Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Yummy Food & Matchbox #1

The Countdown to Christmas Matchbox Swap Photos start today ~ see the end of this (cute kids) post.


Penelope is getting a little kitchen for Christmas this year.
(It's a surprise of course, but it's okay, she doesn't read Gramma's blog!) 
Mommy and Daddy are getting lots of neat accessories for the kitchen and I bought some dishes and "glasses" for her.  But the kitchen wouldn't be complete without some food.  We need to find some really great food.  That shouldn't be hard though because there are sources for play food everywhere!

Sushi

Cereal

Wooden Hamburger & Fries



Shopping for fun play food will be very convenient for Penelope. (once she has her kitchen)  All kinds of great food is going to be right there in her own home!  Her Mommy (Jacqi) has been busy teaching herself how to crochet food!  She is doing an amazing job of it!  Just look at the banana, eggplant and (my personal favorite) strawberries she made!  These are so cute ~ they look good enough to eat!



Elijah: "Do you think Penelope will let us play with her in her new kitchen?"
Charlotte: "She'll definitely let me, but you might need to be out here raking up all these leaves!"

 Credit for Penelope, banana, and strawberries/eggplant photographs goes to Jacqi ~ thanks Jacqi!

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Back in October I told you about the 25 matchboxes I made for a Countdown to Christmas Swap. Well, the countdown begins today! For the next 25 days I will be showing the matchboxes I received from 25 different women. One a day ~ Every day ~ For 25 days!

So be sure to stop by my blog to see all the cute little treasures I got. Stop by A Swap for all Seasons too. Linda will be showing all her matchboxes plus she has links to the 70 plus women who participated in this fun swap!

Now on with the show!

Matchbox #1

Matchbox #1 comes from Linda at The Scented Cottage. It has a precious little picture of baby Jesus on it and tucked inside is a little ornament that says "BELIEVE". I do.....
Thank you Linda ~ what a great way to start the Christmas season. "Believe" in the reason for the season.


22 comments:

Hopemore Studio said...

Marie, I LOVE all the food options out there, but mostly I loved the crocheted food...seriously...is there anything you can't crochet?? I have to say 'you' because 'I' can't do a stitch..lol.

Really looking forward to seeing the all the matchboxes!

Angie

Ann said...

Oh what fun she is going to have with her kitchen. Love that crocheted food, it looks terrific.
That matchbox is beautiful. can't wait to see the rest of them

Dorthe said...

Marie, wow, this little girl will get big eyes-so funny all, --and the matchbox, is beautifull,love the image.
XO, Dorthe

Linda said...

Hi Marie...I'd love to play with Penelope in her new kitchen! I love your first matchbox...it's lovely.

Angela Weimer said...

Wow Such lovely food items. Penelope is going to love them. I wish I could crochette. Beautiful matchbox you got for number 1. I am having alot of fun with this swap too. Can't wait till tomorrow. thanks for sharing and visiting my blog. Have a great day. Angela

Sweet Annabelle said...

I love these boxes, and the shots of your grandkids - great!

Sherry said...

All of those foods are so cute! I LOVE the name Penelope. I always said I was going to name one of my girls that, but daddy said NO.

Your first matchbox is BEAUTIFUL! What a way to start off the month!

Sherry

LDH said...

Play food fascinates me even now! We have a kitchen area in the grandkids room and they all putter in there making pretend.

I think the little matchbox ornament is so beautiful! How exciting to see all 25! Will you be putting them on your Christmas tree?

Shawnee H said...

LOVE your box! I'm so happy seeing what everyone has received!! Thanks for stopping by my blog already.

Erica said...

What a lovely matchbox!

Sophia said...

What a SUPER duper cute matchbox. Lovely. And SO loving your blog. :)

Jenny S said...

So pretty! You could use that "believe" as a necklace charm too! How fun!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

ohhh thanks for letting me know you posted ... I am going to do five at a time starting Friday !
What a beautiful GRANDbaby, I know she will have a great time with her kitchen.

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Francie

Mandie said...

Those food items are so sweet! She will have so much fun preparing yummy meals with them all, tehe. What a sweety!! Merry Christmas to you and yours

Pam said...

Love the crochet food. I'm sure she will love them too. The Matchbox is beautiful. Isn't it fun to open each one. Twenty-four more to go.

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

The food is so cute! Love your pretty matchbox.
Linda

woodandfabric said...

It is so much fun visiting all these blogs! To see all the different matchboxes!

Jacqi said...

I need the sushi! That is cute. That is probably cuter than anything I could crochet (with a free pattern - lol). Seriously, the peppers I've been working on - not cool.

Genie said...

Thanks for the visit. I love this little box...an appropriate #1. IT is such fun seeing what the different girls have made. This was a great swap.

Linda said...

Gorgeous first matchbox and gift! Your crochet food is really amazing too!

Christine Edwards said...

Beautiful box and gift. There is going to be one happy little girl come Christmas morning with their new kitchen. Have fun with the countdown.

Sherry Edwards said...

What a lovely matchbox to start the swap off with.