Let’s talk getting an idea of the holiday kitchen accessories perfect for the holiday decorating season.
With the present state of health affairs we all find ourselves in I say if we’re spending more time at home let’s start sooner than later decking the halls, dining rooms, and kitchens.
One good thing about staying close to home and being Covid 19 safe is the scads of internet time it affords decoristas to check out the latest and greatest home for the holidays goodies.
It’s never too early in my humble and holiday opinion (think Black Friday).
Besides, who wants to play the waiting game and run the risk of the dreaded sold out and not available notice?
With that thought in mind, coupled with the knowledge Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, I’m sourcing and sharing kitchen accessories and accents in holiday and not so holiday finery.
Images of Christmas from 1900 yesterday depict the hustling and bustling times of the spirited and decorated holiday kitchen.
Check out the back in the day Philco Port-O-Sound Cart.
Music is a key part of my kitchen plan and prep routine, a natural stress reliever, brings back and makes memories old and new, and delivers as a grand communicator.
Vintage wares and groovy sound system style caught my eye, but the apron is sending true kitchen keepsake love my way.
Feast your eyes on Mama Places In The Home modeling her mother’s apron which is almost identical to the one in the image.
Necessary holiday kitchen accessories for the holiday kitchen include a sassy apron in seasonally appropriate colors and patterns.
Little Red Truck Half Apron – Christmas Apron for Women
Do you include home decor items on your Dear Santa gotta have it list?
Lost on me is the notion of home decor accents and accessories being off limits for Christmas gift giving and/or receiving.
Who came up with that?
A decoristas love of all things house that make a home does not take a break at the holidays, and the gift of holiday kitchen accessories and accents is the gift that keeps on giving.
Working with an in the style of premise, let’s look at a few items dripping in vintage chic that classically make the leap from yesteryear to current decor styles.
Christmas morning comes early when you find a forgotten set of copper molds bought sometime last year on a Goodwill run.
Chic is served in the holiday kitchen in many ways, but I especially like the blending of old with new, classic with current.
The Woodward Style Iron Patio Bar Cart becomes a classic statement piece stylishly prepped for kitchen duty.
Global Caravan Marari Rattan Bar Cart in Black
Option number two is this super chic Marari Rattan Bar Cart.
Number three gives a nod to the gold accents and accessories throughout my kitchen.
CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan Trevia Folding Cart
The addition of a lovely table lamp(s) to your kitchen countertop creates an inviting and cozy aesthetic as well as promotes a curated ambiance.
Darren 25.5″ Glass LED Table Lamps (Set of 2) by JONATHAN Y
Fast forward to today’s music scene and heard options equipped with smart features and full-range sound quality.
An audible squeal of delight followed when I saw this image from Leanne Ford’s home as featured in Domino.
On, Elvis! on, Haggard! on Harris and Campbell!
Talk about two albums (and 8 tracks) that shaped the soundtrack of my childhood into teenage years.
Parker Light Beige Record Player
The Parker Record Player from Victrola captures a vintage style while offering the warm sound of analog recordings through built-in stereo speakers.
Modern technology allows you to stream music wirelessly from any Bluetooth-enabled device.
Mosser Glass Hen Covered Dish 6 inch Vintage Style, Jadeite Green Opaque Glass
Behold this in the style of vintage covered hen dish in jadeite reimagined as a sugar bowl.
Beautiful L.E. Smith Clear Glass Standing Turkey Dish w Lid
Get kitchen creative when it comes to sugar, sweetener, salt, and spice bowls.
Godinger Hershey’s Kiss Crystal Candy Dish
Using a Hershey’s Crystal Kiss Candy Dish as a counter decoration holder for sweetener packets, sugar in the raw, or coarse sea salt is a crystal clear reminder of holiday traditions.
Spending an afternoon checking out the many talented artists and wares the internet has to offer is part of the source and ye shall find show and tell.
You never know what unique pieces you’ll find as was the case with these Thanksgiving turkey decoupage oyster shells.
I believe they’ll be focal point worthy as salt and black pepper cellars.
Decoupage Handpainted Thanksgiving Turkey Oyster Shells
In keeping with the rustic and natural theme associated with Thanksgiving, farmhouse, and a woodland Christmas, artisan wood bark natural decorative bowls become an eye catching addition to your holiday kitchen accessories portfolio.
Copper in the kitchen is my kind of holiday decoration.
Cook and bake for the holidays in good taste as well as in great style.
Copper Measuring Cups, Set of 4
We’ve covered copper, now let’s toast this beauty that can pull double duty as a champagne bucket/wine cooler when celebrating and as an anything but everyday utensil holder when not.
Traditional Aluminum Bucket Wine Cooler
Super stylish decorative pieces is always reason enough to celebrate.
Fresh Bay Leaf Wreath
Fall into Thanksgiving straight through to Christmas counts as the holidays at our house.
House & Home – Designer Timothy Johnson – Photo by Virginia Macdonald
Decorating a kitchen backsplash , window(s), or wall with a wreath is a year round decorative delight, and at the holidays it gives such a festive look.
