Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas Countdown.....




three "Silent Night" snowballs glowing
we are well into week three
how can that be ?
really ?
truly ?



so for week 3 lets celebrate with a charming little treat......

Silent Night Snowballs

My friend Carol shares this sweet Christmas Eve family tradition of hers
in my Ice Cream book that will be out on shelves this coming Spring
~this is just a wee little sneak peek of what's to come in my book~

Carol starts with vanilla ice cream that she shapes into balls
then rolls in coconut
adds some holly and a candle 
then refreezes until frozen solid
just before serving she
places each snowball on a little paper doily

why the candle you say?

well.......
 the candles are lit 
lights are dimmed
and the procession begins with 
the singing of
"Silent Night"

simply charming 
{thanks for sharing Carol}




{xox}

make it a good week dear friends

54 comments:

Terra said...

What a lovely tradition of candles and singing and then the delicious ice cream snowballs. I anticipate your book making its debut this spring.

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful tradition. This is just a beautiful post- xo Diana

by Teresa said...

What an easy and elegant idea! I love your positive thoughts. You are a favorite of mine!
❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
*M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
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((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Cherry Blossoms said...

what a beautiful dessert and idea. I love it!

Dagmar said...

Just darling Koralee, what a great idea to bring sweet ice cream into a Christmas treat! Looking forward to getting my little mitts on your book as soon as it comes out..there will be a lineup!.❤

Lynne said...

Looking Foward to your book . . . Tempting me with your photos.

Such a great quote by Melody Beattie, . . .
Gratitude turns what we have into enough . . .

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Hi Koralee,

That is such a nice tradition. Sounds yummy too. What good news that you have a book coming out... and about ice cream at that. Can't wait to see it.

Rebecca♥

Sam I Am...... said...

Oh! You have a book coming out? How wonderful!!!! I will buy it for sure!!! Love the recipe for the snowballs and the tradition to go with it....how lovely and tasty too! Merry everything!

vintage grey said...

A lovely and sweet tradition!! So pretty, too!! Sending Christmas joy sweet friend!! xo Heather

Paula said...

Hello sweet Koralee! I love these "Silent Night" snowballs! What a lovely tradition your sweet friend has shared with you! I love the candle and the singing of Silent Night. The holly and berries look so very festive too! I am so excited about your new book and I am very happy for you dearest! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos and the recipe! I love the quote you shared... so true my friend! I hope you have a good rest of the week! Lots of love and a hug! xo~Paula

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Koralee,
Looking forward to seeing your book. How very exciting!
Oh does this look good, and so festive.
fondly,
Penny

Sarah Jane said...

Beautiful pictures! The silent night snowballs are so cute, and what a lovely tradition that goes with them! Although I think these 'snowballs' would melt at an Australian Christmas :-D

xo

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Roll one my way please! We finally got started our decorating tonight!!!!! Now I just have to start baking, write the Christmas cards, help hubs with the exterior lights, do the wash, walk the dog, clean the house ..........

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

I LOVE ice cream and I LOVE how you serve it!!

ivana said...

so nice.

polkadotpeticoat said...

I love those snowball candles.....so cute!

Karen said...

What a lovely tradition! Can't wait to buy the book! Charming. xx

Magda said...

Great idea! Everything I love - vanilla ice cream and coconut:-)

Alessandra said...

what a sweet and heart warming idea!!!
xxx Ale

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I love all the little family traditions that have evolved over this festive time! They look very yummy! :)

leon10 said...

love the traditon but the snowballs look very pretty and sweet too very nice leon10

bec said...

what a beautiful sweet treat.. one which I must try, thank you for sharing!
Bec x

It's me said...

Love love love love ....and more love from me....19 days to go....xxx...

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hi Koralee...I'm doing some catchup after a little break and your new header is so pretty..I love the colours!
Thank you for sharing a little snippet from your soon to be published Ice Cream book...it's going to be wonderful!
Hope you're having a great week,
Susan x

Alessandra said...

So cute!! Oh I love Xmas!!! I am posting lots of ideas too :-)

Ciao
Alessandra

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HERE I AM, after having taught yesterday and coming home rather exhausted! Teaching math in French is quite fun but an exercise for the brain!

