I Will Honour Christmas In My Heart

I will honour Christmas in my heart,
and try to keep it all the year.
I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future.
The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me.
I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!

~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

WELCOME TO MY CHRISTMAS BLOG!!

WELCOME TO MY CHRISTMAS BLOG!!

Christmas is my favorite Holiday and my favorite time of year!

I go all out decorating our small townhouse for all Holidays but especially Christmas!

Every room in our home has a different Christmas Theme and Color Scheme!!

I prove that you do not have to live in a large home to have several Trees!

This blog is dedicated to All Things Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

2013 Christmas Home Tour, Part 4, A Christmas Candy Kitchen


 Linking up to these Christmas 2014 Parties!!

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Welcome to Part 4 of our Christmas Home Tour, A Christmas Candy Kitchen.....

But first I have to Thank a few people....

Thanks to Kathy over at A Delightsome Life for featuirng my post , Come along to a Craft Fair in NEPA       from last week's  Home and Garden Party   as the Top Viewed Thrifting Post!!
Thanks so much , Kathy!!

 I also want to Thank Kathryn over at The Dedicated House  for featuring my post,
Thanks so much, Kathryn!!

I also want to Thank Isabelle over at Le Chateau des Fleurs  for also  featuring my post,
Thanks so much, Isabelle!!

I also want to Thank Maria Elena over at Our Home Away from Home for featuring my post,
Thanks so much , Maria Elena!!

PLEASE take some time to visit and link up to these terrific parties!!!

And now, back to our Christmas Home Tour.....

 If you missed Part 1, the Outside of our Home, Please click HERE

If you missed Part 2, An Old Fashioned Christmas in the Living Room, Please click HERE

If you missed Part 3, A Pink and White Christmas in the Dining Room, Please click HERE 

I may not have been able to decorate our whole house this year since I did not get the upstairs or Den decorated but I did decorate all the rooms that were recently remodeled and I went a little crazy in these rooms.
 Our Kitchen is a perfect example of this.......

 I turned our little Kitchen into a Candy and Gingerbread Fantasy Land!!
Since the Kitchen is painted red, it lends itself nicely to those Holidays where red is the primary color......
This is the shelf to the left of the hutch.....
A red and white striped candle and a few sprigs of greenery add a bit of Christmas to my vintage Kitchen items.....
This year, I bought a new tree for the Kitchen......
This tree was part of a set of 2 trees that I bought in Big Lot's.

I think it fits perfect here......

You can see that I added my 2 sets of Peppermint Candy Lights and then decorated it with Kitchen, Candy and Gingerbread ornaments............
This is Tree # 8......
This is a Mr. Christmas ornament that I have displayed next to the tree which lights up. The Gingerbread Men revolve around and it plays 12 different Christmas songs!!
The tree is topped off with a bow and a candy picks.....
Close ups of  the ornaments....
And on the floor by the tree is a cute little Singing Bear with Candy Accents on her dress!!
And now, the Hutch......
On top, are 2 Kitchen Santas......
 This year, I decorated the 2 shelves in the Hutch with all Christmas things, packing away what normally is
displayed there......
I have Candy Cane LED Battery operated light draped on the top......
 Along with another bow made from red and white ribbon and a large Candy Cane.......
    Most of the Christmas items displayed on these shelves are from Yard Sales,Flea Markets or after
Christmas Clearance items.....
The nutcracker on the left side of the top shelf was bought after Christmas last year........
Some vintage Santa Salt and Pepper Shakers......
A Snowman Tea Pot......
Second Shelf.........
A vintage bowl, filled with vintage cookie cutters , sits here normally.

 I  added some candy canes, greenery and candy picks to make it look Christmasy.......
Another Kitchen Santa.....
  And a Tea Pot in a Christmas Cozy......
On the top of the desk part of the Hutch. is my Santa's Sweet Shop!!
  This year, I filled 4 more jars ( the ones with the cork tops) that I bought at our Church Flea Market with all
kinds of Christmas Candy........
In previous years, I used some of the other jars displayed here filled with candy but I really went all out this year.....
I also added ribbon bows to the lids on the jars.....
The left side......
The majority of the candy came from Dollar Tree.....
The small cupcakes are ornaments.....
   The cupcakes are actually hold candles and were bought at Kohl's several years ago.....

Gingerbread and Pie ornaments are displayed in a Green Depression Glass Christmas Candy dish...... 
  The right side.......

