Wednesday, November 18, 2009
What's that up there? Way up here above my refrigerator? ...... Oh! It's my pretty yellow picnic hamper.
I saw one of these at an antique/junk shop somewhere many years ago & fell in love with it. Then I saw that it had a $35 price tag on it; so I put it back on the shelf. But I firmly believe what the bible says when it states that God is concerned about every single thing in your life and that He will give you the desires of your heart. (And I realize that He's talking about soooo much more than tin picnic hampers here! But I think He does also mean "every single thing"!) So, when I came across this treasure a few months later at a yard sale and it had a $5 price tag, I scooped it up and said a prayer of thanks to My Heavenly Papa!
Let's take the lid off and see what's inside ...*
These are my latest acquisitions -- the snowflake cookie cutters. I purchased these online because I'd looked for them for a couple of years & couldn't find them. Then, of course, a couple of weeks after I'd received them, I found them at a local store! Oh well! I'm just happy that I have them to use this Xmas.
These mini cutters that I bought at Value Village are perfect for canapes etc. But my girls still like to use them for all the leftover bits of cookie dough.
Here are some more Xmas cutters that get used for our sugar cookies.
And these get used for our gingerbread cutouts. We don't have a girl cutout per se (on my list, Santa!); so we use the green cutout and improvise a skirt. As well, everyone needs a gingerbread bear, right?
Let's take the rest out and have a look .....
I just found these Thanksgiving cookie cutters at Value Village for $4. Too bad I didn't have these in early October. They have to wait for next year now.
The hearts were given to me by an old friend when my children were very young. And, as you can see, they've been used a lot.
This was a gift from my German student when she arrived. It's the Brandenburger Tor in the city of Berlin. We'll use this one at Christmas as well.
I love my cookie cutters! They don't get used as much as they used to, but they still get used.
Tell me about your collections. Who else out there collects cookie cutters and take enormous delight in having just the right cookie cutter for the appropriate season?