Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Kitchen and Guest Post at City Farmhouse


 Good morning!  This past week I added a few festive touches to our kitchen and took some photos for a guest post I wrote at my friend Jen's.  I thought I'd share some of the pictures here too. 


 This month I have been using so much cypress.  It's soft and easy to work with and so far has held its color. 


 I hung some over the window above the sink and then added a burlap bow.  (I used this great tutorial for making the bow.) 


 I also clipped some lavender from our garden... I love catching its light fragrance while I'm doing dishes. 


 I made a little garland for Jillian's room which used some cranberries... while I was at it, I also threaded a few small little strands to put here and there. 


The girls stood beside me as I took these photos... anxiously waiting for me to finish so we could actually eat the pomegranate!


 A fun little treat this time of year... but messy too (smile). 


 On the other side of the kitchen are my cupboards... I'm sure you remember this cupboard, which hasn't changed too much. 


  But I always like adding a few little seasonal touches to it. 


I mentioned in a previous post that we've been baking up a storm.  After we *thought* we were finished with photos, we made some cookies... but I dragged out the camera again (smile).  I never get tired of seeing her drag her little stool over to help. 

(I have to tell you how hilarious Jillian is... whenever I get out the camera these days, she says something along the lines of, for the blog again?!)   


We (okay, actually it's mostly I) have plans for this corner of the kitchen and I hope we can get started on it soon!  Let's just say there's a pile of old barn wood planks sitting on our back deck just waiting...

Today I am guest posting over at City Farmhouse.  If you haven't visited Jen yet, you will love her.  She and her family live in a seaside town in New York... Jen has beautiful style and her home is just lovely and a true reflection of her.  This week she shared her home decorated for Christmas and it is so gorgeous it blew me away... you can find her tour here.   Anyway, she invited me to be a part of her Style House series and I'm honored to be giving a little tour of our home.  And if you are visiting from City Farmhouse, thank you so much for stopping by.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sharing at Savvy Southern Style 
Common Ground
Miss Mustard Seed

50 comments:

  1. Great photos.
    I love your kitchen.
    The windows!
    The light!
    Nice.

    -Angie

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  2. your kitchen
    looks lovely
    and the perfect place
    for concocting
    all sorts of holiday treats

    love the cypress
    and touches of cheery red
    (especially that juicy pomegranate)

    thanks for sharing
    some Christmas!


    {alison}

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  3. Wow your kitchen looks great !!!!! Have a great weekend !!!

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  4. So pretty! I love all the simple touches. Your farmhouse style is beautiful :)

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  5. I am a new follower. I just love your home, style, and vision. Can't wait to get to know you better!

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  6. Being a somewhat new follower..... I am NOT tired of receiving posts!! Love.. Love your home... I smile EVERY SINGLE TIME... you post a picture which includes the amazing ceiling in your kitchen!!! Thank you for sharing your "Holiday" home !!

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    1. Thank you so much, Terri! You made my day with your sweet words. :-)

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  7. So pretty and bright, I just love your photos! Thank you for the awesome shout out! Have a great weekend, Jen

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  8. Awesome photos of inspiration and admiration...b ut without a doubt the BEST part is that beautiful little baking helper you have, she is adorable.

    She will remember these days forever. Blog and all (wink.)

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  9. Your kitchen looks so pretty dressed up for Christmas! Just the most perfect and simple touches. Great photography, too. And your daughter is precious!

    I'm off to read your guest post. Happy Weekend!

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. It looks so pretty and fresh and lovely. I love seeing your little "helper". She is just darling. LOVE her braids- xo Diana

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  11. I love your touches of natural greens and cranberries around the house to make it feel like Christmas. This is such a heart felt post. I especially love your sweet girl waiting for your to finsh taking photos. Her sweet little hand on the sink and her helping you in the kitchen bake cookies, so precious. It makes me miss my little girls who are at school right now. *sigh* Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. Your kitchen is simply beautiful! I love all of your touches, Andrea.

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  13. So simple, clean and LOVELY! I say it's perfect!

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  14. oh man. that is a beautiful sink. love those old farmhouse sinks.

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  15. Hi, My Name is Emily. I'm stopping by from City Farmhouse. And can I just say I'm in LOVE with your home. It's so absolutely charming. I'm excited to follow your blog. Have a Great day!

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  16. Here is that kitchen again makes me want to be there.

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  17. This is just delightful. I am completely inspired to get rid of the commercial Christmas decorations (that I don't even like all that much) and just do this natural look. I love the simple touches with the cranberries. Pinning!! :)

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  18. I love your simple yet elegant little touches. And I really like how you fix up Jillian's hair!
    Brenda

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  19. Andrea,
    I came across your blog from your guest post @ City Farmhouse. Just adore your blog and your home!I am your newest follower.
    I am over at greenwaylifeandhome.blogspot.com if you would like to come visit.

