Friday, December 2, 2011

Visions of Sugarplums Tree For My Kitchen

Visions of sugarplums are dancing all
over my kitchen!

I usually like to make my kitchen a place
for the little ones to enjoy during the
Christmas season.  They want to touch
everything so on this table I usually have
a display for them to touch.

This year I created a whole new tree.  I have
wanted a tree in the kitchen for some time with
gingerbread boys and girls,
cupcake and candy

Last year I had wanted a
 pink tree
 but by the time I got around
to it they were all sold.

This year I grabbed one as soon as I
saw it and began 
gathering sugarplums
to fill it with.

A pink confection of a tree
 turned out to be the perfect
pick for my Sugarplum Tree.

Two cute nutcrackers, one a baker holding 
a gingerbread house with little wooden tools
in his apron and the other with curly toed polka
dot boots and a cupcake for a hat have been
busy baking up all of our confections for the
Sugarplum Tree.

Nutcrackers hold a special magic 
for little children and these two
fill little ones with wonder.

His cupcake hat is almost edible with the
cherries on top.

Fluffy ice cream cones and green and
pink polka dot ribbon,

Gingerbread cookies with cutters,

Giant lollipops

Enormous sparkly cupcakes

and wrapped candies all create
a mouthwatering treat for the eyes.

One of Santa's elves is still decorating 
this wonderful 
Hershey Gingerbread house.

(No this one isn't edible either but it
sure looks like you could take a bite out of it.)

One more Hershey's Kiss to unwrap
and place on the roof.

See the Hershey Bar for the door.  

This little imitation sugar cone tree is
the perfect addition.

One more tree, a hard candy ribbon tree
sits on the other side of the house.

Cupcakes of all kinds fill the tree.

Here's one more of Santa's elves, holding a
freshly baked gingerbread girl
complete with baking pan.

And of course they use a sparkling red
Kitchenaid to do all of their holiday baking.
(I am sure they would have used a purple one 
like mine if they could have found one!)

Truly a delight for the
  child in all of us.
I will be posting this with

Pink tree - Big Lots
Baker Nutcracker - Home Goods
Cupcake Nutcracker - Tai Pan
Sugar plums and gingerbread boys and girls - Tai Pan
Hershey's Kiss Gingerbread house - Little America Gift shop
in Salt Lake City
Kitchenaid ornament - Target ( this year)
Ruffled fabric for table - Hobby Lobby
Elves - from Mrs. Claus's workshop

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Love the pink tree. I want to put one on a card. I picked up a flat, sparkly pink tree ornament with my sister in mind. She is a breast cancer survivor. Haven't gotten to her card yet, but this certainly gives me some inspiration that would translate to paper. Everything looks so yummy. If I were a kid, I'd be trying to taste it all.

  2. I just came back from the USA:) You have more delights than any stores we happened to pop into..
    You always create magic for the kidlets..So pretty.

  3. Absolutely beautiful! Love it!!!

  4. What a delightful tree!! This is like a wonderland in your kitchen! Just beautiful!

  5. That is adorable, and your ornaments are too cute and just perfect. xo

  6. Wow!! That is so sweet!! Love it! It's funny, when I saw the Hershey gingerbread house I thought it was real chocolate, you must read people's minds, LOL!

    Take care, Jacqueline.

    Cheryl's Christmas Chattels, etc.

  7. Oh my goodness! Your tree and Christmas display is so gorgeous. I love that little Kitchenaid mixer! What a treat! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.

  8. So cute! Perfect for the kids and the kitchen. Love the fun and creativity of the tree!

  9. I could not diet in your house, I'd fail for sure even just looking at this tree! So so cute!

  10. What a fun idea and you have such wonderful spaces for these kind of goodies. I love and collect nutcrackers and yours are so fabulous. Gingerbread cookies are such a traditional Christmas motif too and yours are all dolled up. Thanks for sharing some of your J O Y !

  11. Love your tree. it's like something out of a magazines.. so cute! Your scarfed up all the best ornaments and your nutcrackers.. well they are fabulous.. great fun. would love to see and touch it in person.. xo marlis

  12. that is so adorable! i love the cupcake nutcracker too, i collect them and have never seen that one, so perfect for your kitchen merry making~

  13. You created this delight with children in mind, but rest assured that adults like me would enjoy it just as much, or more!

