Wednesday, October 23, 2013

All the Creatures Were Stirring

All the creatures were stirring as dreams of Christmas started returning!  See all of the new and classic Christmas designs from GreatStitch here.

This vintage Santa book caught our attention on one of our recent antique expeditions. It was the inspiration for this party! It reminded us of a time when Christmas was all about family being together!

Of course with any party you need food and our friend Shelly at KC Cakes & Bakes found a very creative way to put our strawberries to use! 

Shelly helps us out at the shop and is a multi-talented person...she made this beautiful cake also!!! 

We had yummy hot chocolate made with real cream and delicious chocolate. 

Last year this recipe came up when we searched for peppermint marshmallows and we think it may become a tradition from Little Birdie Secrets. We have not found a better tasting or easier recipe...who knew marshmallows could taste so good or be so easy!

These Birch Bark Candle Holders were really fun to put in our shoot. I am a big birch bark fan! It's the northern girl in me I guess. 

The stockings were hung beside the red buffet that the wonderfully talented Hide Your Crazy shop made for us. She is here in Broken Arrow, OK.  It was the perfect color and back drop to our photo shoot! These pictures were taken by Mallory at Mallory Hall Photography. She is amazing! I so enjoy good pictures! She drives all over OK and is worth finding! 

Santa hats and stockings can always be made custom for you by GreatStitch and shipped out to your home in time for Christmas! 

These Reindeer cookies were made by a new friend at Heidi's Sweet Shop.   She was talented, reasonable and very fast! 

At GreatStitch, our family has a Christmas tradition. New PJs! We open our PJs and stocking on Christmas Eve to keep us from opening all the fun ones the next day. Then we curl up around the fireplace and watch old Christmas movies. It is such great tradition and tradition is such a wonderful part of memories. We can help you make the memories you want to make. Don't forget the dolls or dog friends in your life!

We love Christmas! Hopefully you and yours celebrate with all the love and tradition the day deserves! 

Here is our take on the old classic....

'twas the night before Christmas
And all through the house
All the creatures were stirring
Great hot cocoa with real whipped cream won't mix itself!

The strawberry snowmen kept watch on the plate
While the reindeer sugar cookies looked too good to eat
The Yule log cake had sugar berries in place
And peppermint (homemade) marshmallows were cream of the crop

A vintage book told the story A Visit from St. Nick
While a ladder climbed up where he checked on his list
Curled up in her jammies Kaylee couldn't wait for the morning
While her doll in her matching outfit rested beside

There were stockings in burlap and Santa's big sack
And some presents with name tags had already been wrapped
Flocked Christmas trees took their place on each side
Of a repurposed hutch chalk painted just for the night

There were reindeer of birchbark and paper mâché
And ribbons with snowflakes for this special day
With a scarf in a basket and even a bow
The only thing missing was Christmas Eve snow

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