Amazing what one can find when they break away from their normal habit. My normal is eating supper, then laying down and reading one of my cozy mystery books. WELL last night, I had no book to read, so in desperation I went to the bookcase and found this lovely book.
I had purchased it quite a few Christmas times back, but never really did more than thumb through it. Now last night I started to read it, wow, it has lovely pictures, helpful receipes, facts about how and why we celebrate customs at Christmas and where the custom came from.
Here are three illustrations that really caught my eye. The first one because of the sweet little kitten in the picture.
The next one I thought was very cleaver, notice the use of tea cups and a fancy teaspoon.
I am very partial to Nut Crackers, if I had the room and lots of money I would have started collecting them years ago. I have made a paper doll of one and also made it into a bookmark, the bookmark in posted under the category Bookmarks.
The now Christmas Classic, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker premiered on December 18, 1892. My grandson, Korey, took me to see the ballet a few years back, he got the owners wife of the company I work for to help him get the tickets as he was just in high school, but it was a very, very nice surprise for me. I had not been to the ballet since I move to Florida back in 1983 and missed going.
The book was written by Emilie Barnes and the painting are by Sandy Lynam Clough. It was published by Harvest House Publishers and the ISBN # is 0-7369-0052-7
It tells one how to put on 12 different types of tea parties. What fun to have one with all your friends invited.