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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.

November 16, 2013

Red and White Kitchens and Gingerbread

Ok I have a confession...
I may like the color red! And I love gingerbread...

Red
 is a happy cheery color...
it is festive!
feels a bit vintage...
I KNOW NEUTRALS ARE IN FASHION...
BUT
 I Have a red chair at home in my dining room...so I thought one in miniature was the natural thing to do.
And I have a rolling pin...with red handles in my kitchen...so I painted the handles of the little one below...

 And did I mention my love for polka dots?   they are very sweet too....
 My kitchen in miniature...has some similarities to my kitchen at home...red and white...
except I have more dishes to wash...


 I finally tackled polymer clay food...watched 2 dozen YouTube videos on how to make cookies, pancakes, syrup, hamburgers, jam and preserves...
And I am embarrassed to admit...I have had to throw several things away...shame shame...
My pancakes looked at first like flying saucers...
my icing looked like blobs of white...goopy...disgusting stuff....
 But I am a woman that is determined...
 And Yes I even burned some things. Who knew that polymer clay burns?
Who knew that?

My real kitchen below at the holidays...
I love little ovens, and little toys, and little baking pans...






I feel like I am learning a new language trying all these new things...but I am having fun...when not throwing things away in disgust...I am trying to broaden my skills...hahaha...we will see.
blessings,
Debbie

11 comments:

Deb said...

This is so sweet, Debbie. I love the little Christmas tree that is fully decorated with kitchen things. I would love to see more of it. I am just about to decorate a tree in my 'real' kitchen at home. Love the kitchen Christmas tree. Your posts are delightful. Deb (Ontario, Canada)

Marilyn said...

Everything looks delightful! I need to get all my gingerbread boys and girls back up onto my cupboard doors! They were put away when I was painting the cabinets, but now that they are finished, the kids can come out to play! Hope your learning curve is resulting in happy creations.♥♫

Donna said...

Hi, Debbie,
I am loving all your reds big and small.
Red is my fav, too. Especially for Christmas.
D

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I am amazed at what you make in miniature! I have a red chair also!! Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Everything is just absolutely adorable, Debbie! ♥

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I am a red person too, it just makes me happy!
And i see all the neutrals but they just don't do it for me.
I love your little kitchen.
You are very talented!
and I always love seeing your home too, just my style!
Cindy

Connie said...

Hi Debbie,
I love red, and it works for so many holidays and occasions: Christmas, Valentines, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, not to mention red and white checks for picnics and barbecues. It's a happy color.
This post has inspired me to bake some cookies, so see you later :)
Keep Smiling,
Connie :)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Love this little set Deb! I love gingerbread men too! Where do you find the little minis for the tree like the ones on yours? the little cupcake pan, and utensils are darling. ;)

Debbie

Plushpussycat said...

Your mini kitchen is darling, Debbie! I love red, gingham, and polka dots too. Unlike yours, my RL house has none of those things, but my mini world is pure fantasy. Thanks for the tour! xo Jennifer

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

LOVE all your wonderful Christmas Reds!! I have red in my Kitchen too... Just finished decorating it today and will be sharing it soon...

Hugs,
Deb

CatieAn said...

My favorite color is red as well and is in our kitchen and dining room so I fell in love with your kitchen vignette. Your miniatures are beautiful and all that 'practice' is paying off. I know how it feels to take on a new area of creation and have to learn through trial and error. Then all of a sudden you look back and say wow maybe that wasn't so hard.