December 6, 2008

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas.....

....it's not likely that we'll have a white Christmas here in Alabama so I decided to create one for myself. In keeping with the cottage makeover I've made in my kitchen, it seemed to call out for an all white decor, with a little turquoise thrown in for good measure!


But first, here's the "piece de resistance" of the kitchen, my little french-type chandelier. I found this one last weekend in a little boutique and it was just what I'd been looking for to hang over the kitchen sink. I mentioned to my daughter and DIL that I had found the "perfect" chandy and they told me that if that's what I wanted for Christmas, they'd get it for me! I just love it! Thanks Shannon and Jennifer! (And yes, you are looking at unfinished shutters which will be painted and installed next week (hopefully) along with finishing the painting where the old light fixture was and some other touch ups....)






This is a short wall next to the French door leading in to the laundry room area where I hung one of my $5.00 architectural pieces and the existing "Love" picture frame (remember it has the scrapbook paper inside the openings). I got the "Grandkids" frame at Ross but have yet to put a picture inside....those people in the frame are not us!







Here's the cabinet we had built over the stove during the kitchen re-vamp. I used some of my white pieces here and threw in some white and silver ornaments with a little greenery. Don't you love the turquoise "Joy" ornanment?













Love the cute "bottle brush" type wreath I got at Big Lots which I hung on the french door




I used turquoise Christmas balls here with the round mirror. Go here to read about how I turned it from a white mirror to the yummy color it is now.




Brought in an old urn from the deck, filled it with greenery and white Christmas balls, and placed it in the center of our kitchen table


I just love how my chandelier turned out....I used two garlands, lots of white ornaments and some Dollar Tree ribbon....oh, also the turqouise glass dangly-things from Wal Mart finished the look. (More pics of the chandy further down)




I had a lot of fun decorating my three corner cabinet






Here's more of the chandy....these pics are out of order











Tarnished silver trays and coffee/tea urns on top












Well, that's the Christmas kitchen tour. Still working on the den, dining room and foyer. I hope you enjoyed seeing my "White Christmas".


47 comments:

Lady of the Mote said...

beautiful home,it all looks stunning!

coco said...

Everything is beautiful...love the blues/greens and that round mirror looks fabulous! My silver was very tarnished but I thought it looked better that way with my fall stuff. I broke down today and polished it so it would look better with some mercury glass for Christmas!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Judy,
I did enjoy your white Christmas! Very pretty with lots of attention to detail!

salmagundi said...

It's just wonderful! So traditional, but updated at the same time. Can hardly wait to see the rest of the house!!!! Sally

Bo said...

I really like the direction you have taken with your kitchen redo... And the decor for Christmas looks perfect with it too!
;-) BO

Nancy said...

Oh Judy, I love the look! and I hope you're feeling all better :)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Wow, everything looks so pretty, Judy! Including your blog. Love your header photo. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. It's actually been snowing all day here in Ohio, so it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. :-)

Deb said...

Judy,

I just love all your decorations. You so make me want to go white with everything. It looks so clean and classic. The mirror is fabulous and I love that Grandkids frame you have in the kitchen. Beautiful. I just might have to make that myself.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

It's lovely, Judy! You've done a beautiful job.

Diane said...

Hi Judy,
This is all so beautiful! I love your ironstone. First Gollum & now you, guess I need to stop shopping!
Thanks for the inspiration! ☺ Diane

tardevil said...

It's just beautiful...I especially love the aqua/blue ornaments & chandy beads! It's REALLY making me want to go to the beach...

PAT said...

It all looks fabulous Judy!

The little pops of turquoise are wonderful!

Jinx said...

How beautiful!

We've gone turquoise & silver this year. I can't count how many times I've hit that Walmart aisle!!

duchess said...

So pretty. I love the colors.

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

The blue & white Christmas is so pretty. I just really love those touches of blue & with the white it's very Christmassy.....pretty eye candy!
BTW, we had snow here in PA last night... a real white Christmas!
Happy Holidays, DebraK

Gretchen said...

Judy,

Your house looks beautiful decorated for the holidays. I love the turquoise, silver and white.

Gretchen

Tonja said...

Great ideas! And LOVE the new chandy! Don't you love it when you can get what you really want for Christmas?

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, girl! Everything looks beautiful. I love your pops of blue in there and I see we're on the same page with sparklies hanging from the chandy and greenery, along with bowls full of pretty balls. Love all your silver too. I did my new console table all in silver & mercury glass this year..pics to come.

