Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Holiday Season...

The sights, the sounds , the scents....all bring back many memories. My Auntie used to make spiced tea , it was delicious but the scent was heavenly too. What are your favorite memories
of this time of year?


If you will share at least one memory then we will have a give away...the last day for entries is Monday next. Since it is the holiday season how about a credit at The Scented Cottage for $25.00. That way you can pick out your own gift!
My wish for you: May you get what you want and want what you get.

14 comments:

Rosie's Whimsy said...

My favorite Christmas memory might be a little different than most. We always went to Florida over Christmas vacation to visit my grandparents. The day after school left out, we left early in the morning....very early....and the most special memory is how as we traveled south from Pa the landscape would change.....the smells would change...and the temperatures would definitely change. Actually from a little girl of 3 to a young woman of 16, it was a magical experience for me.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oooooooooo..... I love a giveaway!
One of my favorite Christmas memories is when Santa REALLY came to visit us at our house when I was a young girl. We heard jingle bells, and then there he was, right in our own living room!! Never saw or heard a car, not sure how he pulled that one off!
:)

OldBagNewTricks said...

Francie, your angel and feather tree are breathtaking.

My very favorite Christmas memories are of those earliest morning moments after Santa had brought our presents. Our parents couldn't get up and we couldn't go back to sleep... my sister and I would tip-toe down the hall, peek at the pile of presents, nose into our stockings, go back to bed, get up and peek again.... The anticipation was the best.

Such fun... and now I am going to look up a recipe for wassail, which I tink is what you described -- spiced mulled tea...

Jenny

BittersweetPunkin said...

One of my favorite Christmas memories is traveling to visit my Great Grandmother...she lived in a huge 3 story house about an hour from where we lived and her house was just chock full of old things and it even smelled old...but in a good way. She had the neatest vintage ornaments on her tree and each of us would have one gift under the tree...and there were a lot of us...cousins included. When we were there we would slip into the back staircase that the "servants" used to use way back when they HAD them and we would pretend we were in a secret world. Today I have a few ornaments from her tree as my Great Grandma has passed on and every time I unwrap them to put them on my tree I remember all those Christmases we visited her at her house.
Blessings,
Robin

Lynette said...

My favourite memory is taking my children to visit an aunt and uncle of mine the week before Christmas and Santa always called on the telephone just before dinner, my uncle always seemed to miss this somehow, I wonder why??????

Wild Rose said...

Hi Francie

I love the aroma of Christmas cake baking in the oven ~ a little early for Christmas as I made mine in September, but it is a lovely prelude for the festivities to come.

Marie x

Cyndy said...

So glad to see you're back to posting. Hope that means Wynona and your husband are better. The giveaway looks great, but since I won the last one, please don't include me, give someone else a chance. Just wanted to say hello and thanks again for the beautiful fall candle and potpourrie.
Blessings,
Cyndy

Vallen said...

I'm dreaming of a pink Christmas - your decorations are scrumptious.
My favorite Christmas memory is of the Christmases when my nieces and grandson were little. They would barely make it through Christmas Eve dinner and be higher than kites waiting to open presents. A former boyfriend said it reminded him of an Ingmar Bergman movie where all sorts of little blonde people were running though the scenes. Little kids and Christmas - a winning combination.

Christine said...

Hi Francie!
I'm so happy Wynona and your hubby are better.

One of my fondest Christmas memories is going to my Gram's. She would have the new Sears catalog with all the Christmas toys in it waiting for me on the kitchen table. We would go through it together while we waited for the cookies to finish baking. We would sit at her kitchen table, drinking little bottles of Coca cola and nibbling cookie batter.

My other favorite memory is sitting in front of Gram's old aluminum pom Christmas tree. We would all sit in a semi circle around it and watch the colors change as the color wheel went round and round. I guess we were easily amused at that age. :)

Merry Christmas!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Francie, Seems so long since I have "seen" you. That is a wonderful give-away you are having. I would like to win it please. :))) I know a lot of people don't like fruitcake but one of my best memories is Mama's fruitcake. They were also so moist. She would make them at Thanksgiving, soak them in brandy and put in the attic until Christmas. Always chocked full of nuts and fruits. And also making the sugar icing Christmas cookies with my sisters and brothers. What a mess we made but it was so much fun. xoxo Lynn

Debbie said...

One of my favorite Christmas memories is of a Christmas when my 3 children were all still at home and pretty young and all still believed in Santa Claus. We lived in an old 2-story house and had had a nice snow and there were long icicles hanging from the eaves. It warmed up during the night on Christmas Eve and caused the icicles to start dripping. When the kids looked out their upstairs bedroom window on Christmas morning the icicles drips had formed what looked like reindeer hoofprints in the snow on the porch roof below the windows!

GardenGoose said...

my favorite memories included my grandmothers loaves of cinnamon bread sitting covered by towels on te kitchen table at Holiday time. She was the best bread baker and would make these lovely breads at Holiday time.She also almost always gave me a fine crocheted doily every holiday. She used to make the most lovely filet crochet doilies.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I missed the give away =(
but I do have a happy memory...
It would be dressing up as Mrs Santa. My niece still calls me SandiHoHo.

Kari & Kijsa said...

We missed the giveaway...but your angel is absolutely wonderful!

Merry Christmas blessings,

kari and kijsa