The Hive Christmas Home Tour 2015-Kitchen

Welcome to our Christmas Home Tour!  I wanted to start with the heart of our home, our kitchen. I would describe my Christmas decor style as part vintage, rustic, retro and colorful.  

The focal point of my kitchen is my stove hood.  I've decorated it this year using greenery with various kitchen necessities tucked in .  I've used a retro beater, cinnamon sticks, a vintage Ball jar, a rosemary tree, and a Christmas plate and mug.  Hanging from the garland are homemade cinnamon applesauce ornaments and vintage cookie cutter ornaments.  

Filling vintage Ball jars with epson salt, Christmas trees, bells, and ornaments, is an easy way to decorate your kitchen for the season.

These berry branches were perfect for my Christmas tablescape. 

I love tying mini-wreaths on chairs, and hanging them from windows.  This jingle bell ribbon was one of my favorite finds this season.  I found it at Home Goods!!!

I love collecting festive Christmas mugs.  These "Cheeky Reindeer" mugs from Pottery Barn are my all time favorite!  Aren't they darling?  You can spot them throughout my kitchen because I'm obsessed with them. 

I had a strand of vintage Christmas lights (note the little red balls on them) from my grandpa's house and I thought they were the perfect thing to bring a little holiday cheer to my vintage rolling pin collection. 

I hope you enjoyed our tour.  Thank you for stopping by!  Stop back later this week for more of our Hive Christmas Tour 2015.

Miniature Garden

I know that I've mentioned it before, but it's worth repeating.  I LOVE MINIATURES!  They just make me happy!  If there is a miniature version of something, I must have it.  I have issues.

 Because of my miniature obsession, my very favorite ride at Disneyland is the Storybook Canal boats.  You ride a boat through all of the miniature scenes from Disney movies like the house from Alice in Wonderland, or a miniature Castle for Cinderella.  I could ride this ride over and over and never get tired of it.  I love noticing all of the details like the size of the miniature trees and landscape, which are all real of course.  My dream is to one day have lots of miniature gardens and cottages all through my back yard.  But not with boats or anything for people to ride through it, I'm not that crazy.  (Please don't tell my husband, I'm pretty sure he won't be on board).

I've decided to start small.  Here is my first attempt at a miniature garden scene.  Isn't it the most precious thing you've ever seen?  It makes me giddy with excitement.  (Uh oh, I think my husband can tell I'm up to something, he sees that I'm giddy with excitement and he's worried)  Oh well, he'll come around eventually.

Before the reveal, this gives you an idea of the scale of it.  I made the miniature tire swing out of one of Baby Bumblebee's toy truck tires and a strand of jute.  

This is the mini flag garland I made from washi tape.  It was super simple to make and rain proof.

Isn't is cute?  I just love it!