When I was a kid, I loved Christmas candy.
Well, that and pony tails and bobbi sox and crinolines as I got older, but I never lost my love for peppermint.
Before I go any further, I have to confess that I set up this tablescape last Christmas!!
Yes, this is candy land re-visited.
A couple days ago, I posted an easy to make strawberry cheesecake recipe from last year that I had served on these plates.
Several people commented on the candy land tablescape so I thought I would re-visit it again.
Do you remember the hard red and white striped curls of peppermint?
I’m not sure they make that anymore, but this tablescape reminds me of a kid in a candy store.
Oh sure, I loved the candy canes too….and when it came time to use these candy land dishes for a tablescape, I was very excited.
I bought the Pier 1 salad plates on sale after Christmas last year and the cups are from EBAY.
The gingerbread family and all the candy and candy canes came from the Valerie Parr Hill line at QVC. I love her home decor line.
For the centerpiece, I found the little travel trailer and red truck with a Christmas tree in the bed at Target.
They had a larger size, but I liked this smaller one for my table.
You can still find them here.
The flatware is from years ago and the napkins can be found at World Market.
The various Christmas elves are a dollar store find and the ornaments, including the peppermint candies and sugared candy canes up the center of the table are also from the Valerie Parr Hill collection.
I love how the travel trailer has lights all around the door and windows and the little red truck has a wreath on the radiator.
I used a silver tablecloth with snowflakes from Big Lots and the red stemmed glasses are also from the dollar store.
I used silver votive cups to fill in down the center, along with red and white peppermint candy tapers set in crystal candle holders.
I found the candles at Hobby Lobby.
I love how the crystal candle holders bounce the light off the table.
For added interest, I placed a few white Christmas ornaments in and among the candies and gingerbread family.
The hearts on the gingerbread family could be used on Valentines day too.
I like that it is not just for one Holiday.
The soup bowls have the same red, white and green peppermint candies as the coffee mugs.
I also used red and white poppers at the side of each place setting.
I ran a roll of “snow” down the center of the table and added snow flakes to give it sparkle.
Can you see the little lights inside the travel trailer windows?
The mugs are nice and hefty, perfect for hot chocolate or warmed apple cider wassail.
The wrapped Christmas candy are actually tree ornaments.
I like using them on the table too.
I thought about hanging them from the chandy, but decided I liked them on the table best.
The picture above is with all the lights dimmed and you can see the decorated hutch in red and white also.
I hope you like my visit to candy land as much as I enjoyed putting it all together for you.
Perhaps you can find a bit of inspiration and use an idea or two.
Rita C. says
Oh, Kari, this is fabulous! Really, those dishes, mugs and bowls are so cute! Love the trailer and truck too. The backdrop of.your lit hitch is perfect with the table. Can you imagine how excited little kids would be to sit here if adults love it too??!
the Painted Apron says
Very “sweet” Kari! Who doesn’t love a candy land display!! So festive how it ties into your hutch!
yes, Jenna it seems to work together doesn’t it. thank you for stopping by.
I really love the “hutch” and the coordination with the white table decorations. I especially love the lighting it just brings everything to life. I have a similar “hutch” (only shorter as our ceilings are much much lower) but I removed the lighting which I’d so carefully threaded and hidden as it stopped working… only to subsequently discover it was the wall socket that was at fault.. Can’t repeat what I said at the time and I’ve not had the patience to re-thread the lights. However, I did purchase from Amazon some little battery fairy lights on bottle stoppers which I’ve placed in some decanters – so for atmosphere I can switch them on. Not quite as effective or illuminating, but better than nothing eh!
lots of love from this side of the pond
Such a “sweet” table.
Thanks Leanne….I do love peppermint candy. Thanks for stopping by. Merry Christmas!