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Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your visit!!

Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Monday, December 20, 2010

A Sweet Gingerbread Christmas ~ Part Two

I'm back w/the second part of the gingerbread tour. Thank you for all the sweet comments on the last post. I see there are a lot of you out there who enjoy anything gingerbread as much as I do!
Let's continue on.......this is my little gingerbread tree(only about 4 ft. tall) that used to be in our old family room, but this yr. I had to make room for it in our living room, in front of the big picture window. Our big tree is in the new family room. I put on colored lights and wrapped berry vines around it too.

I found this darling gingerbread tree skirt a few yrs. ago. Then I added a few wood/ceramic pieces randomly around the base, (mostly because I wasn't sure where else to put them) ~ LOL.

A little closer view....... on the left side. That's a little ceramic dish in the front(the one w/the red bow).

Front view......
Right side view......the little guy in the back is what my hubby got me about 4 yrs. ago.

I think I found these at JoAnn's a few Chr's ago.

A few close-ups of the ornies.......... this one is one of my favorites. It's a tag made from flannel, really soft.
Got a tad bit close on some of these shots, but you can get an idea....this one is actually made from carved wood.

There were a few more on the back side of the tree that I forgot to take, but they were mostly ones that were sort of kitchen themed.

Here's a big Gooseberry Patch bowl that I'll be using on Chr. Eve.

Inside is a recipe for Grandma's Sugar Cookies......you would think they would have printed a gingerbread cookie recipe instead, but oh well....
This sits on top of the big cupboard in the kitchen. A friend made this for me a few yrs. back.
Isn't she cute??

That's all for part two..........I hope you're enjoying your visit so far and I'll try my best to be back in a few days for part three, but if I don't make it in time to post before Christmas, my wish for you is that you celebrate Jesus's birth w/a new found love in your hearts for Him this holiday season! Ponder the true meaning of what Christmas is really all about ~ that our wonderful Savior came to be born in a lowly stable for the sole purpose of dying for our sins, yours and mine. How wonderful to really know Him and experience His tremendous love for us.

Otherwise, I should be back at the first of next wk. w/part 3 and some more Chr. pics, PLUS some things I made recently for gifts and for myself, HA! Oh, and you won't want to miss out seeing what Wendy of the 'Quiet Room'(click on sidebar) sent me all the way from England ~ it has something to do w/gingers, too! I just love it and hope you will too. But for now, I'll keep you in suspense.........tee hee.

I've made my list and checked it twice and I'm sure I'm forgetting something! This is a crazy, busy week for most, and esp. when you're expecting about 25-30 people over to your house for Christmas Eve. Hopefully the weather will hold out or we'll be eating ham for weeks, ha.

I'll leave you w/a little quote from Joyce Meyer, "Worry is totally useless. It is like rocking in a rocking chair all day. It keeps you busy, but gets you nowhere."
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have a stress-FREE Christmas! :)))


Jessica @BeforeTheDawn said...

Am glad I checked my Reader before heading to bed. :) Love the gingerbreads, and too funny about the Gooseberry bowl!

Country Prims said...

Hi Tanya,
Your tree looks great in front of the window and to do it all gingers is a great idea!

Hope your entertaining goes well with all those guests:)

Have a super Christmas and looking forward to your next post!

Shazy x

Cindy's Stitching said...

What lovely decorations. Merry Christmas.

Lili said...

Merry Christmas!

Christine said...

Hi Tanya! Well girl, you certainly don't disappoint! That tree skirt is sooo gorgeous!

You must have been collecting gingers for ages!lol!

Wishing you every blessing for a joyous Christmas with your loved ones!

Libby said...

Everything is absolute and I've truly enjoyed seeing all your gingy things! (Can't wait to see part 3 too!) And thanks for the JM quote, I love that one! Wishing you a love filled Christmas!
Be blessed, Libby

Prim n Raggedy said...

Hi Tanya....We have a shared love of GINGERS! I have many on my tree too, collected over years, and a gingerbread garland on my mantle....I really enjoyed seeing your display, it looks amazing!
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a New Year full of Blessings!
Carole x

bettyj said...

Never saw so many gb items! You have a lot of pretty ones. I love JM. Read her books and watch her on tv.
betty, Through My Back Door

Parsley said...

I love your theme! So cute and happy!

Angie Berry said...

Ah, the tree is so cute and love the skirt to go with it! I have a ginger tree sitting in my kitchen window but it is only 1.5-2'. I need one like yours! I have that same metal ornie in the last tree picture and it hangs on my cabinet door year round.

I love GBP and every single thing they make! I would love to own some of their dishes but they were too expensive for me. I love yours, it's beautiful!

Wendy K said...

Ooooo Tanya ,
its Ginger heaven :)
I love the ginger tree! Gorgeous
Hugs Wendy x