One of the best things about all the red in our kitchen
is how festive it looks at Christmas time!
I love our red Bella coffee maker,
the buffalo check candle is from Marshalls,
+ I used to sell Hoosier glass jars like this in my old store.
Our kitchen window sill is quite deep,
so I have lots of fun displaying my collectibles on it.
Right now it’s filled with my Santas,
+ this year I opted to display them under glass cloches.
Only one is a genuine cloche, though,
while the others are various repurposed glass containers.
My cast iron Santa from the Sundance catalog
is under a glass globe from an old industrial light fixture.
This small hand-carved Santa
is from a fellow vendor at one of my mid-90’s markets.
His cloche is actually a small glass item
for which I paid $3 just the other day, at a local antique shop*.
We’re not sure what it was originally, but it’s the perfect small size!
* I found a box of 12 red Shiny Brite ornaments
at the same store + on the same day.
My blue + gray salt-glaze pottery Santa
is from Rowe Pottery Works in Cambridge, Wisconsin.
I used to carry their wares in my old store, too.
Look closely at his cloche —
it is actually a small glass measuring beaker that I found at Walmart.
I think it looks vintage + industrial, don’t you?
A similar set of beakers is available online from Walmart.
I call this Hallmark ornament the Paula Deen’s husband Santa.
Seriously. Separated at birth, or what?
Do you recognize his cloche?
It is a preserves jar from the French company, Bonne Maman.
Notice that Santa’s standing on the darling red check jar lid!
We love the cherry preserves at our house.
And finally, we have the only real cloche of my collection.
I bought it years ago at the late, great Smith + Hawken store.
I’m guessing that Santa probably came from my old shop, too.
Doesn’t the tall, slender beaker look great, with the sun shining through it?
Meanwhile, that’s about it for my Santas collection.
In the olden days, I had dozens more of them,
but sold or gave away most when I entered my less-is-more phase.
Let’s take a quick look at some other (mostly red) things in our kitchen.
We can discuss said red accents at a later date.