Thursday, October 22, 2015

Die Schilling Zwillinge...and the Cookie King!

Snowmen for My Gingerbread Kitchen!
Looks delicious!  How I wish my name was Gretel!

Die Schilling Zwillinge...und der Konig der Kekse!
How'd you like that tongue twister?   Die Zwillinge is German for twins....der Konig der Kekse means Cookie King.  I still have a bit of German Christmas on my mind from last year.  And it's fun to say..."Schilling Zwillinge!"  Say that ten times fast!

I just created something new for my Christmas Gingerbread Kitchen.  It all started with a trio of Schilling spice tins and some Dept. 56 snowman beads I found on clearance.  The beads were sold separately and were intended to be put together into a snowman ornament with interchangeable heads, hats and bodies.  I just wanted the heads, but couldn't resist the quirky headgear.

Cookie King's Court...complete with Jesters!

It's good to be King!

Can't resist these faces!

Reigning over the cookie tray.
The snowmen are mounted on this "tray" of gingerbread cookies.
After all...a king must have subjects!

Hansel and Gretel...German Scrap.
Carrying home "souvenirs" from the Witch's house?

New Ornies for the Kitchen Tree!
 Lebkuchenherzen...Gingerbread heart ornaments made from heart-shaped tins.

A painted "orphan" measuring spoon makes a cute ornament.
The paint is a multi-surface paint...can't remember the brand.
Cocoa Bean is the color and it actually smells like cocoa!

These were all made from stuff I already had in my craft room.

I can't get enough Gingerbread!

P.S. Meri...I think this candy border came from you!


Have a Daily said...

Too cute Shirley!! I do a gingerbread/candy theme in my basement kitchen. I have lots of old spice tins, just need those heads! Love the quirky headgear also.

Margaret said...

I have a gingerbread tree at Christmas in my foyer and I try to add to it every year. I love your ideas for ornaments! Those spice cans are adorable. You just gave me something to look forward to doing once Halloween passes. Always terrific and imaginative things you make! Love, Maggie


You make great treasures and I love to see them!

Tammy's in Love said...

Glad to see the Christmas crafting begin!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Brilliant as always!!! I can't wait to share this post with my mom. Even though I'm all about our Halloween party, I'm eager to think of Christmas crafting. Keep the inspiration coming.

Patti said...

I just love each of your photos so much and I love gingerbread ornaments, too. I find such inspiration here. The 3 Kings are adorable. I just love those faces! And, the heart ornaments....well, I might just have to find some of those to make some of my own. SOOOOO cute! Thank you!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Oh my goodness, I can't get over how adorable your ornies are. Those little heads are so sweet. Love the gingerbread as well. Hope you don't mind is I steal your heart ornie idea. :)

vivian said...

omgoodness! I LOVE the snowmen tins... I have got to make some! they will be dancing in my head between now and whenever I might get to them. so sweet they are! I have sooo many bear orders Not sure I will ever get to Christmas craft. gotta kick it into highgear in the bear department!
have a great day my friend. thanks for the inspiration!

Jacqueline said...

Darling! They are so cute. I love the headgear too!
I saw you on Jann's blog at the tea party. I am a local blogger too and know Jann, so it is fun to meet another local blogger.

Sandy McClay said...

I swear if you are not selling these beauties you should be! I just love these, I love all of them that you make!!!! It was nice to stop by and just enjoy the creativity and has been a rough week and you just made it a bit better!

Hugs, Sandy

RetroSandie said...

Your spice tin snowmen are just darling!!!! Adorable idea!!

Jann Olson said...

Hey Shirley, Paula is wanting to start a craft group. Wanting to get 12 gals and each of us host one a month. Who ever is hosting decides what we will make. So far there is Paula, Joanne, My friend Ann, My neighbor Cathy, and me. Are you interested?