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Friday, December 14, 2012

kitschy kitchen tree

Earlier today, I started this post and put it in draft form to finish this evening. During the day, the terrible shootings occurred in Connecticut. My heart is breaking for those families and for the loss of those sweet and precious children.  I hope everyone will spend time with your loved ones holding them close to your hearts. I am sending my prayers up along with the rest of our country for our terrible loss.


I gave a little sneak peek, a couple of days ago, at our kitschy kitchen Christmas tree. It is a fun tree, full of toys and vintage and handmade ornaments. It is my favorite tree.

From the tumble of toys at the foot of the tree.

To the special ornaments and garlands of apples and candies

To its playful topper

It's a tree that seems to delight both children and adults.

Linking today with:
A Favorite Thing Saturday
Frugal Friday
Vintage Inspiration Friday
What's It Wednesday



  1. I love your tumble of toys. What an awful tragedy befell the children of America today- xo Diana

  2. It delights all generations because it's wonderful, Laura. Thank you for your lead in and giving us a chance to respond in kind.

  3. Your kitchen tree is darling! I love your topper so much fun.

    It's very hard to carry on with regular things in the light of the tragic and senseless events ...

  4. I have only just heard about the tragedy, it's shocking....my heart goes out to all of those families.


  5. Your tree is adorable. I am so sad today and held my sweet Tiger closer then ever! The world is a scary place. Hugs, Linda

  6. You have such adorable ornaments. It's always fun to see what other people use and like. My heart is breaking for the loss today. So senseless.

  7. A wonderful tree, and I especially love the topper. ~Merry Christmas

  8. It is indeed a very delightful tree! The train and clock are so sweet!

  9. I love it. I really like the idea of putting toys at the bottom; that is adorable.

  10. Your tree is so charming! Love the huntsman nutcracker too. I am having a tough time feeling joyful today after the terrible tragedy in Connecticut. So heartbreaking.

    Susan and Bentley

  11. you are right...it IS delightful / love that cooking snowman! :)

  12. Oh my gosh, I love that topper!!!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week.


  13. What a cute and fun tree! As a new grandma, I love this idea for my little man's tree! I'll be on the lookout for vintage toys, too! Thanks so much for the inspiration! We'd love to have you link it with us, too.
    Hugs and happy holidays,

  14. A sweet group of toys at the bottom of the tree.


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