Food and Drink Christmas Tree {2009}

by Cate on December 16, 2009

Soda Fountain

I have a little notebook that I carry with me wherever I go.  A collection of random notes and lists, it includes everything from a list of songs I want to download from iTunes and movies to rent from Blockbuster to colors I want to paint in the house and goals for the New Year.  Although there’s not necessarily great organization within the notebook, at least I know where to start looking when I need to recollect something.

Last year, after Christmas, I wrote down “decorate tree for the kitchen.”  I wanted to have a small Christmas tree in the kitchen that was adorned with food-oriented ornaments only.  As I was digging out our Christmas decorations a few weeks ago, I spied a small green tree in the basement.  It was originally a small disco ball tree that we put it up for Nick, at his request, a few years ago, but our main tree has become the disco ball tree this year, so this little one was up for grabs, and perfect for what I had in mind.

I’ve found food ornaments here and there in my wanderings.  One here, one there, no big collection of anything, but slowly and steadily, it has come together.  And then I spied one of Martha Stewart’s ornament collections for this year, and the rest is history.  The mini kitchen tools are from her, along with the soda fountain shake, the candy canes and the small balls with the ice cream sundaes pictured.  I knew I loved Martha.  This is just one of the many reasons why.


Mini Tools of the Trade


Kitchen Tree Cupcake Stand


Kitchen Tree Lit Up


Kitchen Tree Chinese TakeOut


Kitchen Tree Ice Cream Cone


Collection of MS Ornaments


Kitchen Tree - Middle View


Kitchen Tree

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

pam December 16, 2009 at 8:13 pm

That is the cutest thing! Perfect for the kitchen.


Casey December 16, 2009 at 11:14 pm

Love all of her stuff……how could this not be adorable?! The milkshake is precious. I have a friend who does a food tree and I think it’s a really cute idea…..especially for foodies!


mandy December 16, 2009 at 11:42 pm

Those ornaments are so perfect! I usually put a small tree with apple ornaments (our kitchen is decorated with apples) up but this year I just didn’t . I love the soda fountain ornament.


Josie December 17, 2009 at 1:44 am

Oh my gosh! I NEED the Asian take out ornament!!!


Joanne December 17, 2009 at 8:49 am

How perfect! These are absolutely adorable. Definitely one of the foodie gifts of this year.


Farmgirl Susan December 17, 2009 at 9:46 am

The foodie Christmas tree is such a cute idea. I love the mini kitchen tools! Where did you get them?


Ramona December 17, 2009 at 10:39 am

Such a neat idea. Love that cupcake on the cake stand. Too cute!


Patsy December 17, 2009 at 1:54 pm

How adorable! I love it… my kind of ornaments!


Kris #40 December 17, 2009 at 2:34 pm



girlichef December 17, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Love it!!! I want a kitchen tree now :D


Natashya December 18, 2009 at 10:59 am

Wow, what a great idea! I am definitely doing a kitchen tree next year. Thanks so much for the inspiration!


Cate December 18, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Thanks all!

Susan – the tools are from Martha Stewart’s line at K-Mart. She has a few different lines there – one is all knitting and embroidery stuff, one is the soda shop line and one is schoolhouse stuff.

Josie – isn’t that one great? Love it. Just got a french fry take-out ornament yesterday.

Mandy – an apple tree sounds like another fun one!


Farmgirl Susan December 21, 2009 at 10:16 am

Thanks! I’ll be in a town with a K-Mart on Wednesday. Hopefully they’ll have some left! :)


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