Kitchen Christmas Tree in a Trunk

I know I have mentioned this allot lately but I will repeat this again.My home is much different now than it was a year ago.I feel like I have more freedom to change and decorate as I want.With so much white in my house now I have many options.As I was sifting through my Christmas decorations I decided I did not want to use much of it.Some I have kept and just changed it a bit and other things are being sold and donated.I wanted a much simpler look to my home.As much as I love a decked out house for the holidays I did not want that for my house.Every year I can’t wait to put things up and then I feel anxious about putting it all away.I think for me having all of that in my home is too much of an overload.This year I wanted to use fresh greens and pine cones in my home.We don’t have real trees that is by choice.Just the hassle of finding a tree,setting it up and the cost every year is why we prefer an artificial tree.
Normally I put a tree in our family room but I hate changing everything around and space is limited in there.So this year I decided to put our tree in our Kitchen.

The only thing I moved was my farm table and chair.This tree is the perfect size for our kitchen and I love the soft glow of the lights at night too! I put the tree inside the trunk that I had in my creative space.You can see that HERE

I moved the chair so you could see the trunk.This tree fit perfect and no need for a skirt.Plus the barn door and trunk hide all the cords!We won’t put gifts under this tree.We have another tree in our living room.
I added some fresh greens to the door and added some vintage ice skates too!

Keeping things very simple.

French Paper whites waiting to bloom.

Fresh greens in my white ironstone pitcher.And some pine cones and greens in my scale too!

I normally do not decorate before Thanksgiving.But I am working at my space  the day after so I thought I would give myself a head start.The nice thing is keeping it simple did not take long to do! My daughter is decorating her room today.She wants to put her tree up and add her Peanuts and Rudolph decorations in her room.
Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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Comments

  1. says

    I think your home is delightful! I love the idea of the xmas tree in the kitchen. Like that you can enjoy it all day long too. At the moment i only have one tree. When I put it in the lounge room last year we really didn’t get to enjoy it much. My lounge room is a bit out of the way as we always use the back door instead of the front so it’s not a room you pass every day. So this year I will be putting it in the family room, which is adjacent to my dining room/kitchen, so we can enjoy it all day long and night too! I think your simplified look, looks great! take care, Maryann

  2. says

    Isn’t it nice to get your home just the way you want it? I love all the whites and the pretty but simple details. Your tree is darling. I can’t believe how BIG your kitchen is! Lucky you! I keep meaning to bring some ice skates home from our lakehouse, I love how they look hanging on a door. I wanted to use red shoelaces and tuck some evergreens in them. Well, next year!

    I wish you and your sweet family a Happy Thanksgiving!

    XO,
    Jane

  3. says

    Love your tree in a trunk….so cute and very clever!!! I am thinking of doing a simpler Christmas this year too! I really want to do a small tree in the dining room but I have a feeling my husband will protest and insist on a big one like always. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!
    ~Des

  4. says

    It’s perfect Anne! And love it in the trunk. Our family tree is in our kitchen and I use the colored lights on it. The colored lights just seem to fit the ornaments. It’s such a pretty glow in the kitchen at night. But this year I decided on simple too. May not even pull out any of the boxes. We’ll see…. Have a wonderful day tomorrow. xoxo

  5. says

    Anne,
    I L O V E your Kitchen Tree!!!
    We have had a tree in our kitchen/dining area for the past 4 years On Crooked Creek and i adore the ambiance the lights give our mealtimes! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us, once again! Visitng from Debra’s @ Common Ground.
    Fondly,
    Pat

  6. says

    Your tree in the trunk is one GREAT LOOK!!! I just started working on my Christmas decor in my kitchen tonight…luv how you used your scales…hope I can come up with some neat ways to use mine.

    Blessings,
    Linda

  7. says

    That looks absolutely lovely, Ann. What a great looking artificial tree too…wouldn’t have noticed it wasn’t if you hadn’t mentioned it. Love it sitting in the trunk. We do one artificial and one real. Every year, I say I’m going to buy two real trees but when I get to the tree farm, my thrifty side kicks in and I just can spend another $50-$75. ;) I’m with you on simplicity for holiday decor and had planned to go with mostly fresh greens mixed with vintage pieces too. I’ve been inspired by Swedish Christmas decor lately. I’ll do the colorful & fun Christmas in our family room for the little ones though. Your home is so charming. Beautiful floors!

  8. says

    I love how your tree looks in your kitchen. I am going to be keeping my decor very simple and nature inspired as well this year. Now just need to find the time to gfet started:-) You’ve inspired me!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

  9. says

    I love what you have done! That tree in the trunk is so perfect–with the skates and all it is just picture perfect! I love that your white home is making you happy. :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  10. says

    Your tree looks beautiful in your kitchen Anne! I love the truck you placed your tree in!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your beautiful family, Gail

  11. says

    Simply beautiful Anne. I was not going to decorate this year – just too tired – but your simple looks makes me want to at least put out a few things. Maybe I will. Happy Holidays to you!

  12. says

    How beautiful it looks! What a great idea putting the tree in the trunk. I absolutely love it!
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Anne.
    Julie

  13. says

    Your kitchen looks so festive and it’s simply beautiful! I always put an artificial tree, because I feel that it’s better that way. We gotta take care of our nature, too, right? :-)Anyway, everything looks great, and I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. says

    How pretty! Simple is the look I’ll be going for this year too. Isn’t it funny how that can feel so much more beautiful? I love all the touches you’ve made and the white is a perfect backdrop.

  15. says

    I love it!!!! The Christmas tree inside the trunk is the cutest thing. I wouldn’t have thought to do that. I love the ice skates you hung too. I like that you’re going in a simple Nordic country style to match the new look of your home. It fits perfectly!

  16. says

    Your kitchen looks so cozy and welcoming with your tree there, Anne! I love the idea of putting it in a suitcase. Genius! Your simple, rustic way of decorating is just so pretty! :)

    xoxo laurie

  17. says

    Wow this is gorgeous! WOw You are good!!I love the blue dining room a lot :)
    Come link up to the French party!
    Isabelle
    http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/2012/11/french-party-on-monday-and-feature_25.html

  18. says

    Love what you have done here. So nice to have a tree in the kitchen, seeing as it’s probably where we all spend the majority of the holidays. I’m thinking of doing something similar in our basement playroom for the kids. Thanks for sharing, liz

  19. says

    Love your vintage scales and the French style vintage drying rack. I featured mine weeks ago. I love it to hold my great collection of ceramic coffee mugs with the oyster shells.

  20. says

    Anne, I can’t tell you how much I LOVE this whole setting. the trunk and the door behind the tree are perfect. I feel much the same as you, I get overload fast! You’re one of the top three links from last week, thanks for always joining in, I appreciate you so much!

  21. says

    I love the idea of a tree growing out of a trunk (I’m going to have a closer look at that painted trunk, too!) and I entirely sympathise with the idea of ‘enough is enough’ with the decorations.

    If you can get pine cones and fir branches, specially if it harvested off your own land, your house will look and smell wonderful, and you take it all out when Christmas is over. Remember to get it all out by January 6th, though, or the fairies will come and take you away! My Nanna told me that so it must be true!

  22. says

    Hey Anne, Yet another great design! Love it!
    Thanks so much for linking up and linking back at last week’s Humble Brag. You were featured, too!

    We are also starting a giveaway today for a SILHOUETTE CAMEO!! Hope to see you there!
    http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/giveaway-and-humble-brag-link-party-9

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