Thursday, November 25, 2010

Kitchen Red & White Touches

Hello everyone,
     I have been adding some Christmas touches in our kitchen lately where the theme is red and white.
My red and white toile Father Christmas is a welcome addition every Christmas.
Christmas Blessings

My wooden angel hanging on the corner cupboard.
A new thrifty find.
I changed the china in here to plain white.

 I know many of you have seen my red and white transferware collection before.
I moved this cupboard in from the porch a few weeks ago when I did a porch makeover. It holds my teacup collection. the old cupboard happily went to my oldest daughter's kitchen.

While you are here I hope you can join me for a cup of tea and a muffin!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends.

Thank you for visiting me today,



Anonymous said...

The wood angel is absolutely cute. And yes indeed, red adds a lot of cheerfulness in the life particularly when it is Christmas time.
Your kitchen seems to be an ideal place to cook some Christmas coockies. :o)

Have a nice day, dear Carolyn.
♥ Hélène Glehen ♥

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Father Christmas has an exquisite coat worthy of his station! Your reds and whites are so wonderful. I'm so glad you take such joy in beautifying your rooms. It's such a bonus for the rest of us! Jacqueline

Kom Achterom said...

ooh nice!! so nice red and white!! love your beautiful kitschen!!!
hmmmm lovely muffins
happy week

Jenny H. said...

Very pretty! I really like the way you've nestled the toile Father Christmas into your theme as if everything were designed to go together. You've got a wonderful way with beautiful things!

Enjoying Thanksgiving Day here in Maryland. Thank you for the well wishes!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Just back from a Thanksgiving lunch with friends. We all bring a dish and get together. We don't have a family here and so are several other elderly that are alone. A nice way to do and some young people share with us as well.
Love your red kitchen decorations. A toile Father Christmas even; you DO love your toile!

Enjoy your day and have a great weekend!

Mariette's Back to Basics

Raffaella said...

Wonderful Christmas decorations...very charming!

Lebenslust was sonst said...

Hi Carolyn!
I love your wonderful red China.
Father Christmas is so beautiful,i want a Father Christmas.
Love greetings from Edith.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love all your red and white touches you've added. The santa is gorgeous. Hard to believe it's time to be thinking about getting all the fun Christmas decor out...My Grandson and I will start this evening after we finish our Thanksgiving meal. hugs ~lynne~

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love the red and white theme, Carolyn! The Father Christmas and white wooden angel are darling! Your kitchen is looking very festive and I would love to sip tea from that red toile reacup!

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

Your kitchen is very nicely decorated for Christmas. Cute stocking :)

Have a nice day,

Elzie said...

Your kitchen looks lovely and I just love the Father Christmas you have there.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

ShabbyESP said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!
I just love your white and red kitchen it looks so inviting...
Enjoy your Holiday.

Cindy said...

I adore your beautiful Father Christmas, all of your red transferware is so perfect for Christmas. Everything looks so festive, I love it!
Hugs, Cindy

NanaDiana said...

Carolyn, It is just beautiful. I love your red and white Santa and all your china. Gorgeous- Diana

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Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Red is my favorite color, so I especially enjoyed seeing all the red additions to your home :) :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Susan said...

Everything looks lovely, Carolyn. Absolutely lovely. I think the Santa matches perfectly and is quite adorable. Wish you would leave the doors to the tea cup cupboard open so we can see the cups. (What nerve I have, right? ha ha)

Take care, Carolyn. I've had enough turkey and trimmings and now feel like sleeeeeeeeping. Susan

Amy Chalmers said...

You have the artful touch kissed with romance. I always know I can get my fill when I stop by your blog. The cupboards with red transferware look christmassy and Santa looks great with his toile coat.

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

It's so sweet, thanks for sharing!

P.S. – I’m having a Jeanne d’Arc Living Christmas Giveaway!
Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio

Sonia said...

Absolutely gorgeous...I just love visiting your home..all the white with red touches is just so elegant and bright! That Santa with the red toile has got to be one of my all time favorite pieces..if I ever find one I'll think of you and have to buy it! Hope you are enjoying your week.

Mage said...

Red and white looks good in your kitchen, its looks more cozy and cute. You have lovely china wares i want to have one like that oh, that tea cup set are to die for.
Wonderful Thanksgiving for you and your family!

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Sarah said...

Carolyn, your red transferware and othe accents in your white kitchen make a gorgeous combination. You home is so lovely! I love peeking into the different rooms. December will be here in no time, so guess I'll start moving in that direction myself. Thanks for sharing the inspiration! ~ Sarah

Elizabeth said...

I must find some red transferware!

I love the sheep on top of the cabinet. Wonderful!

Many lovely ideas in this post.

candy said...



Just found your blog. Im from Newfoundland so I love you already :):) (living in AB now though)

miruku said...

Another beautiful post. I love your Santa, his coat is the same print with your tableware! Beautiful!

Adrienne said...

Your kitchen is beautiful with the touches of Christmas! I love the red toile Vintage Santa - what a wonderful addition to your decor. The red dishes are lovely any time of the year, especially at Christmas. The sweet angel makes me smile!

Angela said...

Very charming way to bring Christmas to your stunning collections.

Pétales de fée said...

Merci pour l'invitation ! Il doit être agréable de prendre le thé dans une si jolie cuisine !
Ton père-Noël en toile de Jouy est très très chic !
Bisous et bon week end !

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Very pretty Christmas decorations! The red and white china looks beautiful in your dresser.

Lieve groet & happy weekend,


Teresa's New Life said...

I dream of one day getting to travel to your beatiful gardens and home and BEG you to show it to me in person! LOL. Just lovely.

Booklinks said...

Love your toile Father Christmas!
The red and white theme looks wonderful!
Thanks for sharing!

ღ M@ddy ღ said...

Sono incantata come una bimba davanti ad un negozio di splendidi giocattoli...
...grazie !!!!!!!!


Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Carolyn! Thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes! We had a wonderful day with family! :) The red/white in your kitchen is so very pretty. Very holidayish, yet with a quiet and serene feel to it. Love it!

xoxo laurie

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn,
Lovely, I love to see you beautiful kitchen and all the red transferware... even a father Christm,as to match, perfect!!

Anonymous said...

I love your kitchen. It is festive and soothing at the same time. Looks like a wonderful place to be!

Georgianna said...

I love the red transferware for the holidays, Carolyn. It feels fresh and festive at the same time. Thank you for your Thanksgiving wishes and hope you have a lovely new week! – g

CIELO said...

Carolyn... this is perfect! So lovely, and what a coincidence as I'm having a special "Show Off Your Cottage Monday" next Monday where you'll be able to show off more of your lovely kitchen... come see!


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Your transferware and toile Santa are just perfect for the season!!

Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas