Even our kitchen has it's own tree with specially designated ornaments. It was as much fun to "gather" these as it has been any other. The two little gingerbread people in the cupcake forms came from Paris in Las Vegas. Many of the mini kitchen utensils came from our local Christmas wonderland - Holland Gardens. The mini dishes came from Dilliards, and the tree was purchased at TJ Maxx several years ago, pre-lit for $9.99!! What a steal.
I saw ornaments like these in Las Vegas for half an arm and a leg. Well the idea never left the creative storage area of the brain and one day I sat down to figure out how to make them. After several bottles of wine, I finally had enough corks. Man was that a tough day - JK!! If you ask nicely at restaurants they usually will part with one or two...
Then I purchased some silver chain at a craft store along with some scrapbooking round brads. I needed one for each end of the cork, so two per ornament. I hooked the chain on the brad and then pushed the brad into the cork. (E6000 forms that mysterious bond that holds all this together.) Oh, that rooster - well he was/is a napkin ring from Stein Mart.
Nestled in the branches are even some stockings made from QuicKutz dies.
Ornaments made from mini copper cookie cutters.
And a mini mold. I am so not sure where I found this. Used a metal punch to get the hole in the top and voila! another ornament.
I want to apologize for having to turn on the comment verification, there's been some spam floating into the blog and I certainly wouldn't want any vile comments or nasty bug to come your way. It won't be long, just long enough to make this nonsense stop. :-)