The 12 Days of Christmas is back. Today we’re celebrating Christmas in the Kitchen with a look at my Kitchen Christmas Decorations and a sweet yuletide treat.

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I’m so excited to be joining the Blogger Stylin’ Holiday Home Tour for Day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas to share my Kitchen Christmas Decorations. Lindsay of The White Buffalo Styling Co. has invited me back for another year, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to join in the fun. If you’re currently on the tour and coming from Megan Pflug Designs, welcome! I’m so happy to have you. If this is your first stop on the tour, and you want to visit all of the bloggers’ homes, you can click here to start at the beginning.

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Last week I was honored to share my Holiday Home Tour with you (You can find it here in case you missed it). If you’ve been following IBC for some time, you probably noticed that a few rooms were missing from the tour. Today, I’m going to give you a look into my kitchen. Plus, *sings* since I knew you were coming, I baked a cake! Well, not a cake exactly, but a Pink Velvet Yule Log. Wait ’till you get a closer look at this beauty!

Now, let’s get this tour started!

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Now, before we head to the kitchen, I thought you might want to see my front entryway. I don’t use this door much, but I felt it needed a touch of the season.

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

I decorated my coat rack with a bit of holiday bling and and some scarves.

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

On the opposite wall, I decided to tuck new artwork into my mirrored frames. I found these snowy pine tree prints on Etsy and thought they’d be perfect not only for Christmas, but for the entire winter season.

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

I also replaced my colorful bench with a more neutral piece I picked up at HomeGoods. With a few seasonal pillows and a throw, this space is looking quite welcoming.

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

Christmas Kitchen Decorations

Over in the kitchen, I kept things simple with just a few colorful touches for Christmas.

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

I don’t think I told you that I purchased a real tree so I could cut greens from it to decorate my mantel. The top of the tree looked so perfect that I decided to chop it off, put it in a vase with some water, and set it up in my kitchen. It wasn’t that I needed a fourth tree in my house; I just couldn’t let that top go to waste.

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

On my bench I added this Merry and Bright pillow (For details about it, visit Shop IBC.)

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

Just behind it on my windowsill is one of my favorite Christmas decorations. Why? Well, because these little plastic deer are from my grandma and hold lots of beautiful holiday memories.

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

Also, above the cabinet which hides my microwave, I added modern wood houses I found at HomeGoods. I also tucked in lots of adorable tea lights from Finding Home Farms around my kitchen for an evening glow. The little jars are just too cute, and I love the Joyeux Noel scent.

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

Christmas Kitchen Decorations | inspiredbycharm.com

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

The cabinet next to my bench, which houses all of my white servingware, is adorned with mini lights and a few bottle brush trees.

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

Sidenote: If you are new to IBC and are wondering why I have old cabinets and pink formica countertops, you can check out this post here. It’s where I talk a bit more about my vintage kitchen.

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Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

On the opposite side of the room I added a few mini wreaths to my DIY pegboard organizer which pairs nicely with a Buddy the Elf print from Lindsay Letters.

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

Elsewhere in the kitchen, Santa mugs, peppermint sticks, and pine give a seasonal touch.

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

My DIY marshmallow wreath also made it’s way into the kitchen this year. I can’t believe this is three years old and still looks as good as new!

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

As you can see, in this space, pops of bold reds bring it all together.

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

I’m still loving the lighted Christmas ball and pine garland on my banister.

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

It’s quite the showpiece! You can see more of that here.

Now, I don’t know about you, but all this home touring has worked up my appetite!

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Thankfully, I’ve prepared a Pink Velvet Yule Log to fill our bellies and warm our hearts. Let’s eat!

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

If you can believe it, I’d never made a yule log before. I’m certain I broke all of the rules with this pastel pink version, but I couldn’t stop myself.

With a swirl center, piped “bark” frosting, chocolate “mushrooms,” and a lot of sprinkles, this is a festive and magical treat. It actually turned out much better than I ever expected.

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What do you think?

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

For more details on this Pink Velvet Yule Log and the recipe, I’ve created a Bonus 12 Days of Christmas post! You can check that out and get the recipe here.

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

As always, Thank YOU for joining me today for Christmas in the Kitchen. Again, for that Pink Velvet Yule Log recipe, click here.

Christmas in the Kitchen | inspiredbycharm.com

Also, I’m the final stop on the Blogger Stylin’ Holiday Home Tour. If you’re looking for more holiday inspiration, you can visit all of my 12 Days of Christmas posts linked up below.

 

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2016

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Comments

  • Antonella | White House Crafts at

    Michael, your kitchen is so festive and stunning! I love the tree, all the little bottle brush trees, and the wooden houses. Where can I find those?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! Those were from HomeGoods! Such a special find.

      xo Michael

  • JoeyfromSC at

    You blow my mind more everyday lol

    It is so beautiful! Love the reindeer that were your grandmother’s!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much! You’re too kind. I really appreciate all your comments all week long. 🙂

      xo Michael

      • JoeyfromSC at

        It’s your pleasure Michael! I truly believe you need your own DIY/entertaining/decorating TV show!! I share your links with my friends all the time!

