My Alpine Home

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Creating Christmas with Sugar and Spice and a Give Away

Hello Sugar, are you ready to Spice up your life? lol!  I am so excited that it is my turn to host our ‘Creating Christmas’ party!   I have been having so much fun seeing some of the links at the other parties.  Please share with these other great gals if you haven’t yet!
Remember, Share Your Cup will return next week.
 
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Everyone knows that a little sugar helps to make life just a little bit sweeter!  And we’ve all heard stories of how the children have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads during Christmas time.
 
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A Christmas decorated with ‘Sugar and Spice’ is delightful for both young and old!  That’s how I feel each time I enter our basement kitchen.  Kind of like a kid in a candy store.
The hoosier is filled to the brim with goodies galore!
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The top is set up with a hot chocolate station.
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I must show you these petrified marshmallows I found among my sisters items she sent up for me to sale at a vintage sale.  Aren’t the graphics fabulous?
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Candy garland hanging around the bottle light.
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I have a lot moresugar and spice’ décor, but I will show it in another post.  Got to get this party started.
Link up anything related to ‘Sugar and Spice’.  Not only your décor, but your sweet recipes!
Now, I want to thank all of you for your wonderful friendship throughout the year.  I will be giving away a $40 gift certificate for T.J. Maxx, Home Goods, or Marshalls. 
Just leave a comment and you are entered.  Also, I have a surprise gift to send to one lucky winner that helped advertise our ‘Creating Christmas’ party.  If you put our party button on your blog before today just mention it in a comment and you will be entered in the drawing for a little something I bought.  Winner will be announced at next weeks SYC.

52 comments:

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh how sweet, Jann! I love it all! Thanks for decorating AND for showing us!

I'd love to win your give away! Thanks for a chance to win! ♥

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

Jann,
You know that i have been waiting for this post and this part of the Creating Christmas party, don't you???

I would love to win the Giveaway!!

Thanks so much for this wonderful party!!

Hugs,
Debbie

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

Jann,
Me again! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Kitchen decked out for Christmas. but i am sure that you knew I would..

Hugs,
Deb

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

I see you have been keeping busy, sugar!How lovingly you have spiced up your holiday kitchen...loved every detail especially the bottled chandy and the pretty ornaments hanging from it...beautifully done! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Warm hugs, Poppy

Crochet Hooks said...

Wow I think I am in sugar overload! That is some creative decorating :) Love those marshmellows - they look huge! Thanks for sharing!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Thanks for the party tonight and the opportunity to win your fabulous giveaway:) I am so excited to attend your Christmas party and the party button has been in my side bar for a couple of weeks now and in my post, as well:) Thanks again for hosting Jann! Hugs, Poppy

NanaDiana said...

Jann- I can't believe how cute that all looks! WOW! I LOVE it- It feels like the game Candyland come to life! And the way that hanging light fixture looks is amazing. Great job all the way around!!! xoDiana

Debra Oliver said...

Hi Jann, LOVE all your fun sugar and spice decor! your mason jar lights are wonderful!!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I feel like a kid in a candy store everytime I LOOK at your basement kitchen and this is just adorable! :)

Gayle said...

So fun to see all those goodies - you have a great knack for decorating! Please include my name in your drawing.

kitty said...

What fun to see your basement kitchen all decked out in sugar and spice decor, dear Jann! I can see what joy it brings you to enter that happy space. Thank you for hosting this fun party. xo

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What fun! Everything looks so festive, Jann. Thanks for sharing and hosting.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Junkchiccottage said...

Jann,
Your decor is so great. I love that kitchen. I do not think I have ever seen that kitchen. It looks so fabulous. You have so much whimsy and sweet stuff for Christmas. I just smiled with every picture. You my dear know how to decorate for the holidays. Ohhhhh please put me in the giveaway for TJ Maxx Home Goods my addiction I would love a chance to win that. Thank you for the chance.
Kris

Tanya Rachelle said...

So very charming! Really makes ya want to sit and stay a while and have a cup of hot cocoa! I'd love to be entered in your giveaway and yes, I put your button on my blog to help promote the party. Thanks for hosting such a fun few days of parties.
~Tanya

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love of all of your vintage decorations in your cute and homey kitchen.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love your post - everything is terrific. All I can say is WOW.
You really out did your self.
Mary

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I just love your red and white theme. It is so nostalgic and charming!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Jann, I love your kitchen how it's decorated like candy land! It's so bright and cheery and festive! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway and enjoy your holidays and organizing this whole Creating Christmas Link Party, it's been so much fun.
Julie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Jann forgot to register for the give away and I did have Creating Christmas Link Party on my blog.
Thanks
Mary

Ruth Weston said...

