I’m so happy you’re here with me today! My friend Krista of The Happy Housie hosted this hop and every day this week a group of fabulous bloggers have been sharing their Christmas homes. If you’re coming from The DIY Mommy or here for the first time, WELCOME! I’m so thrilled to share my whimsical Christmas kitchen in pastels with you!
A couple of weeks ago, I shared my whimsical Christmas living room and mantel and explained that this year I wanted to do something really different. Instead of just focusing on the classy or glam elements of Christmas decorating, I’d felt so inspired by the new Nutcracker Movie that I wanted to bring an element of fantasy and fun. My children are 10 and 12 and I love seeing them enjoying the magic of the Christmas season. I wanted to bring a more whimsical feel to our living room and kitchen this year.
First things first…..You might be noticing some pink bows. I have walked into my kitchen dozens of times over the past year we have lived here since building this house and have thought, “these pretty pendant lights look like large presents.”
The only thing they were missing were large pink velvet ribbon bows. Sounds crazy, right?
Well, I love crazy! Ha! Honestly, it sounded like it would go with my whimsical Christmas feel so it was the perfect idea this year.
The kids walked in and absolutely loved it, so I knew I was doing something right.
I even added some pretty pieces of a sparkly champagne-colored garland on the bottom of the pendants to add some more fun.
Just behind these “pretty packages with pink bows”, that are hanging over my kitchen island, is displayed the word “BELIEVE”. I found this sparkly sign at Michael’s this year.
I love focusing on this word during the Christmas season. For children, it means believing in Santa or the magic of Christmas. For Christians, it reminds us to believe in our Savior and all that He has promised those that follow Him. I also think it’s a good reminder to believe that there is still so much good in the world. We generally see more of that this time of the year as people open their hearts, give more, serve more, and love more. I love that. We need all the reminders we can get!
I found these sparkly branches a while back and could already imagine them draped along the top of my hood.
Ok, I know I said the kitchen is in pastels, but to me that basically means pink and pink and pink and maybe a couple of other pastel colors too. Ha! We are constantly baking in the kitchen this time of year and I love having a pretty pink cake stand waiting for fresh cookies to come out of the oven and glasses and a pitcher ready for cold milk to share with friends.
I always have my pink kettle on the stove this time of year for lots of herbal teas to warm us up and to offer guests.
I like to keep this pink ginger jar here with my favorite tea inside and some pretty candles with this fabulous flameless lighter (charged by a usb cable – my new favorite thing lately).
I had these pretty hurricanes on my table but moved them over here for a tablescape and decided to keep them here for Christmas.
I found these lovely candle wreaths with sparkly faux snow at Hobby Lobby and knew they’d be lovely around the bottom of these hurricanes, filled with sparkly gems.
My friend Lauren Haskell has such a lovely online store of fabulous home decor and furniture. She carries these gorgeous pink ginger jars and I use them all over the house but they have made their way to adorn my corner sink area with pretty sparkly Christmas floral stems.
It’s all in the details, right?! So I added some blush pink satin ribbon and also dusty blue velvet ribbon bows to the top of my kitchen canisters.
My kitchen island has a mirrored tray with some fun things!
One of my most FAVORITE things is pretty cookies and baked goods and when I saw Peggy Porschen’s charming pastel gingerbread village cake for the first time, I gasped out loud!
So imagine my reaction when I’m at the end of an aisle at HomeGoods and I see the replica made into a decoration. I ran. Oh yes I did. Luckily, there was no other shopper in my way because she might have been pushed aside while I grabbed that pretty piece. Ok, kidding but seriously….I couldn’t believe I found that! It was the next best thing to having one of her cakes in my home.
Pretty candies can also be found here along with my favorite candles and of course….a glittery nutcracker.
On the other side of the kitchen….
Another pretty vignette with a candle. It’s festive and sparkly. And we can’t have a whimsical kitchen without Santa Claus!
I found the cutest glittery crowned crane at a local boutique and it was PERFECT for my whimsical kitchen!
It just had to go with my other new nutcracker statue and pretty pink tree.
I added lots of fun ornament that went with my theme.
I added a few of my glitter Christmas village houses along the bottom, around the tree, along with my Santa statue that I recently painted and made-over. It was an old plain white Santa I’ve had for years so I painted it to go with my kitchen.
Every year I like to make gingerbread houses with the kids and I especially like to make mine pink. Okay, so I make a mini village.
I found some darling candle wreath at Michael’s and decided to use them on the backs of my chairs this year as small wreaths.
They have alternating blush and blue velvet ribbon bows on each one. I also grabbed some of the same maribou boa that I used on my living room tree and hot-glued small pieces on my wreath to resemble snow and then used some old mini Christmas house ornaments on top of that to create a whimsical little Christmas scene. Fun right?!
I’m going to link some of the items from my kitchen below for your shopping convenience and similar/suggested items.
Please head on over next to All Things With Purpose and see some more fabulous Christmas inspiration!
Today I’m joined by some talented friends who are also sharing part of their
Christmas home tour with you…
And the sharing has been going on all week long!
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