My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Candyland Tree. . .

Hello and welcome to candyLand!

Didn’t you love playing that game as a child?

If you’ve read my last few posts then you know that there’s a whole lot of Sugar and Spice going on over here at my house.

We certainly couldn’t forget the tree.  Last year I bought a new 9 1/2 ft. slim tree for my family room.  It was decorated with my birds and mercury glass ornaments.  This year I switched that to the living room and the family room and kitchen have officially became ‘Candyland’.

We Have gingerbread men and gumdrops…

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Peppermints and cookies. . .

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I bought the ribbon new this year.  Notice how it has both lime and kelly green?  I Thought that was kind of fun.

A few houses, cupcakes, and candy canes. . .

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Even an ice cream cone. . .

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Some baking tins. . .

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A few goodies under the tree.

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Put em all together and what do you get?  A ‘candyland’ tree!

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Now we just need some presents and the grandies will Think it’s ever so ‘sweet’!

Wishing you a ‘Sugar and Spicey Sweet’ Christmas!

Jann

I want to thank Judith from Lavender Garden Cottage for featuring my Sneak Peek  post!  Such a nice surprise!

I will be sharing with:

Kathe with an e for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday

All Star Block Party

Lavender Garden Cottage for Cottage Style Party

Rose Chintz Cottage for Home

34 comments:

Bernideen said...

I think "Candyland Christmas Tree" is certainly the perfect name - very cute!

allisamazing said...

I am literally drooling over your tree - lol! It is lovely :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Jann,
Your candyland tree is delightful. What a great idea. I love the gingerbread man and candy canes on there. I just made a small fairy tree myself because I love fairies. It looks like you are enjoying the Christmas season.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Oooh Jann, too sweet!... I just love your candyland tree and all the things that go with it... you make everything so fun for your family!... (and for all of us too in blogland that get to see it!)... xoxo Julie Marie

Susie said...

Smiles for all that gingerbread stuff. Don't you love that skinny tree? I like mine fine. it's not as tall as yours. I have to use all my old things from when my girls were small. One year I did a huge victorian tree...I had the blues from missing all the old things my daughters would hang on the tree. So it was back to my old tree and things.xoxo, Susie

Susan said...

Your candie land tree is just too cute!! I bet the kids just love it!

poppilinnstudios said...

What a sweet tree, Jann! I LOVED Candyland when I was a kid.
-Lynn

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Really "sweet" Christmas decorations, Jann. The grandkids will love it for sure.

Gina said...

Your tree is so cute! My sister puts up a candy tree too. I love how you added some goodies under the tree as well.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
Oh it is so sweet...Those drapes in the background are so pretty. Your home is looking very decked out for the Holidays!
All the Best,
Christine

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, this is so pretty and fun! I like the tall slender tree, too! It looks perfect in your home! Hugs!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Oh what a cute candyland tree! It must have been so much fun collecting the ornaments and decorating the tree. Your grandkids will love it!
Nancy

Old Time Cindy said...

Sweet and so fun!
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Shirley Hatfield said...

Hi! My Candyland/Gingerbread tree in my kitchen is my favorite tree. I keep saying I will do a different theme, but I love all those "sweets" without any calories! Needless to say...I absolutely love your tree! It looks delicious! =D

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

What a fun tree for your grandchildren! My favorite are the sparkly gumdrops :-)

Pamela Gordon said...

What a fun theme! Your tree is gorgeous.

NanaDiana said...

I love the Candyland theme. It is just darling and the grandkids are going to LOVE it! I love the fantasy that Christmas allows us to keep, don't you? xo Diana

Jori said...

What a great idea! Fabulous theme! That tree is just too adorable!

Kris said...

Hi Jann. I am here to catch up, and see that I have missed a lot!!! Love your candy land tree! So sweet!!! I bought a tall skinny tree like that a few years ago, and I love it. It fits the space in our living room so much better than the big fat trees we have had in the past. This year, for the first time since losing my father, I was able to open up my box of ornaments that we have been collecting for the 33 years we have been married. So many are gifts from my Dad, who always called me mouse. I collected mice, mostly from him, and I have many mouse ornaments. My tree is loaded full this year, and I think my Dad is smiling in heaven.
LOVED your tribute post to your inlaws. I too share your love or farmhouse style! So many pretty things you posted!! And then before that one too....love the sweets and things!!!
I have been so darn busy. But I am trying to rest up and catch up!!
Hugs,
Kris

Katherine Wolak said...

Wow.. that is a delicious piece of work!!! LOVE the tree and what you created here!!! Such a candyland experience!

Hugs,

Maureen Wyatt said...

Your grandkids will be in candy heaven! The tree is very, very pretty!

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Jann...I just know there are a whole lot of Dentists out there that are gonna love this tree!! It's so sweet my teeth are aching!
What a delight for your grandkids...You are the best Grammy!
I'm so happy that you shared your candlyland tree, my sweet friend! It's amazing!
Smiles and a few hugs,
Carolynn xoxo

Maria Elena said...

Oh, my! What a gorgeous tree!!! All the ornaments are beautiful! Love it!

Infuse With Liz said...

How cute is that!! Great job! The grandkids will adore it!

Winnie said...

I've never seen such gorgeous tree
Very obvious that it's full of LOVE

Linda W. said...

Wow that tree is so cool! You have such wonderful ideas. Your grandkids are gonna love it.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Yummy and as sweet as can be! Thanks for posting! ♥

Amy said...

Adorable! I bet Mrs. Clause has one just like this! ~Amy

must love junk said...

How adorable!!
Susan

Cynthia said...

This tree is a great a full of whimsy. I love it!!!

Cynthia

Rachelle Falcon said...

What a fun theme for a tree! Love it!

Ruthie Miller said...

Sugar and spice and everything nice!
Beautiful tree and I love the ribbon hanging. I admire your attention to detail.
For kids of all ages!
Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Jann, your Candyland tree is really cute! I'm sure the little ones will love it. I know I do! Thanks for sharing this at my hOME and also for praying for my son. He's been through quite an ordeal. Have a lovely weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Fran said...

What a lovely tree, decorated so sweetly! And despite being laden with such tempting treats, the tree is able to keep its slim figure ;)
--Fran