Thursday, December 18, 2008
Today I want to share some things I have inherited from my relatives:
These glass baubles belonged to my Gran. We helped pack up her house before she moved into a hostel, and I was given a few Christmas items that I loved. I'm pretty sure this lovely dish was hers too. On Christmas Day at dinnertime we would have little dishes like this dotted all over the table, filled with scorched almonds, turkish delight, cashews and other goodies. (This is a tradition which we still keep - yum!)
This crystal basket is something I never thought I would use again. It has been sitting at the back of my sideboard untouched for years. My great uncle gave it to me sometime after my great aunt died (now that I think about it maybe he bought it new? I'm not even sure!) Anyway ... the other day it struck me that it is the perfect container for candy canes, so out it came. I'm glad to use it. My great-aunt and -uncle always had ... ummm ... different tastes to mine, but I loved seeing them and going to their home each year a week or two before Christmas was another of our family traditions. We would play in the backyard (I remember the scratchy grass) and collect cicada shells, of which there always seemed to be a collection, then we would stand out the front of their house on the brick wall and yell "Merry Christmas!" to anyone unfortunate enough to drive or walk by.
Gran, and my great-aunt and uncle have all passed away now, but it's nice to have these little reminders of them around the house at Christmastime.
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