A Very Merry Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen

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What I love about Christmas is decorating, and the family of course! Here is how I decorated my farmhouse kitchen for the holidays!

A Very Merry Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen || Worthing CourtPin

Welcome to my Very Merry Christmas farmhouse kitchen – the heart of Worthing Court!  I think I had more fun decorating my kitchen this year than I ever, ever have in the past.  I did some thinking about why I felt that way and I decided it was because I allowed myself to return to my Christmas roots this year.

Vintage Fitz and Floyd Christmas cookie jar and a plaid Christmas mug on the kitchen counter.Pin

You see, in recent years, I think that I’ve tried to force my Christmas to be something that isn’t me.  I felt like I had to get rid of my traditional, well loved, Christmas decorations and replace them with something new.

Christmas hot drink bar, with coffee and hot chocolate.Pin

To be totally transparent – I thought that I would no longer be a cool blogger if I used any of the Christmas items that I’ve collected over the years, such as my vintage Fitz & Floyd Santa cookie jar and Santa chalkboard holder.

Christmas hot cocoa bar vignette on the kitchen counter beside the coffee.Pin


There are coffee and hot chocolate pods for the Keurig.Pin

I moved myself away from my much loved, collected Christmas decorations for the last several years.  So, I started using oversize, glittery, over the top tree ornaments.  I no longer used my traditional Christmas green anything and thought that I could only use the newest shade of soft lime green.  People stopped setting up Christmas villages, so I thought that I would appear old fashioned if I put any of ours on display.

Christmas kitchen island vignette featuring a Christmas village house in a glass canister.Pin

Last year, I banned red and green almost completely and went with mostly neutral Christmas decorations.  Don’t get me wrong – I adore neutral Christmas decorations and I thought what I had done was beautiful, but it wasn’t me and it wasn’t what represents Christmas to my family.  I could see it in their eyes and I could hear it in their voices.

Christmas wreath with red and white striped ribbon above the cooktop.Pin

You know what I found out?  I was wrong.  So wrong.  In trying to keep up with what everyone else was doing, I had managed to remove much of the magic of Christmas from my home.  Our house felt more like a storefront than our own home.  It even seemed like some of the excitement was gone.

There are green apples in a glass canister beside the home made loaf.Pin


Christmas vignette in a glass canister of deer and a Christmas tree.Pin

So this year, out came the red!  And out came the green!  I pulled out some of those collected Christmas treasures that had been relegated to a box in the back of the attic.  In a way, I felt like I had come home again for Christmas!

Christmas candy cane vignette on the counter in the kitchen.Pin

And, my sweet Pookie gave me the ultimate compliment a few days ago, when out of the blue, while walking through the house, he said, “You know what?  I don’t want to see Christmas come to an end.  It makes me sad to see all of the pretty Christmas decorations put away.  I love our house this year.”.  Thank you, Pookie.  You have no idea how your words filled my heart!  Not because Christmas is all about the decorations or all about the gifts.  It totally isn’t!

A neutral white kitchen with pops of red and green for Christmas.Pin

Christmas is about the greatest gift to all mankind – a Sweet Babe, born in a lowly stable.  He who is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and who came to take the sins of the world away!  From my heart to yours, I wish you and yours the Merriest of Christmases, my friends!

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  1. I love your red and green and the classic Christmas feelings they bring! Your home is beautiful and I always enjoy your blog. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. Oh my gosh, I did the same thing last year – all neutrals, and while I absolutely loved it my family did not. This year I too brought back the red and green and lots of our old Christmas decor, and everyone is happy again! Your home looks fabulous, so warm, welcoming and full of Christmas cheer. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and for embracing the traditional colors of the season!

  3. The colors make your house look happy! So nicely done. And thanks for reminding why we celebrate Christmas…..the Christ child. We should all remember this amidst all the stress and impatience so easily found this time of year!

  4. I love your Christmas home! I have found old ornaments that bring back memories at my mother’s house. That to me is always a reminder of great Christmases we shared together and it makes me happy to bring them back into my decor!

  5. So pretty! Yes! Jesus is truly the reason for the season! Merry Christmas!!!

  6. Yes for red. Your kitchen looks cozy, cheerful and warm.

  7. mattsgramma says:

    You’ve inspired me to find a big glass jar and try my hand at a gingerbread display in my kitchen. I agree red and green are the best colors and I really like the plaid look which is becoming popular now. God’s blessings to you.

  8. MariaElena says:

    Suzy, it just doesn’t get any better than this. Your kitchen looks GORGEOUS! I love every detail of your Christmas decor. Sooo pretty! Have a wonderful Sunday! Maria

  9. Carol Elkins says:

    I love your kitchen!!! The wreaths hanging on the cabinet doors are too cute!

  10. Your home looks absolutely gorgeous! And I appreciate your transparency about not feeling like you have been true to yourself with your Christmas decorating. I agree with you on that; I feel that way, too, and think nothing is more beautiful than using things that are precious and special to you. You can just feel the love in the house when you decorate with things that are meaningful to you!
    Thank you for sharing so honestly! Hope you have a Blessed Christmas!

  11. THANK YOU for saying this! I have been feeling the same way the past two years and this year I also went back to my “roots” as you put it. And by the way I LOVE your kitchen! It looks like such a happy place! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  12. I was so happy to learn that I am not the only one who likes Christmas red and green colors rather than the lime green color. As Jae stated in an earlier post your kitchen looks happy in red and green. I too have similar jars as yours and I want to see what I can do with them tomorrow. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says:

    Thank you for going back to your roots! It us SO easy to just follow the trend in blogland but love that it’s our own touch and style that makes our house our home! Yours us so stunning! Merry Christmas, Suzy! xo

  14. Hi There,
    So glad you went back to your roots in Christmas decorating and used the things that mean so much to you.
    Where did you get the lanterns hanging over your island?

    1. Hi Mildred. The lanterns above the island came from Home Depot.

  15. I love your decorations, especially the old ones. It is refreshing and encouraging to see a blogger not following the trends. This is the first year I have shared my Christmas home and was nervous because most of my decor was passed don from my mother or not trendy, but it is what I love. I think you can have a good mix of both and stay true to your traditional Christmas style. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Your message really touched my heart. Thank you for encouraging me also to be “true to myself” all the time including when decorating. I especially loved your words about Jesus coming as a baby and who is the Savior of the world and wants to be a personal Savior for each one of us who realizes that we are a sinner in need to grace. Merry Christmas to you and your family too!

  17. I love this narrative! I’ve been keeping a home for over 490 yrs and we have a big collection of old fashioned, beautiful, meaningful decorations too. I actually love the mix and each piece has a story. Curated collected Christmas we’ll call it! ?

  18. Jen @ Noting Grace says:

    I love all the colors! This is such a cute Christmas-y kitchen!

  19. I really enjoyed this post this morning. And that gingerbread house under glass I am going to replicate as a gift. Thanks for the inspiration!