Monday, December 3, 2007

Kitchen Decorating

One of my favorite rooms in the house to decorate is the kitchen. Our jadeite collection is a "natural" when it comes to decorating. I like to incorporate the jadeite and now the blue dishware into the decorating theme.

In the kitchen eating area we have a shelf and I'm in the process of adding a bit of Christmas. The bay leaf wreath above the shelf is adorned with a 'Martha blue' ribbon which is the main holiday color in the kitchen this year. Even my small Martha colander comes in handy as a place to stack a small cluster of ornaments for display. Starting this week, I'll add real greenery to this shelf to bring it alive for the holiday and make it look much more festive!
The display shelf with a (small) portion of the jadeite collection (and also showing the new Martha blue bowls!) is draped with a garland. Matching Martha teal ornaments and bow help highlight the color scheme. The garland is wrapped in small white 'rice lights' that bring a beautiful glow as the lights are dimmed.
This week will bring all the final steps in decorating as we prepare for our annual holiday party. All the live greenery will be up by Friday. I hope to post more pictures this weekend with all the final touches!


claudinehk said...

Beautiful!!!! And I am "Jadeite Green" with envy over all that Jadeite. I even spy the Jadeite Turkey, do you really need 2? :)

Great job on the decorating, can't wait to see more!

Elaine said...

Well, no wonder we haven't heard from you in awhile.:-) I am so envious that you have the space to beautifully display all your treasures. Are you sure that you didn't buy all of Alexis' jadeite?