Happy December friends! Can you believe we’re only a few weeks away from Christmas? Since my poor husband declared our Christmas decor didn’t look too Christmas-y, I decided to stretch myself a bit and use a touch of red in one room of the house. It’s cheerful and bright and the official color of Christmas!
The kitchen is where I usually do more whimsical details than the other rooms, so the red seemed to fit right in. The problem was, I don’t own much that is red so I had to get extra creative. A few bags of candies was all I needed to add the festive touch we were looking for.
A little rosemary tree from the grocery store adds the perfect touch of nature nestled in a red stripe kitchen towel and urn.
Peppermints and greenery were the name of the game on the shelves this year…
I have to say I was slightly obsessed with photographing the candy canes in the marmalade jar…I loved the combination!
These miniature santa mugs came from a favorite local shop. I had never seen them in all white before so I had to scoop them up when I found them after Christmas last year.
Candy canes = photo ops : )
I did have a vintage red book on hand, so I added it to the mix…every little bit helps!
My beloved scalloped cake stands got a layer of fresh greenery for a festive touch.
I found a bag of these meringues at TJ Maxx and added them in for an extra sweet detail. I thought they mixed well on cake stands and with the peppermints for sort of a Christmas candy theme.
I’ve had these little hohoho ceramic balls for a few years, except I broke all but eight last season. They did the trick for a red pop though!
Of course I had to get a shot of everyone’s favorite…the church pew!
It was so easy to add a little cheery red with these striped mints in an old sugar bowl.
And a French wire basket got some silver balls, greenery and pinecones for a little nature and sparkle
And I couldn’t resist a few detail shots…
Hopefully my little attempt at adding some Christmas red will make the holidays a little more festive for Matt! Sometimes I have to remember he lives here too : ) Although he is a really great sport about all my decorating and dragging antiques in and out…he definitely gets lots of points for that!
If you’d like to see the kitchen at Christmas last year (pre-good camera) you can click here
How about you? Do you love holiday color or a white Christmas?