Schumann Wild Rose

Schumann Wild Rose
Dishes, dishes, dishes........

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Gingerbread Cookies Tablescape

Christmas always reminds me of Panettone and Gingerbread....when we were kids, we couldn't wait for our Italian Grandma's "box" to arrive from Primo Marca (an Italian bakery store owner who always sent lots of authentic baked goodies to our family at Christmas time.) Grandma would carefully dispense a cookie, candy, or slice of panettone throughout the season until they were all gone. You just can't forget those memories....

Pat decided to set a fun table using Gingerbread cookies as the theme. Here's what she came up with:

Gingerbread Santa came with his own cookbooks, but Pat added a three more.

These authentic looking gingerbread cookies are actually ornaments we have had for years. They sit on a sage "Fiesta(ware)" appetizer plate

Pat really wanted to use these - they have been part of our family's Christmas tradition since we were kids (and we are both in our 60's now.......)

From the other end of the table
Where it came from:
Brown Charger - Inexpensive lacquer chargers from Michael's spray painted with Fusion Spray Paint
Red Dinnerware - "Fun Factory" by Waechtersbach from Tuesday Morning and Replacements
White Luncheon Plate and Sage Appetizer Plate - "Fiesta(ware)" by Homer Laughlin from Macy's
Glassware - "Urban Sable" from Pier 1 two years ago
Flatware - "Iron Brown" Primatstone by Noritake from our collection
Gingerbread Bread/Butter Side Plate - from Pier 1 and Art & Old Things (a local antique store)
Napkins - from Pier 1 and Bed, Bath, and Beyond two or three years ago
Garland - from Michael's last year
Lime Green Trees - from Pier 1's after Christmas sale last year
Elves Themselves - from our collection
Gingerbread Santa - by Karen Didion Originals from Wayfair this year

We will be joining the following Blog parties this week:
"Dishing It! & Digging It!" at Rustic & Refined this Sunday:
"Tablescape Thursday" at Between Naps on the Porch:


  1. I love gingerbread, and this table is so much fun. Those ornaments on the plate look so luscious that I thought they were the real thing! The centerpiece is so creative and festive -- I really need to attempt more interesting centerpieces for my own table. And usually I am too lazy, but I think I am going to have to bake some gingerbread cookies now!

  2. This is so cute! I should've had some gingerbread men like that for my tablescape last week. I like the layers and colors of the dishes you put together and the chocolate handles on the flatware- perfect! Best wishes to you and Pat for a very Merry Christmas!

  3. So much fun....your table is so adorably cute. I love all of the gingerbread and your cookie chefs as centerpieces as perfect. The cookies look delicious too. So whimsical and the ideal setting for children and adults alike.