Our kitchen is where we send a lot of family time during the holidays. From baking cookies, to entertaining friends and family, this room is our work horse. It’s important to me that it functions well and feels lived-in during the Christmas season. I hope you find our simple, yet timeless Christmas cottage kitchen inspiring!
What a week it’s been! I can’t believe we’re already on day three of our Christmas home tour. On Tuesday I shared our foyer, and yesterday I shared our living room. Today is all about the kitchen and our butler’s pantry. I’ve joined a few friends for a fun blog hop. You’ll find all kinds of holiday kitchen inspiration. If you’re coming over from Home With A Twist, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here!
Our kitchen is the work horse for our home. I’ve never been one for lots of decor in this space. I like to keep the countertops as clutter-free as possible for cooking and baking, so instead you’ll find more simple touches of the season.
In the past I’ve aways hung a cedar wreath on our hood vent, but I thought I switch things up this year. Using a strand of garland I already had on hand, I simply folded it in half and secured it with a little floral wire. I used two 3M hooks to hang the garland to the hood. We keep a tiny nail in the hood where I usually hang wreaths throughout the year, so I added some velvet ribbon to the back of my vintage frame using a thumb tack and hung it above the garland.
Each year I hang my vintage cookie molds on the wall above my baking counter. I just swap out the ribbon to keep it fresh. There’s something really special about using certain decor items year after year. I always look forward to hanging them up. I was just telling a friend yesterday that it’s nice to decorate with a few things that are familiar each Christmas. The molds, a bottle brush tree and a holiday scented candle is all this space needs to feel festive.
Our breakfast nook is extremely simple this year especially compared to last year’s breakfast nook. You can see that below. I have to admit, I feel a bit silly even sharing it today. I didn’t even add any greenery to my shelves, not sure how I feel about that. Instead, I hung two wreaths on each window with a little ribbon. After going all out in the space each year, I just wanted something more simple. In the next week or two I’ll add a tablecloth or runner . . .
And possibly a little greenery to the shelves, ha!
Our New Pantry
I used the same method to hang some garland over our pantry’s doorway. It adds a little warmth and color to the hallway. You can see the full renovation of our pantry HERE. It’s a space that Josh and I built from scratch and has quickly become one of my favorite rooms in our home.
A added a few Santas from my collection. The tall ceramic Santa in the back plays “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, my favorite Christmas song. It’s extra special to me because it was my grandmothers. It was the start of my love of Santa figurines years ago.
Some simple green sprigs give the plate rack a little color and texture.
These beautiful wood cookie molds from Tuckamore Homestead are little pieces of art. I use them not for just cookies but as decor each year. You can find my favorite European Christmas cookie recipes for these molds in my blog post – HERE.
I’m so glad you can join me for today’s tour! This time next week I hope to be sharing a new delicious cookie recipe with you all. Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for the last day of our Christmas tour. I’ll be share our primary bedroom and Charlie’s snowy Christmas tree. Next on today’s blog hop is Tarama from Citrine Living. Hop over and say hi. I know you’re going to love her beautiful kitchen. Have a great rest of your week, friends!
Monday, November 28th (Front Porch/Outdoor Spaces)
Evolution of Style | Maison de Cinq | Home by Heidi | Southern Hospitality | Cindy Hattersley Design
Tuesday, November 29th (Entries/Dining Rooms)
Hello Lovely | A Stroll Thru Life | County Road 407 | Southern Heather | Classic Casual Home | Most Lovely Things
Wednesday, November 30th (Living Rooms/Dens)
Northern California Style | Thrifty Decor Chick | Summer Adams | Make Mine a Spritzer | Sincerely Marie Designs | Postcards from the Ridge
Thursday, December 1st (Mantels/Kitchens/Laundry Rooms)
Southern Hospitality | Cindy Hattersley Design | Home with a Twist | Sincerely Marie Designs | Citrine Living
Friday, December 2nd (Bedrooms)
Dimples and Tangles | This is Our Bliss | Shine Your Light | Sincerely Marie Designs
Cabinet, Trim & Wall Color – Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore in Satin
Garland – Local Antique Shop
Vintage Duck Print – Local Antique Shop
Ceramic Crock & Pitcher – Homegoods
Window Wreaths – Target (Purchased a few years ago)
Breakfast Table – Facebook Marketplace
Cafe Curtains – DIY
Metal Cookie Molds – Local Antique Shop
Paint Color – 50% Carrington Beige by BM & 50% Navajo White by BM
Wooden Stool – Ikea (purchased years ago)
Baskets – Homegoods
Antique Copper Molds – Antique store in Franklin, TN
Wine Glasses – Homegoods
Ironstone Mugs – FB Marketplace
Platters & Pitchers – Antique Markets, Thrift Stores, Homegoods & Williams Sonoma
Pinecone Wreath – Local Shop
I really like all the natural elements Elegant
Perfectly lovely! Clean and serene, I love it. I can honestly say that I like my own house very much, but every so often I see something like this that makes me wonder if I want to redo everything lol!😄🌺👏
I love your kitchen so much, Amanda, your style is so elegant and classic! Your breakfast nook is just beautiful with those beautiful wreaths and red! I love it both this year and last year. Your blue and white touches always steal my heart! Merry Christmas!
Simple and beautiful…I must know where you got the cream colored slipcovers for the chairs in your breakfast nook. Somehow I think you are going to tell me you made them. Merry Christms.
Sharon Langlotz says
I love your style! It makes my heart sing. Thank you for your blog.
Hi! Would you be willing to share with me how to hang the little wreaths with the ribbon on windows? I have always thought that was so pretty and this year I purchased 10 little wreaths and ribbon to put up in my sunroom.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!!
What a beautiful kitchen, so clean and neat and warn to the eye, love your whole house
Amanda, your kitchen is so beautiful. Love those cookie molds. I love to make and these molds are amazing. I have my eye on a couple of them.
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What a wonderland of lovely you have created! I am so thrilled to find your blog thanks to the tour (it’s my first one as a participant – I am NOT known for holiday decorating! Hahaha). I love your choices – I’m a baker so your cookie molds are absolutely darling, and there’s such an authenticity about your spaces that shines through. Can’t wait to explore more and learn about the evolution of the pantry. We are real life renovators in a small town in Northern Illinois and have been tackling ours! Sending peace from the heartland.
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Lovely tour. I admire how you can keep things to a minimum and that everything still looks amazing, festive and so welcoming. Fun hopping with you this week. Hope you have a great Christmas.
Mary from Life at Bella Terra says
Amanda, just found you through Cindy Hattersley. I am so in love with your kitchen/home, decorations and those cookie molds, oh my! Will subscribe immediately!