Decorating our kitchen for Christmas is easy to do because it’s white with green walls! I had fun using old and new Christmas kitchen decor.
I always decorate our kitchen with lots of red and green. But I can’t add too much because our kitchen is a working kitchen. This means I cook almost every night and need the counter space. It can’t be covered in decor with Christmas trees everywhere. I think I pulled off just the right amount of decor!
Christmas Kitchen Decor
I mentioned earlier how easy our kitchen is to decorate for Christmas. With white cabinets and countertops and green walls, it’s an easy task. There is nothing to “undo” before we start decorating.
If you are curious, our green kitchen wall paint is Farrow & Ball, and the color is Cooking Apple Green. I love the name of that color! It’s so perfect for a kitchen.
I always hang wreaths in the windows and I should mention that I leave the nails up in the widows year round. Honestly, I never see them and they are great for hanging other seasonal wreaths.
I typically use two different styles of wreaths in the kitchen windows … I use three fresh pine wreaths (because I love the smell) in the three windows above the large sink. In the two windows behind the kitchen island, I used faux wreaths that have a little extra color.
Did you guys notice my new white spice rack? The complete DIY is in my book, A Home to Share.
You can see the advent calendar under the first window. I made it a few years ago and I love it. It’s made in a vintage local cola wood crate!
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Mixing Old and New Christmas Kitchen Decor
So what’s new in the photo above?
The spice rack, the wreaths in the window, the pinecone tree, the Christmas tree with the burlap base, the soap dispenser, the kitchen towel, and the red ornaments in the jar are new.
And what’s vintage?
The vintage items include the white box holding the rolling pins, the scale, the jar holding the red ornaments, the wood riser, the ironstone pitcher, and the Santa cups in the window.
Isn’t it great how new and vintage items work together so well?
Baking Cookies in the Kitchen
I love to bake and I have already started my holiday Christmas party baking! My favorite thing to make is sugar cookies so I started making ones using my house cookie cutter. Aren’t they adorable?
Here is my recipe for sugar cookies.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (or gluten free 1 to 1 or measure to measure flour)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 tablespoons milk
- 1 TBL lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Mix together flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar; add dry ingredients, and mix until incorporated.
With the mixer running, add egg, milk, lemon, and vanilla; mix until incorporated. Transfer dough to a work surface. Shape into 2 discs, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with nonstick baking mats or parchment paper; set aside.
On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes, and transfer to prepared baking sheets, leaving an inch in between. Leftover dough can be rolled and cut once more. Bake until lightly golden, about 10 minutes; do not allow to brown. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Decorate with Royal Icing.
I made this recipe with measure to measure gluten-free flour. The Xantham gum is included in the flour and the cookies came out perfectly.
If you don’t have that rolling pin, you need to get it. See that ridge? It ensures that all of your cookies are the same thickness!
I made the glass canisters and you can find the DIY here.
Festive Christmas Decorations
Adding Christmas decor is easy and you do not need to overdo it! Add some color but keep it simple.
And remember it’s okay to mix vintage with new decor.
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