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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

~~Our Gingerbread Kitchen~~

Hey guys! I'm sorry I've been MIA...we took a little trip to Dallas over the weekend. I was going to try and get my post up before we left, but you know how it is trying to get ready to go on a trip...Crazy! Anyway, I will have several pics of our trip to post including my friend Sherry's house decorated for Christmas...oh my! It is BEAUTIFUL!!

Alot of you probably remember my kitchen from last year. It is the same theme, but just like the living and dining room, I have added a little here and there. I think this is the third year I have had the peppermint centerpiece on the the island and kitchen table. However, this year I added the peppermint picks...now they feel more complete!

I was waiting on my little gingerbread plates I bought from EBay and they arrived on Thurs. They go perfectly in the middle of the striped plates. They were only $12 for the set of four.


A boy...

and a girl...

I found the gingerbread house napkin rings at Dillard's. My Ma maw was with me and bought them for me because she knew how much I liked them. Love my Ma maw!!

I added the candy picks to the tree this year also. I have real candy canes on here too, but they keep disappearing...hmmmm.lol...

The candy picks really added to the top of the tree. It must have been boring last year...lol.



The candy trees are new this year. I found them at market and thought they were so cute! I made the gingerbread terrarium again! Alot of you commented on it last year.
It's made with sugar, real gumdrops and candy canes, gingerbread men and candy ornaments. The gingerbread house is actually a stocking holder. I buried the hook for the stocking in the sugar.

I added lots of ribbons and a Happy Holidays ornament on the top of the jar.

I love the gingerbread candle holder! I bought it at Kohl's last year.

I ordered the Cookies for Santa platter and glittered gingerbread man for my show, but ended up keeping one of each. the train is Fitz and Floyd, but I think it's missing some pieces...oh well, I still like it!
I wanted to add something to my light fixtures this year and came up with this(last minute)...It's really simple. The curly things remind me of that old fashioned candy. Yum!

Thanks for stopping by!! I'm linking to Element Interiors and No Minimalist Here...please pay them a visit! I will be posting several frames through out the day tomorrow in case you need a gift! I have had alot of trouble getting frames lately. I picked some up in Dallas, but most of what I make will be one of a kind. I am hoping to find a good frame source when I go to market in January.
I hope you are enjoying the holiday season!!



32 comments:

EliFla said...

Everything is really gorgeous!!! I'm waiting for yuor trip and Sherry's decoration pics!!
Did you see mine??!!!! Not so beautiful as yours!!! Hugs and have a nice day, Flavia

Paula said...

I definitely remember your cute kitchen from last year. I think that this year it is even better! I love your new gingerbread plates and napkin rings. Those are a great addition to your Christmas kitchen decorations. I also love your terrarium.

Anonymous said...

Kristen:

I'm not a blogger, but I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your creations! They are so beautiful and you are so talented. Love all your bows especially! I check periodically just to see what new creation you have came up with. I get overwhelm every time I check your blog out with all your colors that you put together.

Brenda
brenda.yates@navy.mil

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, I got two ideas that I'm stealing from you, Kristen! : ) Actually, one is a reminder that I really should have put something bow-like at the top of my little countertop Christmas tree in my kitchen. I was just looking at it last night thinking it was so empty. I love the idea of a bow and some ribbon on your light fixture. I have one over our kitchen table that I didn't put anything on - just wasn't feeling ornaments hanging off it or greenery, but I think a bow will work out just fine. Yes, I remember your Christmas terrarium from last year ~ love it! The candy trees are a great addition, too. It all looks scrumptious!

NanE said...

What a fun and festive theme, I really love it! TFS, Nan

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

KRISTEN! That is just ADORABLE!!! LOVE IT! You AMAZE ME! Everything in your house is Picture perfect!! Thanks for linking up! If you get a chance, I would soooo appreciate if you could put the WHASSUP button, LOL! What a crazy name! You are always on the go, go, go! Again...its all so pretty :)

blessings xoxokara

Melissa Miller said...

Kristen your kitchen is the prettiest and cutest ever! I just adore the precious terrarium and the island. You are so creative.

Happy day to you! ~Melissa :)

PS Did you get my cards?

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh Kristen....your decorations are lovely...that little gingerbread in the apothecary is so cute....I love it all!

Blessings from Cindy said...

