Whites & Woods in the Kitchen

Whites & Woods in the Kitchen

You know what I love? When you really start to figure out your style and….really knowwwww what you want and what you like. Trends change SO MUCH. I used to find myself flipping through Magazines and loving one page. And then obsessing with the next page. And then the next. But they NEVER looked anything like each other. It always made me feel like I wasn’t even sure what I liked or wanted.

But the older I get…..or maybe it has nothing to do with age and more so that I just finally KNOW my style. And my style doesn’t involve any color. None of any kind. And I’ve finally accepted that it’s OK!  I used to pressure myself to try and make it work, because I genuinely do love homes decorated with color….I’ve just accepted that while I love it, it’s still not for me. I also gravitates towards Bohemian. Gosh I love it But, it’s not MY style for MY home at this time.

Ok…I’m getting winded. The point is, this year I decorated for Christmas the way I wanted. Not what the trends dictated. Or what I felt like I should be doing. I just did what I wanted. and I love.

So on to the Kitchen shall we?

Whites & Woods. If I had to sum up my forever style in 2 words, there you have it.  I love dirty old Ironstone with an aged cutting board. Or old rolling pins in an off white Crock. That’s my jam.

I added some Magnolia Garland around the window and then random sprigs of greenery on the open shelves! I LOVE cedar at Christmas Time…so that was a must!


For the most part, I changed nothing else. And that’s the other part of my recent revelation. As a Blogger, sometimes I feel the need to completely uproot my entire house and change every nook and cranny for the sake of a post. I’d rather not do that, so I’m not going to. We live in this house….like everyday. So, I want it to look authentic and….well, lived in!

10 thoughts on “Whites & Woods in the Kitchen”

  • 1
    Becky on December 3, 2017 Reply

    So pretty. I have sink envy!

  • 2
    liz on December 3, 2017 Reply

    I felt the same way about my decor this year – to decorate for me and not do whats trendy. I used fresh greens from my property and cream and silver ornaments as accents here and there – nothing overdone or over the top. To my surprise my family loved it – and I definitely love it – plus I didn’t have to haul down the 20 bins of Christmas decor. Your kitchen is always wonderful and the simple touches of garlands and greenery make it absolutely charming for the holidays.

    • 3
      thewillowfarmhouse on December 3, 2017 Reply

      I went through the hassle of dragging allllll my bins up from the basement and used almost nothing from them! And I spent VERY little buying new stuff. I did the same as you, just used simple fresh greens and we really love it!! 😉

  • 4
    Nan, Odessa, DE on December 3, 2017 Reply

    Whatever you wanna call it, it is lovely!
    Give me some details about the small light over your sink, please.

    • 5
      thewillowfarmhouse on December 3, 2017 Reply

      Thank you! It’s a vintage funnel I got years ago – we just fed wire through it and added a light bulb!

  • 6
    Janet on December 3, 2017 Reply

    I couldn’t agree more with what you said..it all looks beautiful..

  • 7
    Mama Steph on December 3, 2017 Reply

    I love that about getting older, we begin to trust what our style is, and of course that shifts over the years, which I think is fun. 🙂 Love your lovely home. Always do what makes you and your family happy because that’s what matters. It looks gorgeous and calm.

    • 8
      thewillowfarmhouse on December 3, 2017 Reply

      Yes! Great way of putting it. I really trust my style more these days 🙂 Thanks for your sweet comment!

  • 9
    Rose on December 3, 2017 Reply

    I love your sink.
    My grandma had one just like it.
    Happy holidays
    Much love,
    Rose 🌹

  • 10
    Terri on December 3, 2017 Reply

    I now want to put away all of my traditional red & green holiday decor that I just put up! Of course I will not do that, I do love my ‘traditional’ pieces, even though they do not really match – each other OR my home – but I love them! Which is my somewhat inept way of saying how much I can relate to what you’re saying. Your kitchen is lovely. And I think everyone can relate to this blog!

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