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Friday, December 4, 2009

My gum drop tree....


I have so many fond memories of my childhood and they seem to come out of nowhere! Last year I was thinking of all the ways my mom would decorate our house for Christmas and I remembered we always had a gum drop tree. So I sent out to buy one for myself. I think my moms was pewter? (probably from the 'Blue Chip Stamp' Store) So last year I found a plastic one and just had to have it. Of course it arrived on the 27th. So this was the first year I was able to put it up and I LOVE it! Little memories of things that made our childhood home cozy. Who knows what I'll want to buy next? An Andy Williams album....a carousel that spins from the heat of a candle underneath...a box of tinsel for the tree from Thrifty's...or a train around the tree?
I certainly share my moms love for the "Little Drummer Boy' She would sing us the "pa rum pa pum song" every single night at Christmas time! So no coincidence that I have lots of "drummer boy" ornaments. I hope my kids will always think back on their holidays at home and smile the way I do !

7 comments:

Casey said...

Ah... the "Little Drummer Boy" is one of my very favorite Xmas songs! My sister has all my moms Xmas albums and I'm sure there is an Andy Williams one in them! You should ask her. I've pulled out my Christmas crap and am starting to decorate! Bah Humbug! Miss you and hope your knee is getting better XOXO Casey

Casey said...

P.S. Love the music!!! Dino ROCKS! Ask anyone in my family!

Heather and Matthew said...

Love it! I want one!!!! :)

The Lunds (and a few Koenigs) said...

My mom had a big glass Santa that she toll painted and Christmas wasn't Christmas until she put it out. And when I was 30, she gave it to me because it no longer fit in with her decor. I was sooooo happy. And it took 7.9 seconds for my kids to break it. And it's just a memory now. A sad non replaceable memory. I love the gum drop tree. I would get one, but my little darlings would eat all the gumdrops. As soon as they are grown and gone, I guess

Melissa Lee said...

Hey sweet Karen,

I left a blog post for tomorrow morning that I think you might want to check out. But be forewarned: I am a smartaleck. Always have been. So if you happen to see anything about you that might sound a bit, well, terrible, just know its all in good fun. And after reading your profile and some of your posts I got the feeling you could take it!
Hope it makes you laugh and makes your day.

Bye!
Melissa at Stretch Marks

Ellsworth Party of Four said...

I love the tree...save the black ones for me!! YUMMMMMY!
Happy Holidays

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

All I can think of one when I see gumdrops now is the Gingerbread Man in Shrek..."Not my gumdrop button!" and then, of course, him pooping out a gumdrop when he gets scared. But I do love the tree...maybe I will make a Sour Gummi Bear tree.