Christmas Kitchen Tour {Christmas in Texas Tour}

Welcome to the Christmas in Texas blog tour!  If you’re visiting from Poofing the Pillows, welcome! (Of course, a big welcome back to my regular readers, too.)  I am so glad you’re here!

Christmas in Texas blog tour

I am so excited to be taking part in this very special Christmas tour.  My sweet, real-life blogger friend, Stacey from Poofing the Pillows invited me to take part and I’m excited to get to know some Texas bloggers better.  

Today, I’m giving you a little tour of my Christmas kitchen.

There is no doubt that our kitchen is my favorite place in our home.

Not just because we remodeled it a little over a year ago, but because it is most definitely the heart of our house.  

The kids do homework here, we make crafts and work on projects in this room, we socialize around the island and, of course, we do a lot of cooking and baking.

gray and white kitchen decorated for Christmas

Truthfully, I didn’t do that much decorating in here this year.  I am definitely in a “less is more” phase right now so I just added a few fun touches here and there.

 

Let me show you around:

3-tiered stand with elf on the shelf

Did you notice our little friend from the North Pole?

His name is Snowball and he’s keeping my lonely little tiniest-poinsettia-ever company.

elf on the shelf and poinsettia

I originally bought three and had them all at the top of this stand.  Then, I rather quickly succeeded in letting two of them die.

I cannot keep poinsettias alive for very long but it doesn’t seem to stop me from buying them every Christmas!  

speckled poinsettia

This speckled one is still hanging in there but after I took this picture a I found a shriveled petal had fallen on the counter.  

Oh well.  I hate to say it but I think it’s doomed.

Speaking of survival…  This is the lone surviving gingerbread house.

gingerbread house

I bought two gingerbread house kits.  One for my daughter and one for my son. 

They like to decorate their own and have a friendly little competition.

Well, my daughter’s kit had a crack in the roof piece and she didn’t let the frosting dry long enough when she tried to repair the crack.  She went ahead and decorated the whole thing and then it collapsed.  Needless to say, she was so disappointed!   Lesson learned.

Here’s another “gingerbread” house. 

Santas railroad station Fitz and Floyd

It’s actually a cookie jar made by Fitz and Floyd.  I have a little train that goes with this piece but I didn’t set it out this year.

kitchen cabinets Christmas vignette

Instead, I have some of our Christmas mugs set up and ready to go for all types of drinks.  I didn’t have room for a lot of mugs on my hot chocolate station this year, so I thought this was kind of fun.

snowman mug

Finally, I added a small ceramic tree that holds some Christmas candy to the counter.

ceramic Christmas tree

I have had this little tree for years.  It always finds a home somewhere in my decor and my kids love taking the top off to see what treats might be inside.  

red le Creuset pot on stove

simple farmhouse kitchen Christmas

gray and white kitchen decorated for Christmas

So that’s it for my kitchen tour!  Now I hope you’ll visit my fellow Texans today!  Next on the list is Hyacinth’s for the Soul.  The full list of participants with links is below.  I hope you take the time to visit everyone today!

We will be touring all week, so I hope you’ll follow along!

 

Monday – Dec 7th

Poofing the Pillows

 Lilacs and Longhorns

 Hyacinths for the Soul 

 Botanic Bleu

 Blessed by 3 Miracles

Tuesday – Dec 8th

Betsy at Estelle’s

BJ at Sweet Nothings

Lisa at Fern Creek Cottage

Aimee at It’s Overflowing

Wednesday – Dec 9th

 Hunt and Host

Queen in Between

My Front Porch to Yours 

Southern Day Dreams

Bluesky Kitchen

Thursday – Dec 10th

My Heart Lives Here

Linda’s Life Journal

White Spray Paint

 The Dedicated House

Ash Tree Cottage

Let’s Add Sprinkles

Friday – Dec 11th

Opulent Cottage

Décor to Adore

At Home with Jemma

Hospitable Pursuits

Ash Tree Cottage

 

I often share at:  Metamorphosis Monday, Your Designs This Time, The Scoop, Wow Us Wednesdays, Inspire Me Tuesday, Furniture Feature Friday, Something to Talk About, Amaze Me Monday

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52 Responses to Christmas Kitchen Tour {Christmas in Texas Tour}

  1. Hi Julie, loved the tour of your kitchen and all your special holiday touches. Each treasure is adorable. Love the layered tier on your island and the pops of red. So inviting. My day is Wednesday and I am visiting from North Texas. Thanks for sharing and wishing you and yours and Merry Christmas. xo

  2. Julie, your kitchen is absolutely wonderful! The remodel came out so pretty and I love the way you’ve decorated for Christmas. Thanks so much for participating in this. Can’t wait to see you at the cookie exchange.

