Hello, I hope you had a great weekend! Did you do any fun Christmas activities?
Yesterday, here, was baking day. And, luckily, we had a beautiful, big-flakes-in-a-snowglobe kind of snowday here in Northern Colorado, which was perfect for blasting the carols and baking away! Some of my baked goods included a fun, new recipe from Pinterest, that you can find here:
Easy to make and they look so cheerful!
These holly cookies I make every year. Its a standard sugar cookie recipe, flavored with peppermint extract and tinted green. Before baking, I sprinkle the cookies with green sugar (looks like glitter!), and right after I take them out, I pop on red-hot holly berries. They look kind of retro don’t they?
These were immediately boxed up for an old-fashioned cookie exchange party which I attended this afternoon. Lots of fun, and I came home with some amazing, yummy treats. Hopefully, among my family, a few of them will still be around for Christmas! 🙂
Speaking of treats, I did something a little bit different for the kids’ advent calendar this year. This summer I found this gorgeous, antique seed packet display box at an estate sale. The metal bins are compartmentalized and are about 2 inches deep. Just the right width for a package of seeds, and just perfect for daily treats.
I put candies in each compartment and filled in extra areas with vintage tidbits-bottle brush trees, wreaths, plastic reindeer, etc. Very festive, and very vintage! The kids have enjoyed it. I have to say too, this has got to be the easiest “calendar” I’ve ever done. 🙂
Today is the day we start our Vintage Christmas Blog Parade! Later in the week, please visit Cherry Nelson and Cheryl Waters. You can find these talented ladies here:
Please hop over to Cherry Nelson’s blog at:
And, Cheryl Water’s blog at:
Its just not the Christmas season without vintage inspiration!