Usually my kitchen is quite warm and cozy decorated in ‘sweet tweets’.
(my sil, Laurie helped me make these easy curtains a few years ago.)
We lined the bird fabric with a striped fabric. Attached it to a 1x2 with a staple gun. Made a casing for a dowel then rolled it up and tied ribbon to hold it in place. Just noticed that I need to get up there and straighten that roll on the left.
(top of some of my cabinets)
But after Christmas I pull out the ‘Winter Blues’. Icicles hang from my chalkboard made from an old window and not only is it cold outside but there’s a bit of a chill inside too.
Wintry jars are placed upon counter tops.
Topped with bows I made using Winter picks and silver and white ribbons, tuelle, tissue paper and even strips cut from gift bags.
A baking vignette awaits to help warm the kitchen up. The little snowman mold came free with Rice Krispy cereal years ago.
I just picked this sweet little guy up for $2 at Ross. The cupcakes were $.50 at Wal-Mart after Christmas.
My friend, Shelley gave me this glass bowl for Christmas.
It reminded me of frozen ice. Perfect for my Winter kitchen!
My thrift find speckled kettle sets on the stove ready for a spot of tea.
A ‘friendly village’ pitcher with a snowy scene and snowman dishes are pulled out for display. Both the pitcher and the aqua plate were thrift store finds.
I fell head over heels in love with this vintage wicker baby scale when I spied it at Star Mill Antiques.
And of course every ‘Winter kitchen’ needs at least one snowflake Pyrex. Wish I had more!
Beautiful Paperwhites blooming in the windowsill remind me that Spring is only a few months away.
The table is set with mostly thrifty items. I used my runner I made from a drop cloth.
The aqua glass round I found a long time ago for $1. The pinecone bowl is a new find for $3.
I knew it would work great with this yard sale find I bought last summer.
I placed the three pine cone trees I made for my Christmas mantle under my bell cloche along with a pinecone ornament.
Oh deer! I passed these cute S&P shakers up earlier at Wal-mart. Then after seeing them on someone’s blog I regretted it. Lucky for me, they still had them.
I left my pinecone garland and pots on my chandelier and added the snowflake.
When we bought our home I loved the kitchen, but it had way more wood than I would have liked. I had the island and stove hood painted blue and distressed it heavily. Still love it! Now I would like to add some glass to a couple of my cabinet doors. As hubby says, “It never ends”. Hee-hee!
This picture shows a little bit of my blue wall painted with Restoration Hardware ‘Silver Sage’.
After Christmas the house always feels a bit empty. I kind of like the feeling for a while. And I’m sure you are well aware that it doesn’t take me long to fill it right back up. lol!
Hope you enjoyed the tour of my ‘Winter kitchen’!
Happy New Year and stay warm my friends!
p.s. This post was featured at Lavender Garden Cottage. Thanks Deb!
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