The holidays are drawing near, and thoughts of new kitchen countertops might obtrude. New kitchen countertops of granite, marble, or quartz can make any kitchen look holiday-ready. However, you can get even more into the holiday spirit if you decorate your kitchen countertops.

Your kitchen countertops are primarily workspace, and that carries over to the holidays. However, you can still make them pretty without compromising the work you need to do too much. Decorating your kitchen countertops can keep the holiday spirit up, and inspire you when preparing food for friends and family. They say food taste better when prepared by loving hands, so making your kitchen countertops festive ensures you serve the best tasting spread.

Vintage ornaments

granite countertops with glass ornaments

Holiday-themed glass ornaments were the fashion in bygone days, but they are enjoying more popularity today as people look back fondly to the old days. Of course, the hand-blown ones cost an arm and a leg if you buy them new, so unless you have some in storage, you might want to look at alternatives. Check garage sales; you might get lucky.

You can also simulate make your own by buying colored glass balls and placing them inside a large apothecary jar with a cover. You can change the colors of the balls make it more thematic, such as orange and black for Halloween, or red and green for Christmas. Place some lights at the bottom for added interest.

The best thing about this decoration is it is self-contained. You can easily put it to one side when you need the space, and back when the space is available again.

Long branches in tall vases

At the risk of sounding a bit snooty, placing long branches to a tall glass vase makes a very nice and convenient centerpiece for your kitchen island.  It will never need watering, and will not make a mess on your countertop. Add some pretty rocks at the bottom to keep the branches from shifting and the vase from tipping.

Theheight of the composition creates the illusion of \eight. Using bare branches instead of flowers keeps it from getting in the way, yet adds drama to the room. If you can get white birch branches, you can add anything to it to tie it in to the occasion. You can put lights, ribbons, lace, or even tinsel if you want, and it will look at home.

You will note even have to put it away after the holidays. This countertop décor looks right during regular days as well as holidays.

Wreath candleholders

Most people place wreaths over the mantelpiece or the front door to add a welcoming air to the home. However, you can also place it on a flat surface and use it as a decorative candleholder. Simply place a small wreath (not more than 10 inches in diameter) on one of the countertops, and put a hurricane glass candleholder that fits snugly in the center. You can choose to place a pillar candle inside, or fill it with clear or tinted water so you can put floating candles instead. In either case, choose candles that echo the color accents of the wreath for a truly festive look.

Nature’s bounty

A great way to decorate your countertops is to make an artistic display of seasonal greenery. Holly comes in many varieties, and branches and sprigs of them can make any surface look festive.

You can also place pinecones and candles at various areas of the countertops, but be sure to keep them separate as dry pinecones might catch fire. You can spray paint the pinecones and add glitter to make them more attractive if you want.

Poinsettias can also add a nice color to your kitchen countertops and living room.  They bloom for several months during the holiday season, and you only have to water them once a week. Place poinsettia plants near the windows during the winter to give them some sunlight during the day, but take care that they do not actually touch the glass. If you get a lot of natural light, move them further back as too much sun can cause them to wilt.  During the non-holiday season, keep the poinsettia plants in cool area with lots of ventilation.


Holiday lights can always add to the festive look of the home, but most people do not use them in kitchens. With rope LED lights easily and affordably available, you can start a new tradition. Place rope lights on the perimeter of the countertops and under the cabinets. Choose rope lights with a color changer so that you can change the mood of the room at the flick of a switch or push of a button. They are easy to install and remove, so you will not have to worry about hiring a pro to install and remove them for you.


Your new kitchen countertops will fit right in with the holiday season with these cool holiday décor tips. However, you should ensure proper installation of your new countertops in a timely manner.  Avoid stress this holiday season by contracting with a reputable countertop specialist in your area as soon as possible.

Keystone Granite & Tile can help you with your holiday plans. We will go through your options, and make recommendations based on your preferences. We service the areas of Columbus, Ohio, Delaware cities, Lancaster and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Our showrooms in Lancaster and Horsham, Pennsylvania as well as New Castle, Delaware and Columbus, Ohio. We offer natural stones for your consideration. We will walk you through each granite and marble slab to explain how each can benefit you in your kitchen or bathroom remodel. Also wecarry the top brands of quartz countertops in the market, including Cambria, Caesarstone, Silestone, and MSI. They all come with manufacturer warranties.

Once you have chosen your countertops, we will provide free professional design consultation and quotes so you know exactly where you are before committing. We also have a quick turnaround, so you will get your products on time and on budget.

We are experts at fabricating and installing engineered stone and granite countertops, so you can be confident that you will get the very best in product and service quality. Give us a call or send us an inquiry through our website to get your holiday countertops ready!