Sunday, December 7, 2014

MacKenzie-Childs Colander Tree

My inspiration for the MacKenzie-Childs colander tree for the kitchen was a Gingerbread candy, cupcake and cookie tree on Pinterest. I think it is adorable. I used measuring spoons, cupcake ornaments, Nutella samples, Le Creuset pie bird for the tree topper, a Kitchen Aid mixer ornament, mini grater, baking molds, and MacKenzie-Childs clip on candles. Then I added some red heart ornaments and mini red lights.

The sun finally came out, so I set my sunroom table to coordinate with the colander centerpiece, and will be returning the tree to the kitchen where it will make it's permanent home for the holiday.

The tablecloth was a gift I received 20 years ago from a co-worker that stitched it. 
 Each Christmas I bring out my favorite "12 days of Christmas" plates and we use them for our salads. 

Le Creuset pie bird for the tree topper.

Thank you for stopping by! Hope you are enjoying the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. I wuv it!

    The KA
    Everything really:)
    Those plates.. My cupcake toppers don't come close.
    C'est joli!!

  2. Hi Debbie! Oh, this little tree is just darling! Love the little pie bird on top.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  3. great job!! It is a spectacular table!

  4. How cute is this tree. You did an amazing job. I love it. Happy holidays Deb. xo

  5. I love your kitchen tree Debbie! You've used adorable ornaments and I love the pie bird topper:@)

  6. What a great job you did on the challenge, Debbie! Your mini tree in the MC colander is just adorable with all the darling ornaments. The handstiched table cloth looks so pretty under your 12 Day of Christmas plates. The pie bird tops it all!! xo
    p.s. I'm going to put my pie bird on my mini kitchen tree!

  7. Your tree and collections are just stunning.I've been a fan of MC for many years.I perused Your blog with much enjoyment so now I'm Your newest follower.So nice meeting You,please drop by any time-Denise of Coffeeberry Cottage

  8. Great job, Miss Debbie! The pie bird topper is really a great touch for your tree with its little mouth stretched open to the hilt! You did a terrific job of complementing the inspiration piece with twists of your own.

    I want to just swipe your 12 Days of Christmas dishes and run! Man, those are cool! They look really good with the Courtly Check plates.

    Glad you finally got some sun. We're still waiting and trying to remember what it looks like here in the Kansas City area! has been SO dank around here. Some areas are getting thin coating of ice today. Lots of accidents and general mayhem. It's just over freezing here in the 'burbs, so we're not getting the icy part...just drizzle.

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  9. Oh Debbie, This fills my heart with Christmas cheer and is just adorable! What FUN with your Courtly Check pieces and ornaments! Wishing you a Merry MacKenzie-Childs Christmas :)

  10. omg, this is too adorable Debbie!! Being the huge lover of all things Mck-Chds that I am, of course I love it, but it is over the top fun with the ornaments you found for your tree! LOVE that mix master one! So so cute, and the twelve days of Christmas plates are just wonderful! Happy holidays!

  11. What a cute little tree! And your tablecloth is a wonderful yearly reminder of a friend's talent! How's the snow there? We have over a foot - ugghhh

    1. We got about six inches of snow last night. I love snow :-)

  12. Really cute idea, Debbie! I love the ornaments and using the colander was a great idea. I have a kitchen tree full of food-related ornaments :)

  13. What a great tablescape - so creative and fun!!

  14. Your tree is beautiful, Debbie. You should have linked it! My kitchen tree has a lot of copper colanders and pots and gingerbread ornies from Wsonoma. I am always looking for new ones.
    Hope you are all decorated and ready! I am not, but since I am the only one who does it, I can't go any faster!

  15. Fantastic job…and I love your table.


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