GINGERBREAD MEN AND PEPPERMINT TABLE SETTING

MY CANDY LAND
I want to share with you my Gingerbread and Peppermint Land. I added a lot of new things this year and It was so much fun to see the children as they came in to see the whole room in a Candyland.
We always have our children and Grandchildren for Breakfast on Christmas Morning.
Then they have all the other family members to visit so we get just a few hours with them and so very Thankful  for the few hours we get on Christmas Morning!
In the back ground is my silver wire tree I got for $1.00 at the annual Garage Sale.
As you look around my dining room You shall see side boards I built from the wood reclaimed from our wall, Drawers made into Dish holders, shelves I have built and a chest I did a crackle finish on.
I bought all new tablecloths this Christmas for half off from a store in Forest, MS
My silver wire Tree I bought at the Annual Garage Sale for One Dollar!
I did not get to get a topper for the tree, but I love it anyways.
I use it in my little sunroom during other months with blue birds, bees and flowers on top.
I wish you could see the silver show up more of what the tree is made of. You just take a pin out of the top and it collapse. I bought white wire lights for it, but never got to add them on. Maybe this summer I will be able to show you more of what my Tree that I love so much looks like.

Notice the little Gingerbread men train set going around the tree.

On top of the sideboard, see the peppermint bowls with Gingerbread Men Feet

I made the peppermint bark on the lower plate
My Gingerbread House Centerpiece
Those peppermint candles were to have chocolate mice on them, but I was too tired. Sorry
But Gourdy the Country Mouse did show up with his Santa hat on the right side of the house.
On Each chair is signs of Grandma Treats, Welcome with Gingerbread Men Wreaths
Another side board full of Goodies

A store bought Italian Cream Cheese Cake,
which I lined up Gingerbread Men around the edges.
On the top shelf is a Gingerbread Man that hold sugar, I love my new Chocolate Kiss fondue
Ready for some Hot Chocolate, Yes, I used my GingerBread Man Tea Pots, I have two
Another view of my Candy land!
These are brownie I made using a box mix and topped with melted Peppermint Candy!
I had so much fun making these! Stayed tuned in a few days I will show you how it is done!
I just love them!
I got to go back and buy four of the little platters to match the small bowls on the table,
I bought a few weeks ago.
I used them to hold the utensil for picking up the food.
View of the shelf I made with the chest below I did a Crackle Finish on
Here what is on the chest, I use this chest as a Beverage Center for it close to the kitchen door.
Just another view
View of a place setting for a Girl, Notice the heart on the bowl, and the cup.
Their is my new napkins I bought from Pier One to use with this setting.
Here is the Girl Gingerbread with the cup full of hot chocolate, whip cream, Peppermint Schnapps,
 and a cherry, just for the adults
Another View of Center Piece, the little Gingerbread men rolling the pepper mint are salt and pepper shakers,  The Gingerbread man holds salt and the peppermint hold Pepper.
View of the room as you enter from the Family Room. Notice the silver tree in the background?
I live in a 100 year old Craftsman’s Bungalow, and we knew the aluminum tree was in the attic, but this year my husband brought it down, and to our surprise all the parts were there.The box says it was bought in Brandon, Mississippi, at White Auto Store  for $5.95, I think it was bought in the 1960’s
View of The Boy Place Setting
Notice the buttons on the bowl and the hat on the cup
This is my new Gingerbread house, Thanks to Susan and Babbs for telling me about where online to buy it for $20.00 when it was regular $35.00 from Bath and Beauty Works!
It arrived on Christmas Eve, In Just The Nick of Time!
 I just love that I just take the top off the house and add a candle! No Electricity Required!

View of the table with my homemade Peppermint Bark on the bottom plate.

This is the first time I shared a Christmas tree or my Family room. My family room is still being remodeled, the  decor is Native American Indian. The picture frames you will see I have made. The Santa on the mantel, most were made and painted by me. My tree is our Family tree of ornaments since we were married 32 years ago. I add a Santa ornament each year to this tree. Oh, I see my Grandchildren have been moving things around at the base of the tree. lol
 


I hope you have enjoyed my sharing in my Christmas this year,as much as my Family and I have enjoyed it!
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me! 
Lady Katherine
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A LITTLE TEA AND WONDERFUL THINGS

This week my Aunt Katherine and my cousin Barbara came for a visit.  We put on a pot of coffee, and tea. I cut a few store bought pastry and we sat and had a wonderful visit. They toured my 100 year old  Craftsman’s Bungalow, and loved it as much as I do. We sat in the family room, which the decor is done in Native American Indian. The cabinet below I built and painted from reclaimed wood from our walls. Sorry I did not do a good cropping on the picture.
I have also played with trying to enlarge my pictures, some  did,
some did not work so that why the different sizes.

This was the first time I got to use my new white tea set. 
I used an old butter cover to place over the pastry. 
I love the Indian tray my daughter found for me at an flea market.