  14. Love the new Pink Candy tree! Its perfect for the kitchen. You found some of the cutest ornaments I have ever seen, good finds! On a side note, next time your looking for some fun stuff, check out Sprinkler World in Springville, Rod Works, and Evans Gate house they carry cute sprays, ribbon, and ornaments. Love the tree, cant wait to see the rest of the home!

  15. Oh my goodness, that tree is dazzling...never thought I would say that about a pink tree...I ♥ it!

  16. Cute x 10!!! What a delicious and fun post! I agree with Cheryl, I thought the Hershey house was real, too! So many adorable things to feast your eyes on! Glad you didn't wait for the pink tree this year, I've found if I love it, it won't be there after the season!

  17. True eye pretties. I love the nutcrackers and the tree. Thx for sharing.



  18. Such sweetness and it! :D

  19. A feast for the eyes! Your tree is truly a work of art!
    Hugs, Cindy

  20. Oh wow, this could not be any more magical! I love it & can only imagine how the little ones will feel about it.

  21. I'm going to have to show our two youngest granddaughters your pink tree - they will love it!

  22. Jacqueline, your little ones will be in awe of their Sugar Plums Tree. What a special delight. I loved getting a close up look at all the special details. The nutcrackers are darling and perfect for this vignette. I love the way you share your creative spirit. Lucky children that get to spend time with you! ~ sarah

  23. Oh my goodness! This is just THE most wonderful Christmas tree! LOVE it.

  24. This is such a happy and adorable tree! I love all the ornaments.

    I also enjoyed your prior lucky to have Santa come to your home ;)

  25. Oh my heck are you kidding me? This is THE most amazing tree and decorations! I am especially loving the Hershey gingerbread house. Love, love it!

  26. Talk about eye candy..yum yum yum! Just fantastic. Have a wonderful weekend.

  27. How gorgeous!

    My PINK is inviting you to come and take a peek. Have a beautiful weekend!

  28. Oh my!!!!!! What a magical Christmas setting you have created. I love it!!! You have such a special gift for decorating with an extra touch. Your pink tree is perfectly stunning and I love those lime green ornaments. You continue to amaze me with your talent. Merry Christmas!!!!
    Katherine S.

  29. What a delicious looking tree! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that red Kitchenaid ornament! Too cute!
    You are SO creative, Jacqueline, & a great inspiration.


  30. I can only imagine how pretty this is in person. The kids must be thrilled! Kudos my dear!

  31. Jaqueline,
    Now you know that this post would just capture my heart!!

    I LOVE, LOVE your candy land tree!!


    Thanks for your visits and kind comments!!

    It takes me about 3-4 days to do the Living Room. One whole day for the tree and about a half a day for the village underneath.

    The Dining Room tree takes about a day and the rest of the room is another day.

    The Kitchen takes about a day and a half.

    Now mind you , I am cleaning the rooms as I go along since I pretty much replace everything in these rooms.
    I hope you will come back for more of the tour. Part 5, the Den will be posted soon....


  32. That is so cute and I am sure the kids will love it.

  33. How absolutely enchanting! Oh, I came across this link to a heeled, purple Christmas stocking and immediately thought of you!

  34. Just dropping by again to tell you I enjoyed reading your memories of seeing The Nutcracker! Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Cindy

  35. Your pink sugarplum tree is adorable. I love it! Did you see my baking Claus and elf? Not pink...but I think you would like it.
    I heard from my friend Candy that you have relatives in the same RV park as they are in!! I go there in the spring.

  36. Oh, my gosh, Jacqueline....I LOVE THIS!!! Bravo! I can't even begin to say what my favorite parts are, because the whole thing is SO COOL!!! Right on, girl!!!

  37. Oh my word! Cutest tree EVER! Love your blog and I am your newest follower! xo

  38. Your decorations are matter what you is just stunning!

  39. Your tree makes visions of sugarplums dance in MY head! Pink, fun, fun! Your cupcake nutcracker is ADORABLE!

  40. This tree and the ornaments are amazing! Love!

  41. What a beautiful, touchable tree! You grandkids will be delighted. I love the nutcracker with the gingerbread house!

  42. Very cute! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  43. This is truly a wonderful tree for the kitchen and I bet the grands can't keep their eyes and hands off it! The pink is so fun too. I need a baking Christmas tree in my kitchen too -- love it (love the red Kitchen-Aid too). Can I come be your grandchild? Can't wait to see it in person. Joni

  44. Jacqueline how sweet and adorable. I cannot believe how much work you went to!! It is stunning!

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  45. I'm in total love! Seriously, I love everything!

