Can you hear the sleigh bells ringing?! I am throwing all the tinsel around at my house and decking my halls, y’all! Today I am sharing my Christmas farmhouse kitchen….so grab a cup of joe (because I am most definitely drinking my sugar cookie coffee) and let’s chat! Welcome to the hub of my home and I hope you enjoy my Christmas farmhouse kitchen tour.
In our house we only have one dining room/kitchen nook and I am just fine and dandy with it. This is the view from our farmhouse table that is smack dab, in between our kitchen and living room. So if you are eating at the dining table you can enjoy everyones company from both rooms. It is lovely when we have all the family over during the holidays…no one is exempt from joining in the fun!
Nothing says welcome home during the holidays, like some fresh baked goods! Am I right?! Some yummy homemade poundcake under a dome and instant, functional, countertop decor in your Christmas farmhouse kitchen. A DIY sign above my sink that says Farmhouse Christmas and adorned mason jar sconces with some cheap green wreaths, from Home Depot, help to achieve my Christmas farmhouse kitchen aesthetic. I added bows made from the same ribbon I used on my Christmas tree to tie the two rooms together.
Keeping the clutter on my countertops to a minimum is difficult, but sometimes there just is not a simple solution. This wood tray helps to keep my items grouped together to prevent my countertops from being a catch all. Bonus is, it looks cute and serves a purpose!
I have my favorite recipe binder from Heart of the Farm Planner, measuring cups, a crock to hold my wooden spoons, and of course, a faux Christmas tree on display. All things I use on the daily!! I change out the Christmas tree with an IKEA plant or depending on what holiday is going on.
An item that I added to my coffee bar this year, is a hot cocoa station for the kiddos. They think it is so neat and makes them feel grown up to be able to fix their own cocoa (insert mom eye roll here)! I already had the mugs and tray…I just added the cute sign and candy canes. Don’t you just love it when you don’t have to spend much money AND get props from the kiddos?! #winning
A cute tea towel from HomeGoods, hung on a hook by my sink is just another little touch of Christmas farmhouse kitchen cheer….not that my husband or children appreciate it, if it means drying dishes with it! HA!
I wired a sign from the Target Dollar Spot, onto my twig wreath that already adorned my DIY pantry door. I use the clothespins to attach any Christmas cards we receive in the mail onto the chickenwire window…it is so fun for all who visit, to see pictures of our friends and family!
Thank you for stopping by and touring my Christmas farmhouse kitchen, it was fun! I thought I would share one my family’s favorite desserts…just for sticking through this mini novel till the end.
This dessert is so simple to make and most everyone always says, poundcake? Uhmmm….ok. Then they taste it and can’t believe how delicious it is! Topped with a big ol’ scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate syrup is my favorite way to eat it. A little tip that I learned from Martha Stewart, is to transfer your bundt cake within minutes of coming out of the oven onto another plate. Then cover , while still warm, with saran wrap to trap the moisture….TOTAL GAME CHANGER!!!! Folks, trust me….just do it!!
See that gooey layer of love on the bottom? Yeah…I totally under cook it, so that we can get that. Don’t judge!! I undercook it by 5-10 minutes to achieve this.
Old Fashioned Pound Cake
- 2 sticks butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 6 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups flour
Cream butter and sugar; add eggs one at a time; beat. Add flavorings. Sift flour and salt together then add to mixture. Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan. Place in COLD oven; set at 350 degrees and bake 1 hour (or 50 minutes if you want a gooey layer) until lightly brown.
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