Thursday, December 17, 2009

A fairy tale Christmas kitchen


Jeanne is my best friend. She is close if not closer than a sister. She can finish my sentence. She knows exactly how I feel. She knows exactly what to say. She understands. She loves my family as if they are hers. As I love hers. Unconditionally. Ironically - our husbands grew up together. But we didn't know it when we met. We just "clicked".  She is a fierce Christian, a volunteer-workaholic and one of the most generous people I know. She is a Blessing in my life. And in my family's lives. I love her. And her husband. (They are who I am making the scrapbook for!) :)

And this is her kitchen. Her Christmas candy wonderland. My happy place. I love this room. (Although her 2-year old granddaughter Charlotte wasn't too thrilled when she found out it wasn't real.) :)

Enjoy! No words are necessary. And this post is 100% calorie free! (You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.)































































I think Jeanne's house looks it's best at Christmas. Three live trees - you can imagine the scent the moment you walk through the door.

More next time . . .

Is anybody else hungry? :)

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30 comments:

Theresa said...

OH Karen, That is the sweetest bunch of decorations EVER! I am with little Charlotte and some of this should be edible:) Love it and I clicked on every picture to peek in closer. She has one "Sweet" collection! Isn't it wonderful to have such a friend. God blesses us, huh? I love the sign about the unblessed food:) Have a blessed day dear friend, and how could I forget... thanks for my Christmas card. What a sweet blessing you are to me!!!!!

Valerie said...

What a beautiful yummy kitchen - it should be on "Foodie Friday" :-)

I'm a little late thanking you for all of your hard work to bring us "Doors of Welcome" - Thank you, it was lots of fun!

Liz said...

WOW, what an amazing kitchen. I love everything your friend did. I could sit and stare at that kitchen all day long...fun, fun! =)

Merry Christmas!

Liz

cmluvs2stamp said...

It all looks so real Karen!! Lol. wow. I love her lamps by the kitchen sink! Thanks so much for sharing.

A Hint of Home said...

How adorable! I can just see Charlotte's face of perplextion when they are explaining the candy isn't real. lol

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh how fun! Everything is gorgeous! You are so blessed to have that kind of friendship in your life. We have good friends, but sadly we always seem to have to move away from them.

Sue

Lisa said...

Now those are my kind of sweets...the kind with no calories! LOL Thanks for the sweet tour.;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Karen, this is totally unbelievable. I drooled over every single picture. So many gorgeous things and goodies. Love it all. I hope you are having a Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Marty

Erin said...

Oh my goodness. Beautiful. I love it.

Bryanna Lenan said...

OH my... yummies everywhere!! So beautiful!! c

ceekay said...

Hmmm, obviously, I need to bless more of my food!!
Your friend's kitchen is absolutely fantastic. Just like a candy shoppe!

Kara Ward said...

Oh, I am moving in. I have always dreamed of having a dessert tree in my kitchen. She has taken it to extreme. I love the topiery tree! What an inspiration! Thanks for all the kind words! I appreciate all my blogging friends. I am so lucky!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Her kitchen is unbelievably darling! Love it all, especially that gingerbread house, but I agree with her granddaughter, what a bummer to not get to taste it all! Love that chalkboard hanging sign!
hugs,
Debra

Shanda said...

That was wonderful, eye candy to the max.

Mieke said...

OMG karen,I can't believe this. How can she sit in that kitchen and not want to eat candy all day, I totally understand that poor Charlotte!
I received your Christmas card today:) Thank you for your sweet words!

Iva said...

super lovely!! ...and now I'm starving!!

debi said...

Beautiful! and Yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

So festive and so sweet (pun intended:) ) What a special friendship you have...such a sweet blessing!

Leann said...

Hi Karen

Just popping by to say thinks for hosting Doors of Welcome. Great Event! And your home and your friends kitchen are both lovely so lovely, thanks for inviting us.

Merry Christmas!

Leann

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey there Karen,
What a treat! I am so in love with her beautiful hutch and all the lovely Christmas decor! I just love all that faux candy and I am wondering where you find so much! I love her kitchen sink too, and the beautiful view! What a lovely tribute to your friend, you are such a good friend to so many! Hugs, Cindy

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Now if this isn't just about the sweetest of Christmas treats! What a fun kitchen! I love that sugared fruit tree!

Anonymous said...

Just incredible.

Pamela
NE OH

A Fanciful Life said...

What a beautifully decorated kitchen with sooooo many goodies! I love the tree made with the sugared fruits, the gingerbread people, the big cupboard... well, I could go on and on! You did a great job photographing all of this.
Sharon :-)

Ginger said...

That is really neat that you have someone so close to you and your family. You are such a sweet gal, you are easy to connect with. You make everyone feel like they have known you forever.
The sweet decorations are really cute. Makes me want to eat one.

Nina Diane said...

wow...that would make me want to eat candy all during Christmas...oh wait, I already do! so beautiful...thanks for sharing.

Jacqueline said...

What a walk down candy cane lane, turn right on Sugar Plum Alley and down the hill to Sweet Treat Steet...What a delightful yummy post.
Your words are so heart warming for the one you love most...My mom always said, by the time life is done, you are very lucky to have a best friend. God's best to you, from my home in Washington to yours.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Karen, wow, your friend has a wonderful kitchen.....just gorgeous!

Thank you for the thoughtful Christmas card. I do so appreciate it and you!

Merry Christmas,
Barb ♥

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

I can see why Charlotte was disappointed! My they look so yummy and tasty!!

What a lovely job she had done on her hutch!! Thank you for sharing such goodies!!

blessings
mary

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

What a wonderful Christmas kitchen!

Merry Christmas!

Duchess of Tea said...

My darling I wish you and yours all the joy, love, hope, blessings, peace, laughter, miracles, good health and boundless wealth during this holiday season and always.

Love & Hugs
Duchess