    Merry Christmas.

    Stacey 🙂

  3. Everything looks so nice, Julie! I just adore that tiered tray. Merry Christmas! xo, Andrea

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  5. june says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the simplicity of it all.
    Do you remember where the red Christmas tree plate came from?

  6. Sarah says:

    Julie, it’s easy to see why everyone wants to hang out in your beautiful kitchen. They say the kitchen is the heart of the home! I love the big open space with the crisp white cabinets and white marble countertop. Your gingerbread houses are adorable, both the real and the cookie jar. I’d say you have just the right touches for your family kitchen. Thanks for sharing and Merry Texas Christmas!

  7. Eilis says:

    All your Christmas touches really shine in your beautiful white kitchen! Maybe the elf pulled the leaf off of your poinsettia…
    Eilis@MyHeartLivesHere

  8. What a beautiful kitchen! Love your cabinet color and that three tiered tray is lovely! You’ve added just the right amount of Christmas cheer!

  9. Lisa says:

    Your kitchen is so lovely and the touches of Christmas red really make it pop! Snowball the Elf has a great perch there on the island. I bet he’s great company for you while you cook.;-)

  10. Oh Julie I am in LOVE with your kitchen! What charm. I had to smile at the fact that you are a fellow poinsettia killer. Why won’t they love us? 🙂

    I can’t wait to meet you next week!

  11. Katie Ricker says:

    Your kitchen is amazing, love the color of your cabinets, your backsplash, lights. Wow!! Love that 3-tier stand too!!

  12. Betsy Smith says:

    Hi Julie! What a festive and lovely kitchen! Yes….our kitchens are the heart of our homes, aren’t they? You have shared such lovely inspiration! I simply adore all of your Christmas collections! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  13. Shelly says:

    What a beautiful kitchen! So bright and cheery. I cannot manage to keep a poinsettia alive either…I think it’s just too warm here in Texas!

  14. I am loving this beautiful kitchen!!! So clean and open! My husband would have a ball baking there!!! He has to cook and bake in what he calls my ‘Barbie Doll House!’
    I loved all the pics but my favorite is the Gingerbread house!!
    Only fake poinsettias here at our house!! And sometimes I manage to even kill one of them!!

  15. Susan says:

    Your kitchen is lovely and your simple Christmas touches are just perfect. Can’t wait to show my neighbor your elf. We have been sharing elf on the shelf ideas with each other for days. Her five year old son is just delighted!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  16. Botanic Bleu says:

    Julie,
    Christmas in Texas is definitely in the kitchens. Yours is so bright and cheery that I can see everyone hanging out there everyday, not just Christmas.

    I’m pinning photos from all of the Texas bloggers this week on my special Christmas in Texas Pinterest board. http://www.lilacsandlonghorns.com/christmas-kitchen-tour.html

    Looking forward to our Texas bloggers’ cookie exchange next week and getting to meet you in person. Merry Christmas!

    Judith

  17. Jemma says:

    I adore your kitchen, of course I am smitten with white!
    Such a perfect mix of whimsical and fun!
    Merry Christmas,
    Jemma

  18. Your home is just lovely! I’m sorry about the gingerbread houses! How disappointing. I have only lived in OK and TX. Currently live in OK and probably never get back to TX to live, but I really loved it there.
    Brenda

  19. Your simplicity is refreshing and makes me want to scale back!!! I love our stuff, but we have a ton of it. Such a lovely space, I can see why you love it!

