Sunday, December 5, 2010

All Dressed up For Day #5 and Another Favorite Recipe

Shawnee from Shawnee's Tangled Tales made these
very clever, unique and elegant tuxedo matchbox ornaments.
There is a pretty little ornament on the inside.
I love this idea!
Thanks Shawnee!



Here is my day 5 matchbox.

I made a stocking box and then made a little felt stocking for the inside.

As a little girl my mom would make spice tea at Christmas time and I always loved it. The orange, lemon and spice flavor. MMMMmmmm! So as part of Cathy's Countdown to Christmas Sharing I thought I would share this recipe with all of you. It is a pretty popular recipe so many of you might already have it, but I'll share it anyway.

1 Pkg of Lemonaide mix (or I usually just buy a container and put whatever is equal to a
package)
1 Cup of Tang
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 cup Instant Ice Tea
1/4 teaspoon Cloves

Mix together. Store in jar. Stir 1 Tablespon into a cup of hot water or to your liking.

I also started adding some Red Hot Cinnamon Candies and Lemon Drops to mine for some added color and texture. They will melt in the hot water and make the mix look really pretty in a jar.

Enjoy!

10 comments:

Linda said...

How pretty these are...you're right that tuxedo matchbox is very elegant!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Hey Sherry! I got your number 5 matchbox and I love it! It's just too cute! Thank you!

Val said...

Oh I love these matchbox goodies. Yours is darling and I love that recipe. Thanks for sharing it.

Mrs A. said...

Love the tuxedo box so cute and as for your little stocking I'm speachless!
Many thanks for your recipe it sounds fab but a I live in England could you explain what 'Tang' is please?

Linda said...

I love Shawnee's tuxedos too! Your little felt stocking is adorable too! Thanks for sharing that recipe- sounds yummy and festive too!

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

OOOhhh! love both of these matchboxes. I got one of yours and I love it, But i'm not telling which one....
Linda

MARY PERNULA said...

The black and white tuxe matchbox is so darn cute, these would make great bride and groom favors, this is very creative. Hugs Mary

Shawnee H said...

I'm so glad you got one of my boxes!! My hubby is the brains behind the boxes and I DO like how they turned out - not very vintage, but fun just the same.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

love the boxes too... my Auntie used to make spiced tea but that was before instant and she would boil the spices and the house smelled soooo good !

Sherry Edwards said...

Hi Sherry, I received your matchbox number 6 'snowball fight' - I love it, it's so funny! Thank you xx

Your spice tea sounds lovely!

Great matchboxes too - sent and received!

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