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November 29, 2008

~GINGERBREAD KITCHEN ~

Hey Gals Sorry I wasn't around much today ...but I have been busy trying to get my Gingerbread Kitchen done...Now is this not the sweetest thing ?? I got this from Lynne's shop http://lynnesgiftsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/ Please if you have not been to her blog pay her a visit... she is the sweetest gal ...I love her more than my luggage and she is also Decorator 101 on Rate My Space...And Ladies she got from of the most neatest things for Christmas and all year around for your home... Now this you are probably thinking what the hey is this?? right well its a 1840 Regina Victorian Music box tree stand... Your tree sit on top of it and it spins the tree around as it plays music..these are the disc that it plays...


This is the front of it...I put it on my Kitchen table every year...



Just another shot of the front...with my little Gingerbread houses...




Now this is my Gingerbread tree...My Granddaughter Candace started this collection about 10 years ago for me....and I do my Gingerbread tree every year now..







Is this not the Sweetest Cake Stand !!! I found this last Month at HOME GOODS and it just SCREAMED my name..I just loved the little Elf Feet on it...and my dome fits it real good...






This is just a corner in my kitchen... I always use place mats at Christmas time on my counters and those Glass containers are DAD"S cookies container that came out of a general store I keep Pudding and Jello in them... the sweet tea pot also from my Candace.






This is my Kitchen sink...and Yes I have a BLUE sink...but I have a blue and White Kitchen and love Blue so why not...this is my garden window...the little dough boy Len got me last Christmas its a SUNSHINE Biscuits boy and came from ca. 1940 general store....










This is a De Laval Cream cabinet that held parts one time for a Cream Separator this sits at the end of my Bean Counter...also a few Butter Churns and Old coffee grinder...






Now this is my OLD New stove...looks like an old one..but it has a self clean oven, all electric it an "Elmira " came from Canada and made to look like an 1850 stove...

I only show part of the kitchen with this post will show you the rest of it this week...I am still trying to finish it all up.. If you would like to see it all go to my spaces on RATE MY SPACE and I also am Happy to be on there...


Thanks for stopping by....and seeing just some of my little men!!! And please sign my Guest book for me.. Thanks


Hope you have a great and safe day hugs and smiles, Gloria



66 comments:

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love your gingerbread kitchen. My posting tomorrow is about gingerbread. How funny is that?? Oh, my daughters name is Candace.
Have a great night my friend!!
xoxo Terrie

Tootsie said...

looks yummy so far!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh Gloria I love all your gingerbread men and that stove is to die for!!!! YOu have done a fantastic job on your kitchen Christmas decorating. My kitchen is so in need of a remodel job that I hate to post it!! (Avocado green stove and all!) But the stove works and the kitchen functions so I am content! (for now)

Blessings!
mary

Diane said...

Hi Gloria!
I love your gingerbread decorations! I bet it was like opening presents today when you unwrapped everything. Your kitchen looks awesome & that stove is to die for!
I signed your guestbook. Love Dawna's wedding picture. That is sooo sweet! ♥!♥
Diane

Tomarie said...

Oh G! Your kitchen is absolutely adorable! Love love love all your Christmas decorations! It's a kitchen that just says "love and comfort" every where! :-)

imjacobsmom said...

I think that Gingerbread boys are the sweetest thing around at Christmas. I make the cookies every year just to use as decorations. This year I had my Dad make a large cutter for me out of tin because I looked everywhere for one and could not find it. Besides they smell like Christmas, too. Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving long weekend! ~ Robyn

Chris said...

Gm Gloria, I loved your photos, what fun it must be in your kitchen, your sink and stove .....to die for....I sit here in my dull little cookie cutter house and just drool over some of my friends homes. Can't wait to see more of your decorations...Thank you so much for your prayers for my Cory.

Love Ya,
Chris

Deanies spaceb said...

Oh, Gloria, I love your stove I always wanted one like that for my kitchen to go with the old wood stove. The gingerbread men are so sweet. Love it all!!!! I would like to see your house in person. The pictures just make drool. Blessings, Deanie

Melissa Miller said...

I LOVE your blue sink! It's really cool. Your Holiday decorating looks really precious. Wonderful job! :)

profenretraite said...

Oh my goodness, Gloria...I LOVE your kitchen! I love all of your blue and white. Well, I am going back to rms for a refresher of your spaces. I love gingerbread men, too, but my collection is just a smattering compared to yours! I think you should open up your home for tours. I have never seen so many wonderful and interesting things!!! I'll be first in line. Have a great day!...Debbie

Bo said...

Hi Gloria...you are the gingerbread lady for sure! Cute, cute, cute...and you've only just begun...haha...your blog background & header are precious too. ;-) Bo

Carol said...

