Monday, December 7, 2015

December Kitchen Window

There is a very early red and green sampler in my kitchen window for the month of December. It is the work of Mary Freeman and is dated 1824.

For the moment, candles are lighting the window. I have no doubt my daughter will be lobbying for twinkly white lights when evening falls. I'll most likely add a small strand.

I've planted some old baskets with paperwhites and they are just beginning to shoot up.

Two small cypress trees flank the sampler. The white candles nestle among the fresh extra limbs from our tree.

More paperwhites sprouting.

A very old red and green toleware canister wears the colors of the season.

Peeking out the window more red and green and another early sampler. Bits of Christmas coming soon.

We are looking forward to the wonderful aroma that will fill our kitchen when all the paperwhites bloom. I'll click another pic and share it with you when it happens.

Red...and greens...and baskets of bulbs, handwork from so long ago...these are my favorites that grace my December kitchen window.

I have enjoyed sharing my kitchen windows with all of you over the last several years. Alas, this will be the last monthly window. Time for something new!

Hope you all are enjoying these magic days!

Enjoy the day,


  1. Your decorations are all very beautiful!!!
    **Merry Christmas****

  2. I love all the green in this window...Gives a natural feeling. Yes, twinkling lights at night are magical...Annie will be pleased too.
    It's all wonderful and festive... great job, again.

    Peace for All

  3. Afternoon Robyn, love the Sampler, what a beauty. Your window for December is so pretty, the greens at that natural look and the twinkling lights will look so festive.Blessings Francine.

  4. Your window change monthly is very pleasing to the eye and inspiring.

  5. I love your ever monthly changing window decors and I'm so thankful that you shared your creativity with us. Although I'll miss it, I understand the need for change.

    Of course Annie is right, a little string of lights will add some magic.

    Take care and stay safe.

  6. I will miss your monthly updates!
    Your window is lovely as always. You have such a knack for displaying your treasures. The sampler is wonderful.
    I must say, though, I do not care for the scent of paperwhites. I won't tell you what I think they smell like :)
    Merry Christmas.
    Hugs :)

  7. What a gorgeous sampler! As always, love your window creations! Janice

  8. Love your monthly windows you have such lovely things to decorate with. I would vote for twinkly lights too.

  9. Your vinyettes are always breath taking!!!

  10. Hi Robyn,
    The simplicity of your December window is so very beautiful and restful!! I love the sampler with all the greenery and I know the paper whites will add a wonderful touch!! The candles add such a lovely glow and Annie's twinkle lights will make it perfect!!
    Hope you have a wonderful week, my friend!
    Warm Hugs~

  11. If it is the last, then it will be missed!
    Let Little Missy have her white lights, grin.
    Life is too short, hugs to you both!

  12. I will miss your window updates. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and appreciating my home (we seem to have similar taste in our decorating). Wishing you and yours a most wonderful holiday season. Jan

  13. Robyn,
    Your window looks so cozy and festive! Love your sampler and the tin canister is perfect! Paperwhites are one of my favorites, I so love watching them grow!
    Thank you for sharing though out the seasons!

  14. Beautiful as always! Your house exudes peace and love and beauty. I always love to get glimpses of your decoration.

  15. Have enjoyed your window decorations and will miss them. Looking forward to what you will be doing next.