Thursday, December 10, 2020

Merry Gingerbread Table

I am quite taken by gingerbread houses, although 
I have never been known to create a masterpiece.  
This one was created this year using my old 
Williams-Sonoma mold.  It is pretty in soft pinks.

I have many that can be used year after year 
because they are not edible gingerbread houses.

The other ceramic houses don't fool anyone, but this 
one with it's Hershey's kisses and Hershey bar has 
everyone believing I made it.

The gingerbread table was set up in the dining room, 
with a furry runner down the middle, 
and pink, pink, pink everywhere. 

I made the cute candy cane napkins years ago, 
with my serger, and they have held up well. 

It is always fun to include something heirloom,

and these pink Fostoria glasses were my mothers. 

The DuBarry sterling will hopefully be an heirloom 
for one of my girls in years to come.  If I treat it special, 
maybe they will see it as something special too. 

I even have a few gingerbread nutcrackers too. 
A darling 14 year old boy was over the other day 
and he said, "How many nutcrackers do you have?"  
I have never stopped to count.  

Thanks for stopping by to see our 
Merry Gingerbread Table here at 
Purple Chocolate Home.

I will be posting this with
Tablescapes Thursday


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Your gingerbread village is an adorable confection spread down your snow-covered table runner. I love the pink Fostoria.

  2. This table is just darling!! I can imagine the delight in a child's eye seeing this for the first time! The candy cane napkins are so pretty - you certainly know how to make the table inviting! Have a wonderful holiday season!

  3. I love it that the young man was interested enough to inquire about the number in your collection! I have found that 14-year-olds are generally so engrossed in the challenges of their puberty that much of the world around them is merely peripheral. Good on him for being observant and inquisitive!!!!

    Pink is my favorite color, and I love it at Christmas time!!!! It really stands out! I am just getting into the gingerbread house groove, and it’s very possible that someone will soon be asking how many I have!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ Nutcrackers are less frightening for me now (only took 50+ years!), and I’m starting to appreciate them for the work of art many can be. Certainly they are an endearing and enduring part of the Christmas season!

    Beautifully done as always! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  4. I love the first gingerbread house with the soft pinks, it's so pretty as they all are. Your Merry Gingerbread Table looks like something from a movie, so beautiful and whimsical. Love every layer, the furry runner and the sterling. Gorgeous nutcracker and I love you add your mom's pink Fostoria. I'm sure your family enjoys this sweet table.........

  5. Happy weekend love Ria....๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ€

  6. Such a fun lovely table. I do love pinks and this table is no exception to the magic you always create. The gingerbread houses are darling. The napkins you created years ago are so pretty. How special to have your mom’s Fostoria goblets. Your family will love having heirlooms from you. The flatware is gorgeous. Always a pleasure to see your gorgeous tables. Christmas blessings

  7. So much fun Jackie, I think gingerbread houses are so magical, whether they are real or faux, I love them all! Adorable table, love the pinks!

  8. Jackie, it is beuatiful! I love gingerbread, and I love gingerbread houses. We haven't made one in years, and maybe we should make one this year! Thanks for sharing your pink, inspiring table! LOVE it!

  9. Jackie, how did I miss this? Your tables are so much fun! I can just see your darling grands sparkle with delight at this table! Of course it has to be pink! You've given me an idea for next year with my little great nieces. Thanks for the inspiration!

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