The big Lollipops are from Dollar Tree.....
The lamp has a Canning Jar base and is also filled with candy......
I did say I went a bit crazy with the rooms that I did decorate this year......
Underneath the Hutch is a Lighted Candy House in a vintage Coke Tray......
A Plaque hanging from the drawer knob.......
The candy trees were bought at Dollar Tree last year......
Looking toward the Den......
The other shelf on the right side of the Hutch....
A Welcome sign...again from Dollar Tree.....
Looking out into the Den......
The shelf on top of the door way.....
I love the Victorian scene on this plate......
In the corner by the stove.......
I just added the Candy Cane and Christmas greenery to the existing greenery that I had in this crock.......
The towels were bought in T.J. Maxx.......
We received this Coca Cola Santa Tin , filled with Popcorn, as a gift to my Department at work from one of the Home Health Agencies that we refer patient's to.

No one else wanted it so it came home with me........
And I just love that the Letter to Santa is signed by Jimmy......

My youngest son, who just turned 30 y/o, is Jimmy!!!
I love this one too.......
A Dough Boy Pot Holder.......
The Kitchen received new flooring, new counter tops and a new sink as part of our downstairs Remodel........
This is the where the Kitchen window used to be before we made the patio off the back of the house, into the Den over 30 years ago.......
I love to decorate this area for Christmas......
The Swag was bought at T.J. Maxx several years ago and I added to it....
The small red and green candy ornaments are from the Dollar Tree......
The left side.....
The larger red Candy ornaments are also from Dollar Tree.....
The right side.....
All I did was hang a piece of garland from tea cup hooks and hung all the candy ornaments and lights on it......
The chandy was black originally and I spray painted it white.....
   On the ledge.....
A Ceramic Kitchen Santa....
I bought these Santa mugs on Clearance last year and did not know where I was going to put them......
So I decided to put a LED Battery Operated Candle and a candle ring in each of them......
My Christmas Lady Head Vase.......
Moving around the Kitchen....
Another thing that I just love.....
You can see my new counter tops......
A Santa Head Vase......
Our Tea and Coffee Area......
Some of my Christmas Mugs......
The other sides.....
4 Coca Cola Santa Mugs bought at Long John Silver's many years ago............
 Each has the story of how Coca Cola changed the way the World viewed  Santa, who had had a very stern face prior to this time, is on the back along with information about the original picture depicted on each mug......
A vintage Lefton Coffee Mug that I have a votive cup and candle in.....
  1 Yard Sale Tea or Two Set and one after Christmas Clearance Buy.......

This is actually the lid of a tin that I have hung.......
Top of the Refrigerator........
I bought the Gingerbread Cookie Jar in a Thrift Store recently......
The Ginger Bread  Man and Lady and the Candy filled jar with the Gingerbread Topper were bought at the
Christmas Tree Shop.......
Okay, don't laugh......

I made these refrigerator magnets as a child and they were on my parent's refrigerator for many years before that have come to adorn mine!!!!!!
I traced them from a Coloring Book.....

See....
I was crafty even as a child......

Looking toward the Dining Room.......
Above the Door Way into the Dining Room.......

The pass through between the Kitchen and Dining Room where I hung Curtains to create a Fake Window......
I filled the hanging 3 Tier Basket with Candy Ornaments and Candy Canes.......
Again, I hung Candy ornaments from garland that I hung.......
 Top of the counter bar........
 Another Gingerbread House.....
 Red and White Candles on top of red Mercury Glass Candlesticks......
Cookie Jars......
Tea Pot Lamp and Cooking Salt and Pepper Shakers.....
A vintage green Depression Glass Bowl filled with Copper Cookie Cutters........
On the side of the Counter Bar........
   A Ginger Bread Man Stocking......
  My Mother's Planter's Peanut Can filled with Rolling Pins and I just added some Christmas Greenery to......

And a crock filled with Vintage Kitchen Utensils..........

Planter's Peanuts was founded here in Wilkes Barre, Pa.
 Looking toward the Powder room and Hall Way......
 And back to where we started.....
  And that concludes the Tour of our Christmas Candy Kitchen!!!
 Now if I can keep Joe from eating all the Candy.........

The Last Room that I will be featuring on the Tour is our Powder Room.
Please click HERE to see......


The Final Part of our Christmas Home Tour this year will feature our entire home lit at night.

 I will take you through each room as it looks in the evening......


