Happy New Year my friends! Where did December go? This month is always a busy one!
My precious twin boys are officially teenagers ( I am in denial as I write this;) I could not be more proud of these young men. (These were obviously from last year as they are now 13:) As you can see their culinary tastes are quite different! I look forward to venturing into these unknown teenage waters;) Wish me luck!
I am sure you all are over Christmas decorating posts;) Well, I had all intentions of doing a post of my kitchen before Christmas, when my camera decided it did not want to cooperate. Let’s just say I need to bring it in the shop again! Ugh! I did manage to get a few shots. Be prepared that some of the pics in this post are iPhone pictures.
I love decorating now that my cabinets are painted white (White Dove-Benjamin Moore). When we purchased this house 11 years ago we were fortunate the previous owners remodeled the kitchen and used a very good quality cabinet and loads of granite;) However, the cabinets were hickory wood (not my taste) so we had them painted about 5 years ago. Like my fireplace, it was the BEST decorating decision EVER! It really opened up the space and of course made mama happy;)
This vintage frame was a DIY chalkboard project. It is a sentimental piece because it was gifted to me by my late Grandfather. I simply added the chalkboard. Love it!
As you can see that lovely Ballard Designs harlequin ribbon is used all over my kitchen too;)
We have done updates to the kitchen so it is more functional for our family. In the bottom right hand corner you can see a bit of where we added a “bar” area with stools. This added more seating as our eat-in area is a bit tight in front of the sliding doors.
This is my baking station. As you can see Santa likes to oversee my culinary adventures and puts a bit of magic into my Christmas cookies every year;)
That is my Christmas kitchen! Now I have to take it all down:( Although, I do love “cleaning the slate” and starting anew. There is something refreshing and invigorating about that….don’t you think?