Excited to wrap-up our Christmas tour today with the kitchen and man cave (here are parts one and two)! Each year, I try to add a few new pieces to my Christmas decor and there are few things I plan on trying to grab for the kitchen if I can get myself out of bed the day after Christmas and make it to Lowe’s and Wal-Mart (the two closest big box stores to my house). For now though, I used what I had on hand (or
stole borrowed from my mom). Since red is already the accent color in the kitchen, I build off that to add some more holiday pops.
I really prefer to keep our fridge free of clutter, so for this year, I added plaid ribbon to some of the cabinets and am using close pins to add Christmas cards from family and friends as they arrive. I love this red and green plaid ribbon (I used it on my old tree in my condo) and it has a nice traditional touch that balances the more whimsical candy cane ribbon in the living room. I used masking tap to adhere the ribbon to each of the cabinets. The ides came from this post from Greener Grass Handmade.
The plate over the stove got swapped out for this snowflake plate from Target I bought a few years ago and the new dish towels are from H&M. My old Christmas dish towels were looking pretty rough after 6 years of use.
Fresh from our side yard, the holly pieces got added to this pretty pitcher that I borrowed from my mom on the kitchen island. On the chalkboard, I added a bow from leftover plaid ribbon and plan to update the chalkboard with some Christmas carol verses.
The coffee bar has my favorite sign – Define Naughty – and is always a conversation piece. Some candy canes and Christmas China (again, mom’s stash!) finishes out the space. We’re having a Christmas party this weekend and I’m planning to add some hot cocoa and marshmallows to the coffee bar.
Upstairs, we added a second tree this year in the man cave! Keeping the football theme, it’s Alabama and Gamecocks themed, but admittedly, we have way more Alabama ornaments than South Carolina ones, purely because I’ve been collecting them for years and we only just started collecting USC ornaments. To balance it out, I added some plain red mini-ornaments from the dollar tree, but home to add more collegiate ornaments each year. I also propped the tree up on some boxes and wrapped the base in a Carolina blanket we had on hand. The tree needed some height so you could see it from the window outside.
And that wraps up our Christmas home tour for 2015! Thanks for following along and stay tuned for more holiday posts in the coming weeks!