Gingerbread Kitchen Tablescape
There's nothing like a little gingerbread love to put you in the Christmas spirit and today I'm sharing my gingerbread inspired kitchen decor. I use the term "inspired" because not everything you'll see is gingerbread but most is. The decor that's not gingerbread is still colorful and fun. Some items you have seen before in other tablescape designs. I love mixing and matching to create a cheerful Christmas kitchen!
The star of the show is this cute gingerbread table runner that I chose to place on the counter. Most of the time I show tablescapes at our round kitchen table. The truth is, however, that 99% of the time the Mr. and I eat our meals here at the counter. We love this space and our kitchen is the hub of our home. This counter is used not only for eating but for crafts, bill paying, lesson planning and is where the Mr. likes to sit and grade papers. So, it makes sense that I decided the runner would look great on the counter and serve as an anchor for the tablescape.
My winter owl plates fit right in with the gingerbread ornament name tag and red napkins. The silverware is tucked inside the napkin so the name tag can show off on top.
And how cute are these Pepperidge Farm gingerbread people? I found these on the cookie aisle at the grocery store.
I decided to continue the gingerbread theme throughout the kitchen. So, I added these gingerbread snowflake ornaments to our brick wall. These are Jaclyn Smith ornaments from Kmart. I think these look great on the brick and I really like the black and white plaid hangers. It gives me an idea for creating a black and white plaid wreath for the kitchen!
And, I also found these fun gingerbread kitchen towels at Kmart. They look great hanging on the oven door!
I can't be 100% sure, but I think I bought the gingerbread table runner at A.C.Moore. It was either there or Walmart. I had to use a snowman for the other name tag, but that works well with gingerbread.
I decided to try my hand at crafting these two homemade gingerbread people, but I don't like the result at all and think I'll take them down. I think I need to use either smaller buttons or something else entirely for the eyes. Any suggestions from some of you crafty folks?
I hope you are enjoying decorating and getting ready for Christmas. Let me know how your decor is coming along!
Until Next Time,