With partial lockdowns and travel restrictions in place again, I'm missing my 21 month old granddaughter more than ever this holiday season. Although she won't get to sit at it, I designed this gingerbread themed Christmas tablescape with her in mind.
Inspiration began with this sign (last year's purchase in a local gift shop) and with a childlike imagination, I thought how fun it would be to live on "Gingerbread Street". I really enjoyed creating this table setting based on my vision.
I was very happy to find these wonderful quilted gingerbread people in the decor section of our local Pharmachoice drug store.
They had the larger ones (as above) and these smaller versions.
I placed them along the length of the table as a centerpiece with the larger ones on a riser in the middle.
Guests get a similar view on the opposite side of the table...
...but now they've turned the corner and are on "Candy Cane Lane"!
The gingerbread-baker-man greets his customers outside his bakery in this part of town.
I placed two matching Christmas swags on each side of the center riser...
...and tucked the cute gingerbread people into the greenery.
I didn't have any gingerbread houses so I used these white houses with lights inside as well as some other metal houses I had on hand.
There was lots of layering of the table linens. A red & white checked tablecloth was the backdrop to brown placemats and then brown table runners were spread across the table.
A candy dish with a gingerbread man ornament was set at each place setting. I made appropriately themed placecards on my computer using Clipart.
On the other side of the table...
...I used these snowflake salad plates as I only had two of the gingerbread ones but I thought they coordinated well.
Snowflake mugs were adorned with candy canes. Bottle brush trees add a Christmas vibe.
My red handled flatware also went perfectly with the colours on the table.
I hope you enjoyed your tour of Gingerbread Street and Candy Cane Lane.
I know Mr & Mrs Gingerbread were happy to show you around.
I'm dreaming of next Christmas when hopefully, this pandemic will be over and we'll be able to gather again. I plan to recreate this tablescape and have my granddaughter come over and enjoy it with me!
Thanks for visiting!
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