Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Decking the Halls, Kitchen {Christmas 2012}


The kitchen certainly gets a lot of use at this time of year. From supper clubs to open houses, J & I open our home many times during the holiday season. The kitchen is always where our guests “hang out” (I guess it has something to do with the bar. LOL!)


Today’s tour features our kitchen.

The island features the vintage-style bottle drying rack that I use to hold my collection of dk clay oyster coffee mugs. Small appetizer plates and a berry tree sit atop the rack.


My favorite large tray with rope handles from Luckett’s is filled with a vintage scale, cookbooks, a antler-handled silver ice bucket, utensils, and a foil vintage Santa. I adore the framed photo of my nephew, Henri, baking cookies with his mom.


The oven even gets a tea towel, Merry Christmas, y’all.


On the cabinets, one finds a “Merry Christmas Y’all” hand painted ceramic plate and red glittery orbs that fill each cast iron urn. I like to change the contents of the urns seasonally.

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Near the coffee pot is one of my favorite Santa’s holding his coffee and cookie. It looks as though he is ready for some good ole “coffee tawwwwk”.


Atop the cabinets, green garlands laced with glittered silver ball garland and red berries create the seasonal mood. Two demijohns are filled with conifer greens.

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The Ballard Designs bulletin board holds our growing collection of 2012 Christmas greetings.


Look there! It’s Dixie Delights and family….Love the greeting, Amanda!


I hope you enjoyed the kitchen tour.

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Check out my other home Christmas tour posts:

Christmas Facade

Christmas Facade at Night


Stair Parlor

Dining Room


Breakfast Room

Did you sign-up for December’s Give Away from Oysteria? click HERE


Decking the kitchen, y’all!


  1. Gorg! Love the card :-). I'm staring to recover from our trip and now I have the baby's party to plan for Saturday. Lawd! Lets chat soon!! xo

  2. Love the Santa with his coffee mug and cookie! I'm sure your guests will enjoy hanging out in your kitchen during this Christmas season! Have a great day! <3

  3. The kitchen must be perfect for entertaining, Ron. I love the bar area. xo, Jill

  4. Ron, you have amazing style and charm. I can tell this because I read your blogs every single day. I enjoy each and every one. Thanks for blogging.

  5. December's giveaway would make a wonderful ashtray for your sister.


  6. Ron, your kitchen looks so beautiful and festive. Great Christmas decor!

  7. Hi Ron,
    I love all the interesting and unique items you've added to your kitchen, it brings so much character. I can see why everyone loves to hang out there!
    Hugs and happy holidays,

  8. Hi Ron, They say great mind work together! I was just over here snooping around. I had already been in the kitchen, outside in the daylight and at twilight. Then I wondered over to Oysteria. I was headed to the parlor when my daughter from Illinois called. I just know I was meant to live in your house. May I could be your tenant.
    I am loving your oyster plates over the cabinets and I love that black and white print of the fountain. It reminds me of Savannah. Then, NOLA reminds me of Savannah. Love them both.
    I will leave comments on all the posts when I complete the tour.
    I told my family they have to come home for Christmas next year. I so love to go all out decorating but I know I won't be able to do it for many more years.
    Merry Christmas.

  9. Love all the Christmas touches Ron! Your home looks beautiful all dressed for Christmas!

  10. Beautiful! I love your tray styling and all your great oyster stuff! I signed up for the giveaway too!

  11. Hi Ron, Your kitchen is wonderful and I love all the decor. The Christmas touches are beautiful and I especially love the Oyster plate, bone handled serving pieces and of course the demi-johns. Happy Holidays!

  12. I'm running out of adjectives....those oyster plates look swanky! love it!

  13. I love your blog! Just found you through Savvy Southern Style! Love your gorgeous home and spirit! Best Wishes from Livonia, Michigan. Sincerely, Patti H.


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