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.
That is the cutest thing! Perfect for the kitchen.
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!
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.
Oh my gosh! I NEED the Asian take out ornament!!!
How perfect! These are absolutely adorable. Definitely one of the foodie gifts of this year.
Farmgirl Susan says
The foodie Christmas tree is such a cute idea. I love the mini kitchen tools! Where did you get them?
Such a neat idea. Love that cupcake on the cake stand. Too cute!
How adorable! I love it… my kind of ornaments!
Kris #40 says
Love it!!! I want a kitchen tree now :D
Wow, what a great idea! I am definitely doing a kitchen tree next year. Thanks so much for the inspiration!
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 says
Thanks! I’ll be in a town with a K-Mart on Wednesday. Hopefully they’ll have some left! :)