My Winter Kitchen. . .



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!


Please join Nancy at Joyful Cottage for her first monthly link party:Every Room in the House.  This months theme is the kitchen.


I will also be sharing with:

Common Ground for Be Inspired

The Dedicated House for Anything Blue Friday

Shabby Art Boutique for Shabbilicious Friday

Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday

The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home

The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday

Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday

Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday

* Revi has a new party for thrifty things.  Hop over and link up!

Revisionary Life for Thrifty Life


Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a pretty way to decorate the kitchen for winter! Love all the little touches that just make it so special! hugs!

Nancy said...

I love your winter kitchen, Jann. Your island and stove hood are the perfect shade of blue. Was that a custom color? It's just soooo pretty. Your transferware "friendly village" pitcher is a fantastic find, as are all the other charming accessories. Thanks for sharing at Every Room In The House, my friend. ~ Nancy

Winnie said...

You are really an ARTIST !!!
Everything looks so pretty and with such good taste :)
I'm in love with this kettle

Charade said...

Wow, I am so impressed. I could never make so much look so beautiful together, and I'm glad there are people like you who can - and do. How do you store all those lovelies when you change to another season?

Unknown said...

Love the feel of your winter kitchen. you have so many cool finds! Now the tour is over, when's dinner? :)

Anonymous said...

Jann, your kitchen is gorgeous, and you have it decorated beautifully for winter. I'm still clearing out from Christmas! Take care - Dawn

Pamela Gordon said...

Your winter kitchen looks sweet Jan. I love all the cute things you've found. Those little china deer are sweet!

Babs said...

Cute winter touches in your kitchen. Love the little cupcake ornaments and the little deer in the snow. Brrr..I'm feeling nice and cool right now. :)

21 Wits said...

Oh what fun it is to see your photos, always, and especially this time of year with all your goodies decorated for winter! The little children always enjoy seeing these kinds of decorations too!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Jann, thanks so much for the tour of your beautiful kitchen! I love all of your festive finds. Enjoy the rest of the week. Julie

Anonymous said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! ♥

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful Winter Kitchen, Jann. I hope that kitchen is full of wonderful, warm blessings in 2014! xo Diana

Junkchiccottage said...

Your winter kitchen looks so inviting and sweet. Love it. Enjoy. Happy 2014. Many blessing as we move into the new year.

Debby Ray said...

Love, love, love your kitchen! Cozy and warm as well! Happy New year, Jann!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your kitchen looks warm and cozy with all your cute winter decor, Jann! I missed those cute reindeer salt and pepper shakers at Walmart!

Karie said...

Love, love your winter kitchen. It may be winter, but it looks so cozy and inviting. I wish I would have known you like the snowflake pyrex. I sold one the the other day. Darn, I would have given it to you. I will keep my eye out for more. Hope you had a wonderful holiday season, and I am looking forward to the new year and hopefully meeting you in person. Hugs, Karie

cynthia lee designs said...

Loved the tour of your winter kitchen!! It is so pretty!

Micupoftea said...

Nice post, your kitchen is charming. Love all the bird decor! I know what you mean about how the house feels empty after all the Christmas decorations are put away. We keep ours up, including the tree, until Jan6, which is Epiphany! Happy New Year :)

Unknown said...

Your kitchen is beautiful. I love the items you used to bring a touch of winter to it. Beautifully done!!

Unknown said...

Happy New Year dear friend. Love the snowmen you have including the lovely dishes. Isn't it great to use them for winter décor and you did a pretty job.
Hugs, Lynnie

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Jann,
I so enjoyed the tour of your wintry kitchen. There's so much inspiration in it. I'm going back for a second tour! You sure find so many wonderful thrift items. I sure love those scales and also the beautiful paint color peek.
Happy New Year! xo

bj said...

I love your pretty kitchen...
be back later for your link party. :)

The Victorian Girl said...

Your winter decorations are so cute! I'm too lazy after putting all the Christmas decorations up, so I just wait till it's time to put out the Valentine stuff!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love everything about your winter kitchen Jann!! LOVE LOVE your painted island and hood!

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Sarah said...

Your winter kitchen is very cheerful. It would warm anyone's spirits on a cold day. Thanks for sharing.
Fun new party. Thanks for introducing us.

lynn cockrell said...

What a way to embrace the coming winter days! Everything looks so pretty, Jann.

Cynthia said...

Jann your kitchen is gorgeous for winter. I love all your accessories and the window coverings are just so pretty. Love the chandelier and that island!!!


priscilla said...

Your kitchen looks fabulous Jann ! Glad you got the cute little deer :) I have those Debbie Mumm snowman dishes too :) Love your chandelier !

mary scott said...

So wonderful! I can't bear how plain my house looks after Christmas decs are put away today, so I have many snowpeople around for the month of January, at least. Lots of white candles and some pale blue glittered flameless candles for winter. You should have at least 2 glass door cabinets, I agree - would make a big difference.

Rose L said...

So adorable! At a craft fair I saw one man who made wind chimes using old tea pots he said he picked up at thrift stores, with hammered spoons, forks and knives, as the dangles (chimes). They sounded beautiful. He sold them for $25-40 depending on sizes. Was so cool.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love your winter decorations. I didn't remember your kitchen was so huge, it's gorgeous.

Leslie said...

Beautiful!!! I have those debbie mumm snowmen dishes ~ they're my favorite!!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I enjoyed the tour of your winter kitchen! I've never seen a full view of your kitchen before. Nice and big! I like the cloche with the pinecones. Gives me an idea!! Stay warm!

Audrey said...

Love your Winter decorations. I wish I had planted Paperwhites because they are so special for January. Really enjoyed the tour of your pretty kitchen.
Blessings of 2014
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Lulu said...

It may be cold outside, but no so inside with the warmth created in your kitchen. I'm thinking it would be a most pleasant place to be.

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Unknown said...

Wow Jann! I love all the gorgeous decorations and envy your great deals. Its inspiration to keep an eye out for good deals. I always freeze up and think I don't have anything to match but you made it all blend very well. Enjoy your vacation!

camp and cottage living said...

I love all the aqua touches in your kitchen/dining/living area!
Your home is so nicely decorated throughout.

ANNE said...

What an inviting kitchen! Love all your Christmas decor too.

Have a great weekend!

The Old Parsonage said...

Warm and cozy says it all. Love the blue cupboards!!! The pop of color is great:)

Happy New Year!

Art and Sand said...

Everything looks lovely for winter.

Our weather doesn't look anything like yours. We hope you get lots of snow in January though because we are doing a family ski trip to Alta and Snowbird the last weekend of January.

The Charm of Home said...

Jann your kitchen looks great. I got the gift card today. Thank you very much!

Revi said...

Jann, everything looks so cozy! And your distressed island is great! It IS never ending, but that's a good thing for those of us who enjoy it. :)

Fishtail Cottage said...

so cozy over that scale (I just did a post yesterday about one of mine! Stay warm. xoox, tracie

Kathy said...

Your winter kitchen is fun and whimsical! Love the sweet little birds! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Jeannie Marie said...

I will be coming back to linger over these wonderful vignettes! A perfectly wonderful January home!

Deb said...

Now, that is a warm and welcoming kitchen. Deb

Nancy said...

Hi Jann! Just popped in to tell you I've featured your winter kitchen in this month's Every Room In The House party. Thanks for partying with us and I hope you'll link up this month in The Living Room. xx ~ Nancy