OK, first of all, I must tell you how I spent my evening after dinner:

CHOCOLATE MINT ROOIBOS TEA....I WAS IN TEA HEAVEN, KORALEE! I could not wait to tell you! I can drink a whole pot of that RIGHT NOW!

NOW for this inventive and unbelievably cute snowball.....I think I am making this for guests next week. My freezer freezes ice cream nicely so this will work. I love the candles, and the joy of warm and cold together is perfectly presented in these adorable bundles!

YOU BRING me so much joy my sweet bluebird!

Now to go get a cup of Santa's Surprise this morning! LOVE! Anita

delia hornbook said...

This is so very lovely. I adore coconut and icecream as well its just lovely, dee xx

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such a lovely tradition!! They are soo pretty too!! :) I can't wait to see & get your book when it comes out! Sending you warm wishes sweet friend! xox Holly

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

THe cutest inspiration is found here, on Bluebird notes!
Thank you sweet Koralee
Have a magical time leading up to Christmas! xxxx

à la parisienne said...

Oh my heavenly stars!
That is the sweetest Christmas tradition I've ever heard of...I'm using that one!

Love everything about it...especially starting out with the song "Silent Night." Sounds like it would bring chills.

Lovely.

Mandy

kt40s said...

koralee thank you for the xmas eye candy:)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh I love these SNOWBALLS KORALEE!

Oh my dearest, your weekend is going to be absolutely exciting with going to get your TREE AND THEN TO GET MOLLY!! Now that enough is a Christmas Day and gift! I am so excited for you! My writing class is winding down and so are my orders, except for one BIG ONE for a store window here. I am very happy because I got at least ONE room decorated !! I have two more to go and then I am done. But TEA will be a big part of my weekend for sure, since I do have some writing to finish. ALl of us students in this class I am taking are invited to read our essays in the great auditorium for a public reading at the end of the month. I AM EXCITED!

Now I wish you a fabulous Friday my dearest Koralee! Cheers to you with my mug of DAVID'S TEA!! Anita

Barbara said...

I loved this post, Koralee! Such super illustrations....just the trick to get us in the mood! The candle snowballs are adorable.

Erica said...

Three weeks??!! Epps! I still have so much to do.

Ice cream snow balls are such a cute idea. Such a sweet tradition to go with them too! :)

Duni said...

Sooo charming, Koralee!
Those snowballs are adorable ♥
Love all these images. You published a book? How exciting! I hope it's available through Amazon :)
have a lovely 2nd Advent and best wishes,
Duni xo

Marilyn said...

Magical!

Ingrid said...

a sweet post with beautiful colors from a sweet and colorful person.....x

Helen Philipps said...

I really love this idea, what a delightful tradition! And your pictures today made my heart skip a beat....they are truly gorgeous, Koralee!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Helen x

Shelley in SC said...

Goodness . . . those snowballs are just precious. What an easy and fun Christmas dessert!!

Maria said...

This is so easy, pretty and I'm sure so yummy! The candles really make this a Christmas Eve tradition. I can't wait to see your ice cream book on the shelves and in my home, Koralee! That will be an exciting day!
I hope your Christmas days are sweet and filled with family joys,
God bless you always,
~ Maria

Monica said...

I think I am in love with your Silent Night Snowballs ..... what a sweet tradition. And really, I am so looking forward to your book coming out. You are so creative and inspirational, I'm quite sure it will be a wonderful addition to my library :-) Have a wonderful weekend.

Jennifer Beaudet said...

I love that! It's so unique! Can't wait for your recipe book! I hope you have a great weekend Koralee:)

GardenofDaisies said...

An extra sweet way to serve icecream! :-)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

How utterly charming - almost too nice to eat!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Koralee, these silent night snowballs are so pretty and they looks yummie! Such a beautiful tradition! Have a lovely merry happy sunday and love to you!

jacqueline
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Madelief said...

Your snow balls look delicious Koralee! Is your daughter home already? It must be good to have her back. Unfortunately I don't know any suitable Dutch boys who are free :-)!

Wish you a lovely week!

Madelief x

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Love the sweet tradition and thanks for sharing. The snowballs are so delicious looking.
Hope that you are enