Sunday, December 2, 2012

Fa la la la la...

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas-except it's going to be close to 80 degrees today. Crazy! I'm still doing some decorating, but here's the kitchen.  You've seen some of these things before, but I Christmased up the little kitchen hutch. For those of you who missed this-here's a link to the redo of this thrift store hutch.I pulled out all the red and green to put in here.

Most of the stuff in here was thrifted or found at garage sales. Here's my little kitchen tree. 

My shelf above the window has a little greenery added. It's kind of easy to do Christmas, when your kitchen is already red and white.
Here's my Ikea wreath on the back door.
Our little cocoa station set up on the counter. Napkins from Ikea.

I made these Grandmas coat ornies awhile back. I used felted wool stuffed and  hand sewed them. The little hanger is bent wire.See the little beret?
Here's her car coats.Don't they look like Grandmas coats? These will go on the big tree.
Thank you  sweet Renee from My Vintage Mending for this cute music ornament and glitter cookie cutter ornie. I love them both! They will look so pretty on the tree.
I'm joining Brenda's party Tweak it Tuesday . Go check out some other tweaks and projects for some inspiration.I will post more Christmas decor later this week. Maybe our weather will cool down. I'll be watching some Christmas movies this weekend. I already saw the Grinch-just love that one! Deck the Halls and Happy week to you!


  1. Oh, oh, oh!!! I haven't been ready to decorate for Christmas until just now! I love your red & white kitchen decked out for Christmas! Your hutch filled with vintage red and green goodies is devine and the little coat ornaments are sew sweet! I love it all!

  2. I love your decorations. Some of them remind me of another time. Smiles, Susie

  3. LOVE your kitchen!! Looks like sooo much fun!!


  4. Your kitchen is very Merry Christmas! The sweet truck sure belongs in there. Loved seeing your "fa la la la"!

  5. Your kitchen is just Christmas perfect. I'm just smitten with those sweet little coats. I've been on a mission to find a metal truck for a bottle brush tree. If your's comes up missing, you might need to visit West MI. Hugs.

  6. I love your sweet Christmas treasures in your kitchen!! Love the truck!! Enjoy your Sunday! xo Heather

  7. It looks beautiful. I love all the cake tins and the truck is perfect..smiles..Renee

  8. Good morning, Leslie!
    Right now I feel like singing "These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things"! You and I are red lovers in a big way. I am smitten with everything. Oh...that little truck and all your cheery vintage kitchen utensils. I have a 1950s Cosco stool and I've been wondering where to put my kitchen tree. I hope you don't mind if I use your idea, too.
    Thanks for sharing your darling Christmas pretties, my friend.
    Thank you, too, for your kind comments on my blog.
    Have a great week!
    Carolynn xxx

  9. A - ha....I just know we had to be related somewhere back down the road...the little red stove that you are showing in the 4th picture, also resides in my kitchen. Mine is the original paint job, but I think it's the very same stove! Of course I love your music ornament...too cute!!

  10. All your polka dots are a pure delight. Love them. Happy Christmas, Olive

  11. Leslie, your Christmas-ified kitchen is superb! Love all the green and red polkadots. and the toy truck with with the tree in it. And I adore the little tin toy teacups on the tree. But most especially I LOVE the little felt coats you made! :-)

  12. Love your little red toy stove and the red mixer on the tree. Lots of inspiration on this post!! Sally

  13. We watched the Grinch also over the weekend! Love the Christmas decor, and you are right, it's perfect for your kitchen colors!

  14. Leslie! Everything is so wonderful, especially your little kitchen tree. I too have come home with a curbside hutch that I am begging my husband to let me paint white. I will have to drag him to the computer once again to see yours! Inspiration!!!!

    Thank you so much for the ornament Leslie. I can't tell you how much this means to me. The top hat to the side is the perfect touch to the cute snowman scene inside. I would love to know where you found such a large circle. It's wonderful! Again, thank you! I'm speechless! Elizabeth

  15. I adore every one of your vintage treasures. That red and green truck is my favorite! Happy to be a new follower.

  16. Enjoyed seeing all your adorable Christmas decor - will go back and take another look.
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.

  17. Oh, I just love seeing your darling Christmas displays. The red and white just say Christmas!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  18. Leslie your kitchen looks great. I am still in the process of decorating mine. The weather is in the 80's here as well. I am so ready for winter. Your ornaments from Renee are so sweet.

  19. All you vintage touches look so pretty. Love it!

  20. Hi Leslie!
    Oh! your little winter coat ornaments are so CUTE! And your kitchen is beyond darling, love it all. I adore your little tree with all the kitchen ornaments. I love your hutch and all your treasures, your little Dutch couple (s&p's?) have long been a favorite of mine.
    I don't know if this will make you laugh or cry - I could kick myself over and over and over ... I inherited my mom's santa mugs (that we'd have ovaltine in when I was little) and the paint was coming off them in sharp shards/sheets and I gave the worst of them away. Dumb dodo head. I think I saved two??? ACK!
    Happy Tuesday! xoxo

  21. I love your red and white kitchen and that sweet old truck really captured my heart! :)

  22. I jumped when I saw the red and white cake dome. I have that one, too!

  23. You have done well with your red and white decorations. Looks very festive to me. I cannot get in the mood with this heat wave we are having. Look forward to seeing what you do next.

  24. Oh my Lesley, I'm ready to MOVE IN!! Love your hutch and every little bit. The coats and hangers are adorable and yes, they DO look like grandma coats! Love, love your little red and green truck too. Everything looks wonderful!! :)

  25. I would love it if you would join me in linking up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    I hope you can make it!
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  26. Everything looks fabulous! I love the polka dot dishes :-)

  27. Hi, Leslie,
    I'm back from Indiana, and I'm way behind. Your kitchen decorating is looking really cute.

  28. Love love love the dutch boy and girl! :)