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Monday, December 26, 2011

Centerpiece idea: Tabletop Christmas tree in the kitchen with all food-related decorations

Looking for something different to use as a kitchen table centerpiece?
I bought this fake tabletop Christmas tree a couple of years ago. While decorating our big (real) tree, Max and I decided that it would be fun to separate out put all the food related ornaments and hang them on the small tree, for a cheap holiday centerpiece. As we unwrapped and hung all the ornaments we separated out all the edibles, that ranged from carrots and chocolates to cupcakes and a cookie sheet of gingerbread men. Most of these (including the tree) I bought at a holiday ornament sample sale in the gift building on west 34th street a couple of years ago, and everything cost $2 or $3.
We included kitchen related decorations, such as a mini KitchenAid stand mixer and an apron.
Now, I'm on the hunt for a mini chef's hat to use as a tree topper! Or a Santa dressed as a chef. Or maybe we'll make one ourselves!
Next year, we'll up the ante and make some cookie decorations ourselves, although that plastic decorated heart- shaped one looks pretty delicious doesn't it?
--Monica Forrestall