Archive for December 2015

Bayberry Candles for the Holidays

Every Christmas when I was growing up my one of the grandparent presents was a package of gifts from the Vermont Country Store.  These were mostly things that reminded them of their younger Christmases that they wanted to share with us.*  Among these were bayberry candles.   Bayberry candles are made from the wax covering the […]

Christmas Memories

While preparing our house for the holidays I’ve been having Christmas memories about gifts my mother made for her friends when we were kids. My mother was an artist and majored in art history. After college she worked for Shell Oil as a graphic artist until she had all these kids that needed her at […]