Sunday, December 20, 2009

WELCOME TO CANDYLAND!

My kitchen Christmas decor looks like a mosaic, even if I don't put the photos into a mosaic! I'm joining Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday.

























































To find links to other mosaics, please go to Litle Red House. Thanks so much for being so kind about my Christmas clutter. laurie

54 comments:

SmilingSally said...

I am already super fat, so I could not visit your kitchen any way other than by Blogville. I love that candy wreath best of all!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Laurie...has your home ever been on a home tour at Christmas? It really should be! It's such a wonderful, whimsical, magical place...you'd never get me out of there. LOL

I just love it all! Merry Christmas!
HUGS,
Susan

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love it all, Laurie! Wonderful Christmas kitchen!

Merry Christmas!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I am like Susan @ BNOTP - have you had you home on a tour of homes? When my Grands get here next weekend, I will be showing them your decorations.
Hope you are enjoying the holidays!
Glenda

ceekay said...

What is one more layer of fat among friends? I love your candyland kitchen!! Merry Christmas Laurie to you and your family!

Just Breathe said...

Wow, absolutely perfect, I love all of it. Your home looks so beautiful.

Ginger said...

I would love to spend time in your kitchen, it is so darling.
How long did it take you to decorate it?
Merry Christmas

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Dear Laurie,
Next year I'm booking a plane at Christmas time just so I can come visit your amazing home! I don't know how you do it, but every pic is just amazing! I am tucking them into my file of happy pics and then I can pull them out and look all year long! Are there two stoves? I covet your kitchen,it's amazing! Merry Christmas my friend, Cindy

Millie said...

Laurie, I love your candyland kitchen! Is that really a bow on your faucet? If so, ...that's a first!!

SueLovesCherries said...

Ooooooh, I can feel the cavities growing just by looking at the pictures!

What an awesome kitchen you have! CandyLand is the perfect name for it!

Have a very merry Christmas!

santamaker said...

What a wonderful kitchen, every child's dream. Your grandkids must love to come to your house. Beautiful doesn't cover it. I'll have a little taste of everything!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Laurie, your kitchen is just the most fun.. You know I fell in love with the bunny. So when I come for my visit if it disappears you'll know where to come and pick it up..you've truly out done yourself.. so magical...
hugs ~lynne~

Calming Scents said...

Your home is soooo inviting! I love how you've decorated. So many neat little touches, you gave me a ton of ideas for next year!

Sarah said...

Laurie, like Susan, I think your home needs to be on a Christmas tour. I may just have to fly out to Arkansas next year to see this. I absolutely love it! Your home is amazing. I can only imagine how excited your grandchildren are to go visit their grandmother. Candy Land indeed!
I loved seeing the Q on the walls and the collection of samplers caught my eye. We have a great deal in common.
Thank you for sharing with such a clever post. I always leave your blog with a smile.
Christmas hugs, sweet friend ~ Sarah

Lou Cinda said...

Laurie, it is beautiful!! I LOVE IT! I am a more is best girl! Your kitchen is right up my alley!!

Lou Cinda :)

squawmama said...

Hey Laurie.... GREAT kitchen I love it!!! So festive and fun... Have a wonderful week my friend and Merry Christmas

(((HUGS)))
Donna

The Garden of Egan said...

Laurie, I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
That is some serious Christmas joy going on in that kitchen! How long does it take to put it up? Where do you put it all?
I can almost smell the wonderful smells of cooking coming from that kitchen.
You have a Merry Christmas.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

My jaw and my dh's have totally dropped. I love your kitchen..what a dream! All the sweeet touches..so much magic in the air. I am so proud to see a few of my things displayed in your beautiful home! Merry christmas Laurie!!!!! xoxo, cherry

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

fun fun Candy land at Lauries!! Is it midnight? all the decorations are talking- oh wait that's Christmas eve that the animals talk-

You are so funny and I always enjoy your posts!

