christmas baking.

I’ve never been a Christmas baker, how about you?  My sister has always done tons of baking at Christmas, although she has started to cut back a little in recent years.

Certainly baking for the holiday season is a tradition that goes way back.  So I’ve managed to accumulate quite a bunch of vintage baking items that I’ll take into the shop this week.  As I was sorting through them and adding price tags, I thought I would take photos and share them with you guys.

I’ve got a couple of rolling pins and two glass jars full of vintage cookie cutters.  I’ll sell each jar with its contents.

My favorite cookie cutters are the ones with painted wooden handles.

So sweet!

I also have a few flour sifters.

I don’t know that anyone actually uses these to sift flour these days, but I thought they’d be fun with little Christmas trees in them.

The vintage Betty Crocker cookie (or should I say ‘cooky’) cookbook is perfect for adding a little Christmas décor to the kitchen too.

I love that it still has its original $1.95 price tag on the front.

I even have some toy sized vintage kitchen gear.

This set came with a little note that said “Lorraine’s toys 1925”.  How adorable is that?

Also in the ‘Christmas baking’ category, I’ve painted up this little stool and added the Milk & Cookies stencil from wallcutz.

Here’s how the stool started out …

It was so filthy dirty!  And it had paint splatters all over it, and one wonky leg.  I cleaned it up, then gave it a fresh coat of Dixie Belle’s Drop Cloth.  Then I taped off some sections of the Milk & Cookies stencil and added it to the top using Dixie Belle’s Caviar.

It’s a petite little thing, only 1′ tall.  It would be perfect for placing under the tree with a plate of cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve.

I’ll be taking all of these goodies and more into the shop this week.  The stool is priced at $30, so if any of you locals want to snatch it up before Wednesday be sure to let me know.

Now, how about you?  Do you bake a lot for the holiday season, or are you more of a non-baker like me?  Leave a comment and let me know!

26 thoughts on “christmas baking.

  1. Love all of these items! Christmas baking with my grandmother has always been and always will be my most cherished childhood memory. I tried to recreate that special time with my sons when they were little but the attention span was way too short. I still bake at Christmas but it’s limited. Thanks for the idea to display the vintage cookie cutters in the glass jar!! You always have the best ideas and designs. The little stool is precious.


  2. Adorable decorations. Of course I’m partial because they all look like things I have in my house. The stool is darling. Now I want a sugar cookie.


    1. Love the vignettes in your article! Your photography is definitely a notch above the norm. The cookie cutters look great displayed in those jars…perfect. I have a rolling pin non-collection mounted on my wall that features rolling pins from my family, including my daughters toy one and going down to my Grandma’s heavyweight pin – all accessible to use. Especially loved this post…


  3. Yes I am a baker and my late mother in Canada and my great grandfather in Scotland both had their own bake shops. Sadly I have no family left to bake for and my body would suffer from the extra calories if I bake these days. I love vintage baking utensils and traditional English Chester crockery, they just cannot be beat even by Crueset. When moving to Scotland the one box that disappeared from my shipment was family cookbooks dating to the 1800s. Some recipes I still remember but some now are gine forever.


  4. I seldom bake any more. In past years, I often baked a bunch of different kinds of cookies, packaged them 8-10 in freezer bags, then filled large gift bags with these. Gifts for family that they could put in their freezers and enjoy for weeks. It was always a big hit. Love the little stool make over. The vintage toy utensils are so sweet!


    1. It does seem like the tradition of lots of Christmas baking is slowly disappearing, along with the sending of Christmas cards. Traditions change and people are creating new ones to take their place. This year I’m hoping to visit the Gingerbread Wonderland at the Norway House in Minneapolis again. Rather than eating baked goods, we’ll just enjoy looking at them 😉


  5. Nonbaker here! When the kids were young we did some at christmas time. There is no one to eat all that stuff now!! I love all your vintage baking items! 🙂


  6. I love the cookie cutters with the handles too. I also have a couple of those flour sifters that I decorate with greenery for Christmas. Something about the vintage baking items that gives a homey feel to Christmas.


  7. I still use my painted handle cookie cutters. ☺️. I used to bake more than now . I have quite a sweet tooth 😕. Vintage items are so special. You found some goodies!
    Smiles, alice


  8. Love this collection! You have captured the look so well. I pick up vintage Christmas cookie cutters all year to sell in my booth at Christmas. Your blog always gives me great inspiration – sometimes for displaying things I already own!! Also I have painted an old plywood stool off-white with a black Swiss cross in the middle of the seat and it turned out cute. It is ready to sell – thanks for the idea! Your little stool is super cute – I might have to invest in some stencils soon, It is hard to choose one or two when there are so many choices!


    1. I know, there are tons of choices out there, and it can be hard to judge in advance which ones will be the most versatile. Maybe I need to do a blog post on my most well used stencils!


    1. Well, my usual answer, at a garage sale. There was a gal selling bins and bins of craft supplies, including those little trees. And as per usual, I only purchased three of them and should have grabbed more!


  9. I smiled looking at all your vintage bakeware—honestly…I love that stuff, and collect and display it every year in my kitchen. It threaten to spill out elsewhere…love that cookbook, too! Sandi


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