    I did a candy/gingerbread theme too this year!

  46. Dang, I wish I had seen that Kitchen Aid ornament! I have a VERY similiar tree in my kitchen too!!! All candy and gingerbread things! Giant lollipops too!!!! I will be sharing it soon, tonight I shared my mantle. Hope you'll stop over! ALL of your ornaments are precious, and the PINK tree is fabulous!!! I mayu just look for one next year!!! Can't wait to see ALL you have done for the holidays. XO, Pinky

  47. What a magical tree, it really is adorable, love, love, love it all!

  48. so sweet and lovely....everybody's dream to have a tree like this in their kitchen!

  49. OMG!, that K. Aid ornament is gorgeous, where did you get it, so Ican get one in the USA?! I wish I had a tree like this in my kitchen, wow, everything you shared is fabulous, so thank you, I loved it! Hugs, FABBY

  50. Oh my goodness, what a fun post! How delightful and delectable to have this in your kitchen; love it! Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

    Christmas blessings,

  51. Absolutely a delight, Jacqueline! I love this tree and all the little helpers you've got. It is just perfect for your kitchen. Very fairy tale-like; I'll be the kids love it!

  52. I'm in love with this tree! I have a green tinsel tree that I really like, but I'm always drawn to the pink and purple ones too. The Kitchenaide ornament is so perfect. I don't have a place in my kitchen where a tree would work, but I certainly had fun looking at yours!

  53. Best use of a pink tree that I've ever seen...absolutely darling! Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

  54. That is such a sweet and cute tree! and so many treats for the kiddos :)

  55. love the tree! love the narrative! love the concept! etc. etc. etc! i have a pink tree i finally bought last year after craving one for forever!!! your design would look perfect with the shabby chic look i am going for in the dining room. thank you for the inspiration!

  56. In love with it!!! Love the nutcrackers in the kitchen and want so badly now to find some :) The tree is awesome, love the gingerbread (Hershey!!!) house. Love that the kids can touch this vignette. So beautiful. I'm visiting from Between Naps Met Monday, thanks for sharing the beauty and fun with us.


  57. Oh my gosh, what a fun, whimsical kitchen tree!! Thanks for letting us get a glimpse of it's beauty. What a fun decorator you are!!

  58. LOVE!!! This so reminds me of an article in December's Romantic Homes magazine!!! I've done a pink tree for a few years now and seem to reinvent it each time I decorate it!!!

    Now Following!

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

  59. Love your kitchen tree it is beautiful and so fun! Laura

  60. Good morning! I am loving your post. The tree and the ornaments are wonderful! I love the gingerbread cookie on the baking pan. That is sooo cute. I just posted my kitchen gingerbread tree with all my little baking ornaments, and toy oven with a little pie in it. I love decorating with stuff like this. Your tree is just over the top and how everything is displayed. So cute. I'm new to your blog and now following.
    Come by and see my post when you get a chance!

  61. Ohhlala Just gorgeous!! and you know me I adore pink :)


  62. So cute! Love all of the candy decorations and the cupcakes. This is just adorable.

  63. Yay, you were featured at The Charm of Home - I'm not one bit surprised, and I'm excited for you!


  64. I always thought I was strictly red and green at Christmas, but it's pictures like these that are changing me. Thanks for all the beauty ... and the color!


  65. oh my gosh! I love it!!!!!!

    Love all the cupcakes and sugar and that lil mixer! Awesome!!

    I found you on TT&J and would love for you to come by and link this up and any other projects at my Create and Inspire Party.. I'm giving away a $25 Gift Card to Micheal's if interested! ;)

    I'm now following and looking forward to your new posts!

    Angie from A Little Inspiration

  66. LOVE the pink tree and the fab ornaments - that red kitchen aid mixer!!

  67. Oh my goodness! You are so incredibly classy! I love how it all turned out!

  68. Too pretty for words! My daughter convinced me that Mom needed the small pink tree, she was looks so perfect by her bed! Now I want one too, a sugarplum tree for my kitchen. This is contagious!


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