A traditional Christmas kitchen with the easiest to make gingerbread house (cake) with sugared cranberries, a view of a flocked tree, and red and white vintage accents.
I was so excited to pull out my Christmas tree last week (my favorite Christmas trees HERE), but I still have yet to actually decorate it. I will be doing that in the next few days, but I kind of love living with just plain trees for a little bit. The flocking is so pretty and happy all by itself. I did manage to add a few Christmas touches to my kitchen, though.
Gold bells are always a favorite. I have been using them in my Christmas decor for about a decade now and still love them. I think that is the sign of a classic. Why little guy helped me make sugared cranberries and rosemary to put on our special gingerbread cake. They are such a fun garnish for cakes, cheesecakes, cupcakes, cookies, cheese boards and more. You can find the recipe/tutorial HERE.
I made this gingerbread cake (using the recipe HERE and adding extra cook time. you can buy the cake mold HERE) while my littles were at school and they were so excited to come home and help decorate it. We sure love this time of year! This is by far the easiest and most delicious way to make a gingerbread house. I know you will love it.
I piped white frosting on the outlines of the cake mold, but just plain powdered sugar would be really pretty too. The powdered sugar catches in the creases and it is a beautiful result. My little guy sifted powdered sugar “snow” over the top of the piping while my sweet girl added the sugared cranberries and rosemary garnish.
I love the way real gingerbread houses look, but I rarely take the time to make the fancy ones. This cake is the happy medium. It is, by far, the easiest and most delicious way to make a gingerbread house. And it is so beautiful and festive. The bonus is that is was super easy to make and decorate! And my littles loved it.
One of the things I love about where we place our big main Christmas tree is that we can see it from many rooms downstairs. Doing dishes with this view is one of my favorite things.
We moved our round table from the office to try it out here into the dining space and we love it so far. It is a fun change.
Pomegranates are one of my favorite things to have out on the counter during the holiday season. We love to eat them and they are such a beautiful red color. If you haven’t noticed, Christmas reds make me happy.
And of course, we couldn’t forget the egg nog! What would Christmas decorating be without egg nog?
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Happy decorating, friends! I hope you enjoy these other Christmas kitchen decorating ideas!