  20. Cindy says:

    Nice to meet you Julie! One thing I am learning about Texas bloggers is that they all have big and beautiful homes!! Your kitchen is lovely all decorated for Christmas! Have a blessed season! Cindy

  21. Julie, your kitchen is gorgeous! I love your Christmas tree plates and the cookie jar is so nostalgic and just plain perfect! Thank you for sharing and inviting us into your home! Feel free to share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party which goes live tonight at 8:00PM CST. Have a lovely afternoon! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  22. pauline cordery says:

    Love it! So beautiful and festive! Best wishes from New Zealand!

  23. Your kitchen is just gorgeous. I love all your sweet Christmas accents. Your son did a great job on the gingerbread house.
    Katie
    Let’s Add Sprinkles

  24. Your kitchen is gorgeous and when you add the Christmas touch it is even more beautiful….Merry Christmas!

  25. Marigene says:

    Beautiful kitchen…just the right amount of Christmas deco. You should have killed all the elves, they are creepy…even my kids thought so when they were little!! LOL

    • Julie Julie says:

      Lol – Marigene, thanks for the laugh! Life would have been much easier without the elf that’s for sure! You were lucky your kids didn’t like him!

  26. Laura says:

    Your kitchen is absolutely stunning.
    You can just sense it is the heart of your home and is a perfect place for your Christmas decorating.
    I am also a Texas blogger participating in Stacey’s party.
    Isn’t she wonderful?

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

  27. FABBY says:

    Your kitchen is not only beautiful, but so inviting, warm, homey, you want to hang out there all day… and with lots of pretty C’mas details and yet simple without the over done stuff.
    Love it!
    FABBY

  28. Your kitchen is so beautiful! I really enjoyed seeing all your festive touches! The speckled poinsettia is so pretty! I hope it hangs in there! A little tip I’ve used with gingerbread houses is to put them together with my hot glue gun before my kids decorate them. Then I don’t have to worry about them falling apart, which can be so fusterating for kids.

    • Julie Julie says:

      Smart tip, Lisa! I wish I would have thought of that! Thanks for your kind words about my kitchen. Unfortunately, that poinsettia is on it’s way out. Yesterday about 15 leaves fell off of it! lol At least it looked nice for the pictures! Ha! Merry Christmas!

  29. Diana says:

    I enjoyed your post, so simple but effective. I haven’t started decorating yet but have just asked my husband to bring the tree inside. Tonight I think I will wrap some of the Christmas presents ready to go under it 🙂

    Diana

  30. Carol Cook says:

    I love your kitchen at any time of year, but especially at Christmas.

    I am finished decorating, except for the kitchen and am wondering how I might sneak in a little more “Christmas” to my husband’s domain. I try not to upset the chef!

  31. Tanya says:

    Beautiful decorations! I love the cookie jar and candy jar. I know your kids must enjoy checking for treats!

  32. Linda says:

    I love your Christmas kitchen! Happy looking. And that counter space is wonderful too. Linda

  33. Lauren says:

    I love when you share your kitchen Julie as it turned out so beautifully and enjoy seeing all of the pretty touches you have added for the holidays. That three tiered tray looks so fun to decorate with!

  34. Abbey says:

    Your kitchen is STUNNING. I love all the white… makes it so classic and spacious. Gorgeous!

  35. Such a beautiful kitchen and Christmas touches! I love them all! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  36. Rhondi says:

    Your home looks beautiful!

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  40. Your kitchen is absolutely stunning!

  41. Beautiful! I am in love with your pretty kitchen.
    Happy Holidays.
    Sherry

  42. Love the tree and all your gorgeous decorations. Your home is perfectly inviting and magazine ready. Loved this tour. Merry Christmas

  43. Miz Helen says:

    Your love of cooking certainly shows up in your dream kitchen, it is beautiful! This is a beautiful post and a great addition to the tour.
    Merry Christmas!
    Miz Helen

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  45. Sarah says:

    I’m back for another look at your gorgeous kitchen. Love that butter tub. Is that a Emma Bridgewater piece?
    Hope you are enjoying the season.

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  48. clintwandel says:

    I love the simple Beauty of your decorating. I get so many great ideas from you! Love your posts!

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