Sunday, December 20, 2009

~~A Candy Lover's Delight~~

I'm sure you're wondering what these pears are doing in the middle of a
Christmas post. You see this is a bit of a metamorphosis of sorts. This is what you may have seen on this end of the counter during Marty's Cloche Party earlier this year. She put on quite the party. You can click on her name to scoot over to her beautiful blog. Marty, do you have another one planned?? Hint! Hint!!!
Metamorphosis Monday is hosted each week by Susan . She graciously hosts this event with many participating. It's a delight to see what all of you wonderful blogger's have come up with for us to admire.
Curly ribbon and lollipops. What a wonderful combination.

A sugar cookie ornament in the shape of an L... hmmm wonder who that stands for? Topped with candy canes.. fit right in. Ribbon candy topped with ice crystals...
The candy cane garland I've had for a few years. I believe I got it at Dollar General.
A sherbet glass full of candy canes and lollipops. Doesn't get any better than
that. :-))

This fine fellow is a recent purchase. I just discovered the most beautiful blog. Around the House. Phyllis is a wonderful gal full of the most creative ideas. She recently did a post on A Tree for the Kitchen. She had the cutest Santa standing beside the tree. Oh my goodness my heart skipped a beat or two. You know how it is when you fall in love with something and it's screaming your name ? Come on now, sure you do. :-)) Anyway, she said she had gotten it at Kohl's. I immediately got on the website and ordered placed an order. It was half price and I got free shipping to boot.. now how can you beat a bargain and a beauty like that?? SO, Phyllis a great big thank you for letting us know where we could get this darling guy. I am absolutely loving him. My girlfriend stopped by yesterday and she loved it. Told me, "It's perfect!! He definitely belongs in your kitchen"! I have to

This may be as close to having a gingerbread house this year as I

Did you catch the twinkle in his eye?

I sat the small tree in a trunk I've had for over 20 years. Yikes!! Does that make me old? Nah!! Just a person that hangs onto things. :-)) And to think I almost put it in the garage sale box.. lol The hanging crystal candle holder to the right of Santa, was one of the last gifts My Betty gave me for Christmas.
Help yourself to a peppermint stick.
Naturally, I would add a snowman or two some where in this vignette. These little cuties worked perfectly under the cloche dome. I borrowed the crystal plate and paired them up. What a perfect marriage it made.
As always thank you for swinging in and saying hello. Before you leave be sure to grab another peppermint stick. Susan, thank you for allowing me to join in on this wonderful event each week.
Happy Holidays!
hugs ~lynne~


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful really outdid yourself this Christmas with all you did,,,and I also just found "around the hose" does she not have the best blog....Loved seeing your Santa chef girl oh I just loved seeing it all...Thank you again my Dear friend for the snowman light it really did touch my heart BIG time...You have not a clue what that did for me month...Many Blessings to you Lynne...Love ya sis...Love Gloria

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

How funny, I swung into Kohl's last week to pick up a Christmas present..intent was to run in, grab the present and run out...there were 2 of these Santa's blocking my way and one grabbed my leg as I feinted and tried to run, I had no choice but to bring him home. Love your candy decor...all looks good enough to munch.

Linda said...

Wow Lynne, great job. everything looks great. I love LOVE your Santa. I checked out Kohl's and they don't ship to Canada. We miss out on a lot up here. It's even on sale.. Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us. Happy Holidays!!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh how pretty it all looks Lynne. All that glittery candy just looks so festive, and your Santa is so cute! Great minds think alike. I posted my candyland kitchen today too! Have a Merry, Merry Christmas. laurie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a wonderul Santa!! I truly love your kitchen decor. We have a Khols here, but have never been.
Just may need to check them out.

Shirley said...

What a delightful post!! I love the candy filled tree. Your kitchen is wonderful. You have the cutest things. Oh, how my horses would love those peppermint sticks!! : ))

bj said...

O, I have a kitchen Santa, too, that I love. Now, I am going to spend the entire year gathering lovely things to go on a kitchen Christmas tree...your's is just adorable!!
I must have some of those ribbon and glass 'em.

dee dee said...

What a beautiful little candy tree! Dee Dee

Sarah said...

