The simple pleasures of home shine brighter
when the spirit of God intertwines our hearts
with His gentle Joy.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Gingerbread Invade Dining Table!

On Crooked Creek will be joining Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Be sure to stop in and see all the lovely tablescapes full of inspiration for the Holiday Season!  

Gingerbread abound On Crooked Creek! Everywhere you look there are gingerbread boys and girls! As mentioned in my previous post "Mr. Ed" gifted me with these cute gingerbread plates one year for my birthday. So~o~o. . . naturally they will be on our table for hosting Christmas On Crooked Creek this year.

Newly purchased red and white peppermint place mats sit atop a white snowflake round tablecloth. The tablecloth was a $5.00 find at Gizmo's Flea Market in El Dorado, Kansas last Summer. Great price ~ and it's NO IRON!

Placing my golden plates rimmed with brown and chili pepper centers might appear a bit odd at Christmas. Trust me . . . there's a method to my madness!

See ~ not plates, but used as chargers under those cute gingerbread plates. The hue of the gingerbread man and the rim of the plate match. Who would've thought?

Using a circular serving platter as a base for my hurricane centerpiece elevates it to a better height and allows for easier removal at dining each evening.

Intertwining two varying wreaths gives dimension and contrast to the base of the centerpiece. One is red berries ~ the other soft green with miniature pine cones.

A cranberry scented candle sets atop a bed of Hazelnut coffee beans. The aroma is heavenly to coffee lovers such as "Mr. Ed" and I!

Unique features of the place mats are one button and one button hole. This allows you to button several place mats together creating a table runner, if needed. However; I saw an opportunity to thread a ribbon through the button hole and tie a candy cane stripped bow to attach the solid red napkins. Too cute!

Replacing my Artland bubble stemware are my Libby goblets. Although I adore my clear bubble glasses ~ this time it was a bit of a distraction from the centerpiece.

These cute candy cane wreaths were purchased 2 for $1.00 at the Dollar General Store. The To: and From: will make darling edible place cards. I was smitten that they were a perfect fit at the base of my stemware!

The frosted stripe glass votives hold cinnamon bun candles with a faux raspberry on top.

Since the Gingerbread Invades Crooked Creek post, we have a new gingerbread couple. They are my birthday gift from "Mr. Ed"! Don't they put you in the mood to bake a batch of Christmas cookies?

Until next time. . .

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