Only 18 more days and Santa will officially arrive! But if you are a good little girl, Santa comes early and hangs around all month! Lucky for me, I am a very good girl. LOL! Well, most of the time anyway.
Today for Tabletop Tuesday I’m sharing my Christmas kitchen decor and all my Santa’s that have arrived to celebrate the season.
This is one of my wind up Santa’s, he plays “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”.
Because I am a lazy decorator at times, I decided to just add a bow and a candy Christmas pick to my Ivy greenery in the olive oil jar.
I’ve pulled out one of my baking cookbooks for inspiration. Now that I am finished with most of the decorating, I hope to make time for some of this.
Maybe the smell of my sonoma pear candle burning will inspire me too.
My side counter is prepared for those cooler temperatures that have finally arrived.
Mr.Jingles is hosting at the bar..literally, that is the name attached to him.
He is a bottle topper. I got such a good deal on this guy many, many years ago from a Christmas Around the World party. I was able to purchase a lot of them for friends and family for the holidays. His skirt is like a silken fur too, he is very well made.It was so much fun giving him with a bottle of wine!
A sweet little gingerbread couple is hanging around my oven…run, run as fast as you can!!!
I have put these berries up over my kitchen table for years! I just love this look. I’ve even left them up all through February for Valentines before too.
On the lazy susan are my Fitz and Floyd tumbling Santa’s. My brother in his early 50’s always plays with these things every Christmas. I am surprised they are not broken by now. LOL!
They are playing by the Christmas tree cookie jar. It is a Christopher Radko piece my mother bought for me several years ago from Target.
I’ve used this ceramic sleigh as a napkin holder for ever!
These adorable little Cardinals are my newest addition. My BFF gave me this for my birthday this year. Does she know me well or what?
Mom gave me this cute little cream and sugar set too. It’s Christopher Radko, also from Target.
Have you seen enough yet? Well, I hope not because I haven’t even gotten to my favorite spot yet.
And here it is! My kitchen side table.
This is where all the excitement and wonder of a child’s Christmas resides.
Mr. and Mrs. Claus have arrived to await for “The night before Christmas”.
They are Madame Alexander dolls. Aren’t they precious!
My small tree is decked out in candy trim and tiny ornaments too.
Here it is all lit up! I really need to find a small strand of battery operated lights. I have looked several places this year but cannot find one. This wall does not have an outlet so I have to run an extension cord and I really hate that. I’ve tried putting this tree somewhere else before but I really love it right here. Please offer up any suggestions of where to look for those battery operated lights if you know.
I used the same ribbon I have used all over the kitchen for the tree topper. Cute, cute, cute!
This is one of my favorite miniature ornaments. It’s the little drummer boy. This was actually a gift to my oldest son for his first Christmas.
The cookie plate and mug are ready for Christmas eve.
And one of my favorite children’s book is out on display too. I just loved the art work in this particular book so much that it inspired my own painting many years ago.
I took this photo last night, it just seems to glow in this space in the evening!
Today, I want to show you my painting a little closer up.
I was inspired by the decor in the book to create my version of what Santa might look like lingering around our house Christmas eve. I painted this when we lived at our old house.
I modeled the fireplace after our old fireplace. The moulding is accurate and we did have black slate, but it was slabs not cut like stones. I guess this was my dream fireplace too. LOL! How do you like that mantle decor?
Santa certainly was very busy here leaving lots of toys and presents under the tree.
So he sat right down for nice hot cup of cocoa and drawl of his pipe by the fire before he left. Look, he even crosses his legs just like my husband. LOL!
Well, I really do appreciate your time and the visit today. I’m glad you came by. I also really like having Santa around too, he is such good company.
Hope you have a wonderful day!