01 December 2013

Beginning to Decorate For Christmas

It's the first day of Advent, and I have been working on adding some Christmas to the house these past few days.





 As you can see, I hung a wreath on the island, and took the photos before moving the trash can, radio, and the dirty dishes on the counter.
I actually didn't notice that until after I uploaded the photos.







Those are just boiled potatoes in the colander.  No cookies.  Not yet.
We are just so thankful to have a kitchen this holiday.


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21 comments:

  1. I love your beautiful wreath.

    I hung the Advent Calendar today, but plan on doing a lot more decorating tomororow.

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  2. Mas que bonitas decorações natalicias!! Simples e encantadoras... Gostei do seu blog! Certamente irei passar por aqui mais vezes :) Um beijinho de Portugla! Manuela

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  3. Great! We begin always from the 6th to the 8th of December. the 6th is Constitution of the Country Festivity and the 8th Immaculate Conception Festivity so we have several days to dedicate for Christmas decoration, We go to the country to pick up leaves, branches and pine cones.

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    1. That sounds lovely. It's a wonderful to have a formal day that one begins to decorate for Christmas.

      In the southwest of the U.S. they also celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe, which is around the same time as the Catholic holy day. In our home, we remember St. Nicholas on the 6th, but that's not common in the U.S.

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  4. Love the wreath on the kitchen island. It`s beautifuls right there.

    Hugs from me

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  5. Your decor is so real and earthy. I love seeing people's houses with dishes in the sink, food cooked and not styled, etc. Real life. Love it all, Su! Gorgeous! xo Jen

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  6. I actually like the lined-in feel that your pictures have. The wreaths are great and I love the idea of having one on the island.

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  7. Your kitchen is so gorgeous, love the white cupboards and the pine island. That wreath adds such a gorgeous rustic Holiday touch to it!

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  8. LOL you crack me up. I noticed the wreath and had to go LOOK for the other stuff...ha ha :)

    I was taking some picture in the house today, muttering to myself " If any dog hair shows up it's just going to stay there! :)

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  9. I hung up a couple of things and the kitten went after them immediately. It's going to be pretty sparse around my house for Christmas decor!!

    Pretty wreaths!

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    1. Thank you, Anne. Kittens love to climb the tree. Our kitties mostly stay outdoors, but they come in through the front door to check out the tree and sit under it. They are a year and a half, and so far they have decided not to touch, just observe.

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  10. Beautiful decor. I love your kitchen sink, is it copper? We are starting the decorating process too. I do it in layers and so far I have all the lights up. It's so festive and peaceful!

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    1. Thank you, Cottage By The Sea. It is copper. It oxidizes on the interior, so it's not a good idea to leave things laying in it. My spouse one time forgot about a bowl with a rubber bottom, and it left a ring, but it has since all but disappeared. I love it because it ages on the inside. If I scratch it, it eventually disappears. I once had an expensive Kohler and it looked terrible after a few years, so this was a planned decision. My dad is a plumber, and he use to make me jewelry out of copper; I think of him every time I see it. The sink is also green, antimircrobial, and recyclable. Last year, I found it at an incredible price at the Home Depot. Copper Sinks also sells the same sink. It was a little tricky installing; my spouse had to hit it with a rubber mallet, but in spots where it would not be seen to level it for the granite, because it is handmade.

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  11. Oh I adore your kitchen, so beautiful and the wreath on the island is perfect. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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