Today I’m teaming up with Christmas Tree Shops to share some simple decorating ideas for your kitchen and dining space! This year we are so excited to spend time at our new vacation home The Arched Chalet in Vermont. As always, Christmas Tree Shops is the place to go for a few new unique and affordable seasonal pieces that will bring that festive vibe to your home. Before I show you our kitchen, let me show you some of the items I found on my most recent trip!
During my shopping trip to Christmas Tree Shops, I immediately fell in love with all the modern gold and black decorative items! Our ski chalet has a lot of that color combo and I knew it would fit in really well in the kitchen. Bottle brush trees, signs and baskets make great decorative items for the kitchen! I was sure to get some bottle brush trees for a simple dining centerpiece, as well as gold charger’s too! This little basket with the reindeer will look so cute on an open shelf.
Little soft scatter rugs look so cute in front of a sink or oven, side door or front door interior. I loved all the different sayings and color combinations. These brownie skillet are perfect for camping, or an easy dessert that we can whip up quickly! The kids can even make them.
Christmas Tree Shops has an entire section of holiday baking gifts and cooking sets. I was so excited to find a ski chalet gingerbread house kit. I knew this would be such a fun activity to do at our chalet so I grabbed the kids each one! I also found an amazing geometric and modern wreath that I thought would look so pretty above our stove. We are supposed to be getting a hood installed and it was looking so bare. I love how the geometric shape has that modern twist with the classic greenery and red berries.
Let me show you what the kitchen looked like BEFORE we renovated it. We are still waiting on a few things like an island, stools and some finish work to our shelfs on the left side. But it has come a really long way let me remind you.
We updated the flooring, removed all the upper door fronts to create this open shelving and painted/trimmed out all the lowers. New appliances made a huge difference. I love the retro style fridge too it fits the space perfectly. Since we are still waiting on the hood I thought I’d add a cute wreath in its place. I added this cute rug and wreath to make it feel more cozy.
I love using baskets on shelving in a kitchen for storage, but why not choose something that ties in with the seasons or holidays? I love this brass basket with black reindeer that I grabbed from Christmas Tree Shops. It looks so cute on the open shelves and I can see some hot cocoa fixings going in it.
The dining area is looking very refreshed as well! Let me remind you what it looked like before…
I love how the black runner I found at Christmas Tree Shops ties in with the chairs and the gold tree pattern on it feels a bit modern. Christmas Tree Shops also had a placemat version of this tree pattern but since our table is narrow I thought they’d take up too much space so I opted for the runner and gold chargers instead. The black bottle brush trees make such a simple yet pretty statement against all the white and neutral wood tones.
The kids wasted no time at all getting started on their Chalet Gingerbread houses. I’m so excited I found these at my Christmas Tree Shops trip, they kept them busy while I finished unpacking boxes and setting up more of the chalet. They were so proud of their gingerbread creations! We put them on display on the mantel we could admire their beautiful work!
I hope you enjoyed seeing how we added some festive holiday touches to our chalet! We can’t wait to spend time here this holiday season and thanks to Christmas Tree Shops for the fun finds and of course the adorable gingerbread house kits! If you’d like to sign up for a $10 off $50 coupon sign up HERE