My Alpine Home

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas in the Living Room. . .

For the copycat link party I showed my ‘candy chandy’ that I decorated for my living room.

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From there you got a glimpse of my ‘candy tree’.

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Now I would like to show you more. Warning, I think I gain 10 pounds every time I enter this room.

This tree is the delight of children young and old. It’s decorated with gingerbread houses and men, peppermint balls, cupcakes, star cookies, and gumdrops,

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This garland hangs above the French doors leading into this land of sweets.

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In the entryway there is a little something to tempt your palette

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Gingerbread and gumdrop houses.  Two of which light up. A few little treats and my sweet little girl I made years ago.

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Now we enter ‘Candyland’.

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Thank goodness, there are a few non fattening decorations

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A special place for special décor.  I will post more about my Nativities later.

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These two cuties were given to me by my oldest daughter and my cousin.

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What’s a candy tree without some real candy?  For the tree skirt, I bought a premade red felt one and stitched the words “Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice.”  If you ask me, that’s what Christmas is made of!

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Only problem is, some of the candy I save from year to year.  I don’t think 5 year old hard tack will kill ya, do you? lol!

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I have so much fun decorating with candy every Christmas.

Can’t imagine why I can never lose weight. hee-hee!

Oh well, in the famous words of Miss Scarlet, “I’ll worry about that tomorrow”

Here’s wishing you a very Merry and SWEET Christmas!

Jann

I will be linking with these wonderful parties:

Shabby Sugar Pink Boutique

Jennifer Rizzo for her Holiday Home Tour

Little Red House for Mosiac Monday

Boogie Board Cottage for Masterpiece Monday

The House in the Roses for Show off your Cottage Monday

Work of the Poet and Ruby Tuesday

Cozy Home Scenes for Gingerbread Linky Party

Gingerbread Man Logo- for blog2

 

 

23 comments:

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

Wow. What a tree...
Have a wonderful week,
Markus

Marilyn said...

Old candy? The best kind, then it doesn't get eaten. I used to save candy for math counters at school and the kids loved to work with it.

EVERYTHING is so cute! I need to get busier, do you think they'd miss me at school this week?♥♫

KAT said...

Love your candyland Christmas. my son, Ryan would want me to do that too !

- KAT -

Evie said...

Love your candyland decor (of course!)...what a fun tree!!

evie @ brown paper packages

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love what you did over the French doors! Your home is Christmas fairyland! ♥♥♥

Diane Writes said...

Wow! Your home looks so cozy and happy for the season!!

colorchic said...

Such wonderful touches of Christmas everywhere! Warm and inviting, Merry Christmas!

Shannon said...

Stunning...I love it all..but.....The tree is really really fabulous!

camp and cottage living said...

Oh my, what a scrumptious room. So full of sweetness and darling gingerbreads everywhere!
Yep, I would have to worry about those 10 pounds too.
I'm looking forward to the Nativity post as well
See you then!

Red Rose Alley said...

Your "candy tree" and decorations are wonderful, and there's nothing like a gingerbread house at Christnas time.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Your tree looks beautiful! I am so glad you could join in on the party!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely decorations and a beautiful tree. Your home looks festive and pretty. Wonderful photos, I wish you a great week ahead.

Jenny said...

Wow. That chandelier and door garland is phenomenal.

I love your decorations. You are definitely taking 'deck the halls' to heart!

Good for you!

Wanna come over?

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,

What a great tree skirt, all of that candy tucked under there...
The grands must have a ball coming over to see all of your Christmas decor!
Have a fun week!
All the Best,
Christine

Dinah said...

Oh wow! I would be tempted with all these delish decors! they look so pretty and good to eat! I will gain more than 10 lbs too :-)

Christmas is in the malls!

Kim, USA said...

Awesome decorations I love it!

RT

janet said...

Your home is very festive..I love the candyland items..
Merry Christmas..

Sell WoW Account said...

ooohhh... i really like your theme. pastries and sweet everywhere.

GrandmaK said...

Could just take a bite !!! (that's the carbaholic in me!) Beautiful pictures!!! Have a grand week! Cathy

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Hi Jann-

Sorry it's taken me a few days to comment. The last few days have been crazy, but I wanted to thank you for linking up to my gingerbread party.

Your tree is beautiful and you cracked me up about the 5 year old candy. My bet is in my house, someone wold have cracked that open long before now, so you must serve a lot of goodies so your friends and family don't need candy. I think I should come to your house!

susie said...

Your Christmas tree is BEAUTIFUL, so full of Holiday Delight!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!
Smiles,
Susie

Pondside said...

I think I put on five pounds just looking at these photos!

ImagiMeri said...

OMG Jann, I love your tree, especially! I love your candy theme, too. I'm trying desperately to get my "toy" theme going, but as you know I've been dealing with a lot this past year with my mother. I've not forgotten that you want a button made, and I swear I'm working on it, so please be patient with me. Thank you so much for sharing your holiday home, it certainly cheered me up!

Big Hugs,
Meri