It’s a vintage gingerbread Christmas collection. One thing I have loved for years is gingerbread decor! I started collecting it when I worked my first job out of high school. I would help the ladies in the home department open stock and merchandise after I got of my college classes. That’s always fun no matter what season because its like Christmas all year. We never knew what we were getting in. I kept my eye on that gingerbread decor all season. We had lots of dishes, table runners, napkin rings, and all kinds of goodies. They ended up putting it on sale and I bought several pieces.
So gradually, I have added pieces over the years. It is not easy to find but my Mom is always on the lookout for unique pieces. I love it! Now I have enough gingerbread ornaments to do a whole tree in it! I snapped a few pics so you could see how I decorate with vintage gingerbread ornaments, cookie cutters, and ribbon.
This little tree has seen better days but I can’t seem to get rid of it. This was our first tree when we got married. My husband worked midnights and when he got off work would go deliver furniture 3 or 4 days a week when the owner would need him. It was our first Christmas and had only been married a few months. So we didn’t have a tree yet. One day he came home with this tree…..he said Randall was going to throw it in the dumpster. So naturally Barry brings it home. haha Not what I had expected but I had plenty of ornaments from growing up so I made it work. I fluffed and fluffed. Grabbed a red gingham tablecloth for a tree skirt; ribbon and picks to fill in the holes. It was the cutest little tree. So I’ve kept it around for 18 years.
I love the uniqueness of this vintage gingerbread style! It is truly one you don’t see very often which makes it that much more special. What’s your favorite Christmas theme?
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