Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Dreaming of a Christmas White and Sweet - Christmas Tablescape Hop

 What is better than a white Christmas filled with sweet treats and friends and family to share it with?

It's that time of the year where I join my blogging friends for a Christmas Table Hop!
So put on some Christmas music and sit back with a cup of cocoa and check out all the different Christmas tables!!  All of the links to the other creative table stylists are at the end of my post.


My table is set with lots of Gingerbread and snowflakes this year.

I was inspired by this sort of nordic print table runner.  It gave me visions of snow covered houses mixed with candy canes.  So I pulled out my candy cane striped dishes I bought several years ago at Pier 1 - oh, how I miss that store!!

I had a couple of beautiful gingerbread ornaments with just plain white icing decorations on them and search the world over for a few more - this ended up not being so easy - not the trend this year - but I finally found some gingerbread men that would do the trick.  This little guy is not as fancy or detailed as the house and the snowflake but he has a big heart - so he will do!

I added a little candy cane refreshment to my goblets, 
just giving my guests a little extra Christmas Cheer!
A little gingerbread village that almost looks like the town square sits in the middle of the table as my centerpiece. 

Almost as quaint as a Hallmark Movie! 
And if you look ever so closely in the next photo - you will see more Gingerbread houses on my hutch.
ok - they were demanding more attention - here is a closer look at those!
Now that you have taken a stroll through my Gingerbread Village - how about checking out all of the other Christmas Tablescapes in the Hop?!!  Here are all the links to see much more Christmas cheer:

Home Is Where the Boat Is - 'Tis The Season for Plaid & Peppermint
Everyday Living - Old TIme Christmas
My Thrift Store Addiction - Enchanted Forest Christmas Tablescape
Hyacinths for the Soul - Christmas Joy
From My Carolina Home - Vintage Christmas Tablescape
The Painted Apron - December Birthday Celebration
The Little Yellow Corner Store - A Candy Land Breakfast
Life and Linda - Plaid Tidings with Santa
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Dreaming of a Christmas White and Sweet
Red Cottage Chronicles - Cranberry and Gold Christmas Tablescape
The Bookish Dilettante - Christmas Sweets 

I hoI hope you have a warm and wonderful Christmas Season full of many memory making moments.


Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Ann, Your Gingerbread Village table may be my favorite Christmas table of yours! I love your collection of gingerbread houses, paired with the candy cane stripe plates on your table and tartan plaid in your hutch. Your Nordic print runner provides the perfect foundation for your table and I love how you used the snow-dusted board as a centerpiece. Your ‘Reindeer Sleigh Rides’ sign is so festive on your mantel too. As always, it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Merry December❣️πŸŽ„

  2. Rosemary B. here: I can't sign in to google
    I adore your table scape. The gingerbread is a lovely treasured feature

  3. Ann, gingerbread is such an integral part of Christmas celebrations and your delightful Gingerbread Village seems a perfect centerpiece for your table. I haven't made a gingerbread house in several years but your table makes me want to get busy on one right now. Love the striped plates but especially the beautiful crystal glasses. Lovely to visit with you today. Merry Christmas!

  4. I adore red and white stripes at Christmas, so your dishes caught my eye immediately! What a warm and welcoming table with the adorable centerpiece. And I love the sign over your mantle, too Enjoy the holiday season

  5. Lovely, those gingerbread houses are so charming, and a perfect theme for a holiday table.

  6. I love your Gingerbread Village Ann! Such a fun theme for a Christmas table and they look so cute with your candy cane stripe plates and snowflakes! I would be happy to have a sip of a little extra cheer too :) It is like a mini Hallmark movie {my favorites!} and I love the way it continues on over to your hutch. The runner is so pretty and the greenery placemats are perfect! I hope you and yours have a very Merry holiday season!

  7. I enjoyed seeing your collection of gingerbread houses and how you incorporated them into your Christmas decor. Your table runner is so pretty, and the red and white ticking plates are so unique! You can use them for so many holidays....they are very versatile! The gingerbread snowflakes are a very cute touch, too. I love your table! Merry Christmas! ~Ricki Jill

  8. What a charming, festive and inviting holiday tablescape! I love your gingerbread theme and how you created the little village centerpiece. Those ornaments are adorable --- and tasty lol! I frequently do a gingerbread wrapping theme and am always looking for similar ornaments to tie onto packages. Funny how we both lamented the closing of Pier 1! Such a pretty, sweet table. Merry Christmas Ann!

  9. Ann, I am loving your gingerbread table. Your collections are darling. Great inspiration with your Nordic print table runner. The candy cane plates are so sweet. Such a great look adding the gingerbread ornaments. I also love your decorated hutch. Very festive. I feel your pain trying to find something. All I could find this year is gnomes. Your reindeer sleigh ride sign looks wonderful over your mantle. always a pleasure joining you. Merry Christmas Ann.

  10. Oh Ann.....this table really stole my heart. As you may already know, I love everything gingerbread. I love how you used the white gingerbread in such a beautiful way in your sweet tablescape, including your Nordic style table runner and peppermint striped plates. And your collection of gingerbread houses on your hutch has me thrilled with excitement. I am in gingerbread heaven! And the peppermint drink---completes the merriment. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Ann.

  11. Ann, I love your darling gingerbread village, a perfect centerpiece. The Nordic style runner with the peppermint striped plates is a wonderful combination. I also miss Pier 1. Your collection of gingerbread houses on the hutch is beautiful. Your mantel always complements your tables so perfectly. Wishing you a Merry December and Christmas!

  12. Ann,
    Pleasure to make your acquaintance!! This is such a sweet tablescape in the true sense of the word!! LOL! LOVE it! My Kitchen is done in a candy and gingerbread theme so this tugged at my heart strings!! Love the village on a chopping board in the center!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Pinned and shared!!

  13. Ann I have to agree with the other ladies...We want Pier 1! We want Pier 1! We want Pier 1! Oh, I guess Pier 1 is not listening! LOL
    Now about your beautiful gingerbread houses and table. Gingerbread is definitely in my must haves at Christmas. The wonderful aromas and smells that come from my grandmother, mother and aunts' kitchens before me... bring sweet memories. Now I must always bake gingerbread cookies and cakes at the Holidays. Sooooo just to ket you know, I really like your tablescape and would love to pull up a chair at your table. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  14. Your gingerbread village table is utterly charming, from the houses and ornaments to the fanciful snowflakes to the fabulous placemats of greenery! I love every bit of it! The red accents really pop against the other lovely muted colors. What a wonderful setting to enjoy good company! Have a very merry Christmas!

  15. What a sweet treat this is! I love your village of gingerbread houses. I added a pair to my decor this year. Seeing yours makes me think I need a village. Love the peppermint plates, Ann. I want to pull up a chair and join you here. Happy Holidays!

  16. Ann, I love how the Nordic runner inspired you! The peppermint plates are just too adorable (why, Pier 1, why??), and all your gingerbread elements carry out your theme so well. And hey, that little somethin' in the glass is enough to make anyone merry and bright! Very clever styling, and I so appreciate you being a part of this group! Happy and healthy holidays to you!

  17. Ann, I love your charming gingerbread houses! All of your gingerbread additions to the table and place settings are just the perfect touch! You peppermint dishes are the perfect pop of color to mix with the gingerbread. Oh how I miss Pier One, too! No one has stepped up and filled their shoes, have they? Your table and additional gingerbread decor are just right for Christmas! I am sure everyone who gets to dine at your fun table will love it! Merry Christmas to you and your family!