Thursday, December 19, 2013

Potholders or Kitchen Decorations?!

          Christmas is just a few days away and I have been thinking about what we will be having as part of our Christmas dinner this year.  One thing that I am already sure about is that this Christmas I will be busier than usual in the kitchen. I don't mind at all although it is good when you have an experienced chef preparing the goodies. I will miss that this year.
       I tend to get a burn now and then so this time I will be sure to have my potholders ready. Anyway it will be my old potholders that will save me. I have two Christmas potholders but I think they are just too beautiful to be soiled.  If they make their way into my kitchen it will only be as decorations.


    While I am working on the menu  I will be skipping the baking this year.  However that does not mean that there will be no cake or pudding around. 
   Will you be doing most of the cooking and baking this year?  Have you ever used potholders or other Christmas items as decorations in your kitchen?

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28 comments:

Sandee said...

Yes, hubby and I are doing all the cooking and baking for Christmas. We also have lots of Christmas kitchen towels and pot holders.

Have a fabulous day Judy. ☺

Judy Haughton-James said...

Have a good time cooking and baking all the Christmas goodies Sandee! Enjoy the rest of your day.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Those pot holders are adorable..

My Sis in law will be doing all the cooking and I basically just bring wine and dessert.

Yes, I used to use pot holders as decorations but now I don't do much decorating.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Poetic Shutterbug. Have a good time with your sister-in-law and family.

Self Sagacity said...

That sounds great! I don't have any Christmas pot holders. I try not to buy holiday stuff, as I will not be able to control myself. smiles. Have a great weekend Judy.

Judy Haughton-James said...

I know what you mean Self Sagacity. When I used to go shopping with my twin we bought a lot of Christmas decorations. We also received many as gifts. I also wish you a wonderful weekend.

Lisa T said...

Yes, I am doing all of the cooking/baking this year...with some help from mom ;)
Love the pot holders. I have one that looks like a Christmas tree that I confiscated from my mother-in-law a few years ago (with her permission). It is part of my kitchen Christmas decorations every year since.
Have a great week!
Lisa

Judy Haughton-James said...

I will also get some help from my mom Lisa T! The potholder you got from your mother-in-law must be so beautiful. Have a great time preparing the Christmas meal and I wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season.

Shawna Williams said...

I never thought of using pot holders as decorations. I usually use them for cooking and put them away for the next year. Thank you for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop. Pinning Now.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for Pinning this Shawna! I have some other potholders so I can save these to decorate. I find it so difficult to get them soiled. Enjoy the holiday season.

Theresa said...

Such festive pot holders! I completely forgot to pull mine out this year! Thanks for the reminder :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Theresa! Oh yes, go and pull out yours!:) Have a great weekend.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Judy, your pot holders are so cute and I love them. I don't use Christmas pot holders when I'm cooking for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day unless I have company coming over because I too don't want to get mine dirty. Take care and good luck with your cooking. Merry Christmas it's almost here.
Julie

SarahMummy said...

My mum is doing most of the Christmas cooking this year! We take it in turns (except my husband does it in our house!). We don't have Christmas potholders, but my mum has a few little things like tea towels to brighten the place up at Christmas.
Have a lovely Christmas!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Julie! I hope everything turns out well and I don't get burnt!:) I got burnt by hot water yesterday but it was not due to lack of using a potholder! Christmas is really near now. Enjoy every moment of the season.

Judy Haughton-James said...

My mom will help with the cooking too Sarah Mummy. Have a wonderful Christmas.

mail4rosey said...

I am so glad I'm not the only one who gets pretty potholders and then doesn't use them. :) High five you, ha! I do it with pretty soap too. ;)

Have a wonderful season, I know your dinner will be fab. My MIL is cooking this year, hurrah! :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

High five Rosey! So you also do not use your pretty potholders!:) Lucky you, your mother-in-law will be cooking. My mom will help me. Sadly our usual chef is ill. He is a great cook. We will certainly miss his cooking this year.

Sara Silva said...

The past couple of years my sister and I started the cooking. We'll see what we will do this year. It's usually a last minute thing in our house. Thanks for sharing on my blog hop! http://contentemeant.blogspot.com/2013/12/what-are-you-doing-wednesday-blog-hop-33.html

Judy Haughton-James said...

All the very best with the cooking Sara! Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Maria said...

you have the cutest festive decor, judy! i love that you're always decorating and keeping your house full of cheer and memories!
i have a few decorative dishtowels that i always yell at steve for using. i'm like, "they're for decoration!!" haha!
i'm sure you will cook a fabulous meal for your family!
we are hosting christmas, and keeping it to appetizers, salad and dessert, so it's easy! :)
wishing you a wonderful weekend! i will be stopping by again to wish you and your family a very merry christmas! xoxox
maria

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

The pot holders are adorable.
I will be cooking a turkey and making a lot of veggies.

Merry Christmas Judy!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thank a lot Maria! I see that you are like me who would rather certain items be used for decorations! Have a good time hosting Christmas. I will be looking out for the pictures and videos. I wish you, Steve and Piper a wonderful weekend. Do continue to enjoy the holiday season.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Dee! Your plans for Christmas dinner sound great! Happy Holidays.

Clairejustine oxox said...

Oh Judy be careful I am always burning myself too :(

Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a big thank you for all the co hosting, comments and joining the hops too this year.

If there is a award for my favourite blogger, (I will look ha) you get it Judy :)

Wishing you good health my lovely xx

Aww I will have to be going lots of cooking to feed us all but I will be buying some cakes ;)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot for your kind comments Claire! I have found a wonderful friend through blogging! I am always happy to visit your blogs, comment on your great posts and co-host the hops with you. I am going to be careful although the burns have started already!:) I will try not to burn the food!LOL I send warm Christmas greetings to you and your lovely family.

Katherines Corner said...

I don't think I've every use my holiday pot holders for cooking just hang them on the fridge. Yours are so cute. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Wishing you a lovely weekend and a very Merry Christmas♥

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Katie! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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