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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gingerbread Kitchen Christmas tree

Hey y'all.
Since we're not going to be here for Christmas this year I did minimal decorating. 
Only decorating the kitchen a small bit.
I didn't want to lug the huge artificial tree from the attic, so I just used one of the kid's 3 footers that I usually put in their bedrooms and placed it on the kitchen bar.
Please excuse the sun.

I added red and white checked mesh to certain spots.

Love the mixer ornament! (Target)
Snowflake with cutter ornament from Cracker Barrel.

The gingerbread house is my FAVORITE ornament, I bought two but wish I bought more.
(Cracker Barrel)

Red and white candy striped ones came from Target a few years ago, wish I could find more of these.
I mixed them up with some vintage red ornaments.

My topper.
I cannot make a pretty bow to save my life LOL
I found these candy cane picks from Carolina Pottery, they are awesome!

My tree skirt is a vintage french towel.

Another view.

I have become obsessed with gingerbread over the past few years.
I bought most of them at Cracker Barrel, Target and at Kmart last year on clearance.
I definitely want to hit up CB, they have so many great gingerbread themed items. 

Well I'll share the rest of my minimally decorated kitchen soon.
Have a good night!



rachel@Acts of Life said...

How cute Michele! I love getting ornaments from Cracker Barrel..half of mine are from there as well lol. I put up a small tree upstairs for the kids and it's mainly snow men. It's always fun to do a themed tree.

NanaDiana said...

Michele- That tree is just darling. I don't blame you for not dragging the big one out if you are going to be gone. What you did is just beautiful. I love how cheery it is. xo Diana

sweet southern inspiration said...

Michele, that gingerbread house ornament is my fave this year at Cracker Barrel too! My mothr in law just started working their so I didn't want to buy them for myself since she is always asking what I want for Christmas...I am hoping she puts a couple of them in my stocking! Your little tree is super cute.

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

I love all the red and white stripes! And the candy canes at the top of the tree are too cute! I just read your last couple of posts. I'm so glad to hear that you are doing ok!

mississippi artist said...

That is trhe cutest kitchen tree! You know you could buy some red glass balls and paint a white swirl and then glitter while wet-I bet they would look as good as your bought red and white ornaments.

Heather's Stitches said...

Your little tree is so sweet!

I love Cracker Barrel, one day I will have one of their Rockers!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

How cute Michele. I love your kitchen tree. I have always said I was going to get one. Yours is darling.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Michele -- I LOVE your sweet kitchen tree. You have some really wonderful ornaments - wish we had a Cracker Barrel near. I have been obsessed with gingerbread for probably 20 years, lol and my kitchen is always all decked out gingerbread ;)

CHRISTmas Blessings!

Honey at 2805 said...

This is just adorable, Michele! It is so sweet and I adore all the red and white streamers!

Honey at 2805 said...

I was so caught up in how cute this tree is, I forgot to say thank you for linking it to and participating in the Christmas Tree Party at 2805!

Donna said...

Your tree is adorable! I love gingerbread theme trees. I have some of the same ornaments. Love CB myself!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Michele, what a cute tree! Don't you just love all of the holiday decor at Cracker Barrel? I can spend hours in there taking it all in! Love that mixer ornament, too! This is a great tree!

Becca said...

I love your sweet (pun inteded) christmas tree! The ornaments are adorable ... the topper is perfect, as is the ribbon! I love Cracker Barrel's ornaments ... I bought a few there this year, too, along with an adorable gingerbread house. Love what you've done!

Savvy Seasons said...

Adorable, I love it and the topper is SUPER cute!

bj said...

One of the cutest kitchen trees I've seen. I LOVE your bows and ribbons...I especially like the candy cane look, anyway. I am posting a candy cane table soon...will try to remember to let you know.:))
hugs, bj

Sharing with Sherri said...

Oh! How cute and whimsical Michele! I love gingerbread men too! The topper is also really adorable, you did a great job:)

Town and Country Gals said...

your little tree is adorable, am in love with the mixer ornament! My sister had a thing for gingerbread stuff also and kind of got me hooked. Will be posting my kitchen soon and all mn GB stuff is in there, you are right, CB has the best GB stuff! Love the red, my favorite color to decorate with!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

So pretty and festive! Love the tree! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Designing Domesticity said...

So cute and perfectly placed in the kitchen! Thanks for sharing! liz

Comeca Jones said...

Its beautiful and so you Michelle I love the mixer too!

Sue said...

Michele, Your little kitchen tree is adorable! Isn't a gingerbread theme so appropriate for a kitchen? Are your Cracker Barrel ornaments a recent purchase? I haven't bought any new stuff for a while, but could always add to my collection! Wanted to tell you I love that Betty Crocker Cookie Book. I ordered it when I worked in the school library in the 6th grade. And that was a LONG time ago~ LOL Oh, and I love your tree topper, too! :-) Sue

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi Michele! You have been featured in the Christmas Tree Party Highlights Part 3!

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Love your tree Michele, I didn;t get my Kitchen tree up until 2 days ago so I didn't have it in the party hop but our trees need to marry as we would have a great mix, lol. Guess I best be on the hunt for the mixer and some gingerbread men and houses for next year. Merry Christmas, yours is one of my favorites! XO Marilou

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