Are We In The North Pole? A Christmas Kitchen

11 December, 2013
hooray its christmas

hooray its christmas

So…yeah.  That’s me in a nutshell.

That little cartoon is a precursor of what to expect from the rest of my holiday decorations.

You all seemed to enjoy my neutral and tame Christmas bedroom and sunroom.  I am really curious what you will think of the not-so-tame kitchen.

Welcome to our very Merry Christmas kitchen!

Very Merry Christmas Kitchen

Fun and whimsical in apple red and lime green is what you’ll find here!

christmas teapotYou’ll find little Santa’s hanging out…and plenty of snowmen.  That Christmas teapot was gifted from my MIL last year.

Christmas Kitchen

A reminder to be joyful.

snowman measuring spoons

Snowmen measuring spoons found at Kirklands.  Nope…don’t even use them.  Just hanging around for me to smile at.

Christmas Kitchen

Snowman plate on the stove…again…gifted from the MIL.  Cute elf shoe shakers from Kirklands.  They really had some cute stuff this year.  I hit the jackpot with some of their sales.

cookie plate

My mom gave us cookies in this plate last year.  It’s just a plastic plate from the Dollar Store, but I think it’s so cute.  I’m going to make it a tradition to give it back to her every year so that she can fill it up with her yearly loot!  Sounds like a plan right?

Christmas Plates

Clearly, I am a fan of Christmas plates.

Christmas Kitchen Decor

Buttercup, Dirty Betty, and LaFawnduh are still giving us plenty of eggs despite the cold weather.

Southern Christmas

Shared on Instagram @luchandler

How we do ’round these parts!

Christmas Kitchen Decor

I made those little candlestick snowmen that you see hiding in the back.

kitchen candle

This candle I shared yesterday.

Christmas Breakfast Area

Christmas Coffee Station

We recently added this little cabinet here.  I literally just hung those shelves last week.  Love it!

Christmas Coffee StationWe decided to make it a hot drink station.

Christmas KitchenReindeer teapot is from my MIL…again.  Hmm…she has good taste huh?   I made the Happy Birthday Jesus Christmas Art.

Christmas Kitchen

A southern kitchen wouldn’t be complete without a few mason jars.

Christmas Kitchen

Deck the Halls plate and the other southern plate came from a cute antique store called Woodstock Market in Woodstock, GA.  Be Merry sign is from Cracker Barrel.  I made the little pompom garland.  All I did was hot glue the pompoms to the red ribbon.

Christmas Kitchen

Christmas Kitchen Table

The breakfast table is ready for some milk and cookies!  I actually did make some cookies…they just didn’t quiet make it to picture time.  Oops!

Christmas Kitchen Table

I made this little centerpiece last year.  Decided to add the cute little snowman ornament this year.

Christmas Kitchen

The white Christmas trees came from Lowe’s.  Lowe’s also had a lot of cute stuff this year too.

Christmas Kitchen

These adorable snowman coffee mugs came from Hobby Lobby.  I know…I went a little crazy.  All that I have to say for myself is EVERY new thing I purchased was on sale.

Christmas Kitchen

Of course, I had to throw some garland over the window.

Christmas Kitchen

Plain garland filled with lights, mesh, ribbon, and ornaments!

Christmas Garland

Kitchen Wreath

Christmas Kitchen

The kitchen Christmas tree is, by far, my favorite tree this year.  Just can’t help smiling every single time I look at it.  I shared the DIY Christmas tree stand last week.


Whew!  Are we in sensory overload yet?

What do you think?  A little much?  I hope so!  Christmas comes once a year and this girl loves her some Christmas!

kissing ball

Oh yeah!  Can’t forget to show you our blingin’ kissing ball!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Feel free to bring some cookies next time! 😉


…unless you insist…

Christmas porch

Click picture to view our home in all its Christmas-y glory!




