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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

December 5, 2008

Lovin' that Gingerbread decor and a little more

Merry Christmas once again! Thanks for stopping by! My wonderful hubby a few years back bought me an old hoosier, which I love to decorate for the holidays. This time it holds a Kitchen tree which I showed a couple of posts back, and different gingerbread decorations. This is an old cookie sheet that I glued wooden gingerbread men that I painted, on. Added the bow and voila. If you remember the tree I had made a few miniature versions to hang as ornaments.

Also I put a wonderful cinnamon smelling candle in an old flour sifter...love it!
Here, above...you can see the little rolling pin decorated with gingerbread boys and girls.

Lastly I wanted to show you the shelf in my laundry room!

I still have my garden bunny theme that I just added Christmas items to. But I had an idea when I was in the scrapbook section and saw these little Santa Clothes (by Jolee) and thought wouldn't that be cute hung on a clothesline for Santa Laundry!

I cross stitched the words....took just a few minutes...and the line and then hot glued the clothes in the right place, framed it....and I love it!
FOR MORE WONDERFUL INSPIRATION-cHRISTMAS EXCITEMENT PLEASE VISIT http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/ AND http://theinspiredroom.net/2008/12/05/20-days-left-until-christmas-help-us-mr-linky/#comment-13524. You will just have a fit at all the cuteness going on in blogland!

Tomorrow I have a great idea for decorating a gift card to give....hope to visit with you soon!

Proverbs 31:26 "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and her tongue is filled with kindness."


A Hint of Home said...

Ginger Bread decor is so special. I love your laundry sign--too cute.

Yankee Ridge Primitives said...

Hey Girlie!

I love your ginger collection. My MIL also is a collector, every yr on Black Friday her and I take a ride up to Christmas Central in Buffalo, NY just for the gingerbread decor. I think this may be a store for you - they do have a website.....http://www.christmascentral.com/

This is my favorite Christmas store, it is AMAZING! Of course they have other "themes" as well but I thought this might be something youde like!

Thanks for stopping by yesterday, your comment brought me cheer and a great big smile. Youre right, God did make the "bitter" waters "sweet".

Thank you for that:)

blessings said...

Wow you're so "together". I can't even find a moment to get out all the Christmas decor. And I want so bad to be crafting but it doesn't seem to happen. Your gingerbread with the snowman scene is darling! Blessings... Polly

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love the gingerbreadmen on the cookie sheet.... almost can smell them baking!
Karla & Karrie

Janene said...

I am in love with the Christmas Laundry cross stitch!
How adorable!
I will have to try a version of that!

Georgia Girl said...

Oh these are so cute...I am so loving the gingerbread things you have...they are so cute!

Now I really love the laundry pic...so many are decorating their laundry rooms and I want to do mine also...gotta start finding some stuff.

Carla said...

Darling! (I won't let my laundry room see, it would be embarressed:)

Being Mrs Miles said...

I've not seen anyone with a gingerbread collection, but I LOVE gingerbread... I think I would be hungry the entire time I would visit you, you'd have to be sure to have a plate of cookies out, ok?

Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

EVERYTHING is precious but I Really like your Santa Laundry art. CLEVER!

Kimberly said...

So sweet... literally!
Blessings, Kimberly

Mariella ;) said...

wow I loved Ginger Bread are my favorite in xmas and the laundry sign is too cute!!1

i really liked your blog!!!

have a wonderful Day!


Unknown said...

What cute gingerbread items!
The bunny garden theme on your laundry shelf is very pretty, too.

Leslie said...

I got my gingerbread stuff out today :) I have a few things on a tiny tree...not nearly as much as you but just a little bit.

The Santa laundry is cute :) Years ago Shane bought some scrapbooking things like that that were Army uniforms! We stuck them to muslin and framed them. He loves those little things. The best stickers I ever purchase!

Have a great weekend!


Red Geranium Cottage said...

Cute, cute stuff. Love the ginger people.

Darlene said...

I LOVE all your gingerbread people. Your laundry sign is adorable! You have made the cutest things.....keep it up!

Everydaythings said...

I wonder if anyone can tell me what 'hoosier' is? Ive heard it mentioned on the blogs many times and we dont use that word here. cheers krissie

Linda C said...

I love the gingerbread collection especially on the baking pan! Also love the laundry room picture:)
Linda C

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Ha! I love the gingerbread decor and the little frame with Santa's laundry is to cute! What a great idea!

abeachcottage said...

oh I love all the ginger decor, so inspiring..thanks


Susie Homemaker said...

Your laundry sign is sooooo cute! I love it!

Warm Wishes,

Jinx said...

This brings back memories of the days when the kids were little & we set aside a Saturday to fill the house with friends & make Gingerbread Houses!

Your decor is both fun AND lovely.

Unknown said...

Christmas Laundry is such a fabulous idea, I'm sure many of us will steal it!
You should share some of these great ideas at Tip Junkie.

Ginger said...

Everything you do always turns out so cute. It all looks good together.
I like the 3 generation picture you have on your sidebar. Is that your mom in the picture?

Kelli said...

I love gingerbread boys and girls and your collection is wonderful! So cute!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That laundry sign is the cutest thing! Love the gingerbread men on the cookie sheet - another cute idea! It all looks wonderful!


Leslie said...

I thought of you on Saturday! The kids and I went to Michael's and I found mini rolling pins...about 5" long for 99¢! I got myself one, of course :)


CMB said...

I love all your gingerbread decor...they are so cheerful. I have the same gingerbread picture (in the green frame) and it is one of my favorites! I could kick myself for not buying a hoosier cabinet when we lived in Indiana, I have always wanted one! Hope you will come by for a visit!

Decor To Adore said...

I love your gingerbread!

Jacob said...

I love the collection of gingerbread men! In the past I decorated with teddybears all over...it was fun!
It looks great!
Merry Christmas!


(Please ignore the gecko photo -- my son uses this account!)

Thrifty Decor Chick said...

What a FUN idea with the gingerbread men on the cookie sheet!! Do you mind if I highlight this? Ack, I love it!

Unknown said...

love it! i love that it's snowing on your site! how did you do that?!?

Unknown said...

I LOVE gingerbread decorations! I have always wanted to do my kitchen in gingerbread! TOO CUTE!

Lisa Marie said...

wowwie I love it all,,,you have lots of decore for Christmas just beautiful,hugs, lisa