I didn't set out to have "Farmhouse style" in the kitchen. If you know me, you know I tend to run the opposite direction from trends, but as I have slowly added vintage and antique elements from my grandparent's house and country store, it sort of came out that way, or at least that's how it gets pinned:-)
Christmas is such a wonderful time to be in the kitchen, especially with family gathered around.
I am enjoying my kitchen even more this year since we put in wormy chestnut countertops this summer and replaced the cabinet here with reclaimed wood shelves.
I was seriously thankful for the
big HUGE sink after Thanksgiving dinner! I could even get my big roasting pan in it comfortably.
As in the other rooms, lots of fresh greens from the woods...
follow jump all over one trend this season and fill these jars with faux snow and vintage bottle brush trees. My grandmother's Santa is perched on the antique scale.
I love the piano in its new spot because all three kids like to sit and play while I am working in the kitchen:-)
Another thing I am ecstatic about is the spray-painted countertop treatment I bravely tried also this summer. You can see how I did it HERE. It has held up unbelievably well and I love the bright, clean look.
Another hemlock tree from the woods holds vintage Shiny Brite ornaments, popcorn, and gingerbread ornaments the children made.
More bottlebrush trees and ornaments this time in blue Mason jars.
I also added these iron brackets to the island, and my grandmother's Christmas aprons hang on drawer pulls attached to an old board.
J & G Meakin "Romantic England" dinnerware is perfect for Christmas with vintage silverplate flatware, Oneida A1 "Meadowbrook."
I *love* the dropcloth and ticking slipcovers I made for the damaged leather chairs, but with a 7-year-old boy, they only get put on for photos or company:-)
I also redid the cabinets since I had used walnut rubbing stain for distressing originally. I sanded down the fronts lightly then used dark paste wax, and they really look cleaner and lighter.
I really do love the kitchen at Christmas, and I love that it is a big open space...
...just like my grandmother had in the old house:-)
Thanks for stopping by!
I am really excited to be teaming up with Melanie from ~Sweet Melanie~ to bring you a pink and blue Christmas, so please go by and see what she has done with pink and blue!
I'll be joining: