I did a bad thing. I meet friends monthly for dinner at our favorite Chinese food restaurant, which is next door to a cute little pharmacy. Sometime before Xmas I was early for our meeting, and stopped in there to grab a birthday gift for another friend. While checking out, I spotted the most adorable tree full of Dept. 56 and OneHundred80Degrees ornaments - all in the theme of candies, cakes, and other sweets!
I fell in love.
But I resisted.
Until after Christmas. When I was again early to our meeting. And thought I'd "just take a look." I was sure they'd be gone, and actually didn't see them at first, but when I did...at 50% off...well, you can guess what happened:
I bought them all. Well, nearly. I couldn't help it. They're just too cute for words. These little lolipops are my favorite:
Then there's the blown glass soda fountain drinks:
Goodie goodie gumdrops!
Brownie bites and petit fours:
Several colors of clay candy canes - with just a dash of glitter:
Everything is so adorable, I can't wait to have a tree with just "sweets" next year! I think I'll do the mid size one that was all red & silver this year, and stands on my whimsical Dept. 56 table. I'm dying for this garland to tie it all together:
I'm really excited about it. I spent a couple hours last weekend carefully wrapping up each one and packing it away. I've always had a Candyland or Willy Wonka themed Halloween party on my list - and I about died when I saw THIS PARTY on Bakerella's blog.
I'm dying again just looking at it. Can you imagine the fabulousness?
The play bakery with the dozens of felt cupcakes are just mind blowing.
Of course, my dog would eat them, just as happily as real cupcakes.
But I'm still in love.