Christ­mas Kitchen

Country Sampler - Christmas Decorating - - INSIDE - DE­SIGNED AND PHO­TOGRAPHED BY ANITA DIAZ OF ANITAFARABOVERUBIES.COM.

Hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tions of­ten end up in the kitchen, so make yours cheery and fun for the sea­son. Anita Diaz at Far Above Ru­bies loves dis­play­ing items from her child­hood along­side plenty of green­ery. Fill open shelves with dish­ware in a red or green pal­ette and lit­tle Yule­tide ac­ces­sories. Add touches of gold for a more fes­tive look. In­clude a fa­vorite an­tique or vin­tage item, such as Anita’s 1960s ra­dio. Set a small tree nearby (Anita dug up this hem­lock from her own prop­erty!) and wrap the base with plaid fab­ric. Drape it with pop­corn strings, glass beads and light strands. Cre­ate snowflakes and fans from old sheet mu­sic and dis­trib­ute them around the tree along with glass ball or­na­ments, clip-on can­dles and other fa­vorite items.

Skip the star tree top­per; fold sheet mu­sic into a fan to adorn the top of your tree in­stead.

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