Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Christmas Sweet

Not to eat but a true treasure of Christmas fantasy. A sugar bell filled inside with a nativity scene as well as, on the other side a Santa Clause theme. Not a creation from the kitchen of Linderhof, but rather a birthday gift from a dear friend.
Except for the figures inside it would be entirely edible but, of course, it's not to be eaten, but rather displayed and if you store it correctly, it should last 30 years or more.
It's cousin is the sugar Easter eggs with the bunnies and chicks inside and I had one of those as a child. It was fascinating to me, the little figures inside that sugar egg.

This whimsical Christmas bell will be part of Linderhof's decorations for many years to come.


Mary Bergfeld said...

What a treasure, Martha. It is really beautiful.

Southerncook said...

Martha, What a lovely gift. I have never seen one like this but did get the Easter ones as a child. This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


Alice said...

Wow! What an awesome nativity! I've never seen anything like it. I imagine it is a dear keepsake. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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