Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Christmas Kitchen in Black and White - 2014

It all started when I saw black and white ticking stripes on the Pottery Barn website last June. 
I ordered a pillow for the couch and a set of hand towels.

Look at those adorable ruffles! The hand towels were just too cute and I knew that I would love the black and white at Halloween. 
Halloween was a memory and I wasn't ready to put away this graphic scheme.
I began to search Pinterest for black and white at Christmas. I was drawn to elements of Nordic style in black rather than in the traditional red.

Rooting around in the antique spice cabinet yielded some rusty brown stars that had been forgotten at some point.
 Black spray paint transformed them from rustic to Nordic.
Once that beast had been unleashed, I continued a spray painting frenzy in the garage.
 Anything rusty got a coat of Rustoleum Black.

I unearthed an old jingle bell wreath and knew it would look updated in black.
The black and white check ribbon from Hobby Lobby was a perfect finish. 

It sits above the stove on the faux vent hood cover.

The little vintage chalkboard has a Christmas message. 

The cabinet over the buffet got some Christmas touches.

We got the St. Nick in New York City at the GreenFlea Market. 

He is signed and dated. Is he not the cutest?

The gingerbread candle is old. I found it at Pier 1.

The cow creamer came from a flea market in Fredricksburg, Texas.

The little pine tree is from Pottery Barn. 

Thanks for taking a look.
Have a great day!
Linking with,
Savvy Southern Style   
French Country Cottage


  1. Katie, your kitchen looks adorable with those special Nordic details! I need to go and check the reveal, I love to see the before and after..

  2. Love, love your kitchen and the black and white such a show stopper!

  3. It all looks lovely, Katie. Your vintage chalkboard looks so cute in your kitchen, and how perfect for a teacher like you! I love all your vintage finds tucked into your display cabinets, too! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Your nordic touches look gorgeous! I really like the candles in the bottles...I may have to steal that idea :)

  5. Your kitchen looks so pretty with the subtle Christmas touches added. I like your black and white colorscheme! I like that cute gingerbread candle from Pier One too.