Thursday, December 24, 2015

Twas the Night Before Christmas!

This vintage book The Night Before Christmas and other Christmas Poems was from our mother's collection of holiday decor. Published in New York by Barse & Hopkins Publishers, there is no date noted within the book. Although at one point it must have gotten wet as it shows water damage, it is still a little cutie and a treasured keepsake.

 As the poem goes, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. We featured these adorable candy mice at a holiday tea earlier this month. Easy to make, simply dip a stemmed maraschino cherry in melted semi-sweet chocolate and place on a tray with the stem (tail) pointing upward. Add a Hershey's chocolate kiss for the face, and tuck two sliced almonds between the kiss and the cherry for ears. A little melted white chocolate is added for the eyes. Perfect for a Night Before Christmas tea party!

The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads. (One of the several illustrations by Hugo Von Hofsten found in the book.)

Off to bed! It's a big day in the morrow.


Marilyn Miller said...

Love the chocolate mice! What a treasure that little book is too!

Angela McRae said...

Okay, those adorable mice make me want to host a "Night Before Christmas" tea party for some of the little girls in my life!

Bernideen said...

How darling! So cute with the Mice!