GINGERBREAD and PEPPERMINT DISHES TABLESCAPE

Welcome to the 44th Tea Time Tuesday  
Come into the land of Gingerbread Men and Peppermint Dishes
Every Christmas I have my family for Breakfast
Each year for the third year now, I add pieces to my collection.
My dining room table is full for Mother’s table, which the extra leaf is still missing. Oh but my grandchildren love to line up on the bench. I found six chairs this year at the annual Garage Sale for $40.00.
We shall pull up another bench to put in place of the chairs, so all 10 of us can fit with little elbow room.
I usually have the four grandchildren table set up in the little sun room behind the dining room.
Things are still out place, so the sun room is full, besides my grandchildren love Granna’s Gingerbread Land!  
View toward the window and sideboard I built
The buffet on the right with the plate rack above I made and painted Gentleman’s Blue
I used two old drawers from my old kitchen island to make shelves for dishes, the bottom part of the buffet was bought at an auction, hoping to have it a new home soon as I find the buffet of my dreams.
View toward the China Closet my husband built onto an old closet, and added the old French Doors from our home.
On the backs of my chairs hang wreaths with a Gingerbread Man Chef
My daughter Suzette got me these wreaths, from Dollar General last year
The Gingerbread Girls and Chef are from Cracker Barrel 
My candy tree I decorate for each season, I added lollipops,  from Dollar General this year
The little houses on the tree, I think came from Walmart this year
Cass at That Old House has one of these trees too, she told me last year it is for hanging Christmas Cards!
I bought at annual garage sale for $1.00
The little trains underneath, from Dollar General
My friend Kathy from Mississippi, gave me the Gingerbread Man on top,
I added a Santa hat and a lollipop 
Girl Gingerbread Place Setting 
Notice the cup is a girl from Cracker Barrel
The Gingerbread Girl Bowl with the Heart from Burke’s
Peppermint Plates and Desert Dish are from Cracker Barrel
The napkin is from Pier One
The Gingerbread Man napkin holder from Dollar General
The Green Sandwich Pattern Juice cup from Thrift Stores
I bought my daughter Jennifer boxes of Green Sandwiches pieces while traveling/working
So today even though she was not here I had a little piece of her heart with me.
The Gingerbread Man Cup and all the other dishes are from the stores as above
Centerpiece:
Gingerbread House on left from Bath and Body
The Gingerbread Chef Cookie Jar from Dollar General this year
The Gingerbread House on the right is from Cracker Barrel
The little Gingerbread Men setting on peppermint candles are from Dollar General
Close up
Close up
Tablecloths and Scarfs on the tables, buffet, sideboard are from Walmart, Burke’s, and Dollar Tree
All the peppermint candles are from Dollar General or Walmart
View toward the China Closet
See Christine, here is where I need another window to make a door,
for my China Closet
Old Dresser and shelf  I built from reclaimed wood from our walls
I gave it large crackle finish, I use it as a Beverage Center
Here you may have Hot Tea or Hot Chocolate
The Tea Sets are from Cracker Barrel
The Creamer and two sugar,(from Cracker Barrel) in the middle on a cake plate from Walmart
The sign says Grandma’s Treats
I used ruffled chargers from Walmart under the Tea Pots
This old dresser is set up for Sweets, the silver Kiss, from Walmart,
 holds chocolate to dip marshmallows.
The basket, and it’s lid is standing up is a pie carrier: from Cracker Barrel
I forgot to move the painting on the side of the old dresser, 
was hoping Hubby would get around to hanging them. 
Close up
On the sideboard are three cake plates and servers I used cake plates and bowls to stand these on.
 Gingerbread Men Cake Plates on each side, are sitting on this  peppermint bowl, see the little gingerbread men feet? From Cracker Barrel 
The Gingerbread Men Cake Plates and servers are from Dollar General
In the middle the cake plate sits on a peppermint cake plate, from Cracker Barrel
These were used for bacon, eggs, and toast
For Gloria, another close up you want of the Gingerbread ornaments that hang on the three tier server 
I hope you enjoyed our Gingerbread Tablescapes we do every Christmas,
It so much fun to see the children’s joy in their eyes, in my Gingerbread land!
Thank You for Joining me for Tea Time Tuesday
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine
I will be joining:
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
 Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum
Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie
The Tablescaper
for Seasonal Sunday
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FAMILY ROOM MAKEOVER

