Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sweet Sugarplums

Mmmm, Visions of Sugarplums must have been dancing through my head when I came up with this "Sweet Shoppe" theme for decorating my kitchen this Christmas!

What kid, or grown-up for that matter :), can resist a candy shoppe?
Especially if it's at Christmastime!!!

Now, don't you go focusin' on that plastic taped above my cabinets just now!
(We're finally getting things rolling in our kitchen re-do this coming week!)
Instead, look at all of the fun goodies in my little vignette above the fridge.

Mixing antiques, collectibles, a super cute chalkboard, and handmade "candy" ornaments from my kids is what makes this special!

Can't you just picture Mrs. Claus and the kitchen elves buzzing around their Christmas kitchen?

Flour dusting their aprons and noses...the smells of gingerbread, sugar, & cinnamon filling the air...icing and sprinkles...laughing and singing Christmas carols as they fill orders for yummy baked goods, ready by December 24!!!

Gumballs and old-fashioned lollies fill apothecary jars!
A candy-cane looking ribbon gives a finishing touch!

Handmade ornaments from my children fit the theme here and fill collectible baskets. I just love handmade touches, don't you?

I collect Longaberger baskets, and also Mark Roberts Santa fairies. They look right at home here in my kitchen this year! How fun to imagine the little elfish fairies baking goodies in the kitchen!

Mmm...this one is drinking Hot Cocoa, my favorite this time of year!

Glass ornaments and cookie cutters fill my little kitchen tree!

What a sweet surprise from my Sweet Girl!
I'll be leaving this up all season long!!

Milk glass looks lovely holding some Candy Cane Sweets!

This is just some of the festive touches in the "Sweet Shoppe" kitchen, I'll share more another time!

Thanks for visiting The Blessed Nest today, I really am grateful!
Leave me a little "hello!" in the comments section -- I just love getting comments and hearing from my dear friends, both old and new!!


Courtney said...

What festive and adorable decoration you have!!! And that note was just precious.

Merry Christmas!

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

AWWW the note was too sweet!

What a lovely vignette you've created! It's right up my alley! I love to do the sweets tree in my dining room and little baker elves with a gingerbread house! You can see them on my blog header.

Jennifer said...

Love the sweet shoppe idea... too cute!! What a precious note from your daughter... AWW! :)

Stacey said...

Looks so cute! I love that you are decorating amongst the construction. A girl just has to get things done, right? Carry on!!

Jennifer Juniper said...

It's a candy wonderland! And that note is so will have to put it away for the trying teen years :)

Christy said...

I love it! I too share your passion for Longaberger lol (that's why I started selling them).

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That is *literally* soooo sweet! ;) Love it all...the candy canes in the milkglass look great. And I am totally going to try to shove one of my little trees in my black urn now. ;) Great job, Stacey!

bec4 said...

So cute--I love the Christmas balls in the cones!

Melissa Lester said...

What sweet, happy ideas you have this year for Christmas! I enjoyed stopping by to get a tour of your home all decorated for the holidays.

Shannon said...

It looks so fun! I love it! I have always wanted to put a little tree in my kitchen with baking goodies on it. :) Perfect!

randee said...

i LOVE the ornament in the ice cream cone & the note from your daughter. i've saved all of mine like that & they still crack me up. my daughter always signed her last name in her notes to me. just in case i wasn't sure which corrie she was.

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Stacey,
what a wonderfully cute idea!
You have a grand imagination which is wonderful! Everything looks so cute and SWEET! I like to use candy to decorate with too! It is so nice they make all the colorful candy for Christmas and other occasions.
Look forward to seeing the rest of your kitchen.
Have A Merry Christmas Dear!
Blessings, Nellie

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Well that's definitely a note to treasure forever! How sweet is she!

Everything looks so cute! I love the Christmas tree with the cute red and white polka dot balls!


Anonymous said...

it's so cute!! i love all the colors!!

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

I love the theme for your kitchen and the handmade candy cane fits in perfectly!

I love Longaberger. I sold it for 7 years, until this year and life with 3 very active little boys didn't leave me much time for it like I wanted it to. I hope to sell again in a few years.

Anonymous said...

pk @ Room Remix
It's so fun and festive! That note from your daughter? priceless. :-)

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

It looks adorable and festive! What a sweet note. I just LOVE when my daughter does that. She's 18 and still leaves me notes!

Melissa Miller said...

That is such a sweet note! Your daughters are a true blessing.

~Enjoy the season! ~Melissa :)