        • JoeyfromSC at

          Oops
          *my pleasure lol
          I hate typos!

  • Cassie Bustamante at

    your home and photos always amaze. and that yule log is beautiful and looks delicious! i love the retro countertops in your kitchen!

  • Kathy Baker at

    You home is as cute as you! Love it! Merry Christmas!

  • Laura Putnam at

    As always, beautiful and so fun. And that pink yule log – legendary!

    How did I get so lucky to be your friend Michael! Thank you so much for all of your support – you are the best! Merry Christmas!

  • Adrienne at

    Gah! I love the pink yule log!! so creative and even better in that kitchen!

  • Shelley Renee Sapyta. at

    I absolutely adore your decorating! It makes me very happy!

  • Robin at

    I’ve often thought of buying an extra tree for “parts” but didn’t even think of using the top as a mini tree (although I did buy a top of a tree for $10 at the nursery) but your idea is so much better! Your house is just so cheery – to each his own but the whole neutral thing just isn’t for me – or clearly for you! Happy holidays!

  • murbrink at

    I love,love,love your pink kitchen! So unique from all the other kitchens in blog land. Your home is beautiful!

  • Sarah P. at

    Hi, Michael! I have always love, love loved your kitchen (and whole home, actually!) This may be my favorite year of your Christmas posts, yet! I’ve followed your blog for years. Keep it up – I so enjoy it! 🙂

  • Valerie Hill at

    I have never placed much energy on decorating the kitchen…good idea! Fun pink theme and all those retro items are great!

  • Mary at

    So many great inspirations for decorating! Can I ask where you found the little red houses at the base of your tree? (Let me guess, Homegoods)?

  • Mary O at

    So many great inspirations for decorating! Can I ask where you found the little red houses at the base of your tree? (Let me guess, Homegoods)?

  • chris aka monkey at

    I am a 67 yr old woman, can you adopt me please, I want to live in your house xx

  • Maggie at

    Just lovely! How festive everything is. While I enjoyed everything, that stairway garland took my breath away. Splendid!

  • Kathleen Moss at

    OMGoooooodness…I are so tired just thinking about all the work you’ve done!

    Wish I has a third of your energy, I’d be skinny again.

  • Carol Neibling at

    Do you think that the pink formica might just return and you will ahead of the game. I love your bannister and how it is decorated. Enjoy your blog

  • CathyH at

    Your decorations are such a joy to see!

  • Julie Blanner at

    I just love it! It’s so refined, so beautiful and so you! And yes, I’m going to need a slice of that pretty pink yule log, but for now I’m reminiscing about all of the vintage {or vintage looking} pieces you integrated. Those mugs add a touch of nostalgia.

  • Judy at

    It is beautiful and festive to say the least, I am jealous. You have such a fine sense of putting things together and decorating. I love, love, love your rainbow tree. It is glorious. Your pink yule log ain’t so bad either. Keep up the wonderful work and have a Merry One.

  • Heidi@TheMerryMagpieVintage at

    That pink cake just makes me squeal! It’s darling. I am always so in awe of your ability to mix new and old, vintage and modern styles of decor and have it all look so put together. You really have a talent for it and you inspire me to try harder to make my family’s living space more beautiful. Thank you for sharing your gifts with the world so generously. You make this world a more beautiful place to be. Merry Christmas, Michael!

  • vermontmommy at

    Such a happy and festive home. Where did you find the wooden houses? They make me smile as did the Buddy the Elf print.

  • Reenie at

    Love <3

  • Elle at

    The deer from your grandmother are so cute! I have vintage ornaments that were on my parents’ first Christmas tree. There’s just something about 50’s and 60’s kitsch.:)

    Thank you for another visual feast! I am loving this series.

  • Melissa Newell at

    Beautiful as always! But that marshmallow wreath – G.E.N.I.U.S.!

  • Tracy P at

    Hi Michael, I came across your blog from Pinterest where I found the crack candy recipe (I am making that this weekend with my mom and my daughters-THANK YOU IT LOOKS DELICIOUS). I scanned through your blog and absolutely love it – your house and décor is simply amazing – I truly am jealous!!! I have one important question though, as much as I LOVE the Christmas decorating, I need to know where you got the wine bottle holder that is above your Christmas tree? I am doing a wine theme for my niece and I would LOVE to get this for her as well. Thanks Michael and Merry Christmas!!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you SO much! Best of luck with the candy making! 🙂

      The wine rack source isn’t going to be much help. It was a gift, from Pottery Barn, over ten years ago. From what I know, they no longer sell it. However, you might poke around there for something similar.

      xo Michael

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