Further the presentation with additions and accents in not just for the holidays colors, textures, and patterns.
Farmhouse style is a design style darling for today’s kitchen decor, and these mixing bowls in hobnail white are sure to become a favorite kitchen element all year long.
Victoria Magazine- Photography and Styling by Stephanie Welbourne Steele -Styling by Melissa Sturdivant Smith
Tabletops Gallery® 4-pc. Mixing Bowl Set
Mason Cash In The Forest 1 Quart Measuring Jug
Country Living Magazine -Photo by David Tsay
Mosser Jadeite Mixing Bowls, Set of 3
Between traditional convenience and today’s technology and performance lies my hand mixer preference.
The Oster 270-Watt Hand Mixer with HEATSOFT Technology softens cold ingredients with gentle heat while mixing- cutting out the need to bring non-room temperature ingredients to room temperature.
Oster 270-Watt Hand Mixer with HEATSOFT Technology
Copper is a delightful color complement to the shades of the fall and Thanksgiving color palette, however, I’m thinking the KitchenAid Artisan Empire stand mixer in holiday happening red is the way to mix things up.
Cooking, baking, and delicious treat making goes with the seasonal territory, and remember, Santa does love his cookies.
KitchenAid ® Artisan Empire Red Stand Mixer
Nordic Ware Sunflower Harvest Loaf Pan
Nordic Ware Woodland Cakelet
Nordic Ware Premier Gold Classic Fluted Loaf Pan
Nordic Ware ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Loaf Pan
Christmas Theme Engraved Laser Rolling Pin
Old St Nick Cookie Jar
Sweets, treats, and holiday eats.
Better Homes & Gardens
No time like the present for getting into the holiday spirit.
Fall into winter is the season of cozy, and hot chocolate is the official unofficial warm beverage most of us love to settle in with.
Setting up a hot cocoa bar is easy and never fails to impress and please the home for the holidays crowd.
Grab an inexpensive silver tray from the dollar store, fill with equally inexpensive theme of the season mugs, and you’re off to the races.
Pick your garnishes and place in glass containers, jars, small bowls, porcelain creamers, vintage gravy boats- you get the idea.
Snacks, appetizers, charcuterie boards, and yes, a hot cocoa bar/station will still be a part of our holiday sip and snack times with a few tweaks to keep with safe and smart gathering.
Oohs and aahs over presentation is a gift to host, hostess, and guests alike.
Construct a central presentation board, and from there go with individual items, single portions, and serve yourself beverage or cocktail bars.
Fall into winter themed charcuterie boards dressed with seasonal cheeses, meats, fruits, nuts, jellies, and preserves tempt and delight.
Serving ideas include:
Assemble individual charcuterie boards.
Layer glass jars with cheese bites, seasonal dried fruits, sweet breads and nuts, a couple of breadsticks, garnish with fresh herbs, and voilà.
Prepare individual trays for beverages including all items to mix, mingle, spike, and jingle.
Simply and elegantly single serve to guests.
We can’t spread the germs, but we can spread the holiday joy!
Pear Shaped Mango Wood Cutting Board
Stoneware Cheese Board
Epicurean Slate Snowman Cutting Board
Simple Glass Cloche, 12 Inch
Rustic with a stunning twist is on-trend, and I love these options for year round serving pieces.
Seasonal fruits, flowers, eats, and treats will entice the eye even more when housed in and on these presentation pieces.
Wall art is an excellent way to introduce color into a space, and reproduction advertising prints and posters do just that.
Pomegranate Pot Roast-Photo by Blaine Moats
Striking cookware and serving pieces top the must have holiday kitchen accessories list.
Better Homes & Gardens Oval Baker With Lid
Ruffled Edge Baker
Better Homes & Gardens Porcelain Bakeware Serve Dish, Oven to Table
Home for the holidays can present a whole host of dishes both delicious and dirty.
If you are even remotely considering replacing your current kitchen faucet, there’s no time like the present.
Under consideration for a new kitchen sink faucet is the Bolden-Single Handle Pull-Down Sprayer Kitchen Faucet.
Edison Single-Handle Pull-Down Sprayer Kitchen Faucet
Multi-purpose warrants consideration when selecting home furnishings and decor pieces.
Romilly 7-Drawer Black and Oak Brown Dresser
This Baxton Studio Romilly 7-Drawer Black and Oak Brown Dresser checks all the boxes in regards to function, form, affordability, and the signature feature required by decoristas, style.
But wait, Darleen.
Did I understand you to reference it as a dresser?
Good eye, decoristas!
True, it is marketed as a dresser, but the dual tones, serpentine shaped frame design, and ample amount of drawers qualifies it as an excellent furnishing option for use as a sideboard-buffet-server.
House & Home – Designer Angela Wheeler- Photo by Virginia Macdonald
Striking holiday kitchen accessories bring seasonal appeal as well as year long chic to the heart of the home.