Saturday, December 19, 2009


Just re-visiting an old post that was a fun project. Hope you enjoy it......

Santa loves candy canes....

The candy jars are in the kitchen garden window....

Santa's favorite candy as you well know is peppermint, was there any question...

This special post is for my friend BJ who shares a love of all things peppermint and candycanes, check out BJ's blog Sweet Nothings , I know you will love it and tell her Phyllis sent you....hope you have a good time visiting....

I like the jars in the kitchen window to look like a candy store, so I

am always adding candy....It has been raining here so try and ignore the dirty windows, unless of course you are a window cleaner then welcome, and come on in...

MMMMmmmm, some of the large candy canes I sent for and they are from Bobs candy on line. Some of the other large canes are from Dollar Tree and were 2 for a dollar....

The suckers are white peppermint chocolate and peppermint cherry......


Candy cane ribbon on the mantle.....

I love the white ones, I think they are from Walmart.....................

My favorite glasses at Christmas from TJ Max, you can actually feel the candy canes and on the inside of the glass is a bump where the cane was pushed in, so unusual..... Candy cane candles are from Walmart....

The place cards from Michaels, Mr. S. loves that, you know how he is....

The large candy discs are from a discount store, don't remember where..

The wreath is from Home Depot and the ribbon is from Michaels, very inexpensive because it is not wired....

Yes of course BJ I had to add candy canes to my very first gingerbread house, I will be an expert by next year trust me......

Of course the doggies had to have some candy cane colars, they are from Michaels and are candle bases, you will see the wreath soon BJ just be patient, it will all come together...

My candle got a little smished, thats ok, I like them so much, I don't want to light them goofy huh...

This wreath is from michaels and yes it is the same as the doggie colars....

I have collected the jars for years and back then they were hard to find and very expensive, of course now they are everywhere and any kind of jars will do.....

The candy is from every where and any where I could find special candy....

Thanks for spending time AROUND THE HOUSE I hope you all enjoyed all the peppermint and candy canes....Thanks BJ for being such a good blogging friend, I hope you get enough of your candy canes for this year......I might just make a peppermint creme martini with some crushed peppermint around the rim, leave a comment, I love to hear from all of you.....Phyllis

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  1. I just love all your candy canes. Nothing says Christmas quite like them. I am on the lookout for those candy cane glasses!! Merry Christmas!

  2. I just love your candy cane theme, Phyllis! I only have a few throughout the house, but it looks like such a Christmasy Candyland at your house! I may have to steal the idea for my kitchen next year. The jars all look great with the light coming through them. That is some size Santa, too! Fits very well there.

  3. Oh what fun!! It looks great! I would love to do this too, but my 3 little elves would find a way to help it disappear!
    I am loving your Santa! Sarah and I carried one around yesterday in TJMax, but I couldn't justify a present for I put him back :(
    Now I think I need to go back of get him!
    Thanks for sharing...your ideas are very inspiring!

  4. All of your candy cane things are delicious! I have that theme started too.

  5. Oh how fun! I love the candy jars...and the "dog collars"!


  6. Phyllis-You know I love candy canes and peppermint....I am also the Altoid queen :) Everything looks beautiful!

  7. What an array of peppermint candy!! It all looks so festive. I like the look of the red and white peppermint candy better than the candy itself (I'm a chocolate gal)!

  8. Love the candy canes! What a nice display of them all. And the windows...I would give anything to actually be able to get mine clean. I can never get them without streaks, smudges, etc., not matter what I try so I don't even notice, lol!!

  9. Phyllis~~

    I have never seen so much candy cane goodness. BJ is a doll and she will love this!!


  10. I'm going to have to show this post to my mother. She loves candy canes and peppermint.

    I found my way here via BJ. I agree that she is the greatest.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family.

  11. Phyllis, as always you've inspired me. I love your candy store window effect. Bj is going to love this special post. As always I've had a ball.. (try to stop by later today or tomorrow..)hugs ~lynne~

  12. How beautiful....I love the look of red and white. I used a lot of that in my Christmas decorations this year.

    Have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.


  13. This is just the cutest! I think I got a cavity just looking!

  14. Oh, I love it! I love all the apothecary jars with the candy canes! It looks scrumptious!

  15. Now that is a lot of peppermints! Santa would be in heaven! Love the candy jars ~ Your own personal candy store! Happy Holidays!

  16. Hi there...I was sure I had you on my blog list but some how it was glad I found you again! I love your beautiful blog, everything is so gorgeous fir Christmas. I love red and you use a lot of it, very pretty! I'll be keeping up with you now, got your address on my list and I am a follower!...Come say hi :D

  17. The candy canes and how you arrnged them are so pretty, Phyllis! Your home looks like a candy wonderland....Christine

  18. Hi,
    I love all your yummy peppermint candy jars!! And the dogs' collars cracked me up...they're so adorable! Merry Christmas!!

  19. I love your candy canes! I have a small display of them in the kitchen, but after seeint this... I'm thinking I need to add more! MORE is MORE when it comes to candy canes. What a sweet and delicious post!

  20. I just adore your Christmas inspired metamorphosis.

    Be merry and bright!

  21. OOO, I came over yesterday and left a long, LONG message and now, I don't see it....where did it go?
    THANKS so much for this adorable post. I love every single thing about it....I am just sorry it took so long to get over.
    You really know how to decorate things up in a wonderful way.
    I hope your Christmas is merry and bright...and thanks again for this delicious and beautiful post.
    love, bj

  22. mmmmmmm, what yummy, yummy pictures !! Thanks for coming by my blog......

  23. Santa is FAB... would love to sit with him and have a peppermint martini!
    Merry Christmas... ENJOY!

  24. Phyllis, what a FUN post! I absolutely adore every photograph. Candy canes are so cute, and you have proven that in spades... or perhaps I should say in stripes! ;-)

    ADORABLE post. You are most creative...


    Sheila :-)

  25. That's a candylishious post! SO festive!

    Merry Merry
    ~Really Rainey~

  26. Love all the peppermint goodies....nothing says Christmas like a stick of peppermint or seeing a child's face light with when given a candy cane! Thanks for sharing!


  27. I love candy canes, and especially the story behind them. Yours are so beautifully and creatively displayed! So festive! Have a great holiday!

  28. So this is what EYE CANDY is? Delicious! And it does look like an old fashion candy store - just great. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  29. Morning,Phyllis... back by for a second look to ooooh and ahhhh, and to wish you a very MerrY Christmas! Hope it's both merry and bright! :-)



  30. Phyllis, that made me smile, and I am so exhausted from being on my fee all day, that is no small task.
    It looks wonderful!

  31. Oh what a lovely treat to find your blog this morning! I love love love it!!! Wish you were my neighbor!

  32. I know it's way past Christmas, but I have to say I love all your candy canes in the pretty glassware in the kitchen window! Looks gorgeous!


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