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Home for the Holidays Tour ~ Kitchen and Breakfast Room Hutch

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Welcome to our breakfast room and kitchen. I’ve been on several tours over the past couple of weeks and have shown you many of our spaces and how they’re decorated for Christmas, but our kitchen and breakfast hutch haven’t been shared yet. We don’t have a designer kitchen by any means. But it’s functional and big and has everything we need. So grab a cup of coffee and take a little tour! And while you’re here, be sure to visit my friends who are sharing their homes on our Home for the Holidays tour!

Some of my best blogging friends and I are sharing our spaces today and tomorrow. Be prepared for lots of inspiring ideas!

I don’t post a lot of pictures of our kitchen for a couple of reasons. First of all, it’s the hub of our home and usually has a, ahem, very lived in look. Second, I don’t love the finishes in here so it’s not something I like to post about. It does its job well, but is not my dream kitchen. Anyway….

I’ve dressed it up for Christmas with some simple kitchen towels, a tray, and some ornaments.

A few months ago I added the basket to the counter and corralled all of our most used kitchen items in it.

Wooden cutting boards, an ironstone platter, a boxwood tree, wooden spoons, an ironstone pitcher, and a few other items make their home in here now. I added the blue jar filled with old mercury glass ornaments for a festive touch.

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My favorite thing on this side of the kitchen is the faucet. I installed it myself last year and it’s like Christmas everyday! In this area I added some more festive linens, a little tree in an old crock, and a Christmas floral arrangement sitting on top of a vintage kitchen scale. I don’t add a lot of holiday decor in here because honestly it just gets in the way.

On the other end of the kitchen is our breakfast room. Our old hutch is always filled with seasonal dishes. This year I put our Johnson Brothers Friendly Village dishes in it along with various ironstone platters and pitchers.

A few ornaments and pine cones were added for a bit more holiday flair.

And some of my favorite vintage linen napkins are at home in here as well. They’re so fun to use on special occasions.

Some old family photos are nestled inside of a wooden bowl. The baby in the middle photo was my late mother-in-law. The twins in the other photos are her mother and aunt, Essie and Bessie. I don’t know which is which. Fun fact: the twin sisters had another set of twins in their family named Bertie and Gertie. Can you imagine having 2 sets of twins 100 years ago? I’m exhausted just thinking about it!

Candles and ornaments make up the rest of the contents of the hutch. I’m thinking it will stay like this for a couple of months and I’ll change it up again in the spring.

Back in the kitchen, the wall opposite the stove is brick. It’s the back of our living room fireplace.

I have an oversized bulletin board there and I’ve added a countdown calendar and past Christmas card photos of the girls. This is our landing space for mail and keys and doesn’t always look this tidy, but I’m hoping to keep it like this through the holidays at least! I added the table a couple of months ago and love it. The bucket on the bottom is usually our recycle bin, but magnolia leaves look much better for the holidays.

I posted the details about this area and our traditions for counting down to Christmas with Balsam Hill a few days ago in this post.

Last week I also shared a tour of our front porch as part of our Welcome Home tour. You can see that post here.

Our holiday table setting was part of our Christmas Ideas tour and can be seen here.

Another tour was chock full of ideas for gift wrapping. You can see all of those ideas here.

My previous post featured some DIY natural wreaths that I made with my mom and youngest daughter. You can learn more about that here.

Our family room mantel has a rustic farmhouse theme this year. I shared all of the details of this space here.

The guest bedroom is all decked out for Christmas as well. You can take a tour of this room here.

And to all a good night. After all of these Christmas tours I’m ready for a long winter’s nap.

Have you finished your decorating yet? I’m done except for one room and hope to finish it today or tomorrow. I’m looking forward to relaxing and enjoying the rest of the month.

Be sure to visit all of my friends on the Home for the Holidays tour! Scroll down and click on the images to visit each site. 

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  1. All your decor is so wonderful, Angie. For me there's something special about a hutch and how it contains so many memories for others to enjoy. Thank you for sharing and have a blessed Christmas!

    1. Thanks Larissa! I always love using family pieces but especially during the holidays. It brings back many memories of Christmases past.

  2. It all looks so pretty Angie! I love your gorgeous vintage ornaments mixed with your family photos. That bedroom looks stunning with that beautiful bedspread!

    1. Thanks Shanna! The vintage ornaments are right at home with the old photos. And the bedroom is probably my favorite room in the house right now.

  3. Everything is so pretty Angie. I love the Friendly Village dishes and of course the Shiny Brite ornaments.

  4. What a lovely home and wonderful taste. I always enjoy your style and creativity. Merry Christmas, my friend.

  5. I think I need to drive to TN to see all of this in person. I love your style!

    I poured over each picture to see every single detail. You've worked so hard on your home to decorate it for Christmas and it's spectacular.

    1. Thanks Paula. Head on over any time!! I'll make the coffee or pour the wine! I dread putting it all away after Christmas. That's the only downside of doing a lot of holiday decor!

  6. Your decor is absolutely beautiful! As I was scrolling through the pictures I'd look, think, oh my this is perfect…and then I'd get to the next picture and think it again….and again, and again. GORGEOUS! xo

  7. Oh Angie! How awesome, not sure where to begin, I adore it all. My heart of course belongs to your rustic mantel, I NEED one of those tobacco baskets, I have never come across one here in Canada, I'll keep my eyes peeled, yippe something new to hunt for! Your brick wall, swoon!!! That is the PERFECT backdrop! I simply adore your radio flyer, it's perfectly Christmas! Merry Christmas my friend! xoxoox

  8. You have such beautiful style, Angie! I know you are exhausted, but it was worth every beautiful detail you put together! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! XO

  9. Such a beautiful space, Angie! I love all the little details like the ornaments tucked in places and the silverwear tied with a beautiful ribbon. It is those things that really make a home feel special. I almost had to laugh looking through these pictures, because so many of the things that you have used to decorate are things that I have as well….and many of the ones that I don't own, I want 🙂

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