 1800-102-5599 which helps with the product Quickbooks. But it is available between 09:30 am to 06:00 pm of the day. Office for Quickbooks in India is located in Bangalore. Cisco Customer Support Number

Kamlesh Tyagi said...

Very good content I enjoyed it a lot keep sharing like this. Windows support

Arjun said...

Great work! Totally motivating and inspiring.Keep sharing such more in future also.Thank you so much. Acer Tech Support

Rahul Vadya said...

nice post I enjoyed it a lot keep sharing like this Epson Tech Support Number

Ramjas said...

It is a very informative post. It really helps us a lot.
AOL Customer Service

Ramjas said...

It is a very informative post. It really helps us a lot.
AOL Customer Service

Anonymous said...

bigg boss 11
Bigg boss whatsapp status
whatsapp status
Happy diwali
good morning wishes
gujrat lion
Gujrati Singer
Mahesh Babu Dialouge
Click here
good morning wallpaper
diwali 2017 good morning
Diwali Wishes
Christmas wishes

Aavuj Reshe Gujrati Movie
Upcoming gujrati Movie
Jigli And khajur
Khajur & Jigli
Gujrati Comedy Video
Kabutri and Popat
Popat & kabutri
Gujrati Comedy Videos
Aavuj Reshe Movie Box Office Collection

mohan said...

Great Post.
Mcafee Customer Service Number

mohan said...

Great Post.
Mcafee Customer Service Number

Raghuvindra Rathor said...

Great work! Totally motivating and inspiring.Keep sharing such more in future also.Thank you so much.Yahoo Tech Support

Laxman Pratap said...

amazing post Hp customer support number

Laxman Pratap said...

amazing post Hp customer support number

chrome support said...

Nice blog post. Looking forward to sharing the new series with my potential brides. Chrome Customer Support Number

kajal sharma said...

The forerunner of Veterans Day was Armistice Day, declared by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson for November 11, 1919, to respect those individuals from the military who were murdered amid war World War I. The date of eleventh November was honored the truce marked between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the discontinuance of threats on the Western Front of World War I. An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) endorsed May 13, 1938, made the eleventh of November in every year a legitimate occasion — a day to be devoted to the reason for world peace and to be from that point celebrated and known as "Cease-fire Day."
Happy veterans day usa
Happy Veterans Day Clipart 2017
Veterans Day Cards for Soldiers

Maahi Pal said...

Nice post!!!
COMPAQ LAPTOP KEYBOARD REPAIR SERVICE

Ms office product key said...

FOR ms office product key related issues

ashu said...

Hello sir, your web site is lovingly serviced and saved as much as date. So it should be, thanks for sharing this with us.
i also found some helpful sites like yours.


aadhar card download
aadhar card status by name
check aadhar status
aadhar card status enquiry phone number
onlineaadhar.com
aadhar card status

ashu said...

Hello sir, your web site is lovingly serviced and saved as much as date. So it should be, thanks for sharing this with us.
i also found some helpful sites like yours.



IRCTC
irctc login

erail

NTES

Indian Railway

Train enquiry

PNR Status

Pnr enquiry

running status


spot your train
live train status
Train between stations
book train tickets

job alerts said...

Hello sir, your web site is lovingly serviced and saved as much as date. So it should be, thanks for sharing this with us.
i also found some helpful sites like yours.


Govt jobs
free jobs
job alerts
fresh job alert
bank jobs
ibps jobs
ssc jobs
railway recruitment
recruitment 2017
latest jobs
upcoming jobs
army jobs

Delhiescorts said...

Great article post, I really interesting the way you highlighted some important points. Thanks very much, I appreciate your post.
Escorts Agency in Chanakyapuri

ARJUN RAJPUT said...

Thanks for sharing this post, very informative. I have really liked your writeup. Apple Customer Service Help Use Our Service.

Anonymous said...


digital marketing
SEO
social media marketing
web development
software development
SEM
PPC
affiliape marketing
email marketing
advertising agency

Daniel Mark said...

Thanks For Share very Help Full Post. Look Some Different here at IAS Preperation

Anonymous said...

Hello sir, your web site is lovingly serviced and saved as much as date. So it should be, thanks for sharing this with us.
i also found some helpful sites like yours.



E aadhar card
Aadhar card download
aadhar card status
e aadhar card
e aadhar card update
aadhaar card correction
aadhaar card applicatiion
aadhaar card status by eid uid
update aadhaar card
aadhaar
eaadhaar
eaadhaar card

Anonymous said...

