Food and Drink Christmas Tree {2010}

by Cate on December 14, 2010

Last year, regular readers may remember I started a Christmas tree for our kitchen, bearing only food and drink-related ornaments.  I do believe it has become my new favorite holiday decoration.  I like that it’s a bit hard to find ornaments for the tree; if they were everywhere, it wouldn’t be nearly as fun.

A Sweetnicks reader mentioned that K-Mart had cupcake ornaments for sale.  I must have breezed right past them on Black Friday without noticing (must have been the 4:30 am time!), but when the kids and I were there recently to return something, I gave it a second look, and they do!  Thanks so much for the heads up!  I picked up one, but here are a few more that they have available.  You know, in case you want to start your very own food and drink Christmas tree in YOUR kitchen.  I know you want to.  Most of the ornaments below that they had were $3.99 or $4.99 each, and were 33% off.  Martha Stewart used to have a line of ornaments at K-Mart, but it was conspicuously absent this year.

Yellow Cupcake

Not-So-Dainty Green Cupcake

Red Cupcake

Cupcake Collection

Teapot

Kitchen Tools

I saw this adorable cupcake tower in a Christmas store over the weekend.  I so wanted to buy it, but was resisting the price tag.  Now I’m debating about going back for it.  Maybe during the after-Christmas sales.  How perfect is a cupcake tower for us?
Cupcake Tower

A neighbor gave me this bundt pan and a decorated rolling pin this weekend (both from K-Mart).
Bundt Pan

We went to a museum on Sunday, and I grabbed this chocolate covered strawberry for the bargain price of a dollar.
Chocolate Covered Strawberry

This is what the full tree looks like now. I think I need to hit the clearance sales after the holiday and upgrade to a bigger one, but for now? Lovin’ it.  Would love to hear about YOUR own themed Christmas trees – delurk and tell me about it!
Need Bigger Tree

qxg7433_detailBeth sent me a link to this fun ornament (above) from Hallmark. Too cute!

And then, of course, when I went to the site to check it out, I spotted this one. Even cuter!
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Project 365
December 14, 2010, Photo #270-274

SpeechlessI know my friend Chris will appreciate this (stop laughing, you!). Sometimes I have no words.

CravingHad an unexplained craving for raw onions today. Had half on a sandwich at lunch, and the other half at dinner. If I didn’t know better, I’d think I was pregnant. Don’t send me e-mail asking. I’m not.

Unexplained Craving

Moral SupportHe’s really lucky that I forgot my camera at home in our dash to get to the dentist’s office on time, so a BlackBerry picture will have to do.  Nick had his first cavity filled today, and was lucky enough to have both his sister *and* Payton on hand for moral support. He was brave and I don’t believe he even shed a tear. Not even when Madeline was climbing on the chair and jiggling the dentist’s hand. I do believe the dentist deserves special kudos for dealing with a scared patient and two chatty and active little girls. I do have an issue, though, with them having lollipops for patients. I mean, really?

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Karen December 14, 2010 at 9:52 pm

Lollipops help insure repeat customers! More cavities to fill.

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Casey December 14, 2010 at 9:52 pm

I haven’t been “into” ornaments since I had a toddler in the house. One day…..I’m return. These are really cute.

Love the Chinese take out box and blender, too, on your tree!

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Joanne December 15, 2010 at 7:16 am

I love that Christmas tree Cate! I might have to start a themed Christmas tree tradition sometime soon…morale has been lagging around here and so I think we need it.

Nick is SO brave! I’ve only had one cavity filled EVER and I remember it being super traumatic.

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beth December 15, 2010 at 9:49 am

i think martha is no longer at k-mart, like her term contract must have been up. she’s all over the home depot though. just got new martha curtains for the living room. they’re fab.
love!! the cupcake tin ornament at hallmark. may have to go find that. of course, we have not put up a tree, so it would just sit in its box til next year.

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Ramona December 15, 2010 at 10:57 am

The lollipops stuck me as kinda weird…..

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Kim (Foodin New England) December 15, 2010 at 8:10 pm

OMG i love your tree!!!!

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Meg December 16, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Totally adorable! Oh my goodness, I love the idea of a food and drink Christmas tree. I was going to tell you about the stand mixer ornament at Hallmark, too! And I bought an ornament there featuring six gingerbread men and women on a cookie sheet. Friends and family have bought me hot chocolate ornaments, coffee, etc., in the past — I love all those goodies. :)

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Ana December 17, 2010 at 5:38 pm

Love your food christmas tree idea!
Ana

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Laura December 19, 2010 at 4:10 pm

It was me! And I am so glad you got back to Kmart to pick one up…I have a food tree also and like you I enjoy the “hunt” . I did have to go to a bigger tree this year …I got a deal on a six foot very very slim tree at Big Lots.
Beth is correct Martha Stewart has a deal with HD now….her cabinets there are to die for!

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