Thursday, December 31, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
This one is a sentimental favorite from my 1950's/1960's (and beyond!) childhood. What can I say? It's been a long childhood. I find that I long for the Christmases of that era in recent years. Bing Crosby on the hifi, ice tinkling in a glass, glamorous flocking and icicles on the tree...is it inevitable nostalgia? the influence of Mad Men? This guy still plays!
Friday, December 18, 2015
We all have our family holiday traditions. My mom, Mavis, made fudge, Aunt Leta put together a really nice relish tray. They all made Divinity. My Aunt Yvonne, the youngest of the three sisters, always had ribbon candy beside a village scene set up in white angel hair on a mantle. My cousin Jill, the youngest of Yvonne's three daughters, sent me a piece this Christmas. I tried to capture the magical glow I felt when I spotted that candy dish perched way up high and knew there was a piece in there for me. Thanks Jill.