Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Pickle Tradition

A fun family tradition
to play with children 
and grandchildren. 

2017~ Mathieu found it. The tuque is his gift

A glass pickle is hidden in 
the branches of 
decorated Christmas tree.

On Christmas morning, the child
 who finds the pickle, receives an extra
 gift and good fortune for the following year.

I usually spend Christmas with
 my daughter or son's
family and grandkids,
and we have fun with this
pickle tradition.

Our first pickle and the first time
 we were aware of this tradition,
 we bought our pickle at 
"the late and great" Pier One Imports.
Sadly these store have closed up.

These pickles are available at
 Canadian Tire Store, 
Target, Walmart, etc.

 2011- Mathieu hunting for the pickle

Sabrina searched  also.


 Mathieu found it.
The tuque on his head 
was the prize he got

"The Pickle Tree"
I took this pic below, 
at Disney World Florida -  German Store
Glass pickles are sold there also.
It's claimed that this tradition
 originated in Germany.

F.W. Woolworth Co. was the first
 store to import this type of decorations.

Wow! look at all those pickles!!

2016- Sabrina found it!

Sabrina and her basketball

It's the little things....

Thanks for your visit xo

Merry Christmas Everyone!


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Memories

Christmas is nearly upon us
I am posting some of my
 Vintage Christmas Decorations

Milk Glass Collection - 

This Creche (Manger)
 I bought in the early 70's Eaton's
Passed on to my Daughter.

Vintage German Sheep

From F.W. Woolworth. (70's) 

Vintage Cardboard Houses .. 

Christmas 2009.
 I spent in Vancouver
This is a Manger in St. Mary's Church

Christmas in Vancouver - 
Snow, which is Unusual there -
 My Son, Daniel, Marina and Louis


Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called 
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Whimsical Ballerinas

A homemade craft
made from music sheets
to decorate your home at Christmas 
Hang on your tree or
 a pretty garland.
These ballerinas
can be used anytime of year.
Great idea to decorated
for a birthday party.


 I photocopied music sheets 
on both sides of thick paper
 (8 1/2 by 11)
I traced 2 templates on the page
  I got from this site:

Two ballerinas per page(on both sides of the page)

I used wired wrapping ribbon for the skirt (approx. 1 1/2 ins. wide)
I pleated the wire about 1/8 inch to gather the waist
 and attached to the body with hot glue gun.

 The embellishments to the neck and head I bought at Dollarstore and Walmart. 
I also added fake fur
In the dark...

The sheet music I used is from 
 Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dance No. 5
one of my favourites.

Fun and so easy to make....

I attended the Nutcracker ballet last year (2018), with
my daughter, Granddaughter and Grandson.
at the Place des Arts, Montreal.

My great niece is a Ballerina.
A member of Les Ballets Classique de Richmond.
They will be performing their production of  The
Nutcracker Ballet at the Centennial Theatre, 
Bishops University in Lennoxville, Quebec
in December.
The Montreal Symphony Orchestra will
be performing.

Rachael is the girl in the front in the middle.
We're so proud of her....

Thanks for your visit xo

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Winter Wonderland

Although Winter starts the 21st of December,
A Nor'easter has dumped approx. 20cm (8in.)
This 27th Day of November in Gaspe
We were fortunate here,
 Further East the Atlantic Provinces were harder hit. 
causing power failures and closures
Temperatures -1 C or 8 F

Through the Arbour
Hayraker in the distance

he Ditch.

No Ice Yet. 
The Ground Hasn't Frozen

No Cooking Today

Below, Rte 132
The main road around the Gaspé

The WishingWell

Below is a barberry bush.
Berries for the birds

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Thanks for your visit.