    Regards,
    Heather

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  20. The kitchen looks so homey and lovely. Beautiful job, love the mason jars and the pitcher.

    Cynthia

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  21. Your home is lovely. I love the cranberry touch. Sweet!
    Lee
    Leeshideaway.blogspot.com

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  22. So festive! I just can't get enough white and green.. With a pop of red here and there. Enjoy the weekends holiday festivities and I'll head over to your guest post.

    Leslie
    www. Trouverlesoleil.blogspot.com

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  23. I have a confession. I have never tasted a pomegranate. I can't wait to buy some now! Love your cranberries on a string too.

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  24. I just love your kitchen! It always seems so bright and sunny. Last year I cut up a bunch of pomegranates, then froze the seeds and added them to my smoothies...I felt so healthy doing that :)

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous. Your so blessed.

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  26. Andrea, I love your clean, simple style. I get the same "For the blog again?" question all of the time. Oh and I just wanted to let you know that the guest post you did for me last summer is now the most read post on my blog! Wow!

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  27. I just found your blog and had to tell you how much I enjoyed reading it! Love, love, love your old house and all your renovations. We have a very similar style and I feel like I met a new friend! :) And now I want to go paint my entire house white!

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  28. I just love your photos. Your styling is very eye-appealing. Love pomegranates but yes, they're messy!

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  29. Your garland over the sink is so pretty. What a great way to highlight the amazing light you get from the windows.

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  30. Andrea, Your kitchen looks just beautiful all decorated for Christmas. I may just put some greenery up in my kitchen as well. So pretty! Have a great day. P.S. It's super cute that your daughter has started commenting on your blogging. :) ~ Jamie

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  31. Andrea, I never get tired of your photos of your daughters. You'll have to tell Jillian that! Love your Christmas touches in your kitchen, and I'd like to find a sink like yours. It's just like the one in the home that I grew up in!

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  32. I adore your kitchen. Those wooden counters are insanely beautiful. So are your babies. Ugh. I want a new old house to fix up. Where did you get that bowl that has the pine cones in it? It's in your banner up top.

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    1. Thank you so much! The bowl in my header with the pine cones was a gift but it came from Anthropologie. :-)

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  33. Your kitchen is just beautiful!

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  34. Those little touches of color look lovely in your fresh white kitchen!

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  35. Love your kitchen! The Christmas greens against the white background is lovely! And I have those same Pyrex... Adore.

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  36. Your kitchen is wonderful...as it is not only beautiful, but it shows how much love is there...from the fabulous decor to the activities shared with family...I can just smell the cookies now!!...

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  37. I am loving the simplicity of your decorations! When I was little, (a million years ago) my Mom would do these things with us...sewing popcorn with cranberries on strings, and even making gingerbread men to hang on the tree. We had one little tree in the dining room that was all cookies, sugar and gingerbread. We had some that were numbered and that was our "advent" calender...we got to eat one a day. Of course, they got kinda stale after a while...but they still looked cool hanging on the tree....
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  38. What a delightful kitchen and beautiful daughter!

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  39. Beautiful, I have the old sink, cabinets like that, love the simple red cranberries on the pitcher, and her braided pigtails, so cute!

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  40. Such a lovely kitchen you have, what a great sink!!! Love your photography here too. Your daughter is a precious sweetie! I have never had pomegranate before...must try!! I do have the same Pyrex bowl as you though :)

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  41. loving the cranberry 'necklaces'!!!

    smiles to you.

    michele

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  42. Everything looks so festive. You are an amazing photographer! I love the white and the red and the pomegranate!

    Merry Christmas to you my wonderful friend!
    karianne

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  43. So beautiful!LOVE all the white!Now following along now too!
    xx
    Anne

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  44. Your white kitchen with the simple touches of greenery is a beautiful breath of fresh air!

    Jeanette

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  45. Andrea, your kitchen is just so wonderful, love all the festive yet simple touches that make it so homey!! You were one of the top three at Vintage Inspiration this week, thanks so much for joining in!!

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  46. Hi, hopped over from Common Ground. Love your sweet decor. The picture of your daughter so patiently waiting is precious. I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. I would love if you shared sometime. Now following you.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  47. Hi Andrea, it's Robin again. Just saw your feature over at Common Ground and thought I'd pop over and take another look at your gorgous kitchen. As I was taking a look around I realized your kitchen cabinets have flat fronts simliar to mine and I instantly had a million questions for you. You see, come January I'm planning to give mine a coat of creamy white paint whether hubby likes it or not but I've been worried about the finished result because most examples I've found are not flat like mine. I'm wondering if you painted yours and if so, how your liking them?

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