Sunday, December 4, 2011

Evergreens and Gingerbread

 This year I have a freshly cut tree.  And a new buffet in my downstairs kitchen.  I'm excited about both. 

The buffet is a chippy white painted dresser that I discovered was the same height as my kitchen counter top.  So I filled it up with some freshly baked gingerbread men. 

And a fresh cut spruce that I added as a table top tree inside my crackle painted urn. 

Everything smells so fa-la-la- lovely!  The scents of Christmas time gathered all together on my new buffet.  

My glittered pine cones have a wonderful cinnamon scent as well. 

I even have some paper whites growing in a Terra cotta pot. 

My table top spruce is decorated with a few mercury glass ornaments. 

I added some vintage and very distressed silver ornaments under a glass cloche atop a silver plated pedestal dish.  If you look closely, you'll see a starfish and white sea shell tucked in along side them. 

Truth be told, the gingerbread men you see in this picture are the first batch I baked.   Today I made another batch and then I moved the contents of the buffet around twice.  Just playing and having fun. 

The day sure does go quickly this time of year.  It gets dark here at 4:00 pm. 

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at what I have been up too.  I hope your day was just as enjoyable as mine was! 


Anonymous said...

Lovein' your little buffet and it's wonderful chippiness.

Polly said...

so so so many lovelies! I am in love with that is gorgeous! I wish I could reach through the screen and grab one of those gingerbreads to much on!!



Country Girl said...

4 PM? Wow. I love your Christmassy post, Lili!

regan said...

What a beautiful display on your new buffet! It's so charming, and yet elegant! Beautiful!

Low Tide High Style said...

You are all ready for the holidays, and I love your beautiful new buffet! If we ever meet, just be aware that I will steal that scale with the green and white spearmints in it!!!

Kat :)

Julie said...

Everything looks so warm and cozy in your photos, Lili. So beautiful and "home". I love the beautiful buffet. My mouth is watering for one of those little tasty men. Everything is lovely with the lights, shells, mercury glass, greenery, magazine picture perfect. ENJOYED!!! Hey Scotty - could you beam me one of those cookies??? or maybe Simon could fly one out, rest a while, and fly back home! lol :-) Hugs to you Lili.

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Lili, The new buffet is beautiful. Lots of love for that scale, gee I have a perfect place for it in "MY" kitchen. Blessings, Sandy:O)

jojo said...

what a pretty display! Love all the sparkly mercury glass. I just planted my paperwhites so they should be in full bloom by Christmas. Everything is just lovely Lilli, thanks for sharing.

Fabulously french said...

Hi Lili, it all looks fabulous. I am planning on making gingerbread this week but am waiting for my ingredients to arrive from the UK as we cannot buy black treacle here and I have also ordered christmas mince pies as I give them as gifts - the locals adore them :-)

A tres bientot, Leeann x

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

Oh what a pretty christmas scene - the gingerbread cookies looks delicious. We always make gingerbread pigs with pink icing on their backs (from Little Women) and they are a big hit. There is nothing like the aroma of gingerbread baking.

The buffet is just perfect - adn now I have to bake the first batch of gingerbread cookies.

jennyfreckles said...

You do this for fun...! It's beautiful. I haven't even got the vision to do that for a party never mind just for fun. I like the way your posts appeal to all our senses - sight, scent, tactile.

hometown girl said...

Lili, the buffet looks beautiful! i love all the details so pretty! i love those little sparkling waters so sweet and your cookies well i'd like to stop and have a few! hope all is well!! xo susan

Privet and Holly said...

I puttered today and was
filled with pure happiness;
I DO love being home on a
cozy day! LOVE what you
put together; it's just the
sort of look that I am drawn
to, as well. We got our first
snow that "stuck" on Saturday
evening ~ three inches. Still
getting used to the winter
driving. Have a wonderful
week, Lili!

xx Suzanne

davidpatterson said...

Lili... very festive! Those gingerbread men sure look tasty!

SprinkleBakes said...

Buffet decorated with cuteness and gingerbread men? I'll be right over!


Anonymous said...

So darn festive it makes me want to sing. I'd love a gingerbread cookie right now please. Merry Christmas Lili. Thank you for brightening my world with your beautiful postings.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Everything is so gorgeous, Lili! I adore the mini tree and the cloche!! You must feel all cozy!! I kind of like that it gets dark so early in the winter!

Anonymous said...

I ATE ALLMOST ALL OF THOSE GINGERBREAD COOKIES AND I WANT MORE!!!!werewolf.I allso shot that deer with the big ol rack in photo! but i like THE COOKIES!!!

Crown of Beauty said...

Classy... classy... classy... this post is just another of your posts so filled with scenes around your home showing simple elegance and a touch of class.

I just love the chippy dresser turned kitchen counter. Perfect for all the lovely things you have put on it.

The gingerbread cookies look yummy.

Always enjoy my visits...

Have a great advent season.


Crown of Beauty said...

Sorry, in my previous comment referring to the chippy dresser, I meant "buffet" not kitchen counter!

vicki said...

Oh my goodness - these photos belong in a beautiful magazine! They are stunning! Lili - your new buffet is so beautiful - and you have decked it out for the holidays in a glorious way! The gingerbread cookies look divine -

I just know your home is so beautiful right now. Thanks for giving us a glimpse into how you have made it so special for the holidays!


Rain said...

Those cookies are too perfect to be handmade! Oh Lili your Christmas decorating is so nice!

Heaven's Walk said...

THAT is the view from your bedroom window, Lili....???? Oh my gosh, girl! It's amazing!!!!! I can't even imagine being surrounded by that much beauty. Wow.....

I love your buffet! Beautiful job on the paint and distressing, girlie! And your little tree on top of it with the merc acorns is just so pretty! GREAT job, Lili!

xoxo laurie