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
Please visit the following websites to see lovely  Things,Table Settings, Make Overs and Things used for a Second Time Around, by clicking on the pink words.
Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum
Hosting: Foodie Friday
Diane at A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words
Beverly at How Sweet The Sound
Hosting; Pink Saturday


  1. This is too cute! It really does look like candyland! All your treats look so yummy and pretty too. I just love all the gingerbreadmen and women. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a very happy new year!

  2. Katherine my friend, this is just too cute for words.. girl you best be holding onto all those gingerbread men.. our Gloria will snatch them up in a heart beat.. lol.. I love your dishes. They would have worked perfect in my kitchen over the holidays. I’m looking forward to seeing how you do the peppermint melt on top the brownies…they look sooooooo good.. I hope this finds you and yours doing well and that the year 2010 is a good one for you.. Happy New Year darling..hugs ~lynne~

  3. Katherine-I can’t believe you did all this! I just love peppermint in food and decorations and your table is darling. I have got to know how to make those brownies and the peppermint bark! Happy New Year–I hope it a happy and healthy one for you!

  4. How special to have the grandchildren all to yourself on Christmas morning. No doubt they felt special sitting at this candyland table. I’m eager to see how the peppermint brownies are made. They look so pretty! Thanks for sharing….Sarah

    Gingerbread -0- rama!!!!
    I love it…
    Have the Happiest of New Years,
    xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings…

  6. Katherine~~~

    Your candyland table is just SO cute! I love all of the gingerbread men and the peppermint candy all around. The dishes are just fabulous. Your grandchildren must have been in heaven!!

    I’d love to know how you made your brownies, I love the icing. The cheesecake looks so cute with the gingerbread men all around.

    I love your sideboards and your new cabinet with the crackle finish. And the silver tree is beautiful! Wonderful tablescape!!

    Have a happy & healthy New Year!


  7. This just makes me soooo happy with all the gingerbread men and all the amazing attention to detail. Wonderful! I pray that you are truly feeling better–you have been in my prayers.
    Hugs, Lana Austin

  8. Everything is so pretty and festive, Katherine. How did you manage to do all this? I hope it means you are feeling much better. I hope the new year will bring you much happiness, health, peace and prosperity!…Christine

  9. I so love gingerbread anything. The peppermint brownies look so wonderful. I look forward to 2010 and all the visual treats you have for us. Happy New Year.

  10. What a SWEET tablescape…pun intended! Your grandchildren had to feel very special & well loved upon seeing all these goodies. What fun!

    Wishing you a Happy & HEALTHY New Year!

  11. Love it all! The tablesetting is precious:) Love the $1.00 tree, the silver one from the attic AND the family tree! All beautiful my dear! Have a blessed day! I hope 2010 will bring you perfect health!

  12. Your tablescape is so perfect and lovely. I have so enjoyed meeting you this past year and viewing all of your posts and look forward to more in the coming year. I hope you have a very Blessed and Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

  13. Katherine, what a delightful place for Christmas breakfast! I have been on your blog for a long time, studying each of these photos of your Christmas decor. You have some of the cutest gingerbread and peppermint things I’ve ever seen! I love all of it. Love the pretty peppermint pattern on top of the brownies, and I can’t wait to learn how you did that. Your living room and the Christmas tree look so pretty. Can you imagine what that aluminum tree is worth now? If only people had known before they threw them out that those would become so valuable! I’m afraid all of this probably put you in bed. I’m worn out from Christmas, and I’m not recuperating from surgery. Take care of yourself. laurie

  14. Your table brought a big smile to my face, kids of all ages would love your peppermint/gingerbread table.
    A very Happy New Year to you and yours!

  15. Cutest table! I bet you got some of this stuff at Burkes Outlet in Forest- you may or may not know that my hubby is the manager. I am so glad you were feeling up to doing all of this.

  16. Hi Katherine….LOVE your darling Peppermint Candy tablescape! I know your grandchildren must have loved it, too! 🙂 The Pier 1 napkins are perfect! I just love how you lined up the little gingerbread men around the outer edge…soooo cute. The peppermint brownies are awesome looking!
    Happy New Year, my friend!

  17. What a warm and delightful setting! All the gingerbread and peppermint details made a wonderful holiday setting.
    Happy New Year!

  18. This is ALL absolutely adorable! The candy cane and gingerbread theme is sooo cute! Love it all! You have shared a lot of neat ideas, such as the gingerbread men cookies around the cheesecake, etc.

    Very enjoyable post!

    Oh, I gave my daughter a few pieces of the candy cane dishes from Pier 1 for some of her Christmas presents.

