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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Kitchen Memories ~ (and chance to win Wee Little Sheep)

 Christmas in the kitchen around here makes me happy. Even if I am not baking or entertaining guests the kitchen is full of cheerful reminders of this season. Some of the things in my Christmas kitchen have been with us for many years and bring with them happy memories.
 This Santa cookie jar needs to be filled with cookies. The butter is out for softening at room temperature so my husband can bake his Berry Butternuts * , jam thumbprint cookies his father made every year and now my husband continues the tradition for our family. I also make *sugar cookies  every year using my favorite recipe from many years ago. Often I wait to make and bake these cookies when I have grandchildren over a few days before Christmas.
 This teapot is my hot cocoa pot, and the goose mugs are for serving lots of hot chocolate with marshmallows during the Christmas season. We received the mugs as gifts from my husband's parents many years ago. We got the teapot after his parents died. This set always remind us of my husbands' parents and their love of celebrating Christmas with family.
 My Santa sugar bowl and creamer. I made these the first year my husband and I were married and have brought these two out every Christmas season. They sit beside the coffee pot ready for guests needing real cream and sugar in their coffee or tea. There are so many good memories surrounding these little Santa accessories , and the privilege of being able to serve coffee, tea, coco, and so much more to family and friends over the years is not taken for granted by my husband and me. God has been generous with us in the gift and blessings of so much family and so many good friends.

My Christmas kitchen is ready again for company and full of sweet reminders of Christmases past. Christmas kitchen memories of good times gone by and the glimmer of new memories in the making.


Don't forget to leave a comment if you'd like to win a pair of these Wee Little Sheep*. The 20th is the last day of this give-away opportunity. I will enter your name for every comment you leave ( limited to one comment per day ).

26 comments:

Deanna said...

Merry Christmas!
I'd LOVE to win these wee lil ones.
Please consider me for their new home.
Blessings,
d in kansas

Patricia Miller said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely memories. Each time I read a post like this, I glance around and see all the items around me that bring back memories of Christmas past, spent with those I love, and that warms my heart. Merry Christmas.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your decorations are very pretty! I love the Santa creamer and sugar! And of course your wee sheep make wonderful decorations!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Your cookie recipes sound delicious. I love those jam thumbprint cookies. And sugar cookies. The butternut ones sound lovely too.

Thanks again for putting our names into your draw for those sweet sheep.

Wishing you a beautiful day...
Brenda
xox

Lesley UK said...

I meant to comment every day as I really want to win your gorgeous sheep. I was telling you a funny story about our encounters with sheep in the Lake District in England, but then Nature intervened. I don't know if it made the news in the US, but Cumbria has been hit with terrible floods. Even though sheep moved themselves to high ground there have been landslides and flash floods and hundreds of sheep have been lost. I can hardly bear to watch the news. It's heartbreaking to see farmers in tears, because of all their lost sheep, and of course most of the ewes were due to lamb in just a few weeks, Sorry , I know this isn't very Christmassy, but to anyone who loves sheep it's been such a heartwrenching time. Blessings

B.Y.S. said...

Cute Christmas decorations!

Amy

Theresa said...

I can smell the cookies baking:) It's times like those in our memories that last forever! Enjoy your day dear friend, BIG HUGS!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I loved reading the stories behind each of your lovely kitchen Christmas decorations.

I've got some Christmas baking to do myself. Can't believe it is next week already.

Have a lovely Christmas dear Kathy ~ FlowerLady

Lori Leigh said...

Love your kitchen full of memories!! And, oh yes, I would LOVE to win those wee little sheep!

Lorrie said...

Christmas is such a time for memory. Everything I pull out of the boxes seems to have a story behind it.
I'd love to win one of your sweet sheep.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Isn't it sweet how most of our memories come out of a kitchen? I remember when the ribbon geese were popular and I still have a couple of glass storage jars - the teapot and mugs are adorable.
Merry Christmas Kathy.

CountryMum said...

Your Wee Little Sheep are just so cute. You are so very clever!!

LesleyAnn said...

I love all your kitchen décor. So festive. My favorite is the shepherd with the lamb. My Shepherd has carried me more times than I even know.

Those cookies sound great ...

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Love all of your decorations. As you know, I already have a pair of your wonderful wee sheep..........I love them so! So give everyone else a chance to win these......I just wanted to say hello. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, I do love your sweet kitchen memories served in your charming things! It's just so special to have these little reminders of loved ones at this special time of year. I just received my own wee little sheep in the mail, so give someone else a chance to win some of their own. They are so darling! Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Christmas and New year! x Karen

De said...

That's one of my favorite parts of decorating at Christmas - all the memories that come with each item we display. Wishing you a blessed Christmas!

Ashley said...

Wow! You are so talented.

I would love to be entered for the little sheep. :)

Love,
Ashley
creatingpreciousmoments.blogspot.com
ashleysyarnworks.blogspot.com

veronica said...

I would love to win he Little Sheep - they are adorable and would feel at home in my Winter Village Scene.

ellen b. said...

Kitchen memories are such good ones! What a wonderful tradition your husband is carrying on from his father. Sweet!

Jennifer G. said...

What a beautiful heartfelt post. I found your lovely blog whilst trying to find a tutorial to make Putz style sheep. What a perfect accident to find you and your sheep! Adorable. Thank you! Jennifer

Jean Tuthill said...

I love the wee lil sheep... so cute. You are so clever! I've been lookin at your other blogs, too! Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year! Thanks for being so generous with our give away.

Connie said...

Your Christmas kitchenware is so sweet, and so are the memories they hold for you. They are wonderful treasures to help you celebrate the season.

Mountain Mama said...

I love all your sweet little Christmas kitchen items - I think I used to have those snowmen salt and pepper shakers many moons ago....I probably lost them in the divorce along with a bunch of other items. Life goes on....and it's peaceful now.

Lady Jane said...

What nice treasures abound your kitchen. Hugs, LJ

Karen said...

I like the Santa cookie jar. I have a collection of snowmen from years past. Hope you enjoy this Christmas week.

Jennifer G. said...

Wishing you and yours peace, comfort and joy, now and throughout the new year. Keep up the beautiful blog and sheep making :)