When the very lovely Carrie at Lovely, Etc. asked if I would like to participate in her Very Merry Christmas Home tour, I was flattered. Honored. Humbled …
and accepted right away.
Especially when she added in a PayPal $500 cash giveaway (see below to enter).
I also knew immediately what I wanted to share with you all for the tour.
Christmas in the Kitchen!
It’s a space in my home that hasn’t received much love from me on the blog. Well, until this past summer when I labored over it laboriously for months.
And to celebrate it’s transformation, I thought it was only right to bring Christmas in the kitchen. In red and white.
I haven’t added Christmas to the kitchen in years. Not since way back when we were new homeowners. And I found these cute little wreaths at a store that no longer exists here in Chicago …
UPDATE: I’ve done a little research to try and track down similar wreaths for you. Mine measure about 5-5 1/2″ from end to end. I ran a search at Amazon and found a variety of mini wreaths in sizes ranging from 4″ to 8″ (click here for the Amazon search results)*.
I also found this 5″ mini wreath on Amazon (click here)*
HOW I HUNG THE MINI WREATHS:
Click here for a detailed tutorial on how I hung the mini wreaths
Way back then, I hung them on red ribbons on my then-builder-grade-orangey-oak cabinets.
And I called it a day.
But this year, I’ve upped the Merry.
Very merry much so. Starting with the 5/8″ red & white candy stripe ribbon* I hung the wreaths from.
It’s like Christmas exploded in here, starting with my Christmas advent calendar (tutorial here) …
It makes me smile every morning when I walk into the kitchen.
I love looking at my spindley trees while I fill the tea kettle with water.
And then there’s the Christmas tree “You Cut Tree” sign that I color-matched to a favorite pillow (tutorial here) …
I even tried my hand at a Very Merry vignette …
In case you missed it, I shared my Christmas dining room last week (click here):
Shop The Post Sources*
Threshold Lattice Accent Rug in Red & White
Mini Wreaths (mine measure about 5-5 1/2″ from end to end. I found 5″ pine wreaths on Amazon (click here). I also found a selection ranging from 4″ – 12″ (click here on Amazon).
*** Another idea is to make your own mini wreaths using wired faux greenery. Click here and click here for some options ****
Christmas Ornaments in Red, Christmas Ornaments in Silver
— or — Red & White Christmas Ornaments Mixed Box of 25
Red & White Windowpane/Waffle Weave Kitchen Towels
Coffee, Tea, Sugar Enamel Canister Set
Ceramic Canister Set with Clamp Lid & Wood Spoons
Mini Christmas Trees (IKEA)
For even more Christmas decorating inspiration, the Very Merry Christmas tour is going on all week long. You can catch a sneak peak from the photos below and follow the links to see everyone’s homes.
Pin this graphic so you can find your way back!
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I love that you upped your Christmas in the kitchen, it looks great and I may have even pinned that calendar.
cassie @ primitive & proper says
your kitchen is beautiful! i love that backsplash- your photography is also so amazing, linda! love the christmas touches in there!
Diva Kreszl says
Love the decor in the kitchen, I am especially fond of the Advent calendar!
Love what you did in the kitchen….so utterly happy! 😉
Designing Vibes says
There are so many gorgeous elements in your kitchen that I dont even know where to start. I love everything that you have done. This is definitely getting pinned.
Erica- Designing Vibes
Thank you so much for your lovely works and the pins!!! 🙂
Sara @ Shabby Grace Blog says
Your advent calendar is amazing!!!! The wreaths on your white cabinets, rock! Beautiful home!
Thank you so much!!! 🙂
So fun, Linda! I love the mini wreaths and the little trees and the Christmas tree sign!! I love it- wore out my pinning finger!
Why can’t I be cool like you and think of these things?! Holy crap, I love your Christmas decor. I would have never thought to add mini wreaths of the cabinets but I adore them. Also, that cut tree sign with the trees underneath? genius. Pinning like a fool. =)
Karen @ a house full of sunshine says
Those Christmas wreaths hanging on your kitchen cupboards are too adorable!! And that Advent calendar – drooling! Lovely to share in this home tour with you. xo
Such a darling space! I love the color on your walls and how bright your kitchen is! Those little trees in the window, that advent, the Santa mug- too much cuteness in one space!
Looks great! I love all the red and white, and especially those little wreaths on teh white cabinets–perfect!
Love your kitchen with the upped style!
This has to be the cutest most simplistic Christmas decor. I love the vibe of your kitchen. Absolutely beautiful!
