Phew! Now Christmas can finally come to my place! Like any girl, I get frustrated when my "laboratory"- as my mum calls it (aka the kitchen) - gets the last in line for the season's decorations. Not that I'm spending too much time cooking, but I do spend a lot of time by the kitchen sink (preparing coffee and tea, doing the dishes after a little get together with friends and trying not to taste anything fattening from the fridge).
My way is the easiest way: play with color! This Christmas is very traditional, since I've dressed the kitchen shelves in red and white. My BF is the happiest about the color palette, because he is one passionate FC Liverpool fan and these are the colors of his favorite football club. So it turns out that I've just completed a Liverpool kitchen :))
Speaking of color, I've also incorporated a little blue, in order to soften up the red and white palette. Actually, the soap dispenser (pictured above right) has been blue since 2007, so I didn't have much choice. Oh well, if you can't fight it, embrace it! And I'm glad that the blue in the wooden stool, the Ikea glasses and the penguin egg cup remind me of the snow!
My BF bought me the poinsettia, which I put in a red flower pot. We call this plant "the Christmas star" and it lives happily on the kitchen counter. And when I say "happily" it is because the cats don't eat its leaves - what a relief!
The old red and white mugs have been in the house for years... They are my favorite, no matter what the season. On average I drink my coffee in the morning in a polka-dot cup, five out of seven days! (and on the other days I take my coffee mug striped, thank you very much!)