Christmas Open House 2014 part 2

by Rhondi Mullins on December 9, 2014

Welcome to my Christmas open house part 2. Today I’m inviting you into my kitchen.  No smells of christmas baking here and not a homemade cookie in sight!

Christmas open house 2014 advent tree

Everything in here is pretty simple.  A wood advent tree I got at a yard sale years ago. I just added some fake apples and real greens from neighbor’s yard.  There is nothing behind the numbered doors and the red cookie tin is empty.

IMG_5591_2A big basket full of giant pinecones I collected, tied with a big bow.  All I had to buy was the ribbon.

christmas open house 2014 garland over sink

Christmas open house 2014 kitchenBright red apple swags over the sink and wall oven.  I just leave the nails there from year to year which makes it easy to hang next year.

Christmas open house 2014 kitchenI have a few Christmas dishes and some red ones too which I put on the shelves in the china cabinet.

Christmas open house 2014My snowman teapot and mug add some cheer above the stove.

Christmas open house 2014 kitchenEvery room has to have candles.  Ikea has the best candles.  These ones came from there.  The cardinals remind me of the ones we have at our birdfeeder and birdbath this time of year.

Christmas open house 2014 kitchen

Christmas open house 2014 teaIn the corner of the kitchen counter I always have things ready for tea.  This past year I was lucky enough to find these Christmas cups and saucers and teapot.  Have you read The Christmas Cup of Tea?  I know you would enjoy it. It’s a delightful little book.

Christmas open house 2014 tea and toastI have a little snack of tea and toast ( no cookies remember?) and it’s sitting in front of my clock that plays a Christmas carol every hour.

Christmas tea

I invited a few neighbors in for tea this morning. The table is set, just need to brew the tea. Would love to have you join us if you could.


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Sandi December 18, 2014 at 9:10 am

Hi Rhondi,
I love your blue and white transferware; especially those up on the plate rail! I adore that kind of decorating. Your cardinals and pops of red make everything look festive and pretty for the holidays. Your tea set is very sweet and I invite you to link your post up at my party if you wish. Thank you for giving us a peek and Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!



Rosella December 14, 2014 at 10:53 am

Everything looks lovely over there Rhondi! The cardinals are so pretty. Wishing you peace and many blessings this Christmas and in the New Year my friend.


Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse December 12, 2014 at 2:52 pm

You’re just lucky I live far away or I would come and steal that darling Christmas tea set you have!


bj December 11, 2014 at 6:32 pm

I love everything and especially love your red birds…and your hutch full of red dishes is to die for.


Marie December 10, 2014 at 7:42 am

Would that I could join you Rhondi. I am sure it would be pretty special! Loving your Christmas red and whites to go along with your blue and whites and I totally adore your Christmas china! xx


Podso December 9, 2014 at 5:27 pm

I enjoyed seeing your decorated house, Rhondi. It all looks so nice. Like all the brass candles on your table. Did you get the teapot at Magpies? They are open again on Saturday you know!


Adrienne December 9, 2014 at 11:28 am

Your kitchen is so festive! I love the way you’ve brought the season into the things you love. I have the ‘A Cup of Christmas Tea’ book and enjoy it so much every year. I’ve been looking for the cup – or any Christmas cup – to add to my collection this year. Thanks for sharing your kitchen with us. I’m still working on mine!


Shelia December 9, 2014 at 9:44 am

Looks so sweet! I do love all of your candlelight!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia 😉


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