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!
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