My family room decor is Native American Indian
We made some changes, still remodeling, but many of you have asked to see more. 
This year, we have decorated less for Christmas, Take a Look for more changes to come.
We had a peaceful day walking around the farm
The chickens will meet you 
The Sheep will await your arrival
I have wool waiting on me to wash, card and spin into yarn.
Gulf Coast Sheep, bloodline going back to the late 1800, the ram came from Perkins Farm in Louisiana
I had a wonderful tour of their farm just a few months before Mr. Perkins died.
When I bought these sheep, I shouted for joy when I looked at their registered papers and seen they were from his farm.
My husband found the straight Ash Tree Limbs, and came in to measure the French doors, and off to his draw knife to take the bark off.
He is hard at work at his tool shed, taking off the bark
He makes it look so easy, I have done this before, and it took me a lot longer.
Within an hour he had cut and shaved off the bark, made hangers and hung my curtains
My leather drapes are hung, now I need to find some fabric and beads to add to them.
Yes, the French Doors will be getting a stain.
On the wood stove sit a pot full of turnip greens, he is growing in the field.
Front Door, before 
Back door after
I built the frames from bark and cut pecan to make the road of life pattern around the frames. I have one more picture on the other side I guess I need to learn how to get a photo without the glare! 
I also painted the end tables, look on my side bar for close up photos.
Our four grandchildren, we have been keeping decorated the tree this year.
I cut the Santa out of wood on the mantel and painted them
My husband brought this sofa home, not my favorite, I have fabric to recover it soon as I can!
I made the frame out of cardboard, that hangs on the wall hanging in the center
See the blue hat, it wool and blue jean material, I felted into a hat.
I built  from a door and reclaimed wood from our home, 
and painted this cabinet and made baskets, and gourd bowls on top.
My husband just opened this hall way this week, so not trim and door up as of yet.
Now you can see the picture in the center, in the frame I made from cardboard.
The leather drapes are up! I still looking for some lights, and new rugs for this room.
My grandchildren table is being used for they color here everyday, I usually have trunks as a coffee table
The hutch behind I built using the reclaimed wood from our walls, and I also painted it too
Hope you enjoyed the tour of my family room. I forgot to take a photo of my large walking spinning wheel.
As Always Save A Cup of Tea for me!
Lady Katherine

I am joining Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for 

GINGERBREAD PEPPERMINT TEA

Welcome to the 43rd Tea Time Tuesday 
Run, Run, Run as fast as you can to see my Gingerbread Man Tea! 
In my Native American Indian Family Room
First photos are Tea Setting without food.
Place setting with Girl cup and plate 
Gingerbread Man Tea Pot
On the left is the Gingerbread Sugar Bowl, with creamer
Three Tier filled with peppermint plates and gingerbread man and lady plates
Sitting by the warm fire in the wood heater, I should say stove. 
My husband loves to cook on the top. I had hoped we would get the glass door 
wood heater in this year, it sits in a shed waiting to come in. lol
Now for the Goodies
On the top tier is Rice Krispies Treats molded into gingerbread men, and a wreath.
Made by my daughter, Suzette
On the second tier are Brownies with pecans
On the third tier are Chocolate Chip Scones
I like to put my scones on the bottom, to serve while still warm,
Etiquette says to place scones in on the middle tier 
Close up of the goodies!
Suzette, Thank you for making these Rice Krispie Treats, they are adorable!
Small Gingerbread Man Chef ornament
A close up just for Gloria! 
Here he is! 
Aprons used on back of chairs
I think the Tea turned out adorable!  Since I thew it together this afternoon.
I have been doing a Gingerbread and Peppermint Table Setting since 2008, 
This is the first time I used my collection for a Tea.
Just so Yummy!
I collect each year more Gingerbread men, and peppermint.
My table and buffets will be covered with new things this year. I will show it next week, 
for we have Christmas Breakfast with this setting and the Grandchildren love it!
Place setting with a Tea Cookie
They are so delicious!
I just adore these dishes! 
Above view
Just Adorable, don’t you think??
 Notice I have Drapes up! Yeah Hubby cut Ash Tree limbs,
 and used a draw knife to take off the bark.  I hope to add some fabric,
 and beading to the leather drapes.
The drapes were hung last night and the wrinkles will fall out soon!
Vinyl Tablecloth: from Walmart
Napkins: from Pier One
Aprons: from Pier One and Dollar General
Peppermint Plates, Gingermint pattern: from Cracker Barrel 
Gingerbread men and ladies: from Cracker Barrel and Dollar General
Tea Set: from Cracker Barrel
Gingerbread Man and Lady Cups: from Cracker Barrel
All other Ornaments: from Dollar General
Gingerbread Men and Lady plates and small bowls: from Burke’s
Thank You for Joining me for Tea Time Tuesday
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine
I will be joining:
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
 Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum
Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie
The Tablescaper
for Seasonal Sunday
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SANTA TEA

Welcome to the 42nd Tea Time Tuesday
the Beverage and Bakery Center
Thank you for joining me today for a whimsical Santa Tea Setting.

Chocolate Licorice in the cups, love it with black tea! Try it!

