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
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!
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Lady Katherine
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Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum
Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie
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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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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


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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