Sunday, December 18, 2011

beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

and our farm kitchen is ready for the holiday

A sweet little bear by the artist, Jennifer Murphy
(in a product line for Seasons of Cannon Falls)...
and bottle brush trees tucked here & there.
to find out more about the charming artists & midwest treasures,
Jennifer & her mom, Pat-
check out their blogs:

In my kitchen, Ironstone is the anchor -- with little nods to red & green added.
The little parade of sweet cups on the top shelf was this year's promise.
Each holds a little secret - an ornament, bottle brush tree, mini wreath.

as much as our living room is about "serene" - white, silver & gold....
our kitchen is about "joy" - color, color, color.
Even Dave adds his own take on Christmas...
hanging a vintage lure or two.

One of my favorite books for sweet, simple, easy-to-do decorating with what you have is:
 Merry & Bright *301 Festive Ideas for Celebrating Christmas*
by Country Living magazine

I must also share my favorite holiday decorating books of ALL times:
Celebrating Home
Decorating for the Holidays and Seasons
by Seasons of Cannon Falls
**Watch for a special give-away of several copies of this book in 2012**

All for now, hope you are enjoying this count down week to Christmas!


Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

Kari, you could write your own book on decor.

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

Oh make me blush. That is too sweet.

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