I'm a little late, but wanted to share my gingerbread men tablescape on Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish this week!  Thanks, Kathleen, for hosting (and taking late posts), click on her name for lots more fun! I'm also linking to Susan's Tablescape Thursday, click on her name for lots of inspiration.

I've had a small collection of gingerbread men (and women) for a while, but haven't used them in several years. I decided to decorate the breakfast nook with them this year since our granddaughter would be here.

The centerpiece:

I found the resin gingerbread house at Dollar General several years ago. The styrofoam gingerbread man is from the 70s!

Don't remember where I found the garlands, they are different, and so cute!

I think the mugs came from Cracker Barrel a few years ago. I can't remember where I found the napkin rings, or the candlestick in the tray, or the placemats!

I hung a lot of gingerbread ornaments from the chandy:

Couldn't get a good picture with the bright light from the doors and windows (flash was too bright too.)
 Little ceramic gingerbread people on the drop-leaf table:

How cute is that!
                            A few on the floor:

and here and there!

We found the time to make some gingerbread (Betty Crocker mix!) and use this gingerbread house pan!

They came out pretty good!

Granddaughter, Elisabeth, enjoyed decorating them:

We also made some gingerbread men (cakes) and trees:

It was fun and she enjoyed it a lot. We had to stop in time to go see the movie "Frozen" (a very good movie, highly recommended.)

I hope you enjoyed seeing our gingerbread fun!

Take a seat and join us!
 We had apple cider with the gingerbread!

 Do you like gingerbread? What do you serve it with? My favorite is lemon sauce on top, but I've also served it with Cool Whip, or applesauce is also very good with it! Yum!

I wish I had taken pictures of the food after it was served.
 I have promised Elisabeth all these gingerbread decorations, but they didn't have room in the over-packed car, so I will save it for her!

Don't want to forget Ginger and Brad!

Happy New Year!



White Christmas

I have grown to love Cuisine Kathleen's all white challenges, or rather white with one color. Although she didn't have one this Christmas, I went ahead and did one of my own. I guess this one is white with two colors since it has red and green with the white. Click on Kathleen's name for more inspiration.

Inspiration was these Vera Christmas holly and berry napkins.

I always like to have a Nativity for our Christmas table centerpiece. I have a collection of Nativities, but this all white Nativity is a favorite.

 I like the serene white with the pops of red and green.
 I've used the Battenburg lace tablecloth many times, and it is perfect for this tablescape.
 The plates and the goblets are all from Dollar Tree and the red handled flatware and the pearl napkin rings from Ross.

I didn't have to buy anything for this tablescape, I used what I had!

After taking all these pictures I walked into the kitchen and saw my red chargers on the counter!! Can't believe I forgot to use them!  Sooo, I had to take the pictures all over again!

So what do you think, serene white without the chargers,
 or a big pop of red!

I can just about guess which one you prefer!

My focus is on the beautiful centerpiece!
 I wish you could see it in person!
 It makes me happy each time I walk by!
 I guess you can see I used an artificial wreath and faux poinsettia and holly as accents.

 I hope you don't mind that I'm showing both sets of pictures - with and without the red chargers.

 By the way the red chargers are from Home Goods, a few years ago.

 Our "White Christmas" here in Florida!
 If you look closely you can see my Old Country Roses Christmas plates in the china cabinet:
 I doubt I'll have time to do a tablescape with those Christmas dishes, but I love them!
 We are having a small family gathering for Christmas! There will be six of us.
 I'm also linking to Susan's Tablescape Thursday. Click on her name for lots of fun.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!