I often share with these amazing peeps…

DIY Project Parade @DIY Showoff
Overflowing With Creativity @It’s Overflowing
Think Pink Sunday @Flamingo Toes
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @Nifty Thrifty Things
Funday Monday @ Still Being Molly
Give Me the Goods @ Better With Age
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple Crafts
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Tutorial and Tips @ Home Stories A to Z
Make The Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill
The Scoop @ Confessions of a Plate Addict
Project Inspired @ Yesterday on Tuesday
Tuesdays Treasures @ Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tweak It Tuesday @ Cozy Little House
From Dream to Reality @ The DIY Dreamer
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
A Little Birdie Told Me Link Party @ The Life of Jennifer Dawn
Down Home Bloghop @ Tilly’s Nest
Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts
Whimsy Wednesday
Fall into fall Wednesday @ DIY by Design
Work It Wednesday @ Place of My Taste
The 36th Avenue Party Time @ 36th Avenue
Inspiration Gallery @ Craftberry Bush
Inspire Me Please @  Liz Marie Blog 
Grace at Home @ Imparting Grace
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now Blog
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Fabulously Creative Friday @ Jennifer Rizzo
Feathered Nest Friday @ The French Country Cottage
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots and Jello
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Fertilizer Friday @ Tootsie Time
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different Act


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  • Reply Sherry 11 December, 2013 at 3:20 am

    I LOVE it!! I bet Christmas is so much fun at your house. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    • Reply Luisa 12 December, 2013 at 3:44 am

      Thank you so much Sherry! Merry Christmas to you tooooo!

  • Reply Josh N Jessi Shaffer 11 December, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Beautiful! You have so much talent(like your Mom) with decorating and crafty ideas!!

    • Reply Luisa 12 December, 2013 at 3:44 am

      Thank you Jesse! You are so sweet :-)

  • Reply Lisa at Texas Decor 11 December, 2013 at 5:35 am

    Wow! Your kitchen is beautiful!! You’re lucky to have a MIL with such good taste in decor! :) I love that dollar store plate too. I’ve found such cute things there lately. Have a good day!

    • Reply Luisa 12 December, 2013 at 3:46 am

      Thank you Lisa and thank you for stopping by!

  • Reply Jesse 11 December, 2013 at 7:38 am

    It’s perfect! I’m so excited about it I can’t even handle it! The adorable ladder with the snow people climbing up the tree?!! The coffee station?!! The garland around your window?! And the wreath?! It’s all too amazing to handle and I’m super jealous. Now I’m tempted to go to Hobby Lobby and Lowe’s to crank Christmas up another notch in my house! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Reply Luisa 12 December, 2013 at 3:47 am

      Haha! You crack me up Jesse!

  • Reply dorothy 11 December, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    This is adorable. Wish I had that much room to decorate in. I will never get tired of you decorating. May You Have A Wonderful Christmas, And New Year!

    • Reply Luisa 12 December, 2013 at 3:47 am

      Thank you so much sweet Dorothy! We wish you a Merry Christmas too!

  • Reply Carol 12 December, 2013 at 4:22 am

    Absolutely adorable, Luisa! I don’t think you went overboard on any of it! I’m crazy-nuts over here for all things colorful and bright!

    • Reply Luisa 17 December, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      Yaay! Love meeting kindred spirits! :-)

  • Reply Gail @ 12 December, 2013 at 4:57 am

    Wonderful accents and such clean lines in your home to display them. The white kitchen really does them justice.
    God bless you,

    • Reply Luisa 17 December, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my blog! <3

  • Reply Kelly @ View Along the Way 12 December, 2013 at 6:39 am

    I love it! So festive and happy. It’d be impossible not to have a merry Christmas when your house looks like this!

    • Reply Luisa 17 December, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      So glad that you like it Kelly! Thanks so much for visiting!

  • Reply Carrie This Home 13 December, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I love your kitchen Christmas decorations! Your kitchen is so light and airy and the red and green accents really make it something special. I will be featuring this post on the next Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! Congratulations and thanks for sharing this with our readers!