Hi Gloria,
Your gingerbread decorations are wonderful, especially that tree stand! Your stove is so pretty, bet it's fun to cook in your kitchen!
Blessings,
Carol

Glenda said...

Glad to see Elsie (my Mother's name) is still in your window. I like the tree and Santa for the season instead of that adorable lamp.
Your decorations are all "on the money".
I look forward to further posts of this beautiful kitchen, especially regarding your bean counter/island.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love your gingerbread kitchen! Thanks so much for sharing it.

Have a wonderful week.

Chrissy said...

You have the coolest things my friend, love anything gingerman stlye, reminds me of my childhood! Talk soon,

Chrissy said...

You have the coolest things my friend, love anything gingerman stlye, reminds me of my childhood! Talk soon,

Chrissy said...

You have the coolest things !! Love any kind of gingerbread man, reminds me of my childhood!

Carrie said...

Hello Gloria, It was great to see your gingerbread collection and your kitchen decor...as always, it is very welcoming and interesting. I have to work on putting up Christmas things in my own blue and white kitchen.

Sue said...

Hi sweet G! I have been so busy too and still not ready to post! Your gingerbread kitchen is darling! That musicbox tree stand, wow, another one of your priceless antiques!! Love your GB tree and all your collectibles, looks fab G! I gotta keep busy so I don't start to stiffen up LOL!! xoxoxo

salmagundi said...

Oh!! So many treasures to see. I had to enlarge the pictures to get a better look. Thanks for sharing your wonderful belongings. You are making the season merrier!! Sally

ksarra said...

Oh HAPPY!!!! You have me smiling from ear to ear with that ADORABLE kitchen of yours. It just warms my heart. Love the gingerbread men, they are toooo precious! Your stove is awesome, and I don't even have words for the music box. Wow. Hope your have a great week friend, your Christmas music and blog are beautiful!

nikkicrumpet said...

Oh my so much eye candy!! The gingerbread tree is darling...but that cake stand thingie is to die for!! Love your kitchen, stove...all the cute touches. You've done such a beautiful job!

squawmama said...

Hey Gloria... LOVE LOVE LOVE your gingerbread decorations... the little tree is just adorable... And your kitchen is awesome... I love it... All the pictures are so nice... Have a great day!!!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Sweetie said...

Your gingerbread houses and decorations are great. Your stove is something else! I have never seen such a unique Christmas tree stand. Now I have to check out RMS.
Sweetie

kymber said...

Gloria,
You are a girl after my own heart - I am a blue lover too! When I get established on MY blog I will enjoy sharing my kitchen with you. Thank you so much for your wonderful comment that you left me on my blog about my son. I feel very blessed to have you as my new cyber-friend.
We also have a lot in common - we both know what it's like to be brady bunch families. :) I look forward to getting to know you and I definitely want to get caught up on reading your blog from beginning to end.
Take care,
Kymber

Anonymous said...

Hi Mom,
Looks great love you bunches!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dawna

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

I love your gingerbread tree.....I loved gingerbread people and just about anything to do with them...they are so darn cute....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Pug1 said...

I like your gingerbread theme....hmmm.....makes me want to eat a cookie! CHEERS!!!!! Michele

Anonymous said...

So cute g ! I love everything! Thanks for sharing. vicky

Lynne said...

Hey Sweet G...I'm taking a much needed break..been do the Christmas Jingle Bell Hop all day long.. Man alive I have a ton of Christmas.. I love these Gingerbread Men.. They are absolutely adorable. But gotta tell ya I'm over the moon for the Cake Stand. That is just the cutest thing since sliced bread. You are having a ball putting this all together this year, it shows with aces darling. I for one am anxious to see more..girl.. more...
hugs ~lynne~

lvroftiques said...

One word for it Gloria girl "MAGICAL!!!" Something wonderful and enchanting everywhere you look!*winks* Vanna

onlymehere said...

I love the gingerbread tradition, so much fun! Still love the stove and I seem to remember seeing your sink and things above it on RMS....am I crazy or was it posted there?! Cindy

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hello Gloria! Oh it would be so much fun to hang out in your kitchen! You have all these little treasures waiting to be gazed upon! That rotating/musical tree stand is amazing! oh how neat that must be! I love that little cake platter and what a great fit with the dome on top - lucky you! and your stove is just beautiful!! It all works together so well. And little Lady, I was also amazed at your "tag" answers. Whoo hoo - a pilot?! and an owner of an ostrich/emu farm!? How was that? Do you have any pictures from those days? if you do you must post about it! Are they mean? Well, I am mighty impressed! Continue on with your decorating Lady - I want to see more. :) Take care~ Laurie

Nanette said...