My kitchen is an absolute disaster after baking 60 + breads to give away. I am too tired to clean it up tonight- maybe tomorrow....maybe not!

blessings
mary

Michael Lee West said...

Laurie, I loved the pictures. I just wish I could stop by with a pound cake and visit. Thank you for the info about Lady Katherine.
XX00

Riet said...

What a beautiful home and I love all your decorations
Merry Christmas

xinex said...

Your kitchen is so festive, Laurie. I love those men in the top shelf...Christine

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

I say candy is my vitamin C! I love the shelf over your range. That first mosaic looks like a Christmas card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I really appreciate you taking the time.


Have a wonderful Christmas.

Charla

Chari said...

Hello sweet friend...

Laurie, I really must apologize at being so late to get by for a visit...it's just been crazy-busy, my friend! Of course, I'm sure I'm not telling you anything...between work and all the time that you have put into decorating your beautiful home!!! How are you doing, Darlin'? I bet you're looking forward to Christmas actually getting here so you can have a little time off!

My friend, I am nearly speechless...well, not really (you know me...hehe!) Seriously though...I have just had the best time touring around your beautifully decorated kitchen!!! I just wished you could hear all of my ooohs and aaahs!!! Your Christmas kitchen just makes me feel like a kid again...and I stand in total wonder of all the marvelous Christmas pretties!!! Girl, I would just love coming to your home and sitting with a cup of hot cocoa and just wander from one Christmas fantasy to the next!!! Ohh yes...and before I forget...is that all the figures from the Christmas Carol up on the shelf up above your stove? I just love how you have even decorated all of your beautiful shelves!!! And you know what...I don't ever recall seeing those beautiful black built in cabinets...they are new are they? Ohh...they are sooo pretty and I love the pretty wreaths that you hung on the doors!!! Also...another one of my favorite things is that darling Christmas tree that you have on the island...I just love the pretty Christmas village that you put under it!!! Sooo cute, Laurie!!! Girlfriend, I don't know how long it takes you to do all of your Christmas decor...if it were me...it would take me all year long...seriously!!! I am moving slower and slower these days!

Well Dearheart...I know that I've said it before but must say it again...your home is one of my most favorite places to come to...especially at Christmas!!! It's just magical!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us...and by the way, I loved all of your fabulous mosaics!!! I am going to go visit some of your posts that I have missed...what a sweet treat!!!

Sweet friend, just in case I don't get back by before Christmas...just wanted to send you and your lovely family...my very best wishes and blessings for a wonderful Christmas!!! May the Lord continue to richly bless you and yours, my friend!!!

Love ya,
Chari @Happy To Design

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

How delicious! Your kitchen is incredible! I love the way you put the candy cane borders around your mosaic!
Have a sweet and Merry Christmas!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Laurie, my grandies would go crazy (in a good way) in your kitchen - how fun! Love it! I think that's a little child size table and chairs around the corner - so cute!!! Love the whole thing. Merry Christmas to you! Linda

Dishesdone said...

Fabulous, your kitchen, decor, everything! Very festive! Enjoyed your post! Merry Christmas!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a post! I love it, of course, and your kitchen too. I sitting here thinking my gosh how many hours did it take Laurie to do this post. Absolutely beautiful!
Thanks for taking the time to share this. It made me laugh and believe me I needed one this morning
Merry Christmas
Maggie

Marsha said...

Wow Laurie - you have a beautifully and "sweetly" decorated kitchen! How long does that take you to set it up and take it down? Gorgeous and magazine photo worthy :)

I especially love Chef Santa :)

Susie Q said...

This is all just too, too wonderful Laurie! I love, love it all. I am myself a lover of all things candy, well, ahem..THAT is obvious! But I also love each adorable treasure you decorate with! Whimsey and fun and pretty and dreamy! I adore it!
Merry Christmas dear lady!
Love,
Sue

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Blessings at Christmas, from my mountain top to your home….Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

Melissa Miller said...

