While my farmhouse baking kitchen was all about soft subtle Christmas decor, my Christmas kitchen island is fair game for whimsical Santas, a Christmas countdown, and gingerbread treats; all set on top of a vintage Radio Flyer sled.
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Decorating My Kitchen Island For Christmas
Last week, I shared some subtle Christmas decorations that I put up in my baking kitchen, and this week I would love to show you my Christmas kitchen island. I find decorating the kitchen island difficult for any season. We really use it like it's nobody's business. We eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner there. Kids sit there to do crafts and school. Also...it is smack dab in the middle of the kitchen, in the middle of our open floorplan.
This always leads me to want it to be clean and clear with no decorations of any kind. So it is always a challenge to find a way to keep it clean and clear but also cute. This is where the vintage radio flyer sled comes into play. I have had this for a really long time, hence, the vintage-ness.
I love that the sled keeps the Christmas decor up off the marble countertop, giving things a cleaner look. But at the same time acts as a decoration that all of the other decorations can sit on.
For the Christmas Kitchen Island decorations I chose:
- Vintage Radio Flyer Sled: For the base.
- Little Faux trees in paper pots (Target $5 each): for Christmas greenery
- Red glass candles: lots of Christmas ambiance for the kitchen.
- Santa & Mrs. Claus nutcrackers (Target): Just the cutest!
- Santa Advent Nutcracker: The kids love this! They often change it at lunchtime after asking Alexa "how many more days until Christmas".
- White cake stand: to keep the cutest Gingerbread Cupcakes fresher longer.
- Small cheese cloche: to put the extra Gingerbread Cupcakes but I could have also done some cookies for variety.
I have held off on lighting the red glass candles until today so that they wouldn't run out before Christmas. These make the whole sled become a little more magical at night. A little Christmas ambience goes a long way while I am cooking dinner and everyone is running around screaming. A glass of wine also doesn't hurt for ambience.
Do you love to decorate for Christmas? Do you try to keep the kitchen island clean and clear or do you go ALL OUT?
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