Wishing You a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!
 I want to Thank Miss Janice for inspiring me. Miss Janice wrote an article about her Cookie Swap on her blog, Etiquette With Miss Janice. I fell deeply in love with the peppermint dishes and gingererbread men! Miss Janice was so kind to share where she had purchased her collection of gingerbread and peppermint.  I will have to collect a lot more, for Miss Janice Gingerbread and Peppermint tablescape is so wonderful. Miss Janice also shared her recipes for gingerbread cookies and peppermint punch. Please visit Miss Janice, for she is a wonderful, thoughtful lady.  I am so happy to have met Miss Janice in blog land. Miss Janice has a lovely blog, and she shares so much. Miss Janice, Thank you for my Christmas gift of Happiness, for you have brought a lot of happiness to my life, this Christmas.
I also want to Thank my wonderful brother Jerry and his wife Judy, whom is my lovely friend, for giving me 10 place setting of my peppermint dishes, gingerbread man, lady cups,a gingerbread man teapot in one, gingerbread man cream and sugar in one, a set of gingerbread man and peppermint salt and pepper shakers.
 I want to Thank, my grandson, Creighton for my peppermint candle. My daughter, Suzette for my second Gingerbread man teapot in one, a gingerbread sugar dish, two red utensil holders and my peppermint candy shot glasses. My daughter, Jennifer for a red star plate and red bowl to place in center, for when you serve dip and crackers.
For all the other gingerbread and peppermint, I went shopping and had a blast at Cracker Barrell, I came out with three huge bags stuffed and one box! Now hubby says: he will not let me out of the house again! lol Well! I am trying to find an escape route for leaving the house to hit the sale!
Any takers for coming and picking me up! lol
   I was hoping my dining room would at least have the sheet rock finished by Christmas, we are still in the remodel stage. I was not going to do this post, until we have finished the remodel.  After getting a lot of emails and notes left on my blog, asking me to share, pictures of my Gingermint collection. I decided to do this post, so Please excuse my walls in my remodel zone. 
This side chest, I painted using the crackle paint method and the shelf above, which usually holds my silver. I covered the chest with a table cloth, used the red utensil holders to hold wine and rum. The gingerbread basket, held my napkins. A red star plate held the flatware. See the candy peppermint shot glasses, and a little gingerbread trivet holds peppermint and chocolate stir sticks.

This platter was used to hold the angel food and cherry cake, Suzette made. The old rolling pin with red handle was also a gift from Suzette.

Anyone for pancakes, bacon, divinty, tiny papoose pie, sugar coated apricots from Australia?

 Gingerbread tea pot in one and gingerbread man trivet.
  Anyone for tea, or hot chocolate?

My gingerbread house, sitting on a peppermint cake plate, with Gordy the Country Christmas Mouse, cinnamon sticks, a few peppermint sticks. The little gingerbread man, my friend Kathy gave me, was also used in the centerpiece.  I placed in the center of the table length wise, placemats of holly.  
The gingerbread man is the salt shaker and the peppermint is the pepper shaker.

Two bowls of peppermint with gingerbread men as feet, held blueberry syrup and bacon.

Cinnamon sticks with a gingerbread man ornament, gingerbread and peppermint salt and pepper shaker, gingerbread man sugar dish. My peppermint candle.

The side board held the food with gingerbread girls,
Any one for chocolate chip walnut cookies, blueberry cream cheese muffins, banana bread, cherry angel food cake with a gingerbread cookie,?
We also served scrambled eggs on a peppermint plate.

Close up of the peppermint plates and gingerbread cups.

On the back of the chairs are, signs that say: Grandma’s Christmas Treats and Seasons Greetings. I am going be on the look out for three more signs to place on other chairs.
Don’t look at the wall! lol I spy my antique china cabinet in the back. It holds some of my Old Country Roses pattern, and my dolls, who need a new home.
My Gingermint tablescape!
I now have twelve place setting.

Close up of the Gingerbread man chef!
Side board view of the Christmas Breakfast.
I hope you enjoyed our Chrismas Breakfast!
I will be Dreaming of Gingerbread and Peppermint!

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  1. Oh Katherine you hit the Mother lode of Gingerbread men..girl I love your post today..I am also a BIG collector of Gingerbread men and it is getting so hard to find them..I also hit the store yesterday and got some tea towels, a napkin holder and place mats with Granddaughter got me a lamp for Christmas and a snow globe…Now my SIL so has a huge collection told me Christmas that she is getting rid of her’s as soon as she puts a price on it..Its mine your peppermint dishes with the gingerbread how cute is that…thanks for sharing…hugs and smiles Gloria

  2. Oh Lady Katherine! I don’t think I have ever seen so many cute things assembled in one place! I know your Christmas breakfast was a big hit! And did I read on Gollum’s post that you once had over 100 goats? Something you said on one of your comments to me had lead me to believe that you had experience with my favorite little creatures…but WOW!! How much fun that must be! Do you still have them? You know I’m a goataholic!Have a great evening…Debbie

  3. This is just too cute! All of that gingerbread and peppermint just make the happiest looking table I’ve seen. Love it all. laurie

  4. What a delightful festive setting! Your gingermint collection is wonderful…you’ve done very well in putting it together.

    Wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year!

  5. Your tablescape is so darling! I loved looking at everything you have in your collection. I adore the theme. Plus, the food looked delish! You can send me that cherry angle food cake!!!!

  6. All your gingerbread and peppermint looks so great.I am so happy for you that you finally got your collection started,Iknow how much you wanted them and you put it all together and made it look so marvelous.

  7. Katherine…I love it…it all came together for you so nicely! Your grandchildren must have had such fun with it! I wish I could come and you and I go shopping to Cracker Barrel…IMAGINE the FUN we could have and the “shopping quest” we could be on for our “gingerbread” man and peppermints! I love your tablescape….talk to you soon!

  8. Katherine,
    You are too sweet. I’m so glad you got to have your “Gingerbread tablescape.” It’s so cute and girl you got all the pieces…everything! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family and I am so happy that you and I met in blogland:-)

  9. You tablescape looks so fun – love those really fun dishes! It all looks so fun and festive!


    P.S. I sent you another email in answer to your comment – I’m sending them to the gmail addy. Hope you got this one!

  10. Oh sweetie these are adorable. I believe you better keep an eye on Gloria.. she so loves gingerbread things. I haven’t had a chance to get to Cracker Barrel “yet”. I hope they have “something” left once I get there. Thanks for swinging by to see the bowl from my friend. I always love when you stop by.
    hugs ~lynne~

  11. Lady Katherine:
    That was absolutely amazing. How beautiful everything looked and I loved the peppermint swirl dishes.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Roberta Anne

  12. imagine how my mom laughed when I mentioned that those cookies were called haystacks not “turds” ….in her mind…they will never be called anything else!
    have a great holiday!

  13. So pretty. We were at CB the day after Christmas and hubby wanted me to get the same items…but, and I know this comes as a shock…I said, no! I love it, but there isn’t enough Christmas for me to use what I already have. Enjoy all your beautiful items for me too! Happy New Year!

  14. I have a weakness for cute dishes too. I had to close my ebay account for that reason. lol..
    I love the peppermint dishes, but the peppermint bowl with the gingerbread men for feet are my favorite. Too cute!
    Have a Happy New Year.

  15. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I love all of your gingerbread and peppermint decorations. I will have to get some of those adorable peppermint plates! Have a blessed and happy new year!

  16. Oh my gosh, oh my gosh!!! Where to begin? I just love everything. Absolutely everything!!!! I’m just wondering beyond myself here…wherever did you find that adorable gingerbread dish with the peppermint strips and the gingerbread men for the legs?!!! Wow. I so want one. I’ll be sure to be looking for one just like that next year.

    Thanks for stopping by and participating in my ‘interactive’ Thursday 13 this week. I wish you the best for 2009 dear Katherine.

  17. Oh goodness me….I would love yes love to come sit there! how incredibly whimsical 🙂 what a true delight for all the senses… LOL
    such a joy, such a vision!

    (I have added you to my favs) 🙂

  18. hi lady katherine,
    I loved, loved, loved reading your christmas breakfast post and seeing all your pics with the gingerbread/mint themed tableware items.
    i loved them so much i called CB up and purchased them and i’m having them shipped to me in Nor. Calif!
    i wish i could fine a GB pie stand, Gb goblets and GB flatware like miss janices.. its true. copying is the sincerest form of flattery!
    I hope your new year is just as sweet as gingermint! lol again, thank you for your post and style
    Scott’s Valley, CA

  19. For Geri, from Scott’s Valley, CA. I could not find a blog or email address for you.
    Miss Janet said Belts carried the Gingerbread goblets last year. This year, I checked, they had candy cane ones and trees. I am going to paint some goblet I have, but have decided to do some type of peppermint. Then maybe work the peppermint into Valentine’s Day theme. Miss Janet said she used Gingerbread Christmas ornaments, I believe and glued them to her silverware. Wonderful idea, I did not get a chance. My daughter, has bought me some gingerbread men unpainted ornaments. May make place cards out of them. Little too large for the silverware. About her wonderful pie stand, Its so wonderful! Maybe we could glue some ornament and make one. lol I am sure it would not come close to Miss Janet’s GB pie stand. I just love her rolling pin too! And the recipes!
    She was so lovely to share, when you walk into the room you just have to smile!

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