Tuesday, November 26, 2013

December kitchen window

My December kitchen window is already done so I thought I'd post it a little early, before things get too hectic. The next few days will be busy...full of family, fun and turkey. 

My window is full of trees, deer and tiny, white lights.

I made a new tartan flannel valance. Tartan is great all year round, but it is especially cheerful at Christmas time. I love tartan! This plaid is a deep forest green, with a bit of black and red, and goes well with the woodland theme. 

This wonderful Kolene Spicher print has beautiful shades of green...

and the German lead putz deer and vintage bottlebrush trees pair well with it.

I added these tiny seed lights to the garland. Although I usually like just the lantern and candles, these little lights give the scene a dash of sparkle and look magical when the overhead light is off and the room is dark.

My favorite Christmas scent is bayberry. The mercury glass votives hold bayberry candles and they make my kitchen smell wonderful! My grandmother always burned a bayberry candle at Christmas so the scent takes me back to Christmases of long ago.

December is right around the corner!


Thank you so much for the lovely comments many of you left on my last post. I appreciate your visits and am always happy to hear your thoughts...especially when they are so kind and gracious. It was a great anniversary!


Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the day with your family, your friends and the bounty on your table. 

Annie and I made turkeys today...the pinecone, pipe cleaner, googly eyed kind...they are magnificent!

Welcome new followers!

Enjoy the day,


  1. Hi Robyn!
    I LOVE your new look with the Sampler! Wonderful!!!
    As usual your window is a work of art....so rich, sparkly, and beautiful!! I will be changing mine after Thanksgiving and am excited to put out some Christmas things! Guess we are thinking along the same lines because I am also using some reindeer!!
    Hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
    Warm Hugs~~

  2. I always enjoy your monthly kitchen window decor and it is a beauty. Very festive. You have such a way with finding just the right touch to make a classy display.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely family.

  3. I love your windowsill forest. The stags are fabulous :)
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Robyn, it looks so wonderful. I love all the details. The deer seems alive with movement, and I think the tiny lights do add so much sparkle. It looks like a magazine photo. It would make a lovely greeting car photos. It all came together so well. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season. Blessings!

  5. What a lovely display. Really puts me in the holiday mood. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Morning, i adore your kitchen window display, looks wonderful with the tree and deer. Also love the tree in the jar, what a beautiful idea......Happy Thanksgiving, Francine.

  7. what a wonderful window. Bayberry is my favorite scent also and I recently read that if you burn a bayberry candle all the way down on Christmas it will bring good luck to your house all year.

  8. So so beautiful! I always love your windows. But this one is spectacular! Noticed the new valance right away too! Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. beautiful :)
    Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!

  10. Robyn your December kitchen window is right up my alley! I love a woodsy scene especially in Winter. Just beautiful!

    Happy Holiday!

  11. Glad to see that you are beginning to decorate your lovely home....it will be gorgeous, as always! Have a very blessed Thanksgiving.

  12. so, so pretty!!!!! It must be fun to decorate that window !!!!!

  13. Very pretty Robyn...I'm sure Annie added her personal touch too...Happy Thansgiving to you and yours...Blessings...

  14. Goodness that is beautiful, and makes standing at the sink an enjoyable time. Love all the lights....maybe we all should leave them up year around.

    Thanks for sharing and may you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    blessings, jill

  15. What a beautiful display! Your kitchen is the same layout as mine with the window being the same also.....you have given me such inspiration! I never thought of putting vintage brush trees in my jars....thank you so much so sharing! I love it...can't wait to get started!

  16. A beautiful holiday display,
    with just the right touches !
    Have a blessed Thanksgiving Robyn.

  17. I always enjoy seeing how you decorate your window, it always looks so nice. So many of you have started your Christmas decorating, maybe I should get a little head start as well!

  18. What a breathtaking window display...simply beautiful!
    Wishing you and your loved ones a splendid Thanksgiving.

  19. Your window looks so beautifully festive!
    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration!
    xo Louise

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    1. I love your Christmas window and a Happy belated Anniversary. I thoroughly enjoy your blog.

    2. I love your Christmas window and a Happy belated Anniversary. I thoroughly enjoy your blog.

  21. BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for sharing, Robyn....Happy Thanksgiving.
    Hugs, Linda

  22. So festive...love it. Have a wonderful Holiday Season.

  23. I love how you revamped your window for Christmas! I love the tiny trees and the deer. Where did you get those? And yeah, tartan is good all year round, so I suggest you leave that curtain hanging even after the holidays.

    Fredda Dangelo @ Accurate Roofing & Siding LLC