When I first started decorating my kitchen the colors I had in there were perfect for my red, white, Santa theme I had going on. I really hadn't planned on a theme however you all know how something starts and just builds. When I recently changed my kitchen to the tuscany colors I love so much I thought I should change my holiday kitchen decor to match. BUT I just couldn't. My wonderful daughter bought me these plates a few years back when we shared a a business together and I treasure them so much so, I now have a tuscany, red, white, Santa theme going on. Take a look, it isn't so bad.
The plates are from my daughter. The pictures that you really can't see well are three of my 7 grannies and the shiny Santa at the top was a gift from my talented and wonderful cousin Brenda.
Maybe it is because I am a Swede but I love the Scandinavian felted ornaments, they adorn every available spot on my tree. The cross stich was made by my good friend Kay Buecker, she is very talented and I have several of her pieces and love each and every one.
A closer look at that cross stitch. Isn't it grand?
Aagh there is that great Santa purchase I made a couple weeks ago. Still haven't got Jeff to help me hang it but I will.........
I love the look at night. I can sit in the dark except for the Christmas lights and just inhale Christmas.
Oops, didn't finish my decorating before this was taken but I like to turn the flash off and just use over head light.
One of my lamps got kicked out of the living room due to lack of space and I hated to just stick it in the cupboard so I put it on the counter. I think that it will stay there even after the Christmas decorations are put away.
Just a closer look at the ornaments on the kitchen tree.
Oh there is another Scandinavian ornament.........and HO HO HO to all of you!