Your stove is to die for. I've been so please with those following my blog. I find that you have so many things that I love too. I'm barely finding the time to learn to love my talents and actually find the things that I love. This stove is one of them. I've always wanted, adored and wished I had one. My family isn't much into this kind of things, so I only wish, but, it's fun to share your life and see how much we are alike. I will follow aften. You are a dear and I do appreciate you visiting my blog. It means much!
Nanette

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Gloria, your gingerbread kitchen is too cute girl !

marty39 said...

What a treat. I love all the antiques and the gingerbread theme is very unique and wonderful. Marty

Sue said...

mornin sweet G!! Girl you made me laugh so hard yesterday about your crime scene!! I sure hope your bones let you get things done this weekend! I didn't want to stop last night and make dinner either, but Butch didn't want anything to do with eggsalad sandwiches, so I had to at least make him some french toast!LOL!! It took me an hour and a half just to upload pictures! I'm glad my post is done and up! now I gotta finish the porch this week, amongst all my wrapping, thank God my shopping is done!! have a great week sweetie!! xoxoxo

Kristen said...

Love all your little men. They are so cute

Bo said...

Hi again Gloria...I'm back to tell you my computer is soooo sick, I've got to try to get somebody to fix it...so if I'm missing in action, you'll know why...Oh, the misery!! ;-) Bo (I'm using my DH's acc't. to post this)

Jessica said...

Darling gingerbread kitchen! Many blessings to you dear friend.

Hugs~ J

Lynne said...

Good morning sweetie, wanted to pop in and have a quick cup before taking off for work.. I hope you're doing well this morning. I suppose you're trying to get a tablescape together? I know it will be just as magical.
Have a super day my friend.
hugs ~lynne~

Picket said...

Morning girl!!! I love the gingerbread kitchen! Girl you have the neatest things...everything looks so pretty and Christmasy...what a great start to my day! This is a new month sweetie....let's make it a great one! Love ya girl!

Lynette said...

Hi Gloria - I love all your gingerbread men - they are so cute!! I don't know how you keep everything straight - LOL Can't wait to see more.
I tagged you, but didn't realize you'd already been tagged a couple of days ago - sorry.
Have a good one.
Lynette

Shelia said...

Morning, Dear Gloria! There's that blue sink I love! Oh, everything is just wonderful in your home. I love all of your sweet decorating. I haven't even started yet!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bridget said...

That is so cute that you have all of that gingerbread in the kitchen!
I used PhotoShop and application to cut and paste all of my awards together to get them nice and tidy. I know there is something out there that will do it for you, have seen it on other blogs but don't know what website to use. You might ask Frenchie. I think she has done it to her awards.

Rue said...

Hi Gloria :)

Your kitchen is looking so Christmas-y! I love it :)

That 1800s tree spinner is wonderful! My grandmother Bonnie had a 1950s one that had a light show with it LOL I didn't know they had anything like that before that time.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
hugs,
rue

Sue said...

Gloria first off let me say I will be praying for God to bless your grandson and keep him safe and for a speedy return home to his family, I know how you feel about this war sweetie, me too! Now 2nd, G please don't stress yourself with decorating every inch of your home, I don't do nearly as much as I used to and its just easier! Remember this isn't RMS, we are gonna love what you get done, so be kind to yourself! What made Dot get so lucky to have a sweetie like Bill who helps her decorate! LOL!! I do it all myself, except because i almost gashed my finger off getting the tree outta the box, Butch carried it up the steps for me! Relax sweetie and watch some football! love ya G!! xoxoxo

Mama said...

Hello Gloria I have just been catching up on your blog and I love your tablescape, your clocks, your little elves :) your gingerbread tree and all your antiques but especially your musical christmas tree box,it's magical. Kathy.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi G, I'm ready to see all that lovely Holiday decor'. I'll check back soon...hehe. ~Melissa :)

Donna Marie said...

Gloria Darling,

Come visit me. I have an award for you!

xoxoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

ann said...

I LOVE THAT STOVE.I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE.DO YOU MIND IF I GRANNY FARKLE YOU?HUH?OR I COULD COME BY WITH JUST A VERY LARGE PURSE,OK?I SEE YOUR IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT DEAR.WE WON'T START DECORATING UNTIL THIS NEXT WEEK-END.I'V E GOT TO REST FROM THANKSGIVING.I HAVE TO GET MY BEAUTY REST,YA KNOW>HA...ANN

onlymehere said...

