Thursday, November 21, 2013

Spindle Santas and Christmas Cookies

One of our favourite Christmas decorations is our collection of spindle Santas. Each one was personally made for us by a talented local artist and we put them out in a place of honour every Christmas (you can see them on our mantel here).  I sometimes receive emails from people asking me where to buy them, so I was pleased to get an email from Barbara letting me know that they will be sold at two craft sales in the Toronto area over the next week.  Here are the details:

Monday, November 25, 2013
Mistletoe Annual Market Sale
Royal St. Georges College
120 Howland Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5R 3B5
Telephone:  416-533-9481

and on Tuesday, November 26th and Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Cocktail Kick-off on Tuesday from 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday show hours from 8:30am - 4:30pm
Crescent School Sale 2013
2365 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M2L 1A2

Telephone:  416-449-2556


I was contacted by Style at Home magazine to let me know that their annual Cookie Recipe swap is happening again this year.  I added several of my recipes last year and will definitely be doing so this year too.  What a great way to find new cookie recipes ... and have a chance to win a KitchenAid mixer.  

Does your family have favourite Christmas cookies?  We are pretty traditional in our tastes and like our shortbread, but I do put a different twist on at least one batch of them every year.  I'll be posting more about the cookies we bake over the next few weeks.


  1. I LOVE the spindle santas. My dad has these handmade wooden men (not santas haha) and I simply love them and need to make him assign them to me in his will ;)

    (im sorry if this goes through twice, my router reset!)

  2. What a fantastic idea to use spindles to make your own Santa. Get painting Grace.

  3. My grandmother always made these date rolls around Christmas. I need to find her recipe!
    I love the cute Santa different! That's what I love about you and your're unique!!!