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!
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.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finally, I added a small ceramic tree that holds some Christmas candy to the counter.
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.
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
Tuesday – Dec 8th
Wednesday – Dec 9th
Thursday – Dec 10th
Friday – Dec 11th