Monday, December 1, 2008

Gingerbread Goodness

The Christmas decorating is underway at my happy home :-)
Since I enjoy baking I thought the kitchen was a good place to start. And, what better theme for someone who loves to bake than Gingerbread Goodness.

Here's a little tree I made many years ago. Remember those gingerbread ornaments that were made from applesauce, lots of cinnamon and Elmer's glue? Well, that's what is hanging on this tree. I remember the year I made them I had them all spread out on my kitchen counter to dry for the night. It just so happened that my parents were staying with us that year. The next morning when we were having breakfast my Dad asked me what kind of cookies those were. I told him they weren't really cookies they were ornaments. He then sheepishly told me that he sampled one after everyone was in bed and almost broke his tooth. We all got a kick out of that.

I can hardly wait for the wonderful smell of Christmas cookies baking to fill the air in my home.

This vintage apron that I found at the thrift shop last week should make the baking more fun.

Even better than smelling those cookies will be tasting them.
Cookies & milk will always be one of my favorite things in the world.

A little bit more Gingerbread Goodness fills the shelves.

The gingerbread people have allowed a few vintage salt & pepper shakers to hang out with them.

Love is in the air . . .

A touch of gingerbread by the coffee pot.

A gingerbread kitchen wouldn't be complete without a gingerbread scented candle.



  1. I love this post! :) first because I love the miniatures and second, yummy for the gingerbread too! :) how cute!! and I adore aprons and that book looks so cottagey too!

  2. I like to bake too and love how the house smells when baking. All your little kitchen things are so cute and I also like your new header picture. Your house always looks so inviting!

  3. What lovely ideas! Somehow the smell of gingerbread evokes Christmas time for me, together with Tangerines and pine branches!

  4. It's all so cute, and I love that apron! Barbara

  5. I love, love, love everything about your adorable gingerbread kitchen! Your vintage apron will be perfect when you are baking up batches of gingerbread goodness! I got a big laugh out of your father taking a bite out of the "cookie!" I made those ornaments around five years ago and they still smell as scrumptious as the day I made them.

  6. Kim, what a sweet post! It takes me right back to Christmas as a child. And I love the story about your Dad, how cute is that? I can see why you are happy at home!

  7. It must be wonderful to be in your kitchen. I have always loved that little stove, but now it looks like it was just made for Christmas time. Love your theme. You've done a marvelous job decorating and it is so great to see you back. I've missed you. Have a great week. Twyla

  8. I love gingerbread cookies, Kim! Every year I tell myself to bake some but somehow I end up not. This year I will try. Mmmmm, I can smell them now.

    Love that apron. How fun to bake in!


  9. You have such cute things displayed everywhere.
    Thanks for visiting me and yes I got thejewels at Michael's.

  10. Thank you Kim for visiting. This posting is absolutely adorable. Your gingerbread kitchen makes me feel like a little girl in kitchen heaven. I read through you blog, I had to find your post on angels. I have never noticed boy angels before, I wasn't aware there was such a thing. I will keep my eyes open for them now. I enjoy your blog and I will visit often.


  11. I love all your gingerbread men! I have just a few. They look so cute everywhere in your kitchen. I love the little tree too. I can't wait to see more of your decorations!

    Hugs, Sharon

  12. Oh I just love your collections and I am especially fond of the miniature pieces and how you have them displayed. Too cute!


  13. Oh how adorable! What a charming kitchen you have. Thanks for visiting me today, Kim.

  14. Oh, what cute salt and pepper shakers! I love your blog! I'm going to add a link to it on mine. Hope that's OK! Thanks!


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