Wednesday, December 15, 2010

More Christmas Treats

GR&DF I am really blessed to have so many wonderful Blogging friends. Yesterday the mail brought another Christmas treat. It was a sweet present from Vera - here is a snap...

Not only is it darling and French, but it is delicious smelling as Vera filled it with a potpourri of Holiday goodies. On the tree is looks great and when the lights warm it up a bit the odor that wafts around is so Christmasy!!! Thank you dear Vera!!!
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I need to finish up the weekend report - as it is Wednesday. Dale and I ran around, for the first time in over a month. He was visiting family back in NC and its really not as much fun running around to the sales and shops by myself. I picked up a few things - here is a snap -

From the top left - I got a new pair of duck boots - I had a pair of duck shoes years ago an literally wore a hole in the bottom and just never replaced them. So for $3 how could I pass these new boots?? I also picked up a painted tray with cocktail drinking reindeer - how festive is that!! I also picked up a few Kachina figures for Rico, he collects them. The book looked interesting and I have never read a bio of Chaucer before, and for $1 how could I go wrong.

Probably the best buy of the day was this.....

I have been looking on and off for a smallish stable for a very long time. I never see them unpopulated and I didn't need the figures. A little back story, back in 1963 when I was Christened a present my Granny made a for me was set of Nativity figures, but without a stable to put them in. These pieces where put our every year in different arrangements and travelled with my family from Mississippi to Maryland then onto Florida. Eventually I moved out on my own and took them with me. I have never been happy with them not having the stable as a frame. I usually do not put them out for this reason - I have been searching for a stable and this past weekend found it........ now here it is with everyone in place.....

It really needed the stable part to pull them all together and it is the first time I have totally liked how it looks out. Here are some close ups of the pieces...



It makes me really happy to have it out - the reason for the season, you know.
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The baking I did was pretty minimal - I made cookies. Some super delicious ones IMHO. They are Molasses Sugar cookies....

I posted the recipe on Blacksheep Bakes - it's a pretty easy recipe and they are pretty tasty treats!!

That about does it for today sports fans. Thanks for stopping by and for the kind comments!!!! Do stop by again.

Take care,
edgar

17 comments:

Susan said...

I love the Nativity that Grandma made for you and you are correct - it looks lovely in the stable.

Merry Christmas!

Happy Stitching!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a wonderful Christening gift; it is really lovely and the creche is just perfect.

Molasses Sugar cookies sound SO good - I'll go grab the recipe. Thanks for posting it.

Merry Christmas to you and Rico!

Barb said...

Your new stable looks wonderful! I use the one that has been in my family since I was a small child(That's awhile ago!!)I think it makes it special to have things that are part of your family .

Margaret said...

Wow, how perfect is that stable? It's amazing how it's the perfect size and everything for your figures. I love your creche -- wonderful!

Kathy said...

What a super find! It is just perfect for your Nativity set! That has to be part of your Christmas magic for this year. And I love the figures. Your Grandma did a fabulous job on them.

I can almost smell those cookies here in NY. Yumm. :)

Roberta said...

Hey Edgar, the cookies look yummy!! Love the stable and the figurines are wonderful. Your Grandmother did a lovely job.

Love all your pressies.

Enjoy the Season

stitcheranon said...

The stable is perfect. I love nativity sets and fully intend to collect them as soon as the kids leave home. There is just something so special about them!
Lovely looking cookies too!

Peggy Lee said...

A cocktail-drinking reindeer! Now that's my kind of reindeer.

How sweet that your grandmother's pieces have finally found a home. This little story of yours almost brings me to tears as my own grandmother doesn't recognize me anymore...alzheimer's has gripped her terribly. Thank you for sharing! Your very special nativity has brought a smile to my heart.

Isn't Vera a dear? I had the pleasure of meeting her this past summer. I hope to meet up with her again some day.

Berit said...

Love it all; especially the Nativity and the cookies!

I've been wanting some duck boots for a while; wonder if I'll like 'em as much as I think I will!

Catherine said...

What a sweet gift from Vera!

I absolutely love your Nativity - the stable you found is perfect! How special this must be for you!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Deborah said...

The Nativity is now perfect with your new stable. Hope you and Rico have a great Christmas.

Anonymous said...

I love the Nativity and it's even more special that your Grandma made it for you. The stable is perfect-what a great find!

The Chaucer book looks interesting-I've never seen a bio of Chaucer either. May have to browse Amazon.

My son will enjoy making those cookies. Thanks! Hugs, Nancy D.

Alice said...

You find the best deals! I love your Nativity set and how serendipitous that you finally found the perfect stable for it.

Nancy said...

Molasses Sugar Cookies? YUM! Sounds so good!

Love the Nativity!

Nancy

Cole said...

What a gorgeous nativity! The stable is perfect too ~ great find!

Susan said...

I'm glad that you found a stable for your nativity scene!

Daffycat said...

Great shopping buys, Edgar! ooo ooo ~ I have that book! I just love how pretty the dust cover is!

Your Grandma's nativity is beautiful...and you found the perfect stable for it! Excellent display.