New Christmas Ornaments and an Old Stocking

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Probably half of my Christmas ornaments have a culinary theme, many bought decades ago and more are found each year.  My girls keep their eyes open for new ones and never let me down.  Sadly, I lost close to half of my Christmas decorations in the flood.  But like my lost cookbooks, the decorations and ornaments are making a comeback too.

These are from daughter Kristina.  Aren’t they adorable? I am not sure what that slice of pie is supposed to be, but it’s cute!  Any ideas what it might be?

Kristina found these in Finland, with the children in traditional Finnish costume, and the hand-woven stocking of birch tree.

When I was in London in 2005, I found the most adorable ornaments of Henry VIII and his wives, a beefeater, and more.  I loved them, but they lost out to the flood.  My daughter Kara searched online to find replacements and found these gorgeous vintage ones.  They are so intricate and in perfect condition.

I am guessing the white-dressed queen is Elizabeth, but who would you guess is the gold queen?

The London crown below is velvet and stunning, surrounded by Big Ben and a telephone booth!

 

This blue stocking was made by my mom before I was even five years old.  She made it blue to differentiate from the red stockings of my three brothers.  It is so precious to me as it reminds me of how much my mom did for all of us, in so many ways.  She put love into everything she made.  I miss her more than I can say.

My mom always put one of those big thick candy canes in our stockings, along with maple sugar candy.  It would take me months to finish that candy cane!

I hope you all had a holiday season filled with love.

 

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7 Responses to New Christmas Ornaments and an Old Stocking

  1. Barb Spigner December 30, 2018 at 2:24 am #

    I’m thinking that slice of pie might be a slice of quiche.

    • Kristina Vanni December 30, 2018 at 8:39 am #

      Oui! It’s a quiche!

      • Debbie December 30, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

        Lisa says it is a broccoli-cheddar quiche!

        • Lisa Keys December 31, 2018 at 4:36 am #

          but it appears to be a double crusted pie so maybe a savory Italian torta with spinach and cheese

          • Debbie December 31, 2018 at 12:28 pm #

            Another good guess!

    • Debbie December 30, 2018 at 12:41 pm #

      Barb, I believe you are correct!

  2. Kim Marsden December 30, 2018 at 7:03 pm #

    All your ornaments are so special, especially your handmade Christmas stocking from your mom. Probably because each one is from someone you love and who loves you. Hope you got your big thick candy cane this Christmas.

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