Christmas Elves in My Cozy Vintage Kitchen


Hi there, Friends! It's often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home and I find this especially true during the Christmas season. Come on in! My vintage kitchen is decked out for the holidays. It's small but cozy and you may even find a mischief visitor or two... 

Christmas elves cozy vintage kitchen


As you come in the back door, the fragrance of a handmade rosemary wreath will greet you. Nothing smells quite as heavenly as a fresh herb wreath! {Want to make your own? Look here, for fresh rosemary!} Next, you'll see this display of the vintage jadeite I collect. As a readers' favorite, this spot has been featured in several posts. The galvanized tray on the bottom is actually part of an old chicken feeder! For the holidays I added the milk glass holly dishes that Fire-King produced in Mexico plus the lovely red transferware plate that was a gift from Cecilia at The B Farm. Also, if you look closely, you'll find the mini Santa mugs I shared Friday, scattered around the kitchen for an extra touch of whimsy. 


Christmas elves cozy vintage kitchen


Remember the painted Prince Albert tins I brought home from Round Top? I upcycled them with Christmas scrapbook paper and filled them with dollar store mistletoe. 


Christmas elves cozy vintage kitchen


Vintage knee hugger elves have been known to come out to play during the season--you never know where you might see one! 


Christmas elves cozy vintage kitchen


Last week, I shared the thrifted vintage plates that inspired my whimsical French snowman tablescape.


Christmas elves cozy vintage kitchen


During the holidays I use a lot of red accents and I try to switch things up a little every year. This year I mixed in my red dot bowls. Like jadeite and the holly dishes, they were also manufactured by Fire-King during the 50s, though jadeite was also in production earlier and longer. 


Christmas elves cozy vintage Christmas


I still have several mini gingerbread houses I'm giving as small gifts. You can see where I found them and the other ways I used them, here.


Christmas elves cozy vintage kitchen


I love staying in on a cold day and getting some holiday baking done. When we had a rare snow Thursday night and Friday morning, I did just that! 


Christmas elves cozy vintage kitchen


I made Christmas fudge...


Christmas elves cozy vintage kitchen


...and peanut butter blossom cookies. I may have even had a helper or two ;) 


Christmas elves cozy vintage kitchen


Merry Christmas! 


Christmas elves cozy vintage kitchen


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Christmas elves cozy vintage kitchen


Before I go, on Wednesday, please join me for the Creating Christmas link party. The party is hosted by Jann at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson and you will have the opportunity to link up your Christmas decor and projects at participating blogs with different themes daily. My theme is a Rustic and Romantic Christmas and I can't wait to see what you share! Tomorrow, Debby Goes Shabby will kick things off with a Shabby Christmas! You can follow the rest of the week's line up below: 


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15 comments:

  1. Red and green are still my favorite colors for Christmas and vintage jadeite and Fire King are perfect for that. I love how you styled everything.

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  2. So gorgeous. I have never seen the FK milk glass holly dishes before. Love them! Yours is one of the prettiest vignettes I've seen.

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  3. Oh Cecilia! Your kitchen is absolutely darling all ready for Christmas! It definitely puts me in the spirit of the season :)

    xo,
    rue

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  4. Wonderful job! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh my goodness! Your jadeite collection is fabulous.

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  6. I loved the tour of your kitchen. I made peanut butter cookies with my 45 year old recipe yesterday and put thumbprints of raspberry jam in some and leftover (HOW did that happen??) Reese's small Easter eggs in the center of some. Some got choc chips, others, peanut butter chips. Buy cellophane bags after the holiday; dug them out and found some "made with love" stickers to add. Our "Sunshine baskets" that we make at church for shut ins will have a bit of color; brought them to store in the church freezer...out of temptation's way! Christmas seems to be the only time I make fudge now; I love it and so do the people I give it to!

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  7. So many pretty treasures and those cute elves adding a little holiday spirit! Everything looks wonderful... xo

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  8. So pretty Cecilia ... Love the Jadeite with the red. The wreath, oh my! ... I think I will go cut some rosemary and make a wreath.
    Love.
    Audrey Z.

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  9. Your kitchen decor is so inviting. I love all of your vintage knee huggers.

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  10. I absolutely love your vintage jadeite . . . it takes me back to my childhood and Mama's kitchen:)

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  11. Your kitchen is decorated so pretty for Christmas! Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.

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  12. Love those deer at the end! And I've always loved the elves....we had them growing up. Always fun to reminisce! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  13. Thanks for the shout out! It all looks wonderful. Love your elves. I can just smell the rosemary wreath. ahhh....

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  14. Absolutely love all of this wonderful décor!!I adore your jadite!! So pretty!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs.
    Debbie

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