Monday, December 13, 2010

Candy Kitchen


If you have one or several of these running around, I know you just can't help having a fun and whimsical Christmas dedicated just for the kids (even the one in you). So with my helper in tow, we created a little whimsy in the kitchen/eating area.


Candy canes and lollipops, gingerbread men and ladies, deck out the painted white shelf hanging on the wall in the kitchen.



Isn't she so cute with her green bow and ruffly dress?

I put a tree next to the china hutch, full of candy and gingerbread ornaments.


Have you seen this type of paper garland at Pottery Barn and other places? I made my own, punched circles out of reversible scrapbooking paper and sewed them together. I decided to hang it on the tree.

Last year after Christmas, I picked up a Christmas dinnerware set (like I need one more set of dishes) from Martha Stewart. It has a beautiful holly pattern and I blended it in the hutch with my everyday Gibson. I've done a tablescape with these so look for that tomorrow. I've been collecting "candy" for years and I displayed them in glass apothecary jars, it looks real and certainly last longer! :)






Some favorite ornaments



Gingerbread man, I just love this pair!


The advent calendar hangs in the kitchen too. Justin's Grandmother made it, circa 1985.


I hung vintage stockings with suction cups on the glass of the hutch, I added cedar and made the little felt poinsettias. I put a clothes pins on the back so they can go anywhere. I used a bottle cap for the center!
I just love felt!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you are inspired!
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18 comments:

  1. I just love the candy theme! :)...And the felt poinsettias are super cute especially with the bottle cap centers!! So cute!

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  2. I just passed up some vintage stockings, and am SO regretting it! Now the knobs on my china cabinet are going to look so bare. I am on my way to Michael's, just added double-sided scrapbook paper to my list.

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  3. Very cute Love those poinsettas!

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  4. `Did you make the poinsettias..are there directions anywhere..I love them!

    Heather
    jobyx2@yahoo.com

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  5. Love the candy theme for the kitchen, it's so happy. :-) Merry Christmas!

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  6. I love the candy theme!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. What cute decorations! I love the red felt poinsettias.

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  8. Cute! I love the paper garland. Using two sided paper was a great idea!

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  9. Love your gingerbread people, Michelle! You have such a great hutch for display.

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  10. What a lovely festive and yummy Christmas kitchen you have. Love the traditional color sheme! And those candy ornaments look strikingly real!

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  11. I love how festive your kitchen looks. Using a bottle cap for the center of your Poinsettia is a great idea!

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  12. How utterly delightful...every single photo made me smile! I ah-dore your blog and your gorgeous home! I'm so happy I found you, I'll have a look around your store!
    xoxo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  13. Michelle how wonderful....I wish I was your child! lol I love the candy theme in the kitchen....we are huge candyland fans so I love collecting candy ornaments and also nutcrackers! Your crafts are so great and I love that you can do them with the kids....because I have 5 (only 4 are walking...lol) But....I have to know where on earth you got the gingerbread man & lady...I will travel wherever it is they are absolutely adorable. I need them for next year in the kitchen. Happy Holidays!

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  14. OMG, I am so happy I found your blog! This is adorable! I have a small gingerbread vignette in my kitchen and a kitchen tree with all cady ornaments too!!!! Thanks for sharng this!!! XO, Pinky PS, please come on over to visit my blog too!

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  15. All of your cany decorations make me hungry. Thanks for stopping by "In His Grip."

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  16. Love your candy theme! Some of those would fit right into my Gingerbread kitchen. Cute cute cute!
    Debbie

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  17. Absolutely adorable!!! I just love the gingerbread people. I love the faux candy idea, that way you don't have to buy new every year and the kids don't eat it. ;) I love it all!!!! So cute and festive!

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  18. Lovely decorations - and the candy theme is so effective! It all looks beautiful!

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