Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Have Yourself a Cozy Little Christmas


In my house, cozy begins in the kitchen.  When most of our
neighbors and friends come to call, they enter through the back
door and since the kitchen is the first room they see, I like it to
be really festive for the holidays.  Come on in, and I will give 
you a tour.



I always keep an apron or two hanging up because I love them
and because cooking can be messy;-)  At Christmas I like to 
stuff their pockets with good cheer.


My kitchen island works overtime all year, but at Christmas it
is cookie baking central.  


The child in me is alive and well and I like to keep things 
looking whimsical.



I set up the tea cart with Christmas dishes and mugs and
napkins and berry napkin rings.



A terrier cookie jar and doggie dessert plates.



Santa mugs flank my vintage scale.


The farmhouse table in the breakfast room is decorated in
tartan.







The lantern lamp in the corner gets some ribbon too.


Thanks for stopping by and remember that backdoor friends
are the best kind!

I am excited to be joining day two of the Cozy At Christmas
Blog Tour.  Today's participants are:


Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley





















32 comments:

  1. I just love the stockings on the chair, thanks for sharing your home it's very pretty and festive. I believe Christmas baking is the best and it just helps create this warm atmosphere of goodness. Hope you enjoy a Merry Christmas.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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  2. I would love to enter your kitchen door and be greeted with such warmth and coziness, Susan! All your special Christmas touches add such merriment and whimsy around each and every vignette. Thank you for sharing your home with us on this Cozy Christmas Blog Tour.

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    1. I wish you lived close by so that you could use my backdoor often!

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  3. Susan your kitchen is indeed so cozy and charming! You are speaking my tartan love langauge and I adore the terrier cookie job. What a truly delightful tour.

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  4. Hi Susan, yes, backdoor guests are the best. Growing up everyone always used our backdoor entering into the kitchen. I wish my house was designed to do the same, but sadly it is not. Love your kitchen. Your details add so much cozy charm. From the aprons to the sweet Terrier cookie jar, everything is perfect. Love your breakfast table and the tartan pattern is a treasure. A visit to your home has been special. Thank you for sharing in our tour. I always enjoy my visit and leave inspired sweet friend. Merry Christmas xo

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    1. Thank you Celestina! Our house is 68 years old and was built at a time when backdoors were common. I wish they would bring that concept back.

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  5. Susan, I love your kitchen at Christmas. The little touches of plaid and most of all the doggie touches. I'm sure Bentley approves. The pretty dishes and your kitchen island all say "come on in". Such a festive and inviting kitchen. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. I don't know if Bentley approves of the doggie touches or not, but they are in every room of the house in one form or another. We are dog crazy! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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  6. Susan your kitchen is so cute and ready to make all those wonderful Christmas treats. Thanks for taking us on a tour!!

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    1. You are so welcome Linda! Stop by any time!!

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  7. Susan, your Christmas Kitchen is too, too cute! I love the pretty terrier accessories (of course).... I've missed reading your posts, and now that Shelley has gone to college I'm trying to blog a little bit more regularly. I linked over from Art and Sand.

    Merry Christmas!
    Ricki Jill

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    1. Hi Ricki Jill! We live closer together now that I am in Texas. We will have to plan a meet-up!

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  8. Susan, I want to be a back door friend. Your kitchen is wonderful. I love your island and I can't wait to see what cookies you bake🎄

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    1. You absolutely are a backdoor friend! I'm sure my hubby is anxious to see the cookies coming our of our oven too!!

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  9. I love this. Your plaid RL plates are wonderful. What a great post. Backdoor guests are the best! Thanks for being part of our tour this week. I think you and I have the same fridge.

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  10. Susan, your kitchen is very cozy! I love all the red touches. The nutcracker is wonderful but the terrier cookie jar and cute dessert plates are probably my favorites! I'd love to be your backdoor friend :o)!
    Christmas blessings,
    Cecilia

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  11. What an absolutely charming Christmas kitchen to bake in. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

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  12. It looks charming and cozy and Christmas-y, Susan! Beautiful.

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  13. This is beautiful-all of it. I feel like I am in a warm comfortable place with my most cherished friend. Thank you for the good feelings!❤��❤��

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  14. Cozy and cheerful seem to just jump right out from your kitchen. What a treat to explore the nooks and crannies with you. Your little dog looks just like the cookie jar! Thanks for sharing your kitchen and allowing us to roam around a while with you.

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  15. Everything looks great! I love the wonderful vignette on your kitchen island! The plaid in your dining room is so beautiful and classic!

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  16. Susan,
    You and Bentley are ready for Christmas with all your festive decorations in the kitchen. Your kitchen island is beautiful and looks ready for holiday baking.

    Joyeux Noël,
    Judith

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  17. Cozy, indeed! I think your kitchen is merry and bright. Love all the red and tartan details. Cute aprons! I gave my niece a darling scottie apron and matching kitchen towels this past weekend. I had her name embroidered on the apron, and she was so excited when she opened the package. Her home is on a Heritage Home Tour this coming weekend. I suspect the apron will be part of the tour. '-)

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  18. I love it all - cozy, welcoming, whimsical, colorful ...

    Happy Christmas!

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  19. Very, very pretty Susan. I love all your decor and such a creative way to display such treasures!

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  20. knock..knock...it's me, bj...at your back door...here to see your adorable kitchen...also looking for Bentley....what a fun kitchen you have created...love your aprons...and all the cheer in this room. Wonderful post for the Christmas party....wishing you a wonderful Christmas.

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  21. Oh Susan, I love it all! My basement kitchen is decorated in much the same theme and it's my favorite place to be! I love how you filled the apron pockets with fun things! The kid in me loves a bit of whimsy as well!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  22. Lovely decorating here! Enjoyed all these posts!

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  23. Susan, I love all of the touches of plaid! You make Christmas look so warm and welcoming in your home! Love it all! Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  24. Hi Susan,
    Wyatt and his Mom are out shopping so I am enjoying the talent of my blog friends!
    Oh, I just knew your Holiday home would be filled with Christmas joy!
    Love the whimsy and magic mixed in with the classical and your Kitchen Island is a delight!
    Merry Christmas,
    Jemma

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Bentley and I LOVE and read every comment.

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