Welcome back my sweet friends!
I truly find it hard to believe this is my 1000th post here at Creative Country Mom's!
I am thrilled to share my home and little projects with you. I have been blogging almost 7 years now, and I have loved every bit of it. I feel I have found a place in the blogging world, not too big, not too small. A lovely circle of friends like me that enjoy sharing a little glimpse of our lives and interests. As with all bloggers, you start out so small, then every year a bit more... till you are so humbled to have reached so many who know and subscribe to your work. It is really, sincerely a joy and passion for me. I am every thankful to each of you.
Okay Brooke, lets see what your are sharing today!
We are looking at the simple winter touches in my country kitchen.
This year I have to tell you... I was not decorating for Christmas really...
but more winter months were what I was going for.
I have the fireplace going every day and have the candle on the island lit most of the time.
I love the warm glow of my kitchen... it is a warm and welcoming space.
That is the #1 comment from my readers and visitors... how they could live in this space. That is exactly what I aimed for.... and we love it as well. Everyone gathers in our kitchen.
At times I have noting on it, more of a work space for meals and crafting.
I make wreaths here, paint small projects and of course cook!
But other times I want it to be a focal point in my kitchen.
A place to add something special to enjoy.
This year my starting point was this vintage style tray from a yard sale.
I loved the red color and it was a good size for the island.
I adore this little angel, this is exactly the kind of things I love to add to my decor.
I use to be a glass jar candle person... collecting scents from specialty stores for the seasons. But I been in a simple and thrifty mood lately and decided to use up all those dusty tapers I have collected over the years. I had more candle sticks and different colored candles than any one woman should ever own... But lately I have been using them and I love the look of the candle in the glass bowl.
Plus, I can buy a small taper for only $1!
We won't mention what my specialty candles use to cost...
Vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin, baked apple....
my latest favorite is coconut cream pie scented candles.
I think I got these on the clearance rack at Walmart a few years ago.
Here is the reverse side, I love these and have a few different colors.
They can be thrown in the wash and just look better with age.
It can be from a favorite shop... or Goodwill or a flea market.
and using up what you have stashed away.
Rethinking everyday objects into lovely displays.
Happy Holidays and God Bless!
Brooke Berry Kroeger writes at the Creative Country Mom blog. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden. She loves to talk about gardening and decorating and often lectures at local gardening education events and area organizations and clubs. Brooke has started doing freelance photography work, contact her for your business or family photography needs. She also provides social media training and services including graphic design work for other websites and area businesses.
Christmas in the Country has started!
I am so happy to share all the wonderful ideas, home tours and decorating posts. Each day I will share 3-4 home tours and features from the link party, right here at Creative Country Mom's!
I am also hosting a holiday themed link party going on right now.Click here to add your own posts and see the holiday shares!
There is also a Christmas in the Country Pinterest page for you to follow.
I am linking to the parties found below this post on my page.
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