Saturday, December 15, 2018

A Gingerbread Christmas

Merry Christmas!  The holiday is just around the corner.  I am sure your household is humming and buzzing with baking, decorating and entertaining visiting family and friends.

Having been so inspired with Christmas ideas from others since the Thanksgiving holiday, it encouraged me to create and set a whimsical Gingerbread Christmas tablescape for the child in all of us.  As a gift from my sister, the four striped edge, Tracy Porter snowman salad plates were my inspiration for a table designed with peppermint stripes and gingerbread.  Who can resist anything gingerbread, right?  My heart melts for gingerbread houses since they always remind me of the one and only year my children took on assembling and decorating a home-baked gingerbread house.  It was during that week of intense decorating with loads of various candies that I truly thought that I was at home alone.  There is nothing like seeing the joy (and some serious and silent concentration) on your children's face as they each take on such a fun and magical project at Christmas time.

I hope this Gingerbread Christmas tablescape will help remind you of heartfelt moments and will melt your heart too.

I love these hot cocoa mugs with a red and white gingham trim and the word, "Faith" or "Hope" written on the side.  The whipped cream cover even includes a cinnamon stick and a dusting of cocoa powder.

This adorable gingerbread house cookie jar stole my heart and is perfect as a centerpiece.  The creation of the Gingerbread  Christmas tablescape provided a great time to also include my homemade "washcloth" lollipops on either side of the cookie jar.  They are so easy to create and make perfect gifts along side bath gel, bath bombs and body lotion.  (If you missed last week's post which included the washcloth Swiss Cake Roll, you can see it here at:  Small Touches of Christmas).


  1. Fun and fabulous tablescape! Do you have directions for the lollipops made with towels? Would also love sources for the gingerbread houses.

  2. You seriously deserve an Emmy for this table. I love love love it! You have such a beautiful collection of holiday decor and timeless memories on your table.

    Merry Christmas!

  3. So adorable! You have so many sweet things!! Who doesn't love a gingerbread house! Merry Merry!

  4. Beautiful table! Love the peppermint theme with gingerbread men.

    Would you mind sharing where you purchased the plates with spiral roped edges and the mugs? TIA. MerryChristmas!

  5. Love it! Gingerbread and Christmas just go together! Where did you find your gingerbread house? It is a cookie jar, correct?

  6. What a beautiful setting! Thank you so much for sharing your pretty table with us. I love how everything seems to be covered in snow!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  7. Pretty table with reds. Everything looks apt for the celebration. Merry Christmas to you and to your family. Sujatha:)

  8. Once again, you showed us how it’s done!

    Happy Holidays!


  9. Happy Pink Saturday, Marsha. I am so glad you joined us to make Pink Saturday even more special.

    Your Gingerbread Christmas is amazing!!! This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one with the most clicks".♥

  10. Beautiful! I adore this old fashioned Christmas tablescape. Happy New Year, Kippi

  11. Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!