I believe that your breakfast nook should be a bright an happy place to launch your day. Mine is a happy happy place…I hope. My decorating style is evident here – vintage, casual, with a dash of whimsey. The table and Hoosier that HIMself and I rebuilt and restored is the focal point of one wall. My red with coral overtones predominates to otherwise neutral space.
That is why my red plaid and hand-stamped burlap fabric trees work so well in here. See one close up in the morning sunlight below. They lean a little and will probably need a makeover after another year in storage…but they have always made me smile.
My cranberry topiaries hold court at the center of the table in a nickel plated tray. I keeps these out all year just because.
I added starfish to keep with the beachy theme which is the predominate decorating style next to vintage rustic. Most of my Christmas is aqua and silver with loads of mercury glass baubles and accessories. I place a shell or a starfish like some people do elf on he shelf. You never know when they will change locations.
Below is the Hoosier display. Both trees, some green bling garland laid casually in front of each tree ties in the green apples.
And, of course, there will be a reindeer. I collect reindeer. I love reindeer. And they are in every vignette during the holidays. I have three special leather reindeer that stay out all year.
The very old and very well used family cookbook is a perfect addition to this vignette. Some of our favorite family recipes are found in this cookbook.
My restored pie safe anchors the other wall in the breakfast room. It stores my ever expanding collection of cookbooks. I have way too many HIMself would say. But I don’t apologize or feel compelled to stop buying them. 🙂
This flying reindeer and golden bottle brush tree guard my favorite and most used cookbooks. I love the “How I Feed My Friends” cookbook by Max White…probably a distant relative who love to cook and entertain. Maybe that’s where I got it!?!
A cute little blinged-out reindeer stand proudly atop a stack of other cookbooks. (Actually these are the overflow from inside the pie safe.) See some great titles in this stack? Yes, I love my cookbooks!
Below is a close up of the tiny trees and icicles that hang from my handmade wrought iron chandilier. A blacksmith created this piece for me.
Look at this icicle. Doesn’t it look real? I love these glass beauties. I only have three long ones and three shorter ones. But they give a cool vibe to a Florida Christmas.