    • Reply Luisa 17 December, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      Oh my goodness! Thank you Carrie :-) You have made my night!

  • Reply Susie @ OneOakLane 14 December, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Hi Luisa! I absolutely Love your blog!

    Congrats! You’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award for bloggers.

    Please see the post on my blog for more information:

    • Reply Luisa 17 December, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      Awww…thank you so very much :-)

  • Reply Beth 15 December, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    Wow! Love your bright and cheery kitchen! That pompom garland was genius :) Thanks for sharing all your eye candy. Enjoy the holiday season!

    • Reply Luisa 17 December, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      Sometimes it’s the little things…
      :-) So glad that you like it and that you took the time to let me know!

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  • Reply Dewena Callis 17 December, 2013 at 7:10 am

    I love your lime green and red Christmas in the kitchen! I’d rather see the kitchen in a house than any other room. And your dark table and chairs is so right in this kitchen.

    It’s pee-can pie around here too, and a very Merry Christmas, y’all to you too!


    • Reply Luisa 17 December, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      Haha! Thank you and I am tickled pink you like it!

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  • Reply Vickie 17 December, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I love the little cartoon you opened your post with! Your open shelving is so fun all done up with the bright colors!

    Visiting from SSS.

    • Reply Luisa 20 December, 2013 at 6:44 am

      Thank you! Glad you saw the humor in it! The open shelving is new and was so much fun to play with! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  • Reply thestylesistersblogt 17 December, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Love your all white kitchen and all the beautiful red and green decor that really pops! So fun! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday linky party that is live right now and share this with us.

    • Reply Luisa 20 December, 2013 at 6:51 am

      Thank you so much and thank you for the invite!

  • Reply Jeanette 17 December, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    What a fun, festive kitchen! Just love it and I really love the candlestick snowmen! Merry Christmas Y’all!

    • Reply Luisa 20 December, 2013 at 6:52 am

      Thank you so much and merry Christmas to you tooooo!

  • Reply artandsand 17 December, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I love how you have tucked Christmas all over your house.

    I have the perfect spot in the kitchen that I could decorate similar to your dining room shelf. But, the kitchen is my husband’s domain and he doesn’t like “too much” Christmas everywhere.

    • Reply Luisa 20 December, 2013 at 7:01 am

      Haha! Well…at least your husband helps keep things under control. Mine is like, “more, more, more”! I love him for it, but it could get a little dangerous. Haha!

  • Reply stacy 22 December, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    i just love everything about your kitchen!!! where in the world did you get the awesome red tree ladder for the elves?? i NEED one.

    • Reply Luisa 27 December, 2013 at 8:28 am

      Hi Stacy! I’m so glad you enjoyed our kitchen! I found that little ladder at Cracker Barrel! I actually removed some of the little snowmen that came with them and replaced them with some cuter ones! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Reply Kathryn Griffin @TheDedicatedHouse 23 December, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Just beautiful! You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and check out your feature. Here is the link to this week’s party. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    • Reply Luisa 27 December, 2013 at 8:29 am

      Awww…thank you so much Kathryn!!!! You sure know how to make a gal feel special!

  • Reply Patti 23 December, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Love your fabulous Christmas decor, I say if you got it flaunt it!!! Your tree is amazing, I love the ladder. Just gorgeous! I invite you to share with us at WIW linky party, we’d love to have you! Blessings and happy holidays!

    • Reply Luisa 27 December, 2013 at 8:30 am

      Thanks so much Patti and thank you for the party invite!

  • Reply artandsand 23 December, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I love your Christmas kitchen.

    I don’t decorate the kitchen because that is my husband’s domain and I don’t want anything to get in the way of his meal preparation. A girl has to eat!

    • Reply Luisa 27 December, 2013 at 8:34 am

      I hear ya girl!!!!

  • Reply Gretchen 2 January, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I love your fun and festive kitchen. Lime green and red always make me so happy!

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