 I will be linking up to these great parties this week:


Home and Garden Party Thursday
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Time Travel Thursday
 Open House Party
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Inspired Creations Linky Party
Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 
  Grace at Home Party
All Things Pretty Thursdays
Create it Thursday 
 Catch a Glimpse Thursday

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 Show and Tell Friday
Tickled Pink Party
 Flaunt It Fridays
 Fabulously Creative Friday Linky Party at Jennifer Rizzo's
 What To Do Weekends
 Eat. Create. Party
Inspire Me Please Weekend Blog Hop
 Inspire Me Fridays 
 Anything Goes Linky Party 
Ladies Only Blog Share Linky Party
 Weekend Blog Linky Party
The Party Bunch
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Friday Favorites
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SATURDAY
From the Farm Blog Hop
Pink Saturday
Party Junk
 Strut Your Stuff Saturdays
One Great Idea Saturday Party
 Finding the Pretty and Delicious Party
Saturday Show and Tell 
  Serenity  Saturday
 Saturday SHO W-licious Craft Showcase
 Check Me Out Saturdays

SUNDAY
Seasonal Sunday
Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
That DIY Party
Inspired Sunday( Formerly Vintage View Sunday)
Submarine Sunday
Share It One More Time Sundays
DIY SHowcase 
 Clever Chicks Blog Hop 
Sunday Showcase 

 MONDAY

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Creating Christmas with Sugar and Spice 
   Holiday Cheer in the Blogsphere- O Christmas Tree
 Christmas Extravaganza Party Time 
 Christmas Tour of Homes
The 12 Days of Christmas Share Your Home Linky Party!
 
Please take some time to visit these terrific hosts and all those joining in on the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and every day that you take the time to visit with me!

Hugs,
Debbie







35 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness you've been very busy! It does look like a candy store. Lots of cuteness here! I'm amazed at all the details throughout! It's clearly evident you're love for Christmas!

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  2. Where do you find the time to do all this decorating! You MUST start in July! Brings new meaning to Christmas in July ;). Your candy kitchen is my favorite room, so far, in your house tour! I have always wanted to do a candy tree, but only have a few ornaments. You have inspired me! Now I know I need to stock up! I just saw VERY LARGE candy ornaments in Christmas Tree Shops and I'm thinking they would look good strung together as garlands. I'll have to run out to get them!

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  3. I know I shouldn't have a favorite room, but I LOVE your kitchen. It's amazing. Your candy-filled kitchen is pure magic. I love that you still have your childhood refrigerator magnets too. That lady head vase is fabulous.

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  4. Debbie...I LOVE your candy kitchen! So much cheery detail! Love it!

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  5. Love how you take the time to provide detail AND more panoramic photos. I'm so inspired I think I'll go clean and decorate!

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  6. Debbie!!!! You've outdone yourself this year! Your red kitchen decorated for the holidays is just gorgeous...and I love the new counter tops ! Hugs, Penny

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  7. I stand amazed! Oh how I would love to make a personal visit! Lucky for you I live so far away. Thank you for all the fun pictures I can really study and see all the cute things you have put together. Merry Christmas! I'm off to Mexico for a week and will be home in time to finish my shopping!

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  9. Debbie,Thank You for dropping by because it reminded Me to come see Your tour. Enchanting is the best word to describe it.You are a wonderful nurse I'm sure but wouldn't it have been fun for You to have decorated homes or stores for the holidays for a living.I always enjoy Your home,esp. at Christmas.I wish I could be Your neighbor and come over for real to visit with You.I'm going to do a Christmas post very soon.The next few days I'll be babysitting My Grandbabies.I'm glad You caught Your breath and are feeling better-Denise

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  10. Your kitchen makes me want to bake cookies! Thanks for linking up to TTF!

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  11. love every detail!....i always do a candy shop area, but never this wonderful! thank you for going over the top this year in here! Lolol...love the candy cane trees with the vintage tartan plaid metal picnic basket and dollhouse/coca-cola part underneath your hutch....and how you do your cookie cutters in the green bowls...and that adorable lil' girl making cookies tin...just love it all........pix of your kids crying on santa's lap are hilarious....and i really love the farm animal fence thing your parents did in the 60's around your childhood tree, and your cute little handmade ornaments from the coloring book.....i grew up in the same era.....great one as usual, i really enjoyed it all.......can't believe how pretty those candy ornaments over teh sink are from dollar tree...!!! you're so inspiring, so many great ideas!

    i always love your christmas posts....susie

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  12. Oh, my goodness, Debbie... Your kitchen is amazingly crazy :D It's fantastic!! The tree looks lovely :) Summer greetings and Holiday hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  13. Debbie your house is amazing. I love your zest for the holidays. You must be the funnest person cause you just can tell you celebrate life. Love it all but your little tree is adorable.

