Christmas In My Farmhouse Breakfast Nook

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Create your own cozy breakfast nook on Christmas day! I will show you how with my own fun holiday decor.

Farmhouse Christmas Breakfast Nook || Worthing Court graphic.

True confession – this is the first time that I can remember knowing how I wanted to decorate for Christmas well ahead of time.  I’m usually trying to figure things out at the last minute, which is how I wound up going in a totally unintended direction last Christmas.  Loved it, but never intended to decorate like I did.   😀   I stumbled across some amazing Christmas inspired plaid dishes on clearance at At Home last summer and I knew that they would be the holiday inspiration for most of my house this year.  So, welcome to my plaid Christmas breakfast nook!

Rustic farmhouse Christmas breakfast nook with presents by the chairs.

My rustic open shelves are usually the first thing in my house that gets changed up for the different seasons and holidays.  My new plaid dishes, combined with my KISS method of decorating made them come together in a flash!  Don’t know what my KISS method is?  You can read all about HERE.

Open rustic shelves decorated for Christmas using plaid dishes.

I already had the red berry topiary, Mr. Snowman and the sled, but the “A Very Merry Christmas” tree came from Kirkland’s this year.

Christmas vignette with a primitive snowman and sled.

I added a new fun Christmas piggy to the shelves from my favorite shopping place in Wilmington, NC – New River Pottery.  The red lantern is from Michael’s.

A ceramic pig with a wreath around its neck is on the open shelving unit.

I literally stumbled across these Christmas plaid mugs in Hobby Lobby one day .  It was amazing the way that they made a beeline for my cart!

Mug tree with Christmas plaid mugs.

I already had the little red lantern and the small lamp with the boxwood wreath lives here 24/7.  It provides a cozy spot of light at night.  The cute candy cane crock came from Kirkland’s and the candy canes themselves came from Target.

Christmas lantern and candy canes in the breakfast nook.

I kept things much simpler on the opposite side of the breakfast area, by adding just a few holiday throw pillows to the bench.  By the way, the art above the bench is a printable that made and put into an old frame that I painted.  You can get a copy of the printable for free HERE.  It’s available in both this large size and printer paper size.

Bench with Christmas pillows on it.

There’s nothing cheerier than red and white buffalo check!  These pillows came from HomeGoods, the hot chocolate pillow came from At Home and the plaid boxes in the basket are photograph boxes from Hobby Lobby.  They make great boxes for gift giving – they’re already wrapped and they’re very inexpensive!

Red and white buffalo check Christmas pillows.

I kept the kitchen table simple too.  A red striped grainsack runner is topped with a centerpiece consisting of a white pitcher with faux greenery and a cute little Christmas topiary, that I picked up at Target a couple of years ago, displayed on more plaid dishes.

Farmhouse kitchen table Christmas centerpiece with a glass cloche and a white vase with greenery.

I finished the whole area off with Christmas wreaths hanging from happy red and white striped ribbon in the bay windows.

Christmas breakfast nook with wreaths in the bay windows.

Our Christmas breakfast area feels so cozy and inviting this year!  We find ourselves spending longer than normal at the table, making Christmas memories with family and friends.

Rustic farmhouse Christmas breakfast nook || Worthing Court

Merry almost Christmas, everyone!  If you need some Christmas inspiration for your kitchen or breakfast nook, pin it for later!

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58 Comments

  1. Pat Asquith says:

    Just perfect! Love it!

  2. Just love the way those drapes tie everything together in this room even with Christmas decor! Excellent job! What an inviting room!

  3. Looks cozy, warm and inviting! Love it all!

  4. Wow! What a adorable Christmas breakfast nook! Love the traditional red and green. The plaids and stripes pull everything together. The room is so cozy warm, and shouts out MERRY CHRISTMAS!! What time is breakfast? I won’t be late! You are an amazing decorator, Suzy! xo

  5. Love it all!! I love how all the background, wall furniture,etc. is neutral, so then you can add any color combination to change for seasonal looks. I’m trying to accomplish that look myself. Thanks for all the inspiration!!

  6. Your dining room is gorgeous, and I love all of the plaid you used!

  7. Carol Elkins says:

    I just love your breakfast nook!

  8. Marty Oravetz says:

    It is all so pretty and your decor is perfect.

  9. LOVE IT!!! Your best look yet!! Great snag on those plaid dishes! I’m still searching for some with gray and not much green if you run across any. I saw the ones at WS and P1.
    I bought the pig and 2 matching cows at Fleet Plunber!!! Sending Robby one of the cows but I think the pig wants to stay at my house LOL

  10. Beautiful! I love the plaid dishes and mugs!

  11. Christmas perfect. Love it!

  12. Judi Smith says:

    Love Your Home!!!

  13. Charity Reine says:

    Where did you get your wreaths in the Windows?

    1. Hi Charity. The larger middle wreath is 24″ and I picked it up at Michael’s. The smaller wreaths are from Amazon. They’re actually 12″ candle rings. Here’s the link if you’d like to order the same thing: http://fave.co/2gUMxL0

      1. Christine Double says:

        Love everything about this room!

  14. Lisa Marutz says:

    Love your style, and I just learn so much from you!! Thank you!!