Goodness! How fabulous! And you have more sugar and spice? Can't wait! And how generous to have such a nice giveaway!
Ruth

Sarah said...

Fun party, Jann. Thanks for hosting and sharing all the sugar and spice inspiration. Of course I'd love to be included in the drawing. You picked favorite places to shop! ;-)

Joyce Olson said...

Hi Jann,
Just love the whimsical magic of your home and your sugar and spice theme. Of course it would be much fun to win a great gift card!
Thanks for the party-
Holiday Hugs,
Jemma

cynthia lee designs said...

You outdid yourself...love, love, love how you decorated you basement kitchen!!
hugs,
Cindy

bj said...

I love all your Sugar and Spice here, Jann...this has been such a fun round of parties. I just LOVE Christmastime. :)
My heart skips a beat when I think of having a chance to win this awesome and very generous prize.
We have a TJMaxx right here in town and I sure do like to shop there.
Thanks for the chance...:)
xo bj

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

All the kids, big and little, must love to come over to your house this time of year. YUM! Not sure is my post qualifies as sugar and spice but it certainly is Christmassy! Thanks for hosting Jann and have a terrific week,
Patti

Dawn WeCallItJunkin said...

Jann, your house looks great! I just love that hoosier cabinet. I used to have one but had to sell it when we moved b/c had no room for it in the new place, really regret that now! I shared my fake gingerbread house, covered in sugar and spice drops, lol. Blessings - Dawn

{northern cottage} said...

how completely darling...I'm SO glad to have found you - your style makes me smile!!

♥ NORTHERN COTTAGE {http://www.NorthernCottage.net}

mimi_62 said...

Love it ALL!! Thanks for sharing, Jann. You decorate the BEST!

Stacey Johnson said...

Oh my...this is my favorite post yet! I love the candy theme. The Marshmellow packaging is to die for! :)

The Farmers Daughter said...

You've sure got the spirit, Jann! Love the sugar and spice.

Susan Clayton said...

I'm proud to have been sportin' your Christmas blog party button from day 1! Life has been extra hectic the last few weeks. Finally a few minutes to catch up on some favorite blogs!

Cindy DIYbeautify said...

MMmmm, I'd love to come have some sugar and spice at your house Jann! Looks great :) Thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize!!
Cindy@Diybeautify

pballard said...

Such lovely things. I sure enjoy your blog. Such a generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

The Old Parsonage said...

Oh it's darling - love the whimsy!!! Where did you get your scalloped shelf liner in the hoosier cupboard?

Leann

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love all of the sugar and spice. I'm stretching it a little with my Mint Bark candy pillow! Hope it's ok! Sweet hugs!

Fishtail Cottage said...

so much inspiration at all these parties! thank you for including me too! hugs to you! ~tracie

Ann Huffman said...

Thank you for the party Jann! I love seeing your home all dolled up for Christmas, so pretty! ~Ann

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Jann, Your kitchen is delightful! I just love it! Merry Christmas!
Sherry

lynn said...

i'm loving your adorable christmas vignettes, jann:) your kitchen and the mason jar light are fabulous! thanks for the fun parties--i've really enjoy everyone's christmas tours:) and thanks for the chance!

Maria Elena said...

Thank you for hosting! Merry Christmas!

LivingVintage said...

Jann, I just love your kitchen. It's just so bright an cheerful. I especially love your wood walls and open shelving and your clock above your stove!

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Jann, your Sugar and Spice things are just darling! Thanks so much for the fun Christmas party! I linked up a sweet recipe : )

Jeanette

must love junk said...

Jann, you've got a fantasy candyland going on! It looks so yummy and fun! :)
Susan

Jo said...

Such adorable, wonderful decorations!!!

The Victorian Girl said...

The Christmas Party has been a lot of fun and your kitchen is as cute as can be! Would love to win the giveaway.

Diane said...

There certainly is a lot of sweetness at your house. Thanks for the party!

Donna G said...

Your home is a Christmas wonderland! Please include me in the giveaway, and thanks for the fun photos!

Art and Sand said...

Everything is wonderful.

The funnel Christmas tree is my favorite and of course anything red and white.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love your kitchen and pinned a few pictures for my inspiration.

Nancy Reinke said...

You are the Queen of Christmas, Jann. The hoosier is fantastic! If I win a gift certificate, I'm giving it to my daughter-in-law for Christmas. Thank you, my friend! <3

Donna said...

Jann,
Thank you for inviting me to join the party! Love everything about your décor! The hoosier is wonderful and perfect for the season.
I would love to win the giveaway.
Hugs,
Donna

JC said...

Love all festive decors and shopping at TJMaxx Home Goods.