Keeping Christmas simple, I brought touches of greenery into the kitchen. Three little pine trees all in a row, sitting on the windowsill. Leftover boxwood greens from the wreaths I made take up residence in an ironstone pitcher.
I love decorating this windowsill through the seasons.
An ironstone platter and another platter from Lima, Ohio were recent flea market finds.
A bowl of pomegranates on the left adds a little more red to the room.
An apple in an ironstone bowl provides a pop of color, too.
I prefer decorating with natural, everyday objects when possible.
The Swedish enamel horse plate in the background has a story to tell.
I found it in a garbage pile from a house that was torn down to make way for a church garden.
It says “Sweden” on the back. The woman who owned it was named Clare.
When she passed on they tore down her house, which I thought was sad.
The little pines came decorated with plastic ornaments, which I removed.
I also replaced the foil wrapping with scraps of white flour sack, tied with a red grosgrain ribbon.
And so I think I’m done decorating the kitchen.
You can see the other side of this room at my previous post.