And Visions Of Sugar Plums Danced In My Head…..
Christmas is coming and I have been in a decorating frenzy since Thanksgiving weekend. Today I wanted to stop in and share a sweet Christmas vignette I created in my kitchen where a pink, yes PINK Christmas tree takes center stage.
I bought this sweet pink flocked Christmas tree a few years ago and for the past few years I have had it set up in my guest bathroom decorated with a garden theme.
This year I wanted to use it in my kitchen as part of a whimsical Christmas Candy themed display I created on my vintage Hoosier Table. This adorable Christmas vignette for my cottage style kitchen was created with new, handcrafted and vintage elements.
Many of my designs begin as visions and I can in my head and sometimes get a little crazy looking for the perfect pieces to make that vision come to life. I will go to a hundred stores looking for what I need and usually end up making some of the elements. This project was no different but I didn’t have to work too hard. I knew my local Hobby Lobby had some pretty candy inspired Christmas decor when I had been there in a recent shopping trip. I was a little disappointed that most of their inventory was sold out but I was able to come home with some cute ornaments that would make my pink little tree look sooo sweet.
This sprinkled Cookie Pop ornament made a darling Christmas tree topper with the addition of a lime green polka dotted bow.
I decorated the rest of the tree with candy garland that I already had, vintage silver balls and an assortment of cookie and candy inspired ornaments.
I found a few packages of fun polka dotted paper napkins at my local dollar store. I wrapped small empty boxes with the napkins, tied them with ribbon and added small ornaments to make pretty little packages for under the tree. The tree skirt is actually just a piece of pink and white polka dotted fabric wrapped around the base.
I was running out of small boxes so to improvise this small package is actually an old paperback book I grabbed out of my closet. It was the right size and no one will ever be the wiser.
Next to the tree sits two mason jars filled with gumdrops and pastel colored candy canes. The colors were perfect. I love the little snowman and miniature pink trees sitting atop the upcycled pedestal cake stand.
Dressed up as a package, more paper napkins and ribbon incorporates an every day Rooster plaque into the design scheme. A glittered lime green stocking hangs beside it with little packages tucked in to complete the look.
Pink may not be a traditional Christmas color but it has become popular in cottage style homes and I love it.
Do you incorporate pink in any of your holiday decorating?
Stay tuned for more peeks at this year’s Christmas decor.