Sunday, December 21, 2008

Gingerbread Kitchen

I have finished one of the gingerbread garlands for the kitchen windows so have taken some photos of my gingerbread kitchen. I have the 'men' finished for all 3 garlands so should be able to get them done by Christmas.

Here are closeups of portions of the garland. The only part I had to purchase were the buttons. I had the felt from some washable felt vests that I made several years ago and the ribbon is some I have had for years. I think a red ribbon would look nice so only pinned the gingerbread men to the gold ribbon for now. I may change it next year.

This is the tree I have decorated with gingerbread type ornaments. Above the pantry is an open ledge that is pretty well useless except to store large items (if you don't mind them sitting in view of everyone). There are no power outlets near there - so no lights on this tree (I guess I could buy a strand of battery lights but I like it the way it is for now.
The larger gingerbread men are wooden candle holders. The white and brown striped one is a gingerbread man shaped jar filled with the ingredients for ginger cookies. I got it several years ago from a friend and have never baked them. I don't have the recipe that was attached so will probably never make them. Some day I plan to put a string of lights in the jar or just crumpled brown paper.

This is a closer view of the tree. The wooden
gingerbread candle holders are a set that
I painted over 20 years ago (pre-marriage) .
The ornaments have been collected over the
years. Some are from my collection of dated
Hallmark ornaments , some are from our
family ornaments and some are just ones
I had. I did not set out to collect them but
had quite a few when I decided to do the
gingerbread tree the first year we were in
this house.


GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Love you gingerbread kitchen.

Anonymous said...

This is so cute.