Sweet Tradition

Oh what fun I had making this year’s ornaments.  I’ll begin here with thanks to my sweet G.  Without your help this year on the cutting and sanding, I’d still be working in that shop!


Love it when the sanding is complete and I can really start having fun.


First of all… the cones.


Next… a scoop of vanilla with sprinkles.  Actually, I like to think of it as some of that delicious buttermilk ice cream I love so much!


Now… adding a touch to those waffle cones.


And finally… a cherry on top.

It’s sweet to have such a fun tradition.   Hmmmm… time to start whipping up a design for 2013.


14 Responses to “Sweet Tradition”

  1. Marcea Clive says:

    Love them……..

  2. Nicole S. says:

    Those are SO cute!

  3. Glenda Powell says:

    You two sweeties are perfect together…literally a match made in Heaven!

  4. Sandy says:

    Ahhh… thanks! (For the compliments on the ornaments AND for your sweet comment, Glenda!)

  5. Grace says:

    The cones are beautiful! Not only do you have talent on paper but it looks like you can add ornament making to the list! Looks like fun. Have a Happy New Year! My regards to your sweet G.

  6. Sandy says:

    Thanks, Grace. I have loved making these ornaments through the years. These seemed to be especially fun!

  7. Donna McBroom says:

    Awe they are precious!

  8. Kim Mann says:

    We love our beautiful collection!

  9. Sharon says:

    I love my cone! Thanks for always being so thoughtful.

  10. Lawanda Calton says:

    The little cones are so cute and pretty special! All those vats of ice cream you made this last summer!

  11. Robin Green says:

    This year my oldest grandboys (one just turned 3 and the other is almost 3) are interested in decorations and able to have conversations about them. So as I decorated the tree, I put my collection of your wooden ornaments on the tree skirt at the bottom. A couple of weeks before Christmas we were all together at my house and I told the boys the story of each ornament and why you had chosen that shape for each year. They were allowed to hold and play with those ornaments any time they wanted to so long as they kept them by the tree. What fun they had! Now they want to meet you and Gary and hear the stories from you! I figured the cones from this year were because you enjoyed the gelato so much on your trip. Right?

  12. Sandy says:

    I love it that the ornaments are happily kid-friendly! Thanks for sharing my happiness with your little grandchildren, Robin.

    The ice cream was just a fun little shape that started out as a cupcake idea, which seemed cuter as a cone, and perfect for a girl who loves homemade ice cream!

  13. Jackie (Rankin) Barnett says:

    Adorable! How many have there been? I looked up the ornaments from the past couple of years on your blog… so cute! Were there others? Sandy, you should do a blog showing the full collection with the story of each. I’d love to see them… and I’m sure I’m not alone!

  14. Sandy says:

    Thank you Jackie!
    Actually, when I took them all down from the tree this year, I took some photos of the collection. I thought it would be a fun way to start the Christmas posts this coming December.
    I’ve been making them every year since we got married… so there are now 30 of them. =)

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