Christmas in the Kitchen

Decorating for Christmas in the Kitchen is a wonderful way to celebrate the season in the most used room in your home!  Here are some simple and pretty ideas!

Today I’m joining Krista of The Happy Housie and a talented group of bloggers as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series.  Over the last few weeks we’ve been busy sharing handmade gift ideas, DIY Christmas ornaments, Christmas crafts, and today we’re sharing our homes all decked out for the holidays!  If you’re coming over from Jen at Tatertots and Jello, welcome, I’m so happy to have you here!  I hope that you leave inspired for your own holiday decorating!  Make sure to take a tour through all the beautiful homes at the bottom of this post! xo

Welcome to Christmas in my Kitchen!

As part of this Christmas home tour series I’m sharing my kitchen all decked out for Christmas.  Come on in, there are cookies waiting for you.

Because I spend so much time in my kitchen during the holiday season (and basically all the time haha), I love to decorate it for Christmas. So I created a festive and cheery kitchen space, with just enough decorations so as not to interfere with the most important kitchen task of the season…baking!  On a side note…I pull out this sparkly apron every Christmas season…I made it years ago when I first started blogging…I love it so much.  One can be fancy in the kitchen, no?  😉

A lot of baking magic and family fun happens in this simple kitchen space of mine.  So why not treat it with love for the holidays…the decorating doesn’t have to be complicated.  Simple touches like festive tea towels and Christmas mugs are good enough.  And if you want to go all out and put a tree in here, why not?!

Christmas in the Kitchen

I added simple holiday touches like festive seat cushions, little wreaths for our chairs, a food themed Christmas tree, twinkle lights, Santa dishes and loads and loads of cookies.

Christmas in the Kitchen

It’s just enough to make this space feel merry and bright!  These simple Christmas touches make every day during the holiday season feel special!

Christmas in the Kitchen

It’s the Little Things that Make the Season Feel Special

I think it’s really important to celebrate the season every day in little ways with our families…don’t just wait for guests to come to bring out the cute touches like wreaths on the chairs…they’re perfect and fun for every day too.  Don’t save the Santa dishes and mugs…fill them up and have fun with your family…your kids (young and older) will love it!

A Food Themed Christmas Tree for the Kitchen

A tree in the kitchen?  YES.  I have wanted a Christmas tree in our kitchen for years but I’ve just never found the right one, until now.  Recently pencil trees have become quite popular so I was able to find exactly the right tree for this small space in my kitchen.  Pencil trees are tall and skinny compared to regular Christmas trees, making them perfect for small spaces like this area in my eating nook…it’s tucked back nicely so it doesn’t get in the way at all.

A food-inspired Christmas tree in the kitchen!

And because it’s in my kitchen I had to decorate it in a food theme!  Candy canes, dried oranges, popcorn garland and cookie cutter ornaments…I LOVE it so much.  It looks so good in my kitchen area…and the light it casts at dinner time is lovely.

Let the Kids Help!

Kids love to be a part of holiday magic making!  Get them to make strings of popcorn garland, dry oranges and hang candy canes.  We all gathered together one night after dinner and created these popcorn garlands…it’s a really nice memory for me. And I LOVE how it turned out.

A food-inspired Christmas tree in the kitchen!

Make Christmas Cloches

Cloches are so pretty and versatile!  While they’re great for cookies, cakes and snacks, they’re also so pretty as part of your Christmas decor.  Create a little winter scene in them with bottle brush trees, or use them to hold Christmas cookies.  Pretty and practical!

Cookies are the Best Decorations!

Don’t forget the cookies…they’re the best Christmas decorations around!  To welcome you into my kitchen this holiday season I’m sharing my Peppermint Kisses, Chewy Ginger Snaps and Thumbprint Cookies!

Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies

Whimsy Whimsy Everywhere!

I can’t resist adding little bottlebrush trees and miniature woodland creatures to my kitchen counter oat and flour jars. Seriously the cutest.  When my youngest saw these he said they were one of his favourite Christmas decorations every year.  I loooooove that.

Decorating the kitchen for Christmas

Add a little string of fairy lights too…they’re especially pretty at night.

Christmas in the Kitchen

It’s all in the Details!

For simple finishing touches I hung a little wreath from my centre cabinets, added some festive tea towels, strung a string of fairy lights and put out a few little Santas and I’m done. Simple and pretty.

Christmas in the Kitchen

Kitchen Christmas Tree

Thank you for being a part of my Christmas in the Kitchen tour…I hope I inspired you to add a few simple holiday touches to your own kitchen!  xo

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MORE CHRISTMAS HOME INSPIRATION

Now head over to visit Rachel at Maison de Pax, I know you’ll enjoy her beautiful holiday home. Once you’re done there, take a tour through all these amazing and festive Christmas homes.  You’ll be sure to leave inspired for your own space…there is something for everyone here!

Tatertots and Jello ** A Pretty Life in the Suburbs ** Maison de Pax
She Gave it a Go ** Summer Adams

Amber Tysl ** All Things With Purpose ** Cuter Tudor
Chrissy Marie Blog ** The Happy Housie

The Happy Housie ** Shabbyfufu ** Jenna Kate at Home
Inspiration for Moms ** We’re the Joneses

Rambling Renovators ** Home Made Lovely ** My 100 Year Old Home
Maison de Cinq ** Nick + Alicia

House by Hoff ** The Tattered Pew ** Clean & Scentsible
The Turquoise Home ** Rain on a Tin Roof

Stacy Risenmay ** This is Our Bliss ** Southern State of Mind
Styled with Lace ** Life is Better At Home

Taryn Whiteaker Designs ** Just a Girl and Her Blog ** Cherished Bliss
So Much Better With Age ** Cassie Bustamante

Lemon Thistle ** The DIY Mommy ** Love Create Celebrate
The Handmade Home ** Craftberry Bush

Grace In My Space ** Rooms For Rent ** Modern Glam
Happy Happy Nester ** Town and Country Living

Two Twenty One** Place of My Taste ** Life is a Party
Sincerely, Marie Designs ** Willow Street Interiors

Have a very Merry day!

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Cassie Bustamante
    December 6, 2019 at 6:21 AM

    holy heck, now i need a sparkly apron! you are the cutest and your kitchen is just so warm and inviting and as always i am a fan of your photography!

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna Rooney
      December 6, 2019 at 8:58 AM

      Thank you Cassie! xo and YES you do need a sparkly apron…especially now with your gorgeous new kitchen!!

  • Reply
    Barb
    December 6, 2019 at 9:50 AM

    I love every single morsel of your kitchen 🙂 and that pencil tree – inspirational – must have!!

  • Reply
    Krista
    December 6, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    I love that you put a food themed tree in the kitchen and that the kids helped you make it. Making cherished memories in the kitchen is what Christmas is all about! Thank you for the tour, tips, and recipes! Merry Christmas Jo-Anna

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna Rooney
      December 7, 2019 at 6:13 PM

      Thank you Krista! I really enjoyed decorating this space for Christmas!

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