Monday, December 12, 2011

Gingerbread, Memories, & Tea

I am happy to join Wanda Lee and Pam for a Gingerbread Tea.  I thought I would have my little gingerbread tea with some childhood memories. 

I can remember Christmas being a magical time.  I remember playing with the nativity.  My favorite was the baby Jesus.  I took special care of him and wrapped him up safely when we put him away for next year.  Did you ever gallop a sheep or coddle the baby Jesus?  I found the little lamb thrifting for $2.00.

Did you bake cookies?  I remember just learning to cook and I couldn't wait to make Christmas cookies each year.  I made sugar cookies, chocolate chip, and gingerbread too. 
I made this paper soldier's hat from newspaper when I was 14.  I got the directions from a Colonial Willamsburg book about Christmas decorating.
What fun memories do you have of Christmas?  Tell what your favorite memory was.
I will link it to:
Gingerbread Tea with Breath of Fresh Air and Plumed Pen
Gingerbread House Party  At Natasha's 12 Days of Christmas Party
Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tea Party Tuesday  at Sweetology 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life
Nifty Thirfty Tuesday  at Coastal Charm


Redo 101 said...

I love your little sheep, what an amazing find at the thrift! Thanks for sharing your memories and the beauty of your pictures.


Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

A wonderful post! Thanks for that!
Have a nice week,

Bella Vista said...

Lovely vignette, Sherry. So Christmasy and sweet.


Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sherry, what a sweet post! My favorite memory is caroling around town with the church youth choir. Then, we'd go back to the church for cookies and hot chocolate. Ahhh, good times!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

A lovely post and such special memories. Your little sheep is darling. Merry Christmas!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

So pretty Sherry -- love the lamb! Many wonderful memories of Christmas-time. Sweet smells from the kitchen, lovely trees, special things done by Mom & Dad & Grandparents and of course, the annual program at church.

CHRISTmas Blessings!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your vignette...the cookies look good! I made gingerbread once and it all fell apart!! lol! As a child we always made painted sugar cookies cut out with a stencil. I have 5 sisters and a brother so you can imagine what a mess it was!!

Happy Holidays!


Johanna said...

Hi Sherry,
thank you for sharing your sweet memories. I always loved the nativity but it was forbidden to play with it. Now as I am adult I have an own nativity and can play as much as I want. I don't gallop the sheeps anymore but I feel how the figurines awake when I put them out of the box.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a charming post, Sherry. I love your little sheep. Thank you for sharing your Christmas memories with us. Have a delightful day.

Merry Christmas,

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love your little lamb, and your photos are lovely! Wedgwood Queen's Ware is a always a elegant!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning my dear friend..I use to love to bake cookies and candy each CHRISTmas..I really don't do as much since I have gotten older..I am going to do sugar cookies next week and have my little great grandson put his hand print in them for his gift to his mama and daddy..Hope you have a wonderful week my friend..Love your xmas header..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Lavender Cottage said...

Thank you for your Christmas memory. I think the thing that I recall most is our family relaxing with a nice breakfast first before we were ever allowed to open anything. It was not disappointing at all from a child's view, just our tradition which I tried to keep with our children but they were always too excited to wait.

Pam said...

What a cute little sheep. I used to love to bake the cut out cookies with my Mom each year. Now it seems it is too much trouble to make the dough, roll it out, cook them, etc. But it was fun to do as a kid.

CraveCute said...

Your photos are always so gorgeous! Love your lamb, so cute, what a find. The gingerbread looks so good with that tea! The cup is lovely too. So many memories! I always helped my Mom set up the Nativity and decorate the tree so those are my most precious memories.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

What charming pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen said...

It is amazing the memories that come back while going through the ornaments and decorations. SOme of mine should be out out to pasture, but I can't bring myself to do it!
Have a wonderful Christmas, Sherry! Your gingerbread looks good!

Terri said...

Gorgeous images! So festive and cozy! The cup is very lovely in white and goes beautifully with your other items. The hat is fab! You still have it!
I have many happy Christmas memories, making cookies and treats is one of my favorite ones. I love gingerbread but we never made it in my childhood.

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Love your lamb. Lovely post. Happy Holidays! Pat

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

I love gingerbread cookies...especially ones with icing and decor! Wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

your pictures are always so captivating, you have such an eye for detail.

Snap said...

I love your christmas memories. I have a little lamb that I've had for over 50 years. It is so special to me. I haven't unwrapped it yet this year. I need to go looking for it! Happy Tea Day!

Linda M. said...

Thanks for sharing your memories. I love your display. The little sheep is precious. I'd add him to my nativity. Have a wonderful day. Linda

Mary said...

As a "Mary", I have always loved little lambs. Yours is particularly precious.

Mary @ Sea Quilts

2amscrapper said...

sweet memories

Texas Tea Party said...

This was so much fun hearing about your memories and I love the lamb. My memory is of a new rocking horse under the tree and how much I enjoyed it through the years. Happy Celebrating and Tea Time! Pam

Hibiscus House said...

I am a new follower of your blog and enjoying it very much. Merry Christmas to you.

Susan said...

Yummm, I want some! I should follow your example!

Kathy said...

Love the little lamb! So precious! I have loved baking at Christmastime for years! Especially when my children were younger! We'd make gingerbread houses and completely cover them with colorful candies! I enjoyed reading about your memories and appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
God Bless,