Monday, November 30, 2015

Chalkboards and Candy Canes Kitchen Tree


 Happy Monday!
My second tree is the tree that is in our kitchen decorated with chalkboards and candy canes.. For the past 6 years I have used a fat white tree and once we removed part of the wall in the kitchen it was just too big. So I found this white pencil tree at Target and it is the perfect size for this area..

 There is even one stitched chalkboard ornament on the tree ..I need more of those!( Hands On Design Just Cross Stitch Magazine)
The bottle brush candy canes are my favorites!
For the tree "skirt"I bought a basket at the Goodwill $2.99 ..cut off the handle..spray painted it dark grey and then dry brushed it with cream paint Cut a hole in the top and stuck the tree pole in it then into the tree stand which is mostly inside the basket ..
To top the tree I used this burlap red gingham star I found at Hobby Lobby a long time ago and some red and white berry picks from Michaels..
and there is the Ice skate tree in the background..
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13 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

Priscilla, I love your candy cane and chalkboard tree. It is very festive. Did you use chalkboard tags for some of your chalkboard ornaments?

Connie said...

Oh my word! Your trees are wonderful . . . so imaginative and fresh.
I love your Christmas decor :)

Kathleen George said...

What a cheerful and festive Christmas tree! So candy cane cute! Kathleen in Az

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Priscilla,
You are killing me with your new trees! I LOVE them. Did you get this tree this year at Target? I have been eyeing pencil trees for a few years now and I LOVE this white.
It looks so pretty with all the candy canes and the blackboard ornaments and I really love the pencil tree in your Kitchen. Looks great where you have it...

Hugs,
Deb

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh my,, everything is perfect. Love both trees.
I did a candy/cookie tree in my kitchen and that is one of my most favorite trees ever.
Looking forward to seeing the rest of your wonderful decorations.
Mary

Barb said...

The chalk board designs look perfect on that tree!

Debbie said...

Very pretty! I love the look of the chalkboard.

ptnjust007 said...

Praise for Led Christmas Tree
I ordered a Led Christmas Tree from http://www.bizarkdeal.com/. This tree has me excited for the winter holidays. Right now, we have it in our living room. It will make a great addition to the outdoors when winter comes, though. According to my husband (who couldn't wait for me to get home from work before he set it up), it was easy to put together and the LED lights are "the real deal" - he's a light expert, apparently (wink). The kids keep going in the room and ooo'ing and ahh'ing at the tree, too. The tree did come with a set of snowflakes. I am not sure if it's because it's just the start of fall, but I wasn't exactly in love with the way they hung on the tree. The lights on the snowflakes are a different brilliancy than the tree itself, so they sort of stood out. Maybe outside I'll get it? Also, because we haven't had it outside yet / for the winter, I do want to note that the cord is thinner and less rugged than I'd expect for an outdoor tree. We will have to test it later this year and see how that goes. All in all, a great decoration for your home. (Note - I was provided this tree for review; all opinions are 100% my own.)

Denise Marie said...

Love it!! I am inspired to do the same idea in my kitchen. I have a ton of real candy canes left over from Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. I also have a dozen thrifted chalkboards. The love and warmth you exude in your home is beautiful!

BarberryLane Designs said...

Lots of Fun here, I'm heading to my kitchen today---to do some decorating! And RED WHITE...is way to go! Cute, thank-you for sharing! Sandi

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Oh my golly Miss Molly.... gorgeous!

Pamela said...

Pricilla love your white trees! I just went in the attic and found one I bought on clearance last year that I forgot about. You have inspired me if I get a chance to get it out.

Carol said...

Oh my goodness, that candy cane tree is so adorable! I love the little chalkboards, too!