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  14. Now, Debbie, you must come clean. You surely must have sneaked in on Mrs. Claus and taken pictures of her wonderful kitchen. What a delight it is to behold! I love the way you have used so many things in new ways. It was so smart that you had painted the backs of the shelves red because it looks just perfect with all the Christmas things in them.

    The aroma of the gingerbread men baking in there right now must be driving Santa and his elves to distraction! I so enjoyed this post!

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  15. Your home looks lovely and very inviting! Thank you for linking up to my 12 Days linky party.

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  16. I have a great big smile on my face! I love love love your candy sweet kitchen!
    All the touches or red and green {my favorites} make the room pop! Thank you for inspiring me to add more red to my cherry sweet kitchen!

    Merry Christmas,
    Smiles,
    Dolly

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  17. Hi Debbie! I know I have seen your kitchen before, a long time ago. So when I found your blog again today, I was in heaven. Oh I could spend hours in here and never get tired. My favorites is the gingerbread men, I have a growing collection. Most of which I have bought on Ebay, since they are hard to find here in Denmark where I live. This year I haven't even been able to find candy canes :( This time I signed up as a follower, I won't miss out on anything here :) You did an amazing job and I can't wait to see more of your house.

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  18. What a beautiful Christmas kitchen! I love the ribbon candy on your tree and all your vintage items. Very festive and pretty!

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  19. AMAZING IS ALL I CAN SAY! HOW LOVE DOES THIS TAKE YOU? SENDING CHRISTMAS BLESSING TO YOU. HUGS, MARTHA

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  20. Gorgeous. This is all totally amazing and so beautiful. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  21. This is out of this world Christmas.How do you do it? It’s wonderful and oh, so festive. With each photo I smiled a bit more. Your Christmas spirit is infectious. This has to be one of the most awesome Christmas posts I have seen. Happy Season to you. genie

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  22. Merry Rednesday Christmas Debbie!@
    Holy St. Nick, I keep goin back and see somethin I missed! What a 'sweet' post. This is my kinda a kitchen, but where does all this energy come from? There is something wrong with me. I needed to sit down just to see it all 8)

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  23. Hi Debbie, over the top beautiful! So festive, you have been working very hard but well worth it. Merry Christmas to you! Lisa @ Sweet tea N' Salty Air

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  24. Wow! I feel like I just toured the home of Mrs Claus! So much better than any Santa's Village I have ever visited....you could charge admission! Merry Christmas!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog

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  25. An amazing candy land, Debbie! Love that skinny tree; such a great size for a kitchen.

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  26. Oh my gosh I want to live in your house at Christmas!! Very beautiful pictures and great job decorating! Thanks for sharing and linking up to What'd You Do This Weekend, and have a merry Christmas!

    -Ashley @ PioneerMomma.com

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  27. Hello Debbie, your home absolutely exudes the joys and beauty of Christmas - I am in awe! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    kathy

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  28. What a fun kitchen, Debbie! So many cute things. I LOVE the ornaments on the tree! Very cute! Thank you for sharing at my HOME for the Holidays party. Have a joyous holiday, my friend.

    Christmas blessings,
    Sandi

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  29. Magical! I would love to see it in person :) Thank you for sharing at Bacon Time. Merry Christmas!

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  30. Ooooohhhhh..... I LOVE your kitchen decorations!!!

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  31. How wonderful is your kitchen! So many incredible Christmas touches. The time you must spend getting it ready, but a true labor of love, obviously! It is just so inspiring...I keep looking over each picture to see to all!

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  32. Debbie, you have a wonderful collection of vintage kitchen goodies, I love it! And I love the way you've paired that with all the newer things, it all looks wonderful and very festive. Featuring this on my Link Party Features Pinterest board! Thanks so much for sharing this at my History & Home party, I hope you keep coming back, each Tuesday :) Wishing you blessings ~ Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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  33. So cheerful and festive! Love all the candy cane references, even in the bows! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Merry Christmas sweet friend!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  34. Are you sure you are not Mrs. Claus? With a kitchen like that I be you secretly are. I love all the decorations, what a festive and wonderful kitchen to create Christmas yummies. Thanks for being a weekly contributor on Tuesdays With a Twist, your my feature this week.

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