For the table cloth I used a white throw my niece, Betinna gave to me.  She said it reminded her of my sheep. I have kept it in an Indian basket not using it for it is so special to me.
It worked great on my new old table my daughter found at a garage sale for me a few weeks ago.
No Susan it not the type of table we spoke of, 
but I did have an antique  three tier one and gave it to my sister, Gloria.

This was the centerpiece I made from gourds I grew, little pie pumpkins, grape vine, sunflowers and a a wonderful big dough bowl. Using my new favorite black lanterns on each side. 
Our table was set with paper plates, as I am still not back on my feet since surgery.

Click on the pink words to visit Miss Magpie
Miss Magpie at http://thequintessentialmagpie.blogspot.com sent me this lovely little Nippon China Bowl she found at an antique store. Tea roses as Mrs. Magpie says will be lovely in it.
 I can also see  perseveres, lemon curd, ect.  for my tea.
Should anyone know the name of this lovely bowl pattern I would love to know
I just simply love it so much! Thank You so much Miss Magpie!

Click on the pink words to visit RoseBriar Tea Room
One morning UPS came and left a package on my porch from Debbie at RoseBriar Tea Room in Eads, TN. My five year old  Grandson Gage and I had so much fun opening each gift of 18 all wrapped up. Gage kept saying Granna this is like Christmas, Granna. Oh, and it was. I have so wanted to go to Miss Debbie’s Tea Room so much, but I met her online through Miss Janice, and we have emailed ever since. I ordered a pair of Toile Rubber Boots from her last year after seeing the ones Miss Janice bought from Miss Debbie Gift shop. Just look at all the lovely gifts she sent to brighten my DAYS this Christmas! 
Miss Debbie you did way too much, but OH the fun I had, Thanks for Brighten my days!
I love the little snowmen with the little jars that say Believe, and Joy!


Several types of teas from white, to strawberry. I love the darling tiny Tea  Time Book! 

I went to the bank with hubby one day, a short ride turned into a longer one as we needed some things from Walmart. A new Tractor Supply is to open in a town 20 miles away. He drove around looking for where its going to be, I spotted one of my favorite small department stores,
 and this is what I found spoons, bowls, a fondue chocolate pot shaped in chocolate kisses. 
Three sets of  Cambridge iced tea spoons all for sixty cents! 

All the Christmas was 50% off and being 51 just over the 50 mark I got to get an extra 15 % off. 
I bought 12 of the little gingerbread and girl bowls for 2.50 each. I was in heaven.
For I love my peppermint and gingerbread table setting I do for Christmas Breakfast. 
Now this year we will be also home for lunch, I hope to talk the girls into just sandwiches, for they will beso busy with family and dinners.  To cook as  my daughter Suzette did Thanksgiving.


Did I forget to mention, as Hubby waited in the truck he decided to let me shop and took off to Walmart. I came outside and he was no where to be found. lol It was so cold I went and shopped some more. Employees kept coming up and asking me if I was OK, I was about to drop. I finally decided I had better tell them I had major surgery a little while back. Just in case I  did drop. lol 


Yes, I know I should not have been out, but I so wanted to go into this store so bad. lol 
I think doing things you love helps with the healing, even if you pay for it the next day! 
I just love these bowls! They had small platters to match, I want to go and get a few of them. lol 
They will probably be gone before they let me back out. lol
This is one of my favorite felted hats, I play with it at times and change the brim up by placing water on it and holding it above the wood stove. I have felted many hats in my days. 
Now the felted little flower, I just adore! 
Which was also sent to me from Miss Debbie at Rose BriarTea Room. 
Miss Debbie has sent cards, gifts and also had lovely women whom are her friends to send me cards and prayers, as I recover from surgery. 

Update since my surgery October 21, 2009:
I got an infection in one incision, Doc gave me some strong antibiotics. They have worked great and I am doing much better. I know how a new complication in my abdomen,
 which is very painful. I go see Doc  on Tuesday.  


Thank you all for your prayers, cards and gifts. I love them all !
Thank you all for keeping me in your prayers and all the lovely gifts, cards, Emails, and comments for I do look forward to them.  


I have to admit the highlight of each day is when the mail is dropped off. lol
I do love getting Happys as I call them in the mail, no matter how small. 
I am very modest, now aren’t I . lol 
It makes my days so much brighter knowing you all are out there being such wonderful FRIENDS!
Missing YOU All, Doc says I will be better if all goes right, by February.


Laurie at Bargains By Laurie has still been forwarding Cards to me from all you, 
that do not have my address.
Thank you Laurie!  Stop by her site by clicking on the pink words above and Give her a BIG HUGS and THANK YOU!  lAURIE has a wonderful site and you do not want to miss her Christmas Decor!!!


As always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine


Please stop by the following websites, by clicking on the pink words.
To see many  makeover, Christmas ideas, goodies, foods, and table settings.


Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
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Michael at Designs by Gollum
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Diane at A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
Hosting: Second Time Around Tuesday

Beverly at How Sweet The Sound
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