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December 16, 2013

Cozy Christmas Kitchen

I've cozied up the little kitchen dining area 
for Christmas.

I draped the garland around the plate rack and 
stacked a sled at the top
I added my "Twas the night before Christmas" dishes
to the plate rack

My Woodland Santa from Kirklands (2012)

 The sun came out! Yay!  We've been getting
a lot of snow and it's been a bit since we've had
much sunlight!

 A serving tray that was a gift from last Christmas and just happens to have the same coloring as the dishes.

 Some little extras from one of my sisters

I moved the one plate forward and put a wreath behind it....just because

 Some Mosser ruby red juice glasses and a cow creamer cozy it up some more.

I purchased these dishes a couple of years ago from Dillards (watch their end of season sales)

 Ready for some warm drinks

In the corner is my kitchen Christmas tree.
I put the poinsettia and mercury glass bird down below.  
Sweet old fashioned looking tin from T.J. Maxx

Picked this candle up in Pennsylvania in October

My kitchen tree has a collection of foodie items

Last year I was gifted with some "garden" related ornaments so I added them to the kitchen tree

I may have to create a new tree for more garden related ornaments!

The chandelier is draped with a garland that I added some blueberry pieces to.  The ornaments are done  just like last years.

I'm using the sled/tray that I posted about
"here" for dishes to be easily used

Over by the sink I put a few things in the window
I took these pictures very early to catch the glow 
of the light fixture.

This little fixture was a gift from my mom many years ago.  I felt sentimental about it this year because at 91 yrs old she's gotten very forgetful and it was one of the last little things she gave me when she was still interested in shopping a bit.  

The little chefs called Kindles (by Byer's Choice) are stacked in a tin with silver edged pine cones.  I  used them in this post in 2010

  Did you notice the snow through my windows? 
Yep this is my deck and part of the backyard.  
Looks like we're having a White Christmas
around here!

  I'm joining the following parties:

Between Naps on the Porch 

 Kathe With an E

The Dedicated House

Ivy and Elephants


  1. Hi Liz! Oh, my goodness! Look at your beautiful snow. Your kitchen looks so sweet with all of the Christmasing! Hope you're doing well and are ready for Christmas.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Liz, you are living in a winter wonderland! Your kitchen looks so pretty; and that view is postcard perfect! Loved seeing all of your Christmas accents. I love Dillard's too, for holiday decor. They have great pieces!

  3. Thank you for stopping by Holidays at the Harris Home. I am glad I had a chance to see your blog today. I really enjoyed your kitchen decorations - everything is so pretty and inviting. I am envious of your snow!

  4. What a winter wonderland, Liz! It is so pretty! No sneaux here! That would be lovely.
    Have a great day! xo

  5. Love your holiday d├ęcor in the kitchen, Liz! It's a wonderful place for family and friends to gather. So inviting and nostalgic and especially warm with that awesome snowy view.

  6. Oh Liz, everything looks beautiful! I love those dishes and your plate rack! Your tree is so pretty too, I have a kitchen tree too with a candy theme. Love the Kindles, I have a small collection of them too. Have a great week!!! XO, Pinky

  7. Everything is gorgeous! Your plate rack looks so pretty with the garland draped on it. I adore your Christmas china; you have one of may favorite patterns! Your kitchen tree just sparkles in your breakfast room. The Kindles, by Byer's Choice, are perfect for your vignette! You have so many special treasures in your Christmas kitchen! Thank you for the tour! Merry Christmas!

  8. I love that nook at your home. I always feel home when you share your creations and tweakings on it.
    That's a happy place.
    I'm looking for some kitchen-inspired figure. Where I had that heart I now have a shelf (in the kitchen) and I wanted to put a Cooking Santa or something but no luck.
    Enjoy yours. All of it.
    Merry and Bessed Christmas!

  9. I am SO glad that you mentioned you added some garden ornaments to your tree. I first looked at that wheelbarrow of sunflowers and thought it was a ham with pineapple rings!!!!! You SAID the tree had foodie items, so that's the first thing that came to mind until I read and looked closer! :-) :-) :-) How crazy am I?!???!?

    I WILL have to watch Dillard's for their after-Christmas sale!!! What great dishes!!! I almost always forget about Dillard's since there isn't one really close. I think the closest one is about 20 miles from our house.

