Wednesday, December 4

My Top Ten Picks From MM #152

Happy Christmas Season Everyone!

Last week I showed you my lighted cabinet and this time, I'll show you how I decorated my hutch to left of it. If you missed the other Christmas kitchen posts, you can see them here and here.

I've been going on about trying to simplify this Christmas and not make decorating an expensive chore,
and instead make it a very frugal joy!  This hutch display was so much fun and free!

The tree and white nativity I've had for years and this year I put the figures inside a cloche.  I didn't have any fake snow, so I used sugar!

I usually change out my hutch dishes for Fall and Christmas.  This year, I decided to try to work with them.

This silver fish platter usually sits on top of the fridge.  I filled it with Ornaments I collect at 50% after Christmas sales from Big Lot's. 

All of the greenery is from my own yard. Blue boxwood berries and cypress. Love that they're free and I don't have to store them!
I'm really enjoying using simple things to fit into my existing decor........
instead of trying to change it so much and get stressed out if the beach look and the Christmas look are "clashing". It's all about harmony.

Christmas by the sea.

I think this is my favorite vignette for this hutch, I'm really  liking the peaceful look of it. 

And now for the top ten! If you were featured this week, feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar.

Gift Wrap With Gum by Willamette Valley Wonder Woman

Wine Mulls Christmas Gift by Silo Hill Farm

Silhouettes by Ivy And Elephants

Button Tree by Vintage Creations

Headband by Crafty Allie

Second Chance to Dream Jingle All the Way Christmas Decor
Christmas Shadow box by Second Chance To Dream

Ham And Corn Chowder by Simply Fresh Dinners

Advent Calendar by Raindrops On Roses

Coin Cufflinks and Matchbox Suitcase by Kelly Highway

Fudge by Hope In Every Season


  1. Thank you for featuring my fudge, Mary!

  2. I think your hutch looks beautiful! I am drawn to that fish dish with all of the natural greenery, ornaments and candles. So pretty! Thank you for featuring my wine mulls. We are about to get hammered with a winter storm and I may crack one open!

  3. Hutch jealousy is rampant over here on Guam... en route to Manila.

    Hugs, and thanks for the feature!
    Kelley of Kelley Highway

  4. I'm thrilled for the feature, thank you so much!
    I'm loving your simple decor that honors Christmas in such a peaceful way.
    Sometimes dragging out all those boxes can be a chore. Your natural elements
    mixed with white are the perfect compliment to your beautiful hutch. Love it!

  5. I love the way you decorate, Mary! I agree with Patti, the way you use natural elements creates such a lovely ambience. I bet friends and family never want to leave your house during the holidays!
    Thanks so much for the feature. A lovely surprise.

  6. I am so jealous of your hutch. Our dining room and living room are open to each other and it doesn't leave a whole lot of room for a nice big hutch. I want one like yours so bad. I hope to get one at my next house.