  15. I love love love it! Love the red and the plaid! Christmas always needs a little red.

  16. So beautiful! Could I ask where you get your faux boxwood wreaths. I would love to find one like the one on your lamp shade 🙂
    Also did you get the pretty wrapping paper this year?

    1. Hi Sue. You can order 6″ wreaths, just like mine, at this link: http://fave.co/2gI03hZ . They come with a ribbon attached, but I used a pair of wire snips to cut it off. Which pretty wrapping paper are you referring to?

  17. Love your hanging wreaths in the windows. Also like your plaid dishes. It looks so festive in your house.

  18. Erinn Sluka says:

    I love your home and photos. So realxing

  19. Everything looks so pretty! 😉

  20. Everything looks great. I especially love those wreaths in the windows.
    Where did you get that pig that is on the wall?

      1. Thank you so much! I’m going to bookmark that website, they have so anythings that I love.

  21. Karen Cook says:

    Love the plaid plates against the wicker basket. Adds the right pop!

  22. I love all the plaid! I like the wreaths at the windows!!…I want to do that now! Where did you get them and about what size are they? It all looks so cozy!!

    1. Hi Kim. The larger wreath in the middle is 24″ in diameter and I picked it up at Michael’s. The smaller wreaths are from Amazon. They’re actually 12″ candle rings. Here’s the link if you’d like to order the same thing: http://fave.co/2gUMxL0

      1. Thanks for the info! Happy Holidays to you Suzy!

  23. I love the way you’ve decorated. No wonder your family is lingering longer at the table. I especially like the wreaths that you’ve hung in your windows.

  24. Oh my gosh Suzy, your breakfast nook looks so beyond beautiful. I love the colors and all the rustic touches. Wow…

  25. LOVE… Budget is tight this year, so hoping to incorporate some of yours and Yvonne’s decor ideas next year. 🙂 I’ll use what I have this year! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  26. You are such an inspiration. Beautiful as ever. Thank you for sharing.

  27. Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week. I love this style!

  28. Pottery Barn must be very jealous of you. This looks like a spread in a magazine, absolutely stunning!

  29. High Suzy, sorry y for being so late, things have been crazy. LOVE your kitchen, the plaid dishes are gorgeous and nothing says Christmas like plaid. I have a similar piggy in our kitchen. Beautiful job all around. Loving the lanterns and the pillows.

    Cindy

  30. I love how cozy this room looks! Thanks for the inspiration!

  31. Sandy Hunter says:

    I love the gingham Christmas tree! it reminds me of when I was a girl. And I’m 78!

  32. I love your style and talent. I have fallen in love with the candy cane crock and I am unable to find it at Kirklands ?. Did you purchase it this year on line or was it an in store purchase.

    1. Hi Dorrie. I purchased it in my local Kirkland’s store several weeks ago. They had them in red and in green. I’m sorry you can’t find one!

  33. Kathleen McCracken says:

    I love the printable you shared! I can’t wait to get it printed and hung in my kitchen. It is just what I have been looking for.

  34. Pam Cates says:

    Your Breakfast Nook is my all time FAVORITE! decor. Red & White & Black for me! The plaid dishes are to die for as well. It is just is 100% Christmas to me, which happens to be my favorite holiday! You’ve outdone yourself! Merry Christmas t you & your family.

  35. I just love how warm and welcoming your home is! Thank you for sharing it!!

  36. Beautiful! Especially love the plates in the old tool box. Thank you for sharing!

  37. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says:

    Simply stunning, Suzy! I’m sure you’ll make many special memories around that table this Christmas! (We have a buffet very similar to yours and I love those two shelves above it! I cannot wait to show my husband 😉 Thanks for sharing, sweet lady! xo

  38. Karen Heubeck says:

    I absolutely love the dining room. Simple but elegant. Which is just the way a formal dining room should be. The breakfast room was cute, but I must admit, I didn’t like the pigs…especially the one hanging on the wall!

  39. Candy Walsh says:

    I absolutely love everything about your breakfast area, especially the rustic, industrial shelves! And the plaid dishes are perfect! Every piece from big to tiny goes together perfectly~what a cozy and Merry room you have transformed this into!
    Thanks for the all the great inspiration!

  40. Carletta Green says:

    Love all your ideas! Wish I could find a piggy head to hang in my kitchen!

  41. WHere are you gorgeous Christmas trees on the ends of your kitchen shelves from? Your nook is gorgeous!

    1. Thank you, Katy! The two smaller trees came from Hobby Lobby and I’ve had the taller ones for so long that I don’t remember where in the world I got them. lol

  42. What a gift you have! Very warm and inviting, Beautiful! It’s just me but, I would get rid of the pig head hanging over your Wonderful theme. It looks disturbing for the other cute piggies to see grandpa killed by the hunter. Even though he seems to have been content. But that’s me.

  43. Love love love! Could you please tell me where you bought your shelves?
    Thanks ?

  44. Hello! I love that tool box looking wood crate for dishes. Where did you find it? Thanks

  45. Can you please tell me where the red plaid mugs came from. I can’t seem to find them. That would be very much appreciated. I am planning for next year. I find this is the best time to shop and get a few good deals.
    Merry Christmas.