I keep forgetting to thank you for the super kind things that you say about my granddaughter! She is my pride and joy and you are always so sweet to comment. I appreciate it but I know I probably do show her too much, now that I'm private though I don't worry so much about it! Thanks again, and once again, I love your treasures. I could spend a month looking at your house but I'm sure I'd still not see it all!!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Gloria, thank you so much for the ornament idea. We recently bought 35 acres of land which has lots of trees and pine cones!! My only problem is that I have to mail all 120 plus ornamments and am not sure about mailing- but these would be great gifts for those friends near by!!!I did get my ornaments finished while working at the little antique mall where I have a booth. It was cold and icy and so slow today- which is bad for sales but good for getting lots of things done!!!

blessings!
mary

laurie said...

Gloria, your kitchen just looks like Christmas is here! I love all of it. But that musical rotating tree stand is just wonderful! I've never seen anything like it. You have so many unique treasures, and I am thrilled to get to see them. laurie

Sue said...

mornin sweet G! Hope you got some rest yesterday. Just go with the flow sweetie, you have all the time in the world. I often wonder what my life would be like if this computer should break, I sometimes wish it would! Do we race around to get our Christmas decorations up early so we can take pictures for our blog?? I did LOL! Well at least its done and my shopping too, now if I could just relax and enjoy it all! Have a wonderful day sweetie! xoxoxo

kymber said...

Hey Gloria,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment about my new hutch in my dining room. I wll probably leave it the natural wood it is now instead of repainting it. It is so tempting though when you see the beautiful pieces out there in blogland that some of these very talented women refinish.
I appreciate you stopping by and welcome getting to know you as a new friend!
Blessings,
Kymber

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Please, stop by I have an award for you.

Cathy said...

Gloria,

I saw that same cake stand at HomeGoods too. It was SCREAMING at me too, but my kitchen is pink and green and it won't match. Thank Goodness or it would have come straight home with me too.

Love all your gingerbread treasures.

xo Cathy

Picket said...

Hey you sweet thing...I love you so Gloria...I needed those prayers today..it has been rough..the funeral was today...I thought I'd just post to try and occupy my mind but I cry while I am posting...girl she was only a year older than me...we had some times together...but about a year ago she had some sort of stroke and the doctors only gave her about 5 months to live...said her brain would begin to shrink...she started having seizures..lost all memory and all ability to even talk..I remember seeing her a couple of months ago and I ran to her and hugged her and when I looked into her eyes I knew she had forgotten me...oh girl...the older I get the harder losing a loved one is on me...thanks for coming by sweetie & double thanks for calling my name.

Lynne said...

Hey ya cutie.. thanks for swinging by. I know you have alot on your plate so I appreciate you taking the time for little ole me.. Hope things go well in LA..I'm really hoping to get some more decorating done..more hours at the other shop..still meeting myself coming and going..I sure hope I meet up with myself soon..lol..
hugs ~lynne~

Jessica said...

Gloria my daughter would LOVE to go sky diving w/you. She said she's up for adoption...lol. Thank you as always for your kind words~ you always bring a smile to my face.

Hugs~ J

Shelia said...

Evening, Gloria! You've been spiffing your blog! Love that header. Hope you've had a beautiful day.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lady Katherine said...

Oh my there is Home Good name again, I need to find it! I have fallen in love with gingerbread men this year! Love your kitchen, I want the coffee grinder! Got to show hubby! I am a little jealous of your stove, I admit it! I had the paper for the Elmira in black and white for years. Hubby said no! Too much, wasn't for me I love it so! Now I can enjoy yours!!

Sweetie said...

Your kitchen is both unique and wonderful. I love the telephone, the bean counter, the victrola - well I guess everything. You have so many good ideas (the spot for the TV). I have to look at everything one more time.
Sweetie

Evie said...

Hi Gloria:

I am a Gingerbread collector too. I live in a 100 year old historic home in the city of Albany, OR. Presently, I probably have 10 years worth of gingerbread items that I have been collecting and they are displayed in my family room. I am a 63 year old grandmother getting ready to downsize and quit work. My home will go on the market this next week. Are you, or anyone you know, interested in buying an entire gingerbread collection? I love my collection and it is difficult to part with, and would love to find someone else who would love these items as well as I do and have.

I loved your blog. You are so talented and creative. And, it looks like you are very busy too. It was so wonderful to visit your blog. It cheered me up and made me smile. It was a good end to a anxious week-end for me.

May God bless you!!

I loved the music too. Especially the "More than Anything" song.

Evie
miamisonshine@yahoo.com

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Gloria....

Oh my goodness..........you have one of the nicest collections of wonderful old antiques I've ever seen..... Just wonderful. My Mum was a "Modern Millie" too.... When I was just a young newlywed I spent hours in the attic rummaging through things. My dad used to tell me I should bring a moving van. I still have lots of those old things.

Now, that's the MOST wonderful old/new stove. I would adore having one like it.

Big hugs,
Spencer