plaid tablecloth, Christmas dinner tableChristmas Kitchen Tour

Merry Christmas! If your looking for Christmas kitchen decorating ideas well then you’ve come to the right place! I want to thank my good friend Tammy from Pink Peppermint Design for organizing the Christmas Home Tour.  I so excited to be joining some very talented blogger friends this week to bring you loads of colorful, festive and creative ways to decorate you kitchen for the holiday season. Come take a seat! 

open floor plan kitchen, christmas kitchen decorOpen Floor Plan Living

They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home and isn’t that truth! I spend so much time in our kitchen that I affectionately call it “my office.” It’s the first room that you see when you enter our home and I always like to welcome Christmas by going all out with the decorations. 

kitchen sitting area. chrisoms decorating ideasThe Morning Room

Nestled in between the kitchen and dining area is my favorite spot, the morning room. Every morning I sit with a cup of tea, read my emails, and catch up on instagram. This past Fall, I swapped out our light beige carpet for a bright green wool rug.  For those cold Winter months don’t forget to add cozy blankets and down filled pillows. I love to layer on the patterns. The more the merrier. I have some fun changes to this area that I will share later on in December! You won’t want to miss that. Make sure to get a sneak peek on my IG stories

plaid christmas pillows, coffee table christmas decorIsland Living

With 12 foot ceiling in our kitchen, a large black island with white quartz counter anchors the room. I added fresh pine mini wreaths to the backs of the farmhouse counter stools with a classic white and red grossgrain ribbon. 

farmhouse counter stools., christmas decorJust the Three of Us

For most meals especially breakfast we eat at the island. I fell in love with these boxwood chargers from Wisteria Flowers and Gifts. They add just the right amount of greenery and are the perfect foundation for my whimsical red, white and gold handmade mugs and plates also from Wisteria. 

white kitchen counters quartz, christmas decorating ideas

Each piece is handmade and imperfectly perfect! 

cute chrismtas teacups, christmas tableware, red and white pottery

red cake stand, christmas pottery, chrisms baking ideas

Favorite Christmas Cookbook

Every Sunday my daughter Chloe and I love to bake. Most times we bake simple chocolate chip cookies, other times it’s homemade pies and cakes. My new favorite holiday cookbook is Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook. The recipes are so delicious and remarkably easy to make. What do you think about caramels made with bourbon? Sounds enticing to me! That’s next on my baking list. I’ve added Jamie’s book to my Meme Hill Christmas Favorites list. Make sure that you check it out, I’ve checked it twice. 

christmas cookbooks, plaid bakeware

Christmas Trees in the Kitchen

Just last year was the first year that I started collecting glass food related ornaments. It all started with a sweet little three tiered macaroon ornament that my mother gifted me. Slowly I started collecting all my favorite foods and anything kitchen related. It’s my favorite whimsical mini tree that greets us in the morning. I have it front and center of our corner window. At night it becomes a nightlight. My girlfriend Kelly texted me the other day saying that she saw it as she drove by. It was her first Christmas tree sighting! Ain’t too proud to turn the Christmas tree lights on before Thanksgiving? When do you decorate for Christmas? 

kitchen christmas trees, food ornaments

A super large bottle brush tree and my German nutcrackers sit on top of our sideboard. Fresh greens are placed in the serving bowls for a fresh pine smell. I picked up this coordinating plaid printed bag at HomeGoods this weekend. Its my new Winter grocery bag! I have already received tons of compliments. 

black painted furniture christmas kitchens, blogger style kitchen decorUpcycling Furniture

I added two candle lanterns and a pine garland on top of my $200 craigslist find. I know what you’re thinking. No, It do didn’t look like this when I rescued this piece from a barn across town. Some creative carpentry skills from my father and a quart one step paint from Amy Howard at Home made her a perfect match for our tall ceilings. 

white christmas pottery, gray sideboardsChristmas Farm Table

It’s no secret I have been obsessed with plaid for a few years now and well I don’t see me tiring of it anytime soon. It’s such a friendly pattern and works with so many decor styles. My signature style is to layer. Let’s take a closer look at our farmhouse table all set for Christmas dinner…plaid tablecloth, farmhouse christmas

Tall ceiling call for tall centerpieces- but not too big that you can see across the table. These three moss and snow covered trees draw you in and can easily be removed once dinner starts. Later you can see a glimpse of the white birch bases. 

farm table set for ChristmasA simple red and white felt Merry Christmas banner hangs from the curtain rod. 

flocked faux christmas trees. Tree centerpiecesBoughs of pine intertwined with twinkle light, and a festive plaid ribbon run from one end to the other end of the table.  Large white jingle bells and faux blueberries and are mixed in for an unexpected pop of color. 

