Thursday, November 19, 2015


This year is the first year in a long time that we may be having more than just our immediate family here for Christmas Day.  My son really wants "an old fashioned Christmas" like when he was young.  Unfortunately, I have downsized almost all of my Christmas decorations!  My ultimate goal was to replace bulky holiday decorations with hand made, "easier to store", decor.

Although we will be having a buffet dinner, it would be nice if each visitor had a "little something"  special at the table.  I began to think about what I could put at each place setting that would give our guests a little something sweet to take home with them.

As is my habit, I started walking through my sewing rooms, opening doors and drawers, hoping something would jump up and bite me, declaring itself as the perfect solution!  When I got to my button storage cubbies I stopped dead in my tracks.

I had forgotten my suggestion, "way back when", that these cute little containers would be perfect to hold after dinner mints, nuts, etc. at parties and weddings! 


Grabbing a handful of free mints from local restaurants, I dumped out the green buttons and filled the container to the brim with peppermint sweetness.  By Jove I think I've got it!

Although my green, red and white holiday theme will be perfect for Christmas...this idea would work equally well in fall colors for Thanksgiving or blue for Hanukkah!  I may even wrap each favor up in a bit of cellophane and tie on a bright Christmas ribbon!

Now if I can just find some green "Christmas" fabric in my stash and the time to complete construction before December 25th!


  1. Great idea. Those would look so cute sitting on the table.

    God bless.

  2. What a lovely idea ! I still have the one you sent me, its so cute.

    Also those little tea wallet thingies you make , that would make a charming Christmas gift with a Christmas tea blend or a sachet of flavoured coffee. I'm not a sewer so I have no idea how much work they would be to make !

    All the best to you and yours,

    Rinty x

    1. Thank you so much! I have thought about you a lot over the past year, and have intended to email, but life just gets away from me. It is wonderful to hear from you! I hope you and your family are well!

  3. Do you have a pattern reference for these? They are so cute!

    1. There are links to my shops, one for the US and one for outside of the US, on my side bar. The pattern is listed there. Thank you for your wonderful comment!