This rustic Christmas kitchen decor is simple to pull together using aqua and red accents for a pop of color and easy, thrifted accessories!
One of the things I recall fondly about my mom was her delight each year in decorating her home for Christmas and inviting her church ladies over to fellowship together.
Each year meant a new Christmas sweater or vest (we might find them now in ugly sweater contests!) and days spent beautifying her small, unassuming home.
Mom’s friends looked forward to this annual party because each woman felt special and loved when they spent time in her home.
I learned from my mom that a home doesn’t have to be large or fancy to be warm and welcoming.
My sister also loved the Christmas season, with two trees in her home and the largest collection of Santas I’d ever seen.
She was also something of a procrastinator so it was a mad rush to decorate everywhere when she finally took the plunge.
Although rustic Christmas kitchen decor wasn’t really her style, Brenda was the real decorator in our family. The latest magazines were in every reading nook long before HGTV was much watch TV.
She would have loved Fixer Upper and chalk painting would have been her jam!
My yard sale companion and best friend, she was also matron of honor at my wedding.
Sadly she passed away suddenly in 2000, leaving a huge gap in our Christmas celebrations and hearts.
I learned from my sister that it’s ok to make mistakes and change my mind about my decorating style and choices.
Sometimes Christmas feels a little overwhelming, a struggle between my misplaced desire for perfection and the idea of a warm, welcoming home where people long to be.
As someone who has no design training yet writes an entire blog encouraging women to embrace their home, this responsibility feels too much at times.
What do I really know, after all?
My sister and mom taught me that Christmas is all about gathering family and friends together, creating memories and expressing gratitude for all God’s blessings.
I know Christmas should be more about embracing imperfection than running from it.
Cherishing your flawed, messy family, not pushing them away.
Offering more transparency and love instead of hiding your wounds behind the closed doors of your heart.
Allowing your home to be a safe place for all who enter because the baby in the manger is also the same God who heals broken families.
I believe this because He is healing mine, one average, ordinary day at a time.
I hope you enjoyed my rustic Christmas kitchen decor, but more than that, I hope it was a reminder of what’s really important during this season!