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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Nutcracker Vignette in the Kitchen


I am decorating the kitchen this year with a Nutcracker in Candy Land theme.   I found these beautiful pastel Nutcrackers at Burlington (Coat Factory, lol) this year....they have a wonderful assortment of Christmas decor in pastel colors.
I fell in love with this matching Gingerbread house...see the sweet little pink reindeer?...he was not part of the Gingerbread house.  (I found him at Target)
I used all my treasures to make this vignette on the kitchen counter.   

There were 3 Nutcrackers.....all with different cupcake hats....


and the Gingerbread house has a cupcake chimney.   I made the silver garland trees....
You can click on this post to see how I made them.....http://penny-pennystreasures.blogspot.com/2013/11/lets-make-some-christmas-trees.html

These little pink glittery trees didn't always look like this....

Here they are before their makeover.   The two unfinished trees were purchased at an after Christmas sale....but the green ones are made from pallets!  H made them for me years ago from some old pallets that he had  (he was in the freight business for 40 years, so I have lots of stuff made from old pallets!)  Anyway, H sprayed them with pink paint, forgot to get a picture of that.   And then just painted them with Elmers glue that had been thinned with water.  Then, sprinkle them generously with Epsom Salts....you can find it in the pharmacy area at Walmart.





Now I have this end of the kitchen decorated....I only lack one little corner and I'm finished!

 Some of you have asked how I cook with all this stuff on the counters...well,  I always keep the island clean and clear for cooking!
Click here for the deets on this vignette......http://penny-pennystreasures.blogspot.com/2013/11/decorate-your-kitchen-for-christmas.html

I am going to have to shift over from Christmas decorating mode to Thanksgiving mode pretty quick!   Only a week til the big day!


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25 comments:

  1. /very sweet and cute, Penny. I hope your Granddaughter gets to visit over the Christmas holidays to see everything. xo Diana

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    1. Hi Diana! Oh... she will! I don't know if I have mentioned that we keep Kyleigh 2-3 days a week as our daughter is a Care Flight RN. We have 4 grands that live here about 5 minutes from us...23, 19, 16 and little Kyleigh is 6. We also have two that live in San Antonio, Hugs, Penny

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  2. Absolutely beautiful.. I can smell the Christmas cookies coming from that oven

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  3. I love your pastel nutcrackers and kitchen! Yes, My first thought was "what about Thanksgiving"

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  4. Oh Penny. Its breathtaking. the song is going through my head just looking at it. Lovely.

    Anne xx

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  5. Sooo adorable Penny... and I am so happy you were able to find a pink deer like mine at your Target afterall... my Kurt Adler Gingerbread nutcracker came and I am in LOVE with it... will post it soon... yours are all sooo sweet!... (no pun intended)... so magical!... xoxo Julie Marie

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  6. Your vignettes are so sweet and pretty.
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  7. Just beautiful! And, how did I miss that little pink reindeer at Target! Love your vignette.

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  8. Popping in from Thrifty Things Friday and have to say I am in love with your vignette! I decorate my kitchen in gingerbread and sweets so it is similar to yours, but I am lovin' the pastels. I have the same little cookies sign and love it! Your decor is just beautiful...:) Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

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  9. I hope your home is open for people to tour. I would love to spend time looking at everything. It is so pretty.

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  10. I love your nutcracker vignette. What pretty pastel colors!

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  11. Penny!!! Love it all! I usually hit Burlington after the holidays when everything does to 75% off. I will definitely have to scout it out before Christmas this year....I just dropped in to tell you how lovely everything looks. This weekend is the Craft fair and I am losing my mind!! I have been crafting and setting up the Hall and the kitchen there to get ready for the event. I will be so glad when this is over so I can focus on my own house.... So I do owe you some comments even though I have visited....

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  12. Penny this is just precious! I love PInk and you are my pink decorating inspiration! I wish I had more room in my kitchen to decorate for sure! Thanks for linking to TTF and always being such a great party guest!

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  13. Thanks for sharing at the Foodies and Crafties Blog Hop and Link Party!

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  14. I'm crazy obsessed with Nutcrackers! These are absolutely adorable, love those cupcake hats!

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  15. Penny, you have a GORGEOUS kitchen.. I love big cream colored kitchens with lots of counter space and storage, and you have both.

    Blessings,
    Marianne

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  16. My daughter gave me that same ginger bread house this year and I have it on kitchen counter as well....ssssooooo cute!

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  17. Penny,
    This all looks so beautiful.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  18. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned Link Party. Have a great Thanksgiving.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  19. love how much you love pink, Penny!!

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  20. It's beautiful and I don't even like pink! But what I really love in your kitchen is the fabric you have over the vent hood. That is just amazing and looks so good. Nice job.

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  21. What a pretty vignette! So pretty in pink. I'm featuring it in this week's PoPP Spotlight.

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