Hello friends! Today I’m sharing my thrifty dining room and kitchen, all decorated for Christmas!
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I thought I would combine both of these rooms since the dining area moves right into the kitchen. If you missed my Christmas living room tour, be sure to check it out here!
Some thrifted glass cake stands were the perfect solution! I placed the stands on a bed of fresh cedar and small ornaments that I painted in order to give them a mercury glass finish. You can find that tutorial over on my Instagram stories!
I also surrounded the trees with some thrifted blue gray candles that were only .25 cents each. They are the prettiest color, and they look so lovely in some vintage brass candlesticks that are also secondhand finds!
I topped the mirror above the buffet with some more greenery – a mix of real and faux cedar. I tied it all together with some pretty ribbon, and decided to tuck cedar in different places on my dining room shelves, as well.
One of my favorite touches on our shelves is the little silver Santa mold that was my Grandma’s. I have his front side on one shelf, and his back on the other! That little mold makes me smile.
Another area that I added greenery was on the lantern above the table. Some fresh cedar tied with ribbon gives it a festive feel.
I added another Christmas tree to the right of the buffet – this cute little tree is from Walmart! It’s so realistic and very affordable. I love the twinkle that it brings to the dining space, and I decorated it with some ribbon that I tucked imperfectly all around the tree. I also added my favorite thrifted golden star ornaments that I scored last year secondhand! The whole bag was only $2.
The cutting board wall is another favorite area of mine! I hung more faux cedar garland with lights, and I added the bell garland that I shared with you guys last week in my Christmas haul! A simple Charlie Brown Christmas tree in the basket below brings me so much joy.
I was excited to decorate the kitchen this year since it’s changed so much! Our new range has a beautiful rustic beam above it, so I decided to add some greenery to the top of it which I love so much. It’s a mix of faux pine and real cedar, and I attached it using twine and a cup hook!
The vintage Santa print was my Grandfather’s. I seriously love it SO much – the blues and greens go so well in our kitchen. Other than the print, I didn’t want a lot of extra decor on the counters.
With all the baking I do at Christmas time, I didn’t want a lot of extra decor to have to clean and wipe around. A few fresh cedar branches was really all I added to the counters. Instead, I focused my efforts upward!
I created a swag for the window above the sink, again with real and faux greenery. Tied up with ribbon that I made by cutting fabric, it adds the perfect holiday touch to the sink area.
Instead of filling my basket with more greenery, I decided to fill with it boxes that I wrapped in simple white and brown craft paper! I love the way it looks – like I have a basket of presents all ready for the post office! The craft paper creates an old fashioned feel – “brown paper packages tied up with string…” I love it!
And that is it for my thrifty dining room and kitchen, overall very simple, but as I have mentioned, I am going for a very minimal and neutral look this year for decor.
I also, I wanted to let you all know that I have two new devotionals available for Christmas! One for women, and one for kids. The one for women is called “Pondering the Holy Season”, and it’s a six day study that my Mom wrote. The devotional focuses on why Mary pondered, and why we should ponder during this time of year, as well. I know it will be a blessing to so many of you! It’s available as both an e-book, and a printable 21 page booklet!
The second devotional we have available is one near and dear to my heart! My Mom and I wrote “The 12 Days of Christmas for Children” with my boys in mind. I wanted a devotional that I could read to them each day on the 12 days leading up to Christmas. Each day centers around the true Reason for the season, and it’s designed to help children understand the true meaning of Christmas!
If you purchase the printable packet, there are Christmas activities on each day for your children as well! I am so excited for families to use this devotional during this holiday season.
Well I hope you enjoyed my simple and thrifty dining room and kitchen space all decorated for Christmas! Thanks again for stopping by sweet friends!