Kristin,
I love your gingerbread/candy theme! I have done gingerbread in my kitchen for years, but I love the candy canes you have added. Great job decorating.
Blessings,
Cindy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kristen, what a fun and happy kitchen. It would make me feel like a kid... hugs ~lynne~

Lynn said...

I love your gingerbread theme! Lots of fun, interesting items. The napkin rings are great! The candy trees are really cute too. Love your creations!!

mishebe said...

Cute theme. Love the floral arrangement and the gingerbread theme in the vase.

kristin said...

oh man, i love everything here, the top of your tree, your curly ribbon stuff on your light, I esp. love the terrarium! and the gingerbread plates and just everything! lol I love it all! So very cute!

Liz said...

What a beautiful theme running through your kitchen. I see so many things in your kitchen that I would like to do with mine next year. Everything looks so festive. I love the ribbon at the top of your light, very cute!!! The candle with peppermints is also another wonderful idea. Why didn't I think of that? lol!Oh, and I am in LOVE with your tree topper, you are so creative! =) Thanks so much for sharing. XO ~Liz

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Oh Kristen, this is just the cutest holiday decor ever.. I love it all but I have to say that little gumdrop walkway is absolute GENIUS~!

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to your beautiful holiday home..

Sonny

Kim said...

Another beautiful Christmas at Kristen's! So sweet and homey. Love it girl.
xoxo,
Kim

Designs By Pinky said...

Kristen, I am seeing gingerbread themes all over blogland! I did a gingerbread vignette in my kitchen this year and also added a kitchen tree with gingerbread men and cookie/candy ornaments! I even have the lollipop branches at the top of my tree too!!!!!!!!! I also got the same candy trees at Big Lots this year!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am wondering how much they were at Market? I got my big one for $10.00. I just LOOOOVE it! Please stop over and see my kitchen!!! XO, Pinky

Traci said...

So very pretty! I love the plates!! They're so cute.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your gingerbread decorations! That terrarium is the sweetest thing I've seen for Christmas yet! I only wish we could buy such things here in New Zealand, but I might have a go at making something like the terrarium myself. Thanks so much for sharing! Kathleen

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen! Oh, I love seeing your pretty Christmasy kitchen. Your peppermint centerpiece is adorable. I would love to copy that one day! :)
You're just too talented, sweet friend. All of your littl ecorners in the kitchen are so sweet and look at your little skinny tree - adorable and I see another little explosion.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ms. Bake-it said...

I love your Gingerbread Kitchen! It is so fun and festive! You are so creative Kristen! Love the Christmas terrarium.

~ Tracy

Teri said...

Hi Kristen, What a pleasant surprise to log on to blogger today and see a new post from you and Melissa! Jackpot!! LOL Your gingerbread kitchen is so magical and beautiful. Although, I must admit that I want to bite everyone's heads off...well, only the gingerbread people. Haha! I love all of your special touches. Merry Christmas!
Teri

Liz said...

Lovely! Your kitchen is darling!!! You know Pier-1 has dishes that would blend beautifully with your.... :)

So cute!

Merry Christmas!
~Liz

Janet said...

I can't find anything I don't like. All of the gingerbread decorations are a take-your-breath-away oooooooh!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl it's sweet darling and beautful all at the same time...again you did your magic...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Patti said...

Very SWEET!! Love the peppermints with the candle glowing!! Beautiful kitchen!

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

I love your gingerbread and peppermints. I am a huge gingerbread fan! Everything looks adorable!!

A Hint of Home said...

I really like your new striped plates. They are so perfect for the holidays and your dishes. Love all the Gingerbreads around your kitchen. So cute!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Kristen...it is all adorable! I love your theme! I keep looking at your frames...I am SO in love with my little (not so little) tassel. It look so cute on my hutch.
One day..I will have one of those frames!!! More I think.
:)
Mona

Delchick41 said...

Kristen your kitchen is so cute! It's so festive especially with all the pretty ribbons. Merry Christmas!

Cheryl

On Crooked Creek said...

Kristen,
Love your gingerbread kitchen. . .too cute! Those gingerbread trees are a whimsical addition, for sure! Enjoy the holidays!
Fondly,
Pat

Luncheons at the Junction said...

This is all just too cute for words! I can't believe you found so many items to go together like this so perfectly. The littel gingerbread napkin rings are adorable! What a thoughtful gift - lucky you!

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