Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Deck The Cracker Kitchen......

The kitchen of the cracker house is decorated for the holidays using fruits and berries and pine cones. Here we go a googleing Fa La La La, La, La, La, La!



Deck the Halls...with boughs of holly, fans of apple, ornaments of dried okra, pomegranate, oystershell, and all things natural

What is the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet? the Christmas alphabet has No L (noel)


the use of fruit and berries, vegetables started in the early 1920's. The custom of affixing fruits, vegetables, dried flowers, herbs, and other plant life to basic Christmas forms like wreaths, swags, and roping traces its roots to the early years of the twentieth century, a time when Christmas was growing in significance and the Colonial Revival was pulling decorative impulses back toward the eighteenth century. A 1926 issue of House Beautiful illustrates several fruit-laden wreaths a they used nuts, berries, hard cookies, pine cones


Americans would string long strands of cranberries or popcorn to encircle their trees. Early settlers would not have used fruit or other foods because they had to keep them for food. Only the rich would have used fruit to decorate. Apples and oranges were used as gifts.
Why does Santa have 3 gardens? so he can HOE HOE HOE


In 1912, the first community Christmas tree in the United States was erected in New York City.
what did the ghost say to Santa Claus? I'll have a booooooo Christmas without You

Christmas trees have been sold commercially in the United States since about 1850.
why was santas little helper depressed? he had low ELF esteeem
 
Between 1887-1933 a fishing schooner called the Christmas Ship would tie up at the Clark Street bridge and sell spruce trees from Michigan to Chicagoans
what do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus? Claustiphopic

YOU KNOW I HAD TO BREAK UP THE HISTORY LESSON WITH A LITTLE LEVITY!  Sorry, I know they are TACKY

7 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

And a HOE HOE HOE to you too!!!!! CUTE!!!!

Thanks for "Decking the Halls" for us today!!!! Great pictures...

Hugs,
Betsy

Madeline said...

Learned new things from your blog again today. We use to get a lot of fruit and nuts in our stockings for Christmas. Maybe a candy cane or some hard Christmas candy. Not all of the chocolate the kids get today. All of the decorations are beautiful. Who can make more beautiful decorations than God?

SquirrelQueen said...

Hope no one out there is Claustiphopic! The table and decorations in your photos are beautiful. Years ago when I lived in Anchorage a group of us (when I was single) got together and did an old fashioned tree at my place. Strands of popcorn, cranberries and handmade ornaments. It was gorgeous and fun to make.

MedaM said...

What a lovely table arrangement and other decorations. The simpler, the better. Beautiful photos!

Ginny said...

Boo hoo!! I was sorry for this post to end! I am thourughly enjoying the Christmas Cracker House theme! Love the cute jokes; I copied them down to put on the church's prayer line! Also, last night, friends gave us a bunch of navel oranges. Neither my husband or I eat them, but we accepted them to be polite. So after seeing this post, can you guess what I'm doing with them tonight? You are turning into my very own personal Heloise!!

Sunny said...

I love the little tree in the last picture, it's adorable.
We used to string popcorn and cranberries years ago. Now I'm high tech with wooden cranberries! LOL
Sunny :)

CambridgeLady said...

Beautiful natural decorations :o)