Saturday, November 29, 2008

Christmas past...

Here's what I have done in the past in order to make the kitchen feel Christmasy on no budget. No budget as in no money to spend. This year I eyeballed the cranberries again and decided to wait and see if they go on sale! HA!



A couple of dollar tree ornaments and a bag of cranberries

make the holidays feel bright...





Already had the oranges and cloves at home, so I made a bit of no cost decor for the other countertop:





Cloved oranges make the kitchen smell like Christmas...




We've got our decorations starting to go up, but I have to admit they're not nearly as beautiful as yours!




Update: Just got in from Tuesday Morning and found a great frame for a pic I took of my Snew yesterday. Have to wait for a new computer so I can print it. Did I mention I broke my lap top?Twice. (I'm operating in safe mode right now, ugh. )




Pretty as a picture...

16 comments:

Wep said...

OMG I Love the cranberries. How long do they last??

Mary Beth said...

I feel your pain! I found some old cloves in the bottom of my pantry and will be gently "poking" them into some clementines and pulling out all of my old stuff and re-thinking the decor. Your pictures/decorations look great.

The Thanksgiving/Birthday cake just about sent me over the edge...I stared at it for awhile and then realized I had almost put myself into a trance so stopped!

nikkicrumpet said...

the clove orange is such a good idea! And I love that photo you took. I can see why you want to frame it!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Yum! Orange clove and cranberries...smells good at your christmas house, eh?

I always like to bring in a rosemary topiary to the kitchen too, smells great...you can tie a nice christmas bow around it AND you can use it for cooking.

jerseygirl211 said...

Natalie,
Thanks for the visit. If your melting it must be your Fl. weather, because it's cold, damp and raining up here, with a fog rolling in.
I might not have your decorated oranges with cloves, which look great by the way, but I do have the plesant aroma of them from the Boilo the guys made.
I'll have to post my gingerbread men, they make great decorations, I have mine for years, and they make the house smell so good.

'D'

TMI said...

Good idea with the dollar ornaments and cranberries! I just may have to imitate this!!! Oh and we're planning a kitchen remodel in the upcoming months... I'm lovin your backsplash! Maybe we'll have to copy that too! ;O)

Chris said...

I'm ashamed to say I've never done the orange and cloves trick, but it is a must. I'll bet it smells great. It LOOKS great! :)

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Yes!! Oranges and cloves do make a room look and smell more Christmas-y!
Thanks for stopping by!
Karla & Karrie

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hi there!!!!! Thanks so much for blogby, we do have quite a bit in common huh. My best friend used to live in Hudson, that's close to you isn't it?

I love the Christmas you have going on. I need to snap some photos of what we finished this weekend to post!

Live.Love.Eat said...

P.S. I love the orange and cloves. I never thought to do that for a decoration but I do that for a hot apple cider recipe. Can't wait.

mydogumentary said...

Cute decor! Love the oranges--you're so crafty!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i love the clove oranges! great idea...and merry SITSmas!

koopermom said...

Those are great ideas!!! Merry SITSmas!

Marshmallow Circus said...

Wow! GREAT ideas! I love the cranberries.

Mariafer said...

I'm going to try the cloves and oranges project this weekend...

Traci said...

Ok, I have a question. Do the cranberries go bad? Do they dry up.....I haven't ever ventured to using them because I would think they would spoil....am I wrong to think this?