Hello sir, your web site is lovingly serviced and saved as much as date. So it should be, thanks for sharing this with us.
i also found some helpful sites like yours.


bmi calculator
body mass index calculator
bmi formula
bmi calculator for men
bmi calculator for women
bmi chart for men
bmi chart for women
bmi table for men
bmi table for women
bmi graph for adults
bmi chart for boys
bmi chart for girls
bmi table for boys
bmi table for girls
bmi calculator for children
bmi calculator for children and teens

UP Police said...

Sir thanks for sharing this

Delhiescorts said...

It is really a great and useful piece of info. I’m glad that you shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.
Russian Escorts in Gurgaon

Core Days said...

Women's Day Images
Happy Birthday Images
Women's Day Image

ashish said...

Hello sir, your web site is lovingly serviced and saved as much as date. So it should be, thanks for sharing this with us.
i also found some helpful sites like yours.


pan card
apply pan card
pan card status
pan card update
pan card correction
pan card search by name
pan card number
pan number
pan number search
pan card track
pan card verification
pan card download
online pan card status
pan card status by name
pan card status by pan number
uti pan card
nsdi pan card
nsdi pan card check status
check pan card status
check uti pan card status
uti pan card number
pan card acknowledgement no.

nutralyfex said...

Kohinoor XL wins the hearts of men for its benefits like curing premature ejaculation, giving pleasure for a long time, and increasing the length of the male organ. This supplement is formulated with natural ingredients, which are 100% pure. Healthcare experts also prefer this herbal supplement for its no side effect feature.
Kohinoor XL Reviews
safed musli

nutralyfex said...

Garcinia Cambogia Herbs is well known as HCA that is clinically proven for its effectiveness in weight management. This anti-obesity drug is also used for blood pressure control and maintaining the cholesterol level. It is pure, 100% natural and has no side effects at all.

Garcinia Cambogia
Nutripath Garcinia Cambogia

Mahesh said...

I’ll miss you on your birthday, I wish we could be together to laugh, love, and celebrate the day.

ashish said...

Hello sir, your web site is lovingly serviced and saved as much as date. So it should be, thanks for sharing this with us.
i also found some helpful sites like yours.



IPL 2018 time table
Vivo ipl 2018 team schedule
IPL 2018 teams squad
Vivo ipl 2018 team players
IPL2018 live score
Vivo ipl 2018 live score card
Vivo ipl 2018 team point table
Vivo ipl 2018 full team players list

ashish said...


Best Tourist Place in india
Tourist Place in Jaipur
Travel Destination Near Delhi
Best Honeymoon Destination in India
Best Adventure Place in India
Beautifull Hill Station for Couples
Tourist Place Near Maharasthra
Weekend Destination Near Mumbai
Weekend Destination near Delhi
best hill station in India

ashish said...

Hello sir, your web site is lovingly serviced and saved as much as date. So it should be, thanks for sharing this with us.
i also found some helpful sites like yours.



Recipes
Best recipes
Atozrecipes
All recipes
Indian recipes
Punjabi recipes
Chinese recipes
Paneer recipes
Sabji
Breakfast recipes
Dinner recipes
Healthy recipes

Delhiescorts said...

I’ve read some good stuff here. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much effort you put to create such a great informative website.
Escort Delhi
Call Girls in Delhi
Independent Escorts Service in Delhi
Female Dehradun Escorts
Hifi Escorts in Delhi

ashish said...

Hello sir, your web site is lovingly serviced and saved as much as date. So it should be, thanks for sharing this with us.
i also found some helpful sites like yours.


West Bengal Police jobs
HSSC jobs
RPSC jobs
fresh job alert
WPSC jobs
IBPS jobs
SSC jobs
RRB recruitment
RRC recruitment 2018
Bihar police reruitment
Bank jobs
Latest jobs
UPSSC jobs
ARMY jobs
Upcoming jobs

deepti yadav said...

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful and helpful post with me. RRB Recruitment

A.K dahiya said...

Hello sir, your web site is lovingly serviced and saved as much as date. So it should be, thanks for sharing this with us.
i also found some helpful sites like yours.


Erailpnrstatus.in
indian railway
indian railway train inquiry
railway ticket enquiry pnr status
indian railway reservation enquiry pnr status
train pnr no enquiry
indian railway ticket status
irctc pnr ticket
irctc train timings enquiry
indian railway train
ticket confirm pnr number


nani bittu said...

LiteBlue is the U.S. Government website this is intended for authorized use only by Postal Service employees, lite blue.

LiteBlue

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...