You didn’t think I was going to let Christmas 2016 slip by with out decorating our built-in hutch in our kitchen, did you? NO WAY, MAN! “Christmas Hutch” is in the Christmas books and I had a lot of fun doing it. If you have a hutch, or a shelf/mantel that you are decorating for when company comes over, maybe you can use a couple of my ideas?
Here’s how our hutch usually looks. It’s the place I organize the kids school papers, medicine, and my returns, bills & mail usually end up there, too.
The first thing I did was take everything off and I emptied the glasses out of the cabinets. That gives me a clean slate and I can think clearer (especially if I add wine to one of the glasses).
Then I added my Santa collection to the cabinets so we could view him through the glass. I used upside down bowls to place him on, on the bottom shelf so you could see him.
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Next, I added the “Merry Christmas” letters that I used on our kitchen mantel a couple years ago. You can see that post here: “Vintage Christmas”. The “Christmas” letters are cardboard letters that I painted red. You can find those HERE. The “Merry” letters you can find HERE.
The red ornament wreath you can read all about HERE. Everything else I gathered from around around the house and from within our Christmas decorations. I also used real Christmas tree for the greens. Just be careful with the candles if you try this.
The red wine glasses I have had for a million years, but I found some modern ones for you HERE.
I was going to
run to the store to get some pre-frosted cookies bake some fresh cut-out cookies, but then I remembered my daughter made homemade truffles. I need to get her recipe! She is something. I added a little sign in front of the truffles so folks would know what they were and who made them 😀 .
If you’re digging that large Santa, I found a really cute one for you HERE (this one is old).
Have I left anything out? Oh…the lights! Believe it or not, you can still buy vintage Christmas lights like these.
Find vintage Christmas lights HERE.
If you would like to see how I decorated our brick back splash for Christmas CLICK HERE. Or maybe you would like to see our hutch all dressed for Fall (it’s still my favorite!)? If so, CLICK HERE.
Whoops! One more thing…I almost forgot to show you how to wrap a scarf around your banister. You don’t need a scarf that goes the entire length. I wrapped this red & white one just around the last few feet and loved how it looked so cozy.
Tags: Christmas, hutch, kitchen
Very nice, Good Job, love, Dad
Very cute.Merry Christmas
Such a delightful Christmas Hutch! I LOVE it!! Am checking out those cardboard letters to use for other words. Great idea. Thanks for sharing and I hope you and yours have a wonderful MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
Hi Linda! Thanks for stopping by sweet friend…Merry Christmas! ~ Julie
Love the look! Looks just like Christmas. I always enjoy your blog and style. Great ideas. Merry Christmas
Thank you, Donna…Merry Christmas!! ~ Julie
Your Dad is the only one who gets up before me. It is so lovely – wondering how you’ll handle All Your Stuff between now and the new year? LOL
I hope my Dad sees your comment, Jan 😉 That’s a great question!! 😉
Love the white background and the splash of red. It looks so festive!
Hi Mary! Red & white get me every time this time of year. Have a great weekend~ Julie
BEAUTIFULL, Have a Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year Too !
Thank you, Shirley! Merry Christmas ~
Such a cheerful Christmas hutch, Julie! We all thank you for sharing your great ideas with us. You are my fave!
Have you done a DIY on the brown paper roll holder by the hutch. I have been hoping to do that in January.
Oh, I also most forgot to thank you for trying taking time to give us the place to go to find one of your items or one similar. It really helps to get started on a project!
Hi Beth, Your comment is so sweet, it made my night. Thank you! Here is the post on the memo board: http://redheadcandecorate.com/2015/09/diy-paper-roll-message-board/ ~ Julie
O.EMMMM.GEEEEEE! Love it! Merry Christmas!
You are cracking me up, Bev! Merry Christmas back to u! XO ~ Julie
Your kitchen is my favorite in all of blog land. I love every inch of it!
That is such a nice compliment, Cheryl…Thank you! Merry Christmas to you & yours! ~ Julie
Love the red and white always bright and cheery…so Christmas!
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