My favorite vintage ornaments: it’s the Pillsbury Snowboy!


Awww. Isn’t he a cutie?

BluesRay’s Nana stitched him up from wool felt and rickrack in the ’60s, when BluesRay was just a little kid. Nana was a commercial artist, and everything she made for her own home was her own design. No kits!

Unlike the Pillsbury Snowboy, however, Nana’s handpainted Swedish sugar cookies didn’t survive. Not even a single one. In fact, I doubt they lasted a single day if they were in the same room as BluesRay. Sorry, I don’t have a recipe, because BluesRay was too young, and too busy eating, to pay any attention. You can bet he wishes he had that recipe now!