My Alpine Home

Monday, November 28, 2011

Open for Business. . .

YThe Candy Cane Kitchen and Bakery will soon be open for business.

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The tablecloth (quilt) has been spread and the candy canes are out.

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This establishment has a four star rating.  Sorry, but I just can’t quite do five.

What’s a girl to do when she only has four side chairs? Actually, I have a couple extra I can pull out if needs be for more company.

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Vintage bells hang for a time,

hoping, hoping that they’ll soon  get to chime.

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Come on in, I’d love to whip something up for you!

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You know that a sweet treat just can’t be beat!

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Quite a few of these have been around for some time.  I can assure you that they only get better with age sublime.

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How about a spot of tea?

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One teapot won’t do?  How about two?

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The candy jars are filled to the brim.  Just waiting for someone sweet like you to come in!

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What? nothing sweet you say.  Well it just happens to be your lucky day.

We have plenty of, you know things that are green.  I’m sure that they will help keep you lean.

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The aprons are hung,

anxious and ready to serve someone!

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My rag stocking quilt will keep you warm.

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And enjoying a bit of Winter will do you no harm.

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If you drop in, we’ll grab a plate.

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So mark your calendar for an important date.

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Dec. 1st will be the day.  I hope you’ll drop by for a bit of a stay!

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Till then, I’ll keep the candle burning.  Well, probably not; I’d hate to start a fire. lol!

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Sure hope you’re feeling a bit of a yearning!

Merry Christmas season!

Jann

I will be linking my Candy Cane Kitchen with these wonderful blogs:

At the Picket Fence for Christmas in the Kitchen

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Pargas Junkyard for 25 Days of Christmas

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Marty at A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday

Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Sue Loves Cherries for Rednesday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

The Lettered Cottage and Tablescapes for Christmas

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44 comments:

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Ok! I want to come over to your house for Christmas. You are so creative and obviously love to make people feel warm and special! I love all of your little bits of decor!!!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Greetings from your neighbor at Thrifty Tuesday. It looks as if you are ready for the big day. I love all of the candies.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
I would love to come for a visit and we could have a bake-a-thon an all day occasion. You in your apron me in mine...That would be so nice...
Love the pots around the sink, your paper whites are doing well. Loving the red & white theme!
I wish you were my next door neighbor oh, the fun we would have...
Merry Christmas!
I know it is early but just saying!
Love your new background too.
All the Best,
Christine

Sonia said...

Oh my goodness so many beautiful accessories...don't know what I love the most...but truly a Christmas kitchen with all those adorable pretties is so happy and festive! I love all those vintage pieces sitting on top of your cake plate and all the red bowls in that iron stand! Everything is pretty!
Miss Bloomers

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I would love to have a cup of coffee in that sweet and pretty Christmas kitchen. I love the teapots and the canisters full of C'mas candy, it's enchanting! Every part with a vignette it's so adorable, magazine worth, better! Hugs,
FABBY

Helen and her Daughters said...

I love Candy Canes, I have a Candy Cane sign in my breakfast room too! Everything just looks so lovely!

Karen S. said...

What an awesome post to put even the Grinch in a good spirit!

Joanne said...

Oh My Gosh!!!! How pretty! I put out a few things but frankly I don't have the knack. You my friend have the magic touch! Thanks for the tour :O)
Blessings, Joanne

kitty said...

What a fun kitchen to work in & to be a guest at!! I LOVE it!!!!

La said...

Oh what a festive kitchen. Your post was a fabulous pick-me-up.

camp and cottage living said...

Jann
OMG, your place is adorable. It makes me want to get busy and start decorating soon.
I love the blue and red together.
I'll be back to see 'what's cooking'!

Gina said...

Your kitchen is beautiful all decked out for Christmas! I love all the little details, it's so much fun.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh your Christmas kitchen looks delightful! The perfect spot for whipping up a batch of Christmas cookies!

Vicki/Jake said...

YUMMY!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Ca-ute!!! I love the candy theme....truly a fantasy Christmas theme!!

Kris said...

How cute!!!
I am loving my apron Jann!!

Kelley said...

