Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Plaid means Christmas to me!  And, what better place to bring it out than in the kitchen where I spend so much time this month.
A Jim Shore Santa in a plaid lunch box.
 Our Hoosier cabinet is front and center in the kitchen.  It gets a lot of use during the season as a buffet table for entertaining.  The sponge-painted porcelain top pulls out for additional space.

 I love adding pine cones into the Christmas decor.  Living in pine-tree country, they are in abundance and free.  See the tiny pine cone in the wheel barrow of the top left collage below -- that's a memory maker -- I picked that up off the ground in Bavaria on a trip to Germany.
 Another Jim Shore Santa makes an appearance in the 'new to me' vintage plaid picnic basket.
It's time to get to the meal planning, entertaining, cookie making, etc.

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Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Love the plaid lunch box! And to have a Hoosier! Love it!

must love junk said...

I love the Santa peeking out of the picnic basket-so cute!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I loved seeing your Christmas display, so beautiful and the plaid just put the icing on the cake, so to speak. Loved seeing it all. TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at
Hugs, Gayle.

Patty Rumaker said...

Aww...that so cute. I love the plaid, especially in the kitchen and that lunch box is adorable. Merry Christmas!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

NanaDiana said...

I love plaid, too...expecailly at Christmas time. Everything looks lovely- xo Diana

Sarah said...

Sally, I love seeing all your touches of plaid. Would you mind if I added some of these images to my Tartan Love board on Pinterest?
We had a pot belly kitchen cabinet in our previous home. There wasn't a space in our previous home, so I gave it to one of my nieces. They are wonderful pieces with all their cubbies. I used to decorate it every Christmas, so thanks for sharing yours decorated for the holidays. …..Sarah

One Shabby Old House said...

I loved how you tucked Santa in an old lunch box. I have a Jim Shore angel but have often wondered how to display her and now because of you I have so many ideas. Thanks you for sharing.

Susan Clayton said...

Love the plaid lunchbox. The Hoosier looks fabulous. You've given me lots of ideas. I'm making this post Pick of the Week for my Common Ground Link Party post - Parisian Glitter Townhouse. Have a great week.

Nook and Cranny said...

Love, love the lunch box, what a wonderful vignette.
Visiting from Common Ground today.

Laura Turner said...

I love how you've displayed everything -- plaid and Jim Shore pieces work so well with your bowls and cabinet! I also decorate my kitchen with special things throughout the year so I can enjoy them. Beautiful!