~Ah! Laurie how precious and so festive!!! I just love this kitchen of yours. It's truuly magical and darling! I'll bet your grandchildren just flip for it.

Merry Christmas my sweet friend!
~Melissa :)

Sue said...

This post and your house are truly EYE CANDY!! Everything is so beautiful, colorful, and festive. What a treat it must be to see it in person! Have a very happy holiday, my friend! hugs, Sue

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Laurie,
I'm speechless, I've never seen anything like it. I would never take the decorations down, I mean that. I cannot wait to see the Valentine & Easter stuff! Merry Christmas from a new follower. Lisa

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Your kitchen is just beautiful and your Christmas decorations are just wonderful, it is so fun and whimsical, wow, I could just stay in there. Love the crown molding, I am kind of a crown molding freak, I love it...Merry Christmas my blogging friend I will be back..Phyllis

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

What a happy place to come home to...lovely mosaics of a beautifully happy kitchen!!! Merry Christmas!!!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I am just a little (can you say a LOT?) jealous of your kitchen. Wowzer. Merry Christmas Laurie to you and yours! xo Lynn

Carol said...

Your kitchen looks like a fabulous candy store all decorated for Christmas. I'm sure everyone who visits your home during the holiday season can't decide which room if their favorite!

Hugs & blessings,
Carol

carolinajewel said...

Fun, fun, fun! I love your Candyland home! I could spend hours staring at all the goodies you have decorating every little bit of your house! Merry Christmas!

Kathleen said...

You are a Mosaic Maniac! LOL..
It all looks wonderful, and festive, and SWEET!
I'd love to share a Christmas cup of whatever there with you..
A few more days..I know you are ready!!

Tootsie said...

girl...this is amazing!!! I can't ever seem to see everything...and there is always something so wonderful to look at!
Merry Christmas my friend and a safe and happy new year!

Sharing with Sherri said...

Lol!! What an adorable cast characters in your clever Christmas
Mosaic comic strip Laurie!! I just loved this to pieces! You are so creative and funny!

Your kitchen looks awesome too! I'd love to hang out there for a while and explore every little inch of it! You have so many cool goodies in it!!

hugs,
Sherri:)

eileeninmd said...

All I can say is WOW! You really do have a candyland kitchen. I love your kitchen too! Very cute cpations and mosaics! Well done!

Diann said...

Hi Laurie!

Oh, I just want to visit your kitchen! It makes you feel like a kid again! I love it!!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!

Nishant said...

just love it all! Merry Christmas!

Work from home India

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Laurie,
You are just too funny!!! And girl, I loved Candyland. How long does it take you to decorate your house? I'm tired just thinking about all the work you put into decorating.
Kim

Miss Janice said...

Lord have mercy! This is the cutest thing...Candyland in the kitchen! The children must go wild in there. It is absolutely adorable!

Carol said...

Oh my goodness! How wonderful! Happy Holidays!

fiberdoodles said...

Merry Christmas!

Tardevil said...

I went to Biltmore this year for a Christmas tour, but would love to come to your home next year! LOL! I just love your decorations...warms my heart. Your collection makes mine look pathetic, and I've been called a Christmaholic. ;O) How you decorate, blog and work full time, in addition to entertaining is amazing to me. You must be
Wonder Woman!

kanishk said...

have you had you home on a tour of homes? When my Grands get here next weekend, I will be showing them your decorations.
Hope you are enjoying the holidays!

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~CC Catherine said...

Sweet Laurie, More lovelies in your home for the holidays. It must take you a couple months just to get it all up...and another couple months to pack it all up! :) Seriously........I LOVE how festive your home is. Your grandkiddos must adore coming to your home. :) ~CC Catherine

The Tablescaper said...

That is an amazing kitchen!!! And I thought I had a lot of stuff!!!

- The Tablescaper

arrielle_p said...

Very pretty! It looks so peaceful. I'm anxious to decorate for Christmas, but I'll wait 'til next weekend to decorate my makati condominiums. Thanks for the inspiring post. :)