Dec 27, 2009

One More Christmas Project.....

As I look back at 2009, I think of how incredibly blessed our family was. With those blessings, however, come sadness with losing both of my Grandmothers within a few months of each other. I was very close with both of them, and feel so lucky to have so many wonderful memories of them both. This Christmas Mom was able to convince Grandpa to come up and spend it with all of us. We had them over Christmas Eve for dinner. I made our traditional chili, and also made two of Grandma's cookie recipes, Molasses Crinkles and Date Filled Cookies. When my Grandmother's passed, I requested that anything the siblings didn't want, to be given to me. And in honor of having Grandpa at our home for Christmas, decided to see what I could make for the table. This is what I came up with:)

I used two of her old pie plates, and glued them onto a wooden candle stick I had spray painted black. The ribbon was actually part of a box of chocolates I was given, so I hot glued it around the rims.
While going through my recipes, I found one recipe card that was a "recipe for life" card, so I attached it to some scrapbook paper I had, and added some red balls and some glittery sprigs I had on hand

I'm still not sold on this Gorilla Glue stuff, I used the regular glue, and didn't realize it expands, oops!


Here is a closeup of what the pie plates look like, aren't they amazing??!! I set on the table as part of my tablescape, and added the cookies to the top plate. When Grandpa saw it and read the card, he cried:) Very special moment for all of us.
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8 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Cara what a special and touching Christmas Eve you had. I'm so glad he was with you all.

Happy New Year! ~Melissa :)

Jane said...

Very sweet. Grandparents and there stuff surely are treasures. I am with you on Gorilla glue. I have had hit or miss success with it. I have found that if you wet the parts it works better. There is also a window after it expands, but before it dries where I can scrape the ooze off.

Shirley said...

That's a great idea with the pie plates. And being black and white, you can make it fit any occasion.

Its So Very Cheri said...

I love the pie plates. I lost my last grandparent and now neither of us have any of our grandparents left. I'm so glad you had him with you.
Cheri

Me and My Pink Mixer said...

What a great idea! How special that the pie plates belonged to your grandparents too. Happy New Year

Hattie said...

What a sweet thing to do! I lost my Grandad just before Christmas, and his wash stand and some of his art are going to come and live at my house. It's so nice to have family pieces to remember someone by!

Yolanda said...

I hope you have a wonderful 2010

cmluvs2stamp said...

hello Cara. I'm new to your blog. I just wanted to say God bless you and what a nice way to preserve a piece of your grandmother and have her at your Christmas table. Happy new year.