Friday, December 07, 2007



Twinkle Time!

This baking Santa and tiny tree sit on the bar between the kitchen and living room! I couldn't figure out how to hide the base of the tree (it's really tacky) so I stood it in the red gingerbread men pie plate and piled on the Starlight Mints (I saw a similar idea on someone else's blog but sadly I don't remember who it was - I'm sorry!).

edit: Actually, on the blog I can't remember, had a standing in a bowl of Starlight mints but I liked the idea to hide the tree base.

The tree is sparsely decorated because I ordered some tiny gingerbread type cookie ornaments and I think they are too small. This will have to do. The only thing that matters - he makes us SMILE :-)

Happy Holidays and thanks for visiting with me!

In Friendship!

17 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love the mints idea! Enjoy your blog... although I'm guilty of not leaving comments every time I visit. Enjoy the season!

Linda said...

What a clever idea the mints is. He looks lovely perched there Darlene.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Darlene, that is too adorable! What a great idea to hide the base - what'll you do when the mints are all gone? LOL.

Cheryl said...

Great Santa and tree. I will borrow your idea (or whoever's idea) with the mints :-)!! Great
picture.

Libby said...

Oh I know just what the base of that tree looks like *S* Guess I'm off to the store for some Starlight mints - a great solution *s*

Nan said...

How adorable he is!! Love the mints at the base of that cute tree! He makes me smile, too!

Vicky said...

He made me smile, too! What a great idea on the tree base!

tami said...

Great idea with the mints.
Where did you order the small gingerbread ornaments? I have a feather tree that is desparately in need of some small ornaments.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I think that's a cool idea with the mints there in the red dish!! Love your tree and the adorable santa.

kjquilts said...

Oh, what a cute Santa! Is he inspiring you to start baking?

Kim said...

I have mints in a container holding a candle, but I don't remember if I posted a photo or not. Great idea to use them to hide the base of the tree! Another thing I did was to get one of those decorated gift boxes and stick a small tree in one of those with a small quilt hanging over the edge. Yep, I got it ALL going on over here! ROFLOL! Of course, I think I stole THAT idea from someone else. That's what blogging's about--it's a great way to find and share ideas! Oh, and I just LOVE your Santa--he's really wonderful!

Thimbleanna said...

What a great idea to hide that tree base. Your decorating is looking great!

Suze said...

Don't we find the most wonderful ideas in blogland.

I pick up many from you.

It looks like the Holiday Season there in your home.

Wendy said...

The mints in the bowl hiding the base looks fantastic. A good way to have mints handy for those little urges.

Dawn said...

Oh he is so adorable! I love it!

Sweet P said...

He is adorable. I can see why he makes you smile.

atet said...

What a fun little Santa!

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