Monday, December 6, 2010

A Sweet Christmas on Vintage Monday!...

( *warning...if you are diabetic...you might want to skip this post...LOL)
I've finished with my decorating and todays post is just the beginning of my show and tell that I will be posting all week....I'm sure you know that all of my Christmas decorating is full of vintagey goodness!
Cookies will be added to Santa's plate above as the baking begins next week!


I've been unwrapping all of my sugary sweet decorations that I use in my kitchen...these are large old fashioned candy canes that I glittered (yes...i love glitter) several years ago and pack away carefully each year to use over and over again....


Canning jars filled with candy waiting to adorn baked goods that will be coming out of my cottage kitchen...


...in the meantime...they are sweet and sugary to look at among the Christmas decor.


This little ferris wheel sits under the kitchen tree...a gift to me from my kids a few years back.
It goes around and plays music along with the voices of laughing children...sweet!


Do you want to see my kitchen tree?...here are a few pics...(some of them fuzzy ones...lol)

















And what would Christmas decorating be without a sweet sugary quilt?

My "How to Bake a Gingerbread Man" quilt.



This is my favorite gingerbread man recipe that I embroidered ....

Then supplies and ingredients to make them are appliqued throughout the rest of the quilt...


A large vintage mixing bowl...

Use REAL butter...not margerine!...

Measure everything carefully....



Be careful not to get any eggshells into the batter:)

...and don't forget to sift the flour...

Mix until smooth and roll out....

Place cut cookies on a large cookie sheet for baking...
Make sure that you use your favorite vintage cutter...shown below:)

Prepare frosting to pipe onto cooled cookies.

Decorate with red hots, chocolate chips, M&M's and gumdrops.


I used white Jumbo Ric-Rac on the borders of my quilt to look like piped frosting.



A sweet addition to my Cottage during the Christmas season!...
Are you on sugar overload yet? Got a sugar buzz?...I warned you...lol.
Tell me what you think of my sugary sweet Christmasy kitchen decor...I'm just dying to know!

(*pattern info)...You can purchase my pattern from Nadine at
Material Girls.

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28 comments:

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

Merry Sweet Christmas Lori! LOVING your tree! LOVING your glittered candy canes! LOVING your quilt!

Sara said...

I want a tour of your house please!!! I bet it something to be seen!!! Love that gingerbread quilt---what a clever,clever idea!!!

Mary said...

Love the Gingerbread Quilt. A sweet TREE in your kitchen! Fun stuff and the oldies Music is fun when we click on your BLOG! I remember singing the Apple tree song in a Talent show in Elementary school. Too many memories.

Shanna said...

Lori,Merry Christmas!!!!!! Cute,Cute glitter candy canes.I have Martha glitter.That would probably work! Every year I think I will get this Gingerbread quilt done!!!!!! Not this yaer again.....But,I so love it! Miss all of my Dear Jane friends today.Happy lunching!!!!

Wendy said...

Wow, what a fab quilt!! That is just brilliant.

Jackie said...

What a sweet quilt! It must be a family treasure. Great idea to glitter the candy canes.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I want to jump in my monitor and live in the sugary sweet world of make believe in your kitchen tree. It is what sugarplum fairies and dancing gingerbread men live in dancing around the heads of children while they dream of Christmas! I want to be 7 again and be in awe of the baking and preparing and decorating! Just to sit back, enjoy, dream and believe!!! fun fun fun post

Sherri said...

I love everything Lori! It's just so inspiring to look at every photo in this post...I'm anxious to finish my decorating now, too!

Bethany said...

What a beautiful post!
I love your kitchen tree-so adorable! Collections like that are so special :-)

I absolutely love your quilts! I've been following your blog for about a year now and keep sending your patterns and ideas to my mother-in-law. My version of a *hint, hint!*

Just gorgeous!

♥ Bethany

www.happyhomemaker.me

Rae Ann said...

This is too flipping cute Lori! It's truly an "Old Fashion Sugarie Christmas" filled to the brim with ginger. I especially love that little apron on the tree. Is it for me? LOL!
I am just wondering what time you are coming over to do mine. Can't wait to see it all in person. :~)

Linda said...

Oh how delightful. Was your candy tree hard to make. Is it faux candy? Your quilt is too die for. Thanks I look forward to reading your blog. Thanks again..

Shannon said...

I can not tell you how badly I want to see that tree in person. I love all of the decorations. Such fun! I bet you love putting that tree up. I am going to tell Santa I would love to have that pattern for your quilt. All of your patterns are just wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

atbquilting said...

Too cute! Love the quilt, but must not be looking in the correct place for the pattern -- went through all the categories and did a search on the Material Girls web site and no luck. Sad face.

Carol said...

I LOVE it all...the tree, the decorations and that quilt! LOVE it ALL!

Anonymous said...

Your gingerbread quilt is so adorable!. Love all your decorating. Merry Christmas

Darlis

Cathy H. said...

Sweet, Sweet Tree!
Wonderful, Wonderful Quilt!
It would be a joy to cook in your kitchen!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Yum - it's beautiful Lori!

VickiT said...

Ooh I just wanna move in and sleep under that tree. I LOVE your quilt. It's fabulous.

a little bit biased said...

So cute Lori!! I love that little ferris wheel and (of course) your gingerbread quilt is perfect for the holidays! I love how everything you do is so personal to you! Your creations are based on things you love and then you pass the joy on with your ideas and designs! Thank you!!

Darlene said...

Yum, yum, yummy! Love, love your kitchen tree.

I decorate my kitchen with gingerbread boys and girls so I think it's time to order that quilt pattern. That quilt would be adorable, too.

aztel2000 said...

All I can say is....ADORABLE!!! I need you to come to my kitchen and work some of your magic--maybe then I would stay in there long enough to cook something!
Karen in Breezy Point

ariuna said...

Oh my - your quilt is adorable! But I'm looking for the pattern and can't find it anywhere on the Material Girls website (or elsewhere!) Any clue on how I can find it?

Nedra said...

I bet your kitchen smells of every good thing! Beautiful post.

Carrie P. said...

It was fun to see all your "sweets"
The glitter on the cady canes is such a neat idea. And of course, I love your quilt.

snippetsandyarns said...

Is it bad that I want to eat your tree? LOL
And I am super impressed with the recipe wall hanging! So cute :-)

~ Meagan

the Material Girls Quilts said...

Lori,
So cute as usual! I love everything you do. The pattern isn't on the webswite yet. We just had a new one built and it is taking us longer than expected to get everything over. They can call the shop to order!
Thanks,
Nadine

Brenda said...

Hi Lori!

I adore you and your sweet patterns~ Now I adore your sweet CHRISTMAS DECOR! You are truly an inspiraton! I marvel at your patterns! My sisters and I are working on the Family Reunion Quilt!

Thank you for visiting! Come by anytime! You made my day!

Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season!

Love, Brenda

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow! It's all just beautiful Lori! I LOVE those glittered candy canes -- what a fantastic idea. And that quilt! {SWOON} You have such a fabulous way of capturing things on fabric -- sooo CUTE! (And the pay phone -- how cute is that???)

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