Sarah @ Little Red Brick House says
Your kitchen is absolutely stunning! I love how the mini wreaths pop off the crisp, white cabinets. And all the touches of red are so pretty and festive. It’s perfect!
Jennifer @ Town and Country Living says
I’m a big fan of your kitchen, Linda! The red looks great with your white cabinets. Love the wreaths suspended by peppermint stripe ribbon!
Stephanie @ Casa Watkins says
Beautiful kitchen. I love the boxwood hanging from the cabinets. I just love anything boxwood, so it may be a little bias. lol. Loved it all . Sharing and pinning
It’s all so pretty – love the red and white. May I ask where you got the rug as it’s a perfect touch?
Thanks so much! I picked up the rug at Target. Happy Holidays! 🙂
Your idea’s were great especially the little wreaths on cabinets never thought of.
I love the cabinets and have been wanting to paint mine! Were you able to paint them without sanding? If so, would you mind sharing the technique you used?
Thank you! Here’s a link to how I painted the kitchen: http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com/white-kitchen-cabinets-white-counter-top-blue-gray-backsplash/
Looks beautiful. How did you hang/secure the mini wreaths on the cabinets?
Thank you! To attach, I used painter’s tape and taped the ribbon into place on the back side of the cabinet door. So it doesn’t look quite as beautiful when you open the doors! 🙂
I’ve used the command strip hooks upside down in the inside of the cabinets but your idea of the tape is great.
I love that idea! Think I’ll try it this Xmas! 🙂
Love the look. How did you attach the ribbon to the cabinets?
Thanks! I just used painter’s tape on the inside of the cabinets to attach.
What if you used a command hook upside down on the inside of the door?
Love that idea!
Some great ideas. No one ever comes to my house and I feel like it isn’t really worth decorating, but seeing this makes me want to decorate this year. Thanks for inspiration.
I don’t host any gatherings at our home either during the holidays. The younger generation has taken over! But I decorate for me and my children (who are no longer little kids but much taller than I) and my husband. My daughter and I love to turn off the lights and enjoy the twinkle lights on a cold winter night! It’s the best! So I say decorate for yourself and enjoy! 🙂
Christine Ryan says
I love your decor and would like to know what size wreath did you use? 4″ or 6″ and size of ribbon, too. Thank you for sharing your ideas/pictures.
So, my little wreaths are buried in one of my Christmas decoration boxes in a basement filled with things I’ve been collecting for an upcoming yard sale. I wish I could say I was so organized that I knew where to find them! I tried. I failed. But my best guess is they are 4″ – 5″. As for the ribbon, it’s 3/4″. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful! I’ll definitely circle back after I find them when decorating this Christmas! Promise! 🙂
Jennifer Ware says
I would love more information on your little trees! They look real and either way I was wondering how this look was achieved? 🙂
I actually bought them at IKEA a few years ago. I’m not sure if they’ll offer them again this year, but they tend to stock Xmas early.
Jill C says
I love this idea and your kitchen closely resembles mine. I only wish I could paint the cabinets white from the oak they are but we’re hoping to move in the next year but I can decorate for Christmas! So I was wondering if you could tell me where you found the ceramic basket tray? I noticed you didn’t mention it so maybe not but if so I love it so much!
I’ve had that tray for about 20 years and I’m not really sure where I bought it! I’m thinking it was probably at Crate & Barrel back when I worked on Michigan Avenue just down the street from the store. I would spend many a lunch hour browsing the store! Sorry I can’t be of more help! 🙂
I’m looking for wreaths and ribbon like this for my kitchen cabinets. It would just be perfect, but having a hard time finding the right size wreaths. The two you tagged on Amazon aren’t available anymore.
I’m so sorry! So many people have been stopping by. My suggestion is to get some faux garland and make your own. I just ordered some wired garland and will put up a how to make your own soon.
How did you connect the ribbon to the cabinet?
I just used painter’s tape on the back side of the cabinet. You could also use Command hooks or strips or thumbtacks (if you don’t mind potential damage to the cabinets).
Could you please tell me where you got the silver tins the trees are in. Love the look! Thanks!
I think I found them at IKEA a few years ago. Yes, definitely IKEA. I just turned one over and looked! They’re called SOKOR.
hello – how did you secure the wreaths on the back of the cabinet?
I just used painter’s tape to secure them. Not pretty when the doors are open, but it won’t damage the cabinets! You can also use command hooks. I actually did a post on how I secured them at this link: http://www.itallstartedwithpaint.com/christmas-in-the-kitchen/