Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A kitchen of trees...


My dear readers prepare yourself for my boy's ruthless sports tree.  There are three boys (yes my husband is included in this) have dedicated one corner in our Hearth Kitchen to our beloved Jayhawks and all ornaments related to sports. 


Try as I might by adding a vintage tree skirt this slim tree is decorated with baseball players, ESPN theme song playing ornaments, golf balls, fishing bait, you name it. Below are a few of the less tacky ornaments. (There are plans to move this into the currently renovating library next year)







Yes, they do make them in every shape and color for this dreamy college.


Counter tops are blissfully decorated.


Kitchen nooks set just so.


Tiny trees full of miniatures dangle between the wing chairs for closer inspection.


Even "Tink" knows what I am thinking...


Stockings for pets hung by the boughs. While the neighbor and friends gifts await their exchange.  Alas should you think it is all commercial and little vintage I have saved the best tree for last.  Please stick around for tomorrows reveal.

15 comments:

Kim K. said...

You know I totally appreciate your boys special tree after doing a super hero tree this June for Josie's birthday. It's perfect. I've always admired your green baby carriage and it's just lovely for Christmas. I can't wait to see your big reveal tomorrow. First thing tomorrow morning I'm posting my holly jolly vintage Christmas tour! Hugs!

Into Vintage said...

This made me smile -- my mother was a Jayhawk many years ago. :-)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Waiting for the tree tomorrow - altho that Jayhalk tree is pretty nifty for those sports minded boys!

Ruby Jean said...

Oh so FUN!!! I love it... And that little Grandpa Cup with the glasses is ADORABLE!!!!!

Mecky said...

At least you have a seperate tree for the guys. My husband would appreciate that. I put his sports stuff towards the back of the tree! hehehe

I can't wait to see more!!

Nan said...

Oh these all look like fun and I can tell the boys are really enjoying that tree of theirs!
Merry Christmas to you all.

Sewn With Grace said...

You are very welcome! So glad it arrived safe and sound and before Christmas. I can't imagine anyone else having it. Your sports tree looks very similar to a tree in our basement. It's UofM on my tree though. We have the same little snowman tree and ornaments (of course we do!). Can't wait to see your tree tomorrow! Blessings!

Kathy said...

Renee, I think it is delightful that you give the guys their own tree! I spent many years prowdly displaying the pot-pie tins decorated with school pictures ringed in glitter. About the time they reached their mid-twenties I politely asked if they would mind if I didn't use those anymore and took over the tree as mine own. They are all lovingling packed away in the attic for them to deal with when I am no longer in this world. My little revenge - hehe!

retrorevival.biz said...

Hahahaha! Those boys! Nevertheless, your home looks absolutely beautiful.

Hope you have the merriest of Christmases full of many blessings!

~Cindy

Lynn said...

Your home is just gorgeous!! You have the greatest style and your home conveys it!!
Merry Christmas!

birdie blue said...

love the trees, renee. you home is beautiful.

merry, merry
xo
molly

Corey Moortgat said...

love the baby buggy on your fireplace! Can't wait for the final tree!

My Beautiful World said...

What a great post. So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, if you find a spare minute hope you visit me sometime and follow back so nice to meet new friends. Sending you special wishes for a very Merry Christmas Day and look forward to keeping in touch in 2012.

Always Wendy

Carly said...

Boys will be boys!
Have a safe and Merry Christmas Renee!
Carly

Melissa said...

What is there not to love about that tree?!? So cute! I can't wait to see the upcoming reveal. I bet it is going to be wonderful!
Rock Chalk!