    Have a wonderful, and healthy New Year!!


  19. Katherine, your post is just wonderful. I enjoyed all your pretties and the delicious food (although I might have gained weight just by looking at them, lol!).

    Ah, the aluminum Christmas tree. Pop over to my blog and see one in all its glory.

    Happy New Year to you!

  20. Happy New Year Lady Katherine! Your blog has a new and lovely bejeweled look since I last visited. It is so gorgeous and fits you to a “tea”! 🙂 I totally am enjoying your Gingerbread theme here as well in your post. I’ve always enjoyed gingerbread men over the holidays – I think they always remind me of the joy it is in being young at Christmas time…and who says we need to put them away when we mature? 🙂 Not I! 🙂 Praying your health is improving and that 2010 will bring you much joy, happiness, and wellness. Hugs~ ~CC Catherine from “Catherine de th`e Cups”

  21. Katherine, you outdid yourself! This is the cutest thing EVER! Everyone must have loved it. I love it! I can’t get over all of your cute things. BRAVO!

    And speaking of wonderful things… wishing you the best for 2010, a year filled with all that’s wonderful and best and the love of the Lord!

    Happy New Year…


    Sheila 🙂

  22. Your group lunch pic is so sweet..I bet you all had a marvelous time!

    Your design is so utterly fresh and whimsical…it simply makes ones heart flutter with that sweet childhood Christmas anticipation.

    May you continue to find that joy for this year as well!

  23. You have created a wonderland. The gingerbread men around the cake is so creative and cute; I love your tablescape, your trees, your dishes, the wire tree–what’s not to love! I will look forward to hearing about your peppermint brownies. They look delicious.

  24. What a wonderful post, made even more wonderful by your being well enough to do such an amibitious one — AND to show that you are able to fuss and fix in a wonderful Grandmother way for the kids. What a fabulous table for them!

    I love your Santa tree, and your family room is so intriguing…can’t wait to see it finished!

    I got a big kick out of the silver tree in the attic. How much fun to find that in your charming old house!

    And guess what? I think I have an almost-the-same silver tree as you have in the dining room — only mine has a silver star on top, and when you turn it, it turns back and plays Christmas carols. It has loopy silver wire things that can hold decorations or christmas cards; I got mine at Macy’s years ago at a really BIG discount.

    I didn’t put it out this year, and now I wish I did!

    have a wonderful and HEALTHY new year, my friend…

  25. What a pretty table! I love the red and white and all of your creative touches. I especially love the gingerbread men around the cake-that was genius!

    Happy New Year!

    Thanks for featuring my tablescape this week.

  26. Katherine,
    I love your Gingerbread/Peppermint tablescape and all the decos! You know I love those dishes and mugs and the napkins are just too cute. I love your centerpiece and your last-minute Gingerbread House! You did an excellent job with the tablescape! I hope the New Year brings you better health and much happiness!
    Chin Chin!
    Miss Janice

  27. Happy Pink Saturday! Everything is so awesome in your home. I bet your grandchildren were just vibrating to see such a wonderful setting for Christmas breakfast. You did such a great job putting everything together. I know they felt so special with all the preparations you made. You have quite the gingerbread collection there. And I love the glimpses of your wire tree, your sideboards and that fabulous silver Christmas tree from the attic. I grew up in McComb and Columbia, MS and we had a tree just like that one when I was growing up. And those brownies are gorgeous and look delicious! It is good to see you posting again. I hope you are feeling well. My dear Aunt lives in Pickens, MS, and I hope to visit there in the next couple of months. It will be a nice break from the Michigan cold. Take care and have a wonderful New Year!


  28. Katherine, you have outdone yourself! How pretty! — your whole house looks like a beautiful “Candyland,” and I know your grandchildren loved it.

    I hope this finds you feeling better. Best wishes to you for a new year filled with only good things.

  29. Katherine,
    Thanks so much for stopping by. I have just been doing some catching up on your post. You have such wonderful ideals. I loved your Christmas morning breakfast table, such a unique ideal, seems we always run into the problem of getting to see family menmbers during the Holidays, we think it has to be for dinner, but breakfast can be just as wonderful, as you have just shown everyone. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity. Hope you visit again soon.

  30. Oh so cute! I love it and that you do this for your Grandchildren is very special. I used Gingerbread decos on my kitchen tree this year and hope to add to them next year.

  31. I did a Gingerbread thyme this year also! It has to be one of my FAVE Thyme’s. So much FuN! And gives off such a HaPpY feeling! I would have loved to have stopped by and seen yours personally it all looks so wonderful. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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