When you have a living room that flows into an open kitchen, it’s natural to bring little touches of Christmas in both spaces. Inspired by vintage charm and the clean look of transitional-style kitchens, Kristen from blog Ella Claire decorated her kitchen with one of her favorite holiday pieces: a gingerbread house! She decorated the sweet house with icing, sparkles and white sugar, and created a little “Christmas village” with handcrafted White Glitter Trees, Mercury Glass Candleholders and pops of red cranberry decor. The village evokes the same rustic character brought out by other farmhouse kitchen-style decor like Glass Kitchen Jars, Apothecary Hand Soap and market baskets.
“I buy a carton of fresh pomegranates every year because I love the combination of fresh greens and pomegranates for Christmas—and because we LOVE to eat [the pomegranates]! It has become a sort of tradition,” says Kristen.
We love the view of her Christmas tree from the kitchen sink! She says the view “almost makes doing the dishes more exciting” and makes her want to leave all of the dishes in the sink and curl up with a warm blanket under the tree. (Who can blame her?)
Do you want to see more of Kristen’s kitchen and learn how to make her mom’s Cranberry Orange Rolls Breakfast Wreath? Read more on her blog here!