Breakfast Room {and Better Late Than Never Blog Hop}

Welcome to the “Better Late Than Never: Christmas Inspirations”  Blog Hop Party.

This is your chance to get in on a Blog Hop Party, even if you were not able to make the earlier ones. Because its always “Better Late Than Never!”  right?

Decor, Crafts, Recipes…anything Christmas is fine.  I guess if you really felt the need to post your Easter Table that would be ok, too.  But it is
Christmas Inspirations.  :)

I have just recently completed my decorating.
I know that many of you are probably already done, but it took a little bit of a push for me this year.  Which is very odd if I think about it.  In past years when I was still working full time,
I would come home after a long day and stay up until 2am trying to finish.  This year, I have had all the time I wanted and it was all I could do to get started and then to finish.  


Now it’s just a matter of tweaking and poofing and sweeping and vacuuming the glitter.  Lots of glitter. And faux snow.  How does that faux snow get in all those crevices way back behind that hutch and on top of that cabinet?


My kitchen is very simple in style, in comparison to past years.  Here is my kitchen that was featured in Country Woman magazine several years ago.
(You can see it has undergone quite a change.)



This year, I added natural elements with just a touch of glitter.


Because we use the breakfast room table often, I wanted something that could be pushed to the side, and also easily removed for my parent’s 60th Anniversary Party this Sunday.


A simple drop cloth runner and some gathered  containers from around the house… a white pitcher, a galvanized bucket, and some cloches…


Lemon cedars, rosemary and paperwhites… simple.

My kitchen smells amazing right now.  I love the mixture of the aromas of the rosemary and greenery.

I shared my CHRISTMAS HUTCH  here.


On the blue sidechest by the table, I added more mini trees surrounded by greenery and white lights.


I have shopped for my Christmas decor in some unexpected places this year.  Staples, Home Depot, The Tractor Supply Store. (a great place for galvanized containers, btw)  :)


I added some glittery buffalo snow to the bases of the tree to hide the dirt.  This mini cedar was picked up at Walgreens when I stopped by to get some Vitamins.  

Don’t you just love a store where you can get Vitamins, lipstick, Ibuprofen and mini cedar trees?  :)

This little boxwood was stuck way in the back at Home Depot. It was surrounded by other larger bushes.  I think its “The Little Tree That Could.”


To tie all three areas together – I added just a few glittery touches here and there…

It is so incredibly pretty at night.  Or super overcast days like today.



I will share the rest of my kitchen with you tomorrow.  It pretty much reflects the same style that you see here.  Natural elements, mini trees and Staples tags.  :)

So are you ready to share YOUR Christmas Inspirations?  You can share a project from this year, last year, your all time project or recipe ever from way back when – it doesn’t matter.

Post your project here, and it will appear on FOUR other blogs at the same time.  My fantastic co-hosts for this event are:

Suzie at Worthing Court
Amy at Atta Girl Says
Laura at Top This, Top That
Shirley at Housepitality Designs

Each of us will pick our fave project and share that next week with everyone!  Of the five faves, you could win a $25 Gift Certificate to my online shop,  Farmhouse Decor. (formerly details)

So post as many projects as you would like.  All we ask is that you link back to this party so everyone can see all the great posts shared.  Here is a smaller button if you want to use it.


I can’t wait…. now its your turn to share!






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Comments

  1. Your breakfast room looks beautiful Barb! thanks so much for hosting!

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  2. Thank you so much for having me…love all of your decor…can’t wait to come back and see all of the gorgeous inspiration!

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  3. Thank you so much for hosting!
    xx
    Anne

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  4. Barb, I love your red kitchen and your breakfast area is so beautiful. Thanks so much for hosting such a great party. Hugs, marty

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  5. LOve yur Christmas decorations, Barb…so pretty! Thanks for hosting!…hugs…Debbie

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  6. Barb, your decorations are just so pretty! Thanks so much for hosting this great party!

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  7. I think I have told you before, your new kitchen is beautiful but the red one was pretty spectacular too.

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  8. I got a late start too! However, you have done a beautiful job playing catch up! Looking at all the beautiful inspiration makes me want to start over! Thanks for hosting!

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  9. Barb, Your home is such an inspiration. I’ve learned so much by following blogs such as yours. And my holiday decorating has changed drastically. Your kitchen is gorgeous! I wouldn’t have the guts to change something that’s already so beautiful. Once I get something the way I like it, it takes an act of Congress for me to change it. But… I guess that’s what it’s all about. Thanks for hosting!

    Karen

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  10. Wow Barb, your beautiful red kitchen is ready for Christmas all year around! All your C’mas decor is so pretty and inspiring. Thank you for hosting such a fun holiday party. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  11. I adore your red kitchen, and all your decor is so beautiful. I am happy to link two posts. One is inspired by my attendance at the SoBC. ;-) Merry Christmas! <3 xo

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  12. Thank you and the other hostesses for having this party for those of us who don’t get Christmas decorations up the day after Thanksgiving!

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  13. Hi Barb, so nice to meet you. Thank you for gracing your beauty over at my place sharing my home, and then you sharing yours.
    Love all the inspiration over here and looking forward to more visits through the new year :)

    See you soon,
    Blessings
    Doré

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  14. Thank you ladies for hosting this fabulous party. Can’t wait to see what everyone links up. And better late than never is just my style! I’m always late :)

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  15. Thanks so much for hosting! This is my first visit here. i have signed up to follow you! I am totally smitten with your Kitchen. I too have a red and yellow Kitchen but it is much smaller that yours. LOVE your cabinets. I linked up my Home Tour with my 19 trees!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  16. HI Barb! Oh, I’m late to the party, but by the title, I think I’m okay! :) Whew! Okay I’m hooking up more than one post! Hope it’s okay! This is so much fun. How can I sweep and mop my floor when I have so many blogs to visit? :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  17. Thank you for hosting <3 <3
    Christina

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  18. So much fun! Thanks for hosting! We’re having a Countdown to Christmas link party and would love for y’all to join! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_12_11_archive.html

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  19. I am so happy I stumbled upon your link! I have missed so many parties because I work in retail! I have an evening off tonight and will enjoy looking at all these great sites. Thanks for hosting!

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