centerpiece christmas ideas

I brought out my white and gold Orefors glass candlesticks, hand painted holly water glasses and gold flatware to the mix. 

placards for Christmas dinner

Mixing High and Low Dinnerware

These days its difficult to tell the difference between inexpensive dinnerware and the really good stuff! Here I have layered inexpensive white and red salad plates with my Richard Ginori wedding china. The touch of gold and white tie the two together.

layering plates at the dinner table, christmas dinner table ideasHow-to Mix Patterns

Working in with my love of pattern play Red and white pinstripe Kate Spade Deck The Halls cloth napkins add additional pops of red. Every time that I am out shopping it seems that anything Kate Spade catches my eye. She was and will be one of my all time favorite designers. Happy Holidays embossed crisp white note cards in plaid sleeves were sent out to my favorite calligraphy artist Olivia at RocPenInkI discovered Olivia’s gorgeous modern handwriting through my daughter Chloe. If you’re looking for something special written whether an invitation or note cards Olivia’s work is so lavishing artistic! I can’t wait to share what she helped me with in my morning room! 

plaid tablecloth, Christmas dinner table

Lastly, striped Christopher Radko mini glass ornaments are tied with black and white string to each place card setting. No two place settings are alike but all blend and compliment one another. The table is set and ready for our family Christmas Dinner! Now onto the menu!  

mix and match dinnerware for Christmas

Christmas Theme

In past years i’ve tried to think outside the box and work with unusual color themes. I have loved them all but this year I was drawn to the traditional red and green. Do you stick to the same colors each year? Try weaving these colors throughout your home for a more cohesive look.  This year we have decorated pretty much every room on our home and I have a blog post for all of them! Make sure you subscribe to my email list so you don’t miss a thing! UP NEXT a closer look at our Morning Room decorated for Christmas. 

pretty calligraphy placards, christmas cards

Blogger Kitchen Tour Participants

As promised here’s the line up for Tammy’s Christmas Kitchen Tour! Make sure you stop by my blogger friends and see all their kitchens for unlimited holiday inspiration. 

Monday collage christmas kitchen tour

Pink Peppermint Design | House by Hoff | Monica Wants It | Meme Hill Studio | Inspiration for Moms | Two Twenty One

Tuesday christmas kitchen collage

Hymns and Verses | RemodelaCasa | Southern Hospitality Blog | Southern State of Mind | Meaningful Spaces

Wednesday christmas kitchen collage

11 Magnolia Lane | Life On Cedar Lane | Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Thursday christmas kitchen collage

Decor to Adore | This is Our Bliss | Refashionably Late | A Stroll Thru Life

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    November 26, 2018

    I love it all, the island and those handmade settings are wonderful. I especially love the dining area also, those beautiful trees really add that special and unexpected touch to your table. Beautiful tour and gorgeous home.

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      November 26, 2018

      Thank you so much Marty! I am off to see the tour today!

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    Laura @ Inspiration for Moms

    November 26, 2018

    My plaid loving heart just loved your tour, Amie! So pretty!

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      November 26, 2018

      Thank you so much Laura. I cant help the plaid craziness. Off to see the other tours tonight! Amie

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    Laura Ingalls Gunn

    November 27, 2018

    I am absolutely mad about your plaid! I also adore the boxwood chargers.

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      November 27, 2018

      Thank you so much Laura! Aren’t they adorable? I am so happy to be all done decorating! Thank you for stoping by. Amie

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    November 29, 2018

    I love all your plaid too! Its amazing and looks beautiful. Those moss Christmas trees drew me in and they are awesome. Where ever did you find something like that? Thanks for sharing all your beautiful things.

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      December 1, 2018

      HI Connie! Thank you so much. They are from Wisteria Flowers and gifts in Rochester, NY . Are you local?

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    December 19, 2018

    You set the prettiest tables, Amie….. love the bells on each place setting! Your morning room looks so cozy…….

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      December 20, 2018

      Thank you so much Nancy! You know you are welcome to stop by anytime. I have a little gift for you and Peter. See you Saturday. xo

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    Jill T Roberts

    December 20, 2018

    always so beautiful. my grandmother always decorated with plaid at Christmas. It brings back fond memories.

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      December 20, 2018

      Hi Juill! Thank you so ,much for stopping by the post. Yes it is one of my all time favorites. I love it all year round. have a wonderful Christmas! Amie

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"Life's too short for white walls .." Amie Freling-Brown, a Rochester, NY-based designer and artist who transforms ho-hum spaces into works of art. Her creative designs can be found in many fine homes, restaurants and businesses. Her work has been featured in national magazines, on HGTV and has been sold through retailers nationwide from True Value Hardware to Nordstroms. She proudly offers such professional services as design, staging, color consultations and fine art.

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