I have always love this sign I usually have it on the mantel above the stockings, not finished decorating, My grandchildren decorated my Tree, and I love it.
Santa Heads, from a garage sale years ago

 Place setting
I had to turn the table around for the sun was not letting me take pictures through the back doors.
You can see My home is lived in, basket of colors, papers for toy wishes. lol
 Santa book to read to the grandchildren
The floors in my house are all heart pine, four inches wide.

Vinyl tablecloth: from Walmart
Santa Table Scarf: Fabric from garage sale
 Red Garnet Desert Plates and Cups: from Walmart
Santa Desert Plates: from Walmart
Napkins: from Pier One
Pierced Heart Tea Set: from Ross

Thank You for Joining me for Tea Time Tuesday
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine

I will be joining:
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life

 Susan at Between Naps On The Porch

Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum

Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie

The Tablescaper
for Seasonal Sunday

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TEA and TOUR OF MY PARLOR MAKEOVER

Welcome to the 41st Tea Time Tuesday 
Today I am taking you on a tour of my parlor during a Victorian Tea.
My parlor now has a library, built by my husband with the mantel in between.
he still has little trim and a shelf on top of the mantel to finish.
Ready for a long tour?
My parlor in my 100 year old Bungalow
This is my mantel before the makeover. Instead of stripping the paint, I painted the mantel a nutmeg brown flat paint and then stained the mantel. I did the same procedure for the walls too.
The silver candelabra I bought for $1.00 at the annual garage sale.
I used a lace tablecloth , for also from the annual garage sale for $1.00, 
to cover my coffee table. The little hand bags I bought from gift shops while travel/working.
 Low Tea, is when using a coffee table usually for three or less.
My curved sofa has a throw on it, I found beside the road, near 25 years ago.
Silver tray my daughter Suzette, bought me from a thrift shop.
Would you like a raspberry donut, or a red velvet cup cupcake?
Assortment of cookies on a silver tray from a garage sale years ago.
Place Setting: Royal Swirl China, 
 12×12 Tea napkin: I made 
The cupids are napkin rings, I made long ago
Silver plate flatware: garage sale
Drinking my favorite Vanilla Creme Tea
Mantel with sheep, clocks I just love, and cupids( I made)  on candle sticks
The two cupid plates are from the 1800’s era
Tea Service I bought on Ebay, and the tray for $4:00 from a garage sale
Left side of mantel
White dishes on the top shelf have not made it back to the dining room as of yet.
The old chairs were found in the attic,  were the first owners that built our home 
On the right side of the Mantel, this use to be my favorite corner to drink Tea and read a book
In days gone by, as the ladies would drink tea, they would spin on their spinning wheel.
Come join me for Tea! Yes, I forgot to put the scones in the oven. lol So doughnuts it is!
I crocheted the cloth on the left years ago.
My old piano, with my prints I just love all from garage sales,
 except the one in middle above the piano, I found in our attic.
This is my hospital bed I make into a daybed, once we remove it,
 I shall lots more room in my parlor. 
Now you see why I painted the wood head board white, the mantle use to be white too. 
Now this is my favorite corner with my spinning wheel
View of my Monet above the sofa
Have you noticed in this room still have wood on the wall, floor, 
and ceiling as once was the whole house. I got to keep two rooms wooden. 
My husband has been insulating,
 and adding sheet rock to the other rooms.
I keep seeing my candles are crooked.
This is my fire screen which, I adore!
A gift from my friend, Helen years ago, she has one just like it.
Wish I would have taken a close up of the silverware! It is so pretty!
Old lamps on each side of the bed, found in our attic
the statues of the boy and girl my husband’s Mother made 40 years ago.
This Tea Table was given to me by Preacher on his last visit here.  He was moving into a smaller place and knew I would be the one that would love it. He and his wife bought it used, when they were first married. He said it once had a tray on the top. He also brought me veneer to redo the top, oh but I love it with all its chips and the gold leafing on it is so pretty. I may red do it and recover all the furniture one of these days.
Tea and Spinning is so relaxing way to spend the afternoon!
A little cupid bell, to ring for my Butler, I mean my husband to bring a fresh pot of Tea!
This is my Elizabeth Spinning wheel, I have several antique ones in other rooms.
The drapes lead to my family room with the dining room, straight across the dog trot.
View to the door leading to the hallway
Yes, we are at the end of the tour, I hope you liked my Tea and my charming old parlor, which is furnished with items from garage sales, the attic, thrift stores, and a gifts from friends and family.
Delightsome Life is having a Victoria Party starting today
Thank You for Joining me for Tea Time Tuesday
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Lady Katherine
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life

I will be joining:

 Susan at Between Naps On The Porch
Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum
Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie
The Tablescaper
for Seasonal Sunday
Thank You for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday
The Beverage and Bakery Center
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