Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Christmas Kitchen Island

Hey my friends!
I hope everyone is staying warm this Christmas season.

I wanted to share with you my kitchen island decorated for Christmas.
The decor is simple, once again, with light touches of red.

I used plain jars with white lids for staples such as pasta, beans, and oats.
These were old spaghetti sauce jars that I cleaned and recycled :)


Just adding a touch of ribbon gives them a festive glow.


This is a view from the top.
I hung an old white curtain rod to serve as a pot hanger above the island.



Using twine, I also added old kitchen utensils with wooden red handles
to tie in the Christmas red.


This ricer is one of those special heirlooms from my Aunt Sue :)


The pot hanger helps to complete an otherwise empty space.


This is my coffee tray adorned with
a grouping of cinnamon sticks for the holidays.


Do you recycle items for storage or decorating?


I sure do appreciate you all stopping by to see my Christmas decor!

I wanted to say thanks for all the sweet comments on our new mantel!
(If you missed that post, you can find it on the sidebar)

I am enjoying all of the Christmas ideas from blogland...
and I'll have more to come soon.

I am joining Saturday Nite Special
and
Show and Tell Friday
and
Vintage Inspiration Friday for Christmas
Blessings,
Becky C

20 comments:

Robin said...

Becky you have done such an amazing job of adding a little Christmas cheer to your island. I love the ribbon on the jar and the hanging vintage utensils. Such a great idea.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Wonderful idea, love the curtain rod that you used to hang the untensils with! The jar do look wondeful with the red ribbon!

Rondell

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Very beautiful!... I love your utensils hanging from the curtain rod!... xoxo Julie Marie

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I just love your festive red touches to your charming kitchen! You have created a welcoming and well functioning space with just the right amount of color! :)

vintagesusie & wings said...

Oh Friend,
Thanks for sharing your lovely island with us, it's delightful!
Hope your Holiday is a Blessed one!!
Smiles,
Susie

White and Rust said...

I love your island. Did you do the distressing on it yourself? Or did you get it that way? I'm redoing a cabinet/ hutch, and could use some distressing/ antiuqing tips and pointers!!

Brenda Kula said...

Aren't you clever with the curtain rod! I have a "makeshift" hanger for my pots myself. So fun to recycle and upcycle, isn't it? This is just adorable. You have a magic touch!
Brenda

shopannies said...

love it simple and clean and very vintage looking thanks for sharing

...............Michele @ Portlandia Vintage said...

The curtain rod pot holder is fantastic! It is one of the best ideas I have seen in some time! Love your island. I have an original 1933 kitchen with a big interior space and am looking for an old wood table for kitchen prep in the middle of the room as would have been done back in the '30s. Love what you created!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Your island and pops of red are wonderful! The curtain rod was such an inventive way to add a pot rack! Did your husband make the island? Love your display!

Happy weekend!
~M

{northern cottage} said...

cute cute cute...love the mix of chippy goodness on the island with the sparkle of glass & ribbon!

Meg said...

I love the smell of cinnamon at Christmas time! It's all very lovely. Great job.
Hope you can join my giveaway from Cutting Edge Stencils going on now! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

Deb said...

That is so eye-catching. I love it. I really took notice of your rice server. My grandmother owned one when I was a child and I used to love when she would bring it to the table and serve each of us with it. I really should find one of those. Your kitchen looks WONDERful. Have a great, decorating day. Hugs, Deb=^..^=

Secret Garden Cottage said...

I love the "old general store" kind of feeling your kitchen has for the Christmas season, Becky! Beautiful!
xoxo,
Jo :)

Rita May said...

I'm a follower and today just decided to go thru your blog again because there is so much inspiration that i have forgotten about. Now I can pin it!
I like to recycle jars for storage too. Did you spray the lids white? I've done a few of mine and never see to get the rims easily. Any tips?

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