Pops of red….a mini holiday kitchen tour for Christmas….

Even though it has been a few years since I have had red in my house, I wanted to add a bit to my kitchen. It just seemed so festive.
Jennifer Rizzo's Chrismtas kitchen
I found this awesome table runner at Tar-jay… it makes my kitchen feel just a little Swedish.
Target table runner
  I love pomegranates. My kids love them too and beg for them every day.
It’s not so bad peeling them under water in a bowl. I think they are so pretty and add just a pop of color. There is nothing like a dash of juice and some seeds in some champagne. :)
Pomengranates for xmasAfter the fist picture, I swapped out the green avocados for pears and I like it much better.
Fruit as Holiday decor
 I found this plate at Anthropologie on sale for $7. I thought the deer was perfect and I liked the little red dots.
Anthropologie plate
 A couple of candy canes in a jar are perfect for bribery. We buy the ones  from Whole Foods  that are colored with natural beet dye. My little one is allergic to some red dyes. While they aren’t a bright red, they still taste yummy. That’s why there are only about 6 left and I just opened them about 5 days ago.
Natural candy canes displayed
 a mug from Goodwill holds  a little holiday nest.
And I love switching the mugs out for more festive ones on my vintage bottle drying rack.
use a Bottle drying rack to hold vintage santa mugs
And I had to show you this little, red chair I picked up this last fall.
 Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday kitchen with red and cute wreath over window
I bought it at The Kane County Flea Market.  I had intended to sell it, but now I just can’t part with it, it’s so darn cute; and the kids love sitting on it. Maybe I should make it the new time out chair ;)
Jen
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    Your touches of red look so pretty!! I love your red chair.It’s funny because i was going to buy the same table runner,but then i didn’t. I should have. It’s so cute.

    Kathy

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    The tiny splashes of red are delightful. From the lovely table runner to the wonderful chair, it all adds just the right amount of color. I also like the little wooden house that accompanies your candy cane jar.

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    I love your touches of red! Do you know what is funny? When I go to the end of the post~I thought it said that you bought the chair at the “Candy Kane Flea Market” lol! I guess I really was soaking in everything you wrote! And your table runner looks like a great vintage find, not like it came from a department store!

    Merry Christmas!

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    What fun touches! I don’t use much red either, but in the kitchen it seems to work for me too. I missed seeing that runner at Target, and I think the canes look perfect. I found a chair simliar to that at auction this summer, did you find it red or did you paint it?

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    I’m swooning right now! Love that runner, may have to look for one. Love all the red touches you’ve added for Christmas and REALLY wish I could have that darling red stool. I don’t blame you for not wanting to part with it.

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    Hi~ Loving the pops of red. It is so funny, during the year I dont have one things that is red in my house and then Christmas comes and it is rd, red and more red!!!I wish I could have done it more low key like you have don:))

    Have a wonderful holiday!!
    ~Cheryl
    FreshVanillaforC

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    Love it. Your kitchen looks great. I embraced red too this holiday season. And I decided red makes me happy! Haha…love your little chair, I have a red chair and use it all the time. Your blog is wonderful and I always enjoy popping by to see what you are up to! Have a blessed Christmas!
    Debbie

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    I can’t get enough of red at Christmas time – any time of the year really. Your sprinkling of red in the kitchen added such a nice contrast to the rest of the room. Oh, and the red chair – FABULOUS, no way I’d get rid of it either.

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    I love your pops of red. That table runner is so swedish! I have not seen that at Target. I too added pops of red this year and haven’t had red in my cottage for many many years. I blame Ikea! I have not seen those candy canes but I like the faded color better and we mostly organic, natural, homegrown, homemade. so I am going to look for them. Merry Christmas.

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    I love the touch of red.It add to the Christmas touch. i think especially when you have kids around the house. I sometimes want to do all white but I end up always adding that red in it.That Santa touch if you know what I mean. Love the pics. Have a warm and creative day…Chickie

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    Jen,
    Your kitchen looks so festive and pretty! My Mom has a chair just like yours. It belonged to my greatgrandma and was used for all her grandkids as they grew up! My sister and I used it when we were small and now my kids and my sisters kids have all used it, too! Love the red color…can’t wait to show my mom yours! Merry Christmas….. dee dee

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    Jen – The red stool sure brings back memories for me as a child. We had one similar, also painted red, that my grandpa made out of sheet metal. The legs look almost identical. I would always sit in it, over the register in the kitchen, while my mom would make dinner. It got passed on to my brother when he started having kids but he gave it back to me prior to him passing away. You have to keep it. It is special……I just know it!

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    Jen, I looooove your touches of red! Last year in my old house I got the red bug too. I even punched out some fairly large snowflakes in red and used sticky tack to place them on my off white cupboards in a festive pattern. Everyone who came over raved…and it was just cardstock…but they looked fabulous…and since I am half Swedish, that made it even better!

    That red chair. I love it too! But, I think it should be a chair for good behavior…not bad…just sayin’…it’s too cute and they love it.

    Question. I’ve been eyeing your towel rack in front of your sink. It looks cute, but is it annoying sticking out, do you get wet from wet towels hanging? My husband has been nixing the idea…but I’m hanging towels in my new house over the ends of drawers, as there’s just no place, and well….’nough said.
    Merry Christmas!

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    The tiny splashes of red are delightful. From the lovely table runner to the wonderful chair, it all adds just the right amount of color. I also like the little wooden house that accompanies your candy cane jar.

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