I hope you get to B'ham before Christmas, I'd love to meet up! xoxo

Oh, your new chandy is just adorable.

Sherri said...

Judy, your decorations are beautiful! Glad you found the chandelier you were looking for! You have a beautiful home!

Picket said...

Morning friend...I love that header pic!!!! The whole tour was just fantastic! Your chandeliers are so pretty..just love all the pretty whites with the torquiouse color! Thanks for coming by girl...hope you have a glorious week!

Susan S. said...

Your decorating is BEAUTIFUL! I love the touches of turquoise but the black and silver/Taupes in you non-Christmas decorating is exquisite. Sounds like you are a shopper in all my favorite places, too..Big Lots, Dollar Store, WalMart!

Lady Katherine said...

Your chandy looks wonderful, I love the frame and saying about grandkids! Your white Chrismas was just as good as snow!

PopularHome said...

Hi Judy,

I found your blog through Technorati. I must say, your kitchen is filled with an abundance of Christmas spirit - very tasteful & classic. The way the weather has been this year, who knows if we'll even have a White Christmas up here in the Northeast!

If you're ever looking for other home decor & accessories tips/info, feel free to visit Beautiful Home Accessories for inspiration & ideas.

Happy Holidays to you & yours!

Best,
Suz

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

LOVE it all! Those white slipcovers are so yummy! I was inspired by the frost and snow that we've had in Georgia this year and tried to use lots of glittery shiny things. Love your decorations! They're just beautiful and tasteful!

Manuela

ksarra said...

I love the look of your Christmas home. So understated, elegant and timelessly beautiful. I'm amazed at how MANY ways I've seen homes decorated for Christmas. All unique and gorgeous!!!!

Team Griggs said...

Your home is beautiful!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Well my hubby flies into Alabama each week to work at a customers. . . I could send you some of the white snow if you'd like. :)

He told me Alabama is very nice, but he likes our cold snowy weather better this time of the year. . . Christmas time. So he has the best of both worlds. Nice during the week, cold when he's home on the weekend. Since he likes it so much. . . I also save all the shoveling for him :)

Blessings,

Sher

Nancy said...

Hi Judy, hope you are feeling better. I think your Christmas decor is gorgeous! Nancy

Kristi said...

It is just beautiful! (I'm still drooling over the architectural elements...)

Miss Janice said...

I did enjoy your decorations...love that aqua color, everthing is gorgeous!

Kathysue said...

Oh Judy, everything looks like Perfection, I love the white and turqouise touches, great choices on your part.the Chandelier is great above the sink.Everything looks perfectly JUDY. smile Kathysue.

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Judy! Just gorgeous, gorgeous! I'm loving the turquoise with the taupe and black! Nothing but white would be as pretty here and I just love your white pottery pieces. The chandi is soooo pretty; lucky you have two sweet girls in your life!!! Very very pretty kitchen! Have fun decorating - Sincerely, Jeannette

Melissa Lester said...

Your kitchen looks beautiful! I love the turquoise accents. I hope you're feeling better now because I'm eager to see what you come up with for the rest of the house!

Lynne said...

You certainly have a beautiful home.. I love the new chandy.. and your tarnished silver stole my heart...hope you're having a super day...hugs ~lynne~

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

Your black and white {my favs} is stunning! I love the decor!

Kay said...

Oh my gosh.... I bought your chandelier's little sister last weekend and hung it above my kitchen sink! Check out my blog for the photo. Great minds must think alike!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Wow..........it looks soo beautiful! I love all the white ironstone. cherry

Half of the Style Sisters said...

oooh I love all your decorating!! Love all the white and silver. Just so gorgeous.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I love your white Christmas! I have had all white Christmasses in the past, and it's so peaceful and beautiful,isn't it? Hope you are having a happy week.
Lidy

justabeachkat said...

Wow! Everything looks so beautiful! I love the new chandy!

BTW...I posted how we made the cinammon Santas. Come by when you can.

Hugs!
Kat

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Judy, Your home is a dream, decked out in white with accents of blue! Just beautiful! :) ~Rhonda

S said...

Everything looks so beautiful, Judy. I just love a "white Christmas". Your bedroom looks dreamy (older post), gosh you have been busy!
XOXO!

Katie said...

You are a gifted decorator! I'm inspired!

Susanne said...

The white and silver theme is so pretty!

Merry Christmas!

Jessica said...

You have a lovely home! Merry Christmas!

becky said...

I love all of the elegant touches! Happy Holidays!

Become An Idol said...

Such a great blog.

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