Whoa! Girl! a.DOR.able! Your "shop" is packed to the gills with goodies!

Shannon said...

I seriously wonder why your home isn't in Better Homes and Gardens. Gorgeous...I absolutely love it!!!

mary said...

Oh my I'd like to stay in your kitchen. So pull the extra chair for me ^_^ Happy Tuesday!! Thanks for the visit!

Angela said...

Girllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll...oh my goodness what a blessing this post was. I have a smile on my face the entire time reading and looking at the pics..I will have to get off my 'buns of steel' now and start doing some vignettes in my kitchen that you have inspired me..You rock. This was a fantastic post...and on my...those reds!!!!

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Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh love your plate. Your kitchen looks like a pretty candy store...wonderful!!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I AM IN LOVE!! I do a gingerbread theme in my kitchen each year and so much of your goodies would fit right on in. I especially love the vintage pieces and your use of COLOR! What a fun kitchen to work in :)

CHRISTmas Blessings!
Gail

Tanya@takesix said...

Love that sweet teapot. Your kitchen is ready to celebrate Christmas! Lovely!

~~Carol~~ said...

The one word that comes to mind after seeing these pictures is....charming! And.....cozy! And....SO cute! I absolutely love how you've decorated your home Jann, and it makes me want to decorate right NOW!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol

Ann said...

Every inch looks festive. All the little touches are darling, I think the little ceramic stove is so cute. How nice to have a red mixer-love that color. Looks like you will have a wonderful party in there.
Ann

LV said...

What a great red presentation of so many neat things.

Kris said...

Lovely. Can't wait to come visit!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I would love to hang out in you inviting kitchen.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Hi Jann! I love, love, love your Candy Cane Kitchen. We turn our little cottage into Candy Cane Cottage. I'll have to post on all our candy cane lights outside soon. I call my kitchen Gingerbread Kitchen this time of year. Isn't it fun to name things?

You have some wonderfully clever ideas and cute, cute, cute displays. Thanks for letting us come for a visit!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann!!

OMG!!
I am TOTALLY LOVING THIS!!

Now you know I would if you saw my Kitchen!! I LOVE a red vintage Kitchen and yours is to die for!!

Great job and so festive!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Sarah ~ Magnolia's Attic said...

What fun! I'm coming over to your house --- that's me knocking at the back door!!

Queenie said...

Everything looks so pretty...don't ya just love this time of the year? So cozy and fun! I think that red and aqua always looks so great together...I just love that Candy Cane Tin :)
Big hugs,
Queenie

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

This is all just too stinking cute! I love that combo of aqua and red! I wrapped all my presents like that last year!

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Melody said...

Oh Jann, What a sweet post! And, the decor is to drool for.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

If candy canes were still 5 cents, I would be a blimp!

A DAY WITHOUT SCARLET

A day without scarlet, they say,
Can color the soul ashen-grey;
For if there’s no red,
The soul feels half-dead,
And has no incentive to play.


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Red blossoms here, red buds here

Sweet .n. Simple said...

Those window canister bins are awesome! So cute filled with candy ♥ and I love your teapots:)Lots of lovely red in your home!!!

pargasjunkyard said...

I love Candy Canes! These decorations are such great ideas! Thanks for joining the 25 Days of ChristmasLinky! You can grab the pic and share on your blog if you like!

Tiffini Kilgore said...

I love the bright colors. so festive. it is a visual heaven to scroll through.
beautiful work. beautiful
xo

shadow*jewels said...

Your decorations are divine! What kind of flower bulbs are those peeping up? Crocuses?

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Lovely, Jann! Wonderful candy cane vignette on your table. Love your framed calendar, too. Lots of festive and warm touches in your kitchen!

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh, I hope there is a chair left for me! Love all your Christmas decor and your POEM!!! How creative you are! Love the candy theme, I have somewhat of a candy theme going to, come on over!!! XO, Pinky

Lori said...

Great ideas. I'm so glad you linked up with the 25 Days of Christmas blogshare! I'm a new follower. Stop by and visit and follow to if you like. Warm wishes

Comeca Jones said...

Everything is so beautiful.