Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Gingerbread Dreams Tablescape

A jolly welcome to Red Couch Recipes where I am showing a fun Gingerbread Table that I put together just for fun.  I promised my youngest daughter at Halloween that I would make a gingerbread house so this table spotlights the gingerbread house.  This year I went for a red and white house.  Don't you just love the smell of gingerbread cooking in the oven?
Just another look...
I set the table with brown reactive ware dishes that reminded me of gingerbread.
I put a brown ornament in each bowl and a little gingerbread man.  See, he is peaking out on the left.  He doesn't want to be seen --- he might get eaten.
I jazzed up the setting with some whimsical Christmas napkins and used bamboo napkin holders, which also reminded me of gingerbread.  I put a larger red plate underneath the brown reactive ware.
Do you like this angle better?
Of course I added a bit of bling with the red picks.
Here is the place setting.
Here is a close up of the red tall mugs at the table.
I propped up Mr. and Mrs. Ginger against the gingerbread house; I have had these little sweeties for over 20 years.  I bought them at Target when I when I was newly married.
Are you ready for the gigantor gingerbread man?  My children want to eat him, but I want to give him away.  Let's see what happens?
You can't catch me, I am the gingerbread man....
As I am writing this, the gingerbread house and gigantor man are near me -- what a wonderful smell.  Christmas is indeed here!
Thanks for visiting my Gingerbread Dreams table.
Table Information:
Red dinner plates, silverware, and napkins:  Wal-Mart
Napkin Rings:  Bed, Bath, and Beyond
Red Hobnail Bowls:  Michael's
Reactive Ware Plates and Red Mugs:  Tai Pan Trading
Tablecloth:  I am not sure, probably Ross or TJ Maxx
Mold for Gingerbread House:  John Wright metal mold purchased online
Mr. and Mrs. Gingerbread:  Target, at least 20 years ago
Large Gingerbread Pan:  Wilton pan bought at Wal-Mart several years ago.  I think they still have them this year.

Posted with Tablescape Thursday


Lynn said...

Very cute Joni! I love your fun polka dot napkins:@)

Tricia said...

Joni, this table is adorable -- and will thrill children of all ages! Your gingerbread house looks wonderful -- love the way you decorated it. And the color scheme of the rest of the table really fits your theme!

Jacqueline said...

What a delicious table. I love how the gingerbread house looks like it is dusted with snow! That's how we feel up here, only it is dumped on with snow. It is really pretty in all red and white. We haven't made ours this year but we did make gingerbread cookies. I found some Krusteaz gingerbread cookie mix and tried it for fun and loved it!
So did you eat it or give it away. I really need one of those pans.

Red Couch Recipes said...

So far we still have it. The kids, strange as it may sound, are in love with the raspberry filled candies that are the hair of the gingerbread man!

Tea in Texas said...

The gingerbread table is precious. I love how you layered your china. The gingerbread house is very cute. I had an ah ha moment when I saw your gingerbread couple for I have those packed away some where and I need to find them. Love your theme and all the pretties!


Bonnie said...

What a happy table Joni. I love the plaid tablecloth. I haven't made and decorated gingerbread men in a long long time. I think I need to go make some.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Joni, what a fun table and cute gingerbread house and giant man! I know that story well and I'll bet someone caught him and ate him!! Mr and Mrs. Ginger are too cute.
Your popcorn looks like a great gift idea, too...mmmmm!

Alycia Nichols said...

Wow, Joni...sweet! I LOVE gingerbread, but I haven't made any in years. I SURELY wouldn't be able to make cool-looking gingerbread men like these! I'm craving gingerbread! :-)

Alycia Nichols said...

Wow, Joni...sweet! I LOVE gingerbread, but I haven't made any in years. I SURELY wouldn't be able to make cool-looking gingerbread men like these! I'm craving gingerbread! :-)

One Shabby Old House said...

After all these years I still have not made a Gingerbread house but with the grandchildren growing quickly I can definately see one in the future.

Marigene said...

I love the smell of gingerbread baking. What a cute table...and that tartan tablecloth is wonderful, Joni.

Jen said...

So adorable! I love your gingerbread delights!

The Charm of Home said...

I can smell the gingerbread from here! I love it Joni! I always love to have gingerbread at Christmas!
Merry Christmas!

Sue said...

I have a soft spot for all things gingerbread, and I would loooove to sit at your gingerbread table; it makes me happy! The red and white is so pretty for the house and your big fella s adorable!