Lynne, your kitchen Christmas tree with your new Santa chef is adorable. Your photos are simply amazing. Everything looks like the real thing. Love the ribbon candy ornaments.
Merry, Merry to you and yours! ~ Sarah

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Your ornaments look delicious. I love the baking Santa. What a cutie! Merry Christmas!

Christi @ A Southern Life

Tamara Jansen said...

what a gorgeous candy theme! I should try that in REAL candy :) My kids would love it.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Hi Lynn, love your close ups of the Christmas tree, wow they are amazing, everything is so beautiful, I loved seeing it all...thanks for the mention on your blog, I love the santa and I am glad you love him too, he looks just perfect in your setting...thanks for being such a nice blogging friend...Phyllis

Welcome to the Garden of Egan said...

Those are so beautiful. That is an awesome collection and I love the Santa!!!! Wow, that is a lot of creativity.
Thanks for letting me snoop around!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Just whimsical and gorgeous! I feel like a little kid in the candy store! I need to get to Kohls, I so love that Santa!
Merry Christmas my friend,

Donna said...

All your pictures are so beautiful and clear. I love the decorations on your tree! So pretty.


Four Paws and Co said...

This is all just too cute for words & right up my alley! ☺

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

So beautiful....your blog is the BEST....It has been such a blessing to meet you in blogland...You have enriched my life. Blessings to you and yours....Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with many blessings.
Grammy Girlfriend

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

I loved your baker Santa. I have been wanting one like that one! I was at Kohl's Friday night and found a cute old world and grapes. Couldn't pass it up. Your tree closeups are beautiful! Enjoyed all the glass pretty. Hugs and Merry Christmas.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Lynne!

What wonderful photos! I think I'm getting a sweet tooth looking at all that gorgeous eye candy!!

The pink and green sugary candy tree is absolutely stunning!!

Hey I see you got your snow falling too!! Thats great!

Merry Christmas!

bj said...

Many thanks for telling about your drapes. They are really pretty.
Our Linens and Things store went out of business last year. boo hoo..
Have a beautiful day...

Jessica said...

Love your kitchen Santa, Lynne...he is the sweetest. Hope you & Mr. P.have a wonderful Christmas!

Hugs to you my friend~ J.

P.S. I believe that is the sweetest most yummiest tree, EVER! :)

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Your kitchen tree is a true delight! Love it! :) The glass candy in the sherbet dish is so cute! ...and that Santa, oh my, he makes my heart take a flip too! He would be perfect for my kitchen, too! He is just perfect for your space as well! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Dolores said...

Good morning and Merry Christmas Lynne,

Wow, Everything looks beautiful!!!!!
I love all the sparkles of the ribbon candy.....
I hope you and yours have a blessed Christmas!

Anonymous said...

That is such a cool display! I love your Santa. He's so cute! Those glass ornaments are beautiful!

Your house is so festive and warm!

Have a great day!


Anonymous said...

I almost forgot....Thank you for the sweet/supportive comments you left me. I really appreciate them. I hope your daughter can get her BP under control. It's so hard sometimes!

God Bless,

Angie Holden said...

Gorgeous pics!! Thanks for sharing! I really enjoyed it!

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I just adore your Christmas inspired metamorphosis.

Sue said...

This post is truly eye candy!! I want that Santa chef. All of your pictures are gorgeous. What a beautiful theme- candy! Something after my own heart!!
Merry Merry, Lynne~ Sue

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Lynne...what an awesome tree! I LOVE the ribbon going all around...just beautiful! Your pics are wonderful...feels like a complete fantasy land! :-) What a fabulous Santa...he is perfect for this delightful vignette! Don't you just love much fun! Merry Christmas, dear friend!
Hugs to you and Bill!

Myrna said...

Everything looks so yummy! Christmas candy wonderland!!
Great photography too!!
Beautiful job!
Merry Christmas!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your tree and the candy ornaments! I love this idea in a kitchen especially. Yes, I saw that Santa, too, and just loved him. A perfect companion to your tree!

Anonymous said...

Enchanting! Kitchen Santas are wonderful : )

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What gorgeous photos! So much eye candy! It's all just gorgeous!

Merry Christmas!