    Your kitchen looks 100% Christmas-ready!!!

  10. Cozy indeed! Love your dishes and your black cabinet is the perfect backdrop for showing them off! Beautiful snowy pic, none here so far! Hope you'll hop back over and share at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  11. Hello Liz,
    I love those teacups! And, the greenhouse ornament on your tree! The Byers Choice chefs are darling! Your tin and Santa print are gorgeous, too! So much eye candy! Lol You are in a winter wonderland as we are here in Canada. Merry Christmas!
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  12. Liz, you have such a lovely home & you've made it even more welcoming with all your beautiful holiday decor. Very tastefully done!
    The little tree's decorations are darling & I'm pea green with envy over your Byer's Choice chefs.
    Thanks for sharing your pretty items & letting us peek around. I love visiting your place!

    We've got the same weather...Stay inside where its nice & warm!

  13. Hi Liz, very nice to meet you! Your home is so inviting and festive, very beautiful Merry Christmas Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

  14. Hi lovely lady.
    The little chefs called Kindles is so sweet you did a Beautiful job putting this all together in your dining area for the Christmas Holidays . I hope you and yours are having a wonderful week and keeping warm.

  15. Liz
    Your whole kitchen looks so full of Christmas cheer!
    I especially love the vintage looking tin and the sweet chefs
    in the window.
    Merry Christmas!

  16. What a sweet, treasure form you Mom....things like that are just so-o-o special! I really love that Santa picture. I am a big lover of Santas and snowmen myself and does your blog header and layout have touches of Miss Linda of Life and Linda? Not many of us have her special, little touches...she's the best!

  17. Your dining area looks wonderful Liz! Love your dishes and the kitchen tree. So jealous that you have snow. I'm wishing for a big snow storm on Christmas. (a girl can dream!)

  18. Liz, your kitchen is awesome. I absolutely love your "night before Christmas" dishes. I used to go to the giant sale at Dillard's after Christmas. I seem to remember the biggest sale was New Years day.
    Your chancy is so pretty and the sled with the dinnerware is amazing.
    I really wish I had felt up to doing major decor this year. There is always next year. I am going to live vicariously through your beautiful home. I am off to see more.
    Merry Christmas,

  19. Oh, Liz, your Christmas kitchen really touched my heart today! Such warm and welcoming touches, from the colours to the textures and the overall decorating, your kitchen is a place of comfort and joy! I love the way you have trimmed that adorable little tree and all of the vignettes are so charming! Thank yo for sharing this sweet space; I could sit here all day, sipping on tea and staring at all the wintry wonder!

    Merry Christmas!


  20. What a lovely home you have, and your decorations enhance your space so well. I love your "Family and Friends" plate. Thank you for sharing; and what a view you get to look upon! It is definitely Christmas in your part of the world! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  21. Very pretty and festive, Liz! Love your shelf/hutch by the table. The black looks great with the red and white dishes. Great vignettes!

  22. Liz,
    So pretty! So many beautiful things!!

    thanks so much for stopping by!


  23. It all looks absolutely beautiful, Liz! I am so happy I have a couple of minutes, today, to get some visiting in!

    Merry Christmas!

  24. Liz, everything looks so pretty. I love those "Night Before Christmas" plates, and they look so pretty against the black shelves. Your chandelier looks gorgeous, and that sled tray is so cute. I've never seen the Byers chefs. Those are so cute! laurie

  25. What a beautiful, beautiful Christmas display! I love the plates on the shelves! So pretty!

    Merry Christmas to you!

  26. Oh Liz, you have certainly done a great job in making your kitchen so "cozy"…love all of your beautiful things that you have displayed…and the view is incredible…A very Merry Christmas to you and your family...

  27. Thank you for your comment on my angel wings.

    I really love the black with the red and white and the plaid table cloth. It is so classic and English cottage. Beautiful. I'm sorry about your mother.

  28. Your Christmas kitchen is so warm and inviting, the plaid tablecloth says come on in and sit down to share a bit of Christmas with me. I really love your plate rack all decked out for the holidays. The ornaments on your tree are super sweet, you have a beautiful collection, and I just adore ornaments on the chandy. I wish I had a chandelier in the kitchen.


Thank you for your comments! I don’t always get a chance to reply but I do read them!


Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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