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.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Santa Lucia

At the darkest time of the year,
The Swedes celebrate St. Lucia
A festival of light

Traditionally, the oldest girl dons a crown of candles
and makes her way through the house with coffee and buns
for the family


And we have a Lucy!
Although she's not Swedish
But she is Lutheran
(does that count?)

And to celebrate, I baked some cookies for her

My angel cutter
made into
St. Lucias

A book
And two of the St. Lucia cookies
were boxed up and sent off to Minnesota
for Grandgirl Lucy!

And tomorrow we shall have

(St. Lucy’s Buns)

To be eaten for breakfast
with coffee
Alas, not brought by a young girl
in a white gown, with a red sash
And a candle crown
But by me!
Crownless, gownless, sashless!

But we shall enjoy these buns nonetheless

And they shall be a tradition every December 13 at Linderhof!

And Grand girl Lucy
who seems to favor the cookie over the book!


zooperson said...

What a cutie-pie Lucy is--being Lutheran, I think, counts. Merry Christmas!

Rosemary said...

Your St. Lucia cookies are fabulous - I can see why Lucy was enthralled in them! And what a sweetie she is!

Francie Newcomb said...

She is adorable in her Christmas outfit! And she loves her cookies and book! Good job, Nana.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh how cute,Lucy is adorable and your cookies are pretty and look delicious! Great tradition to start with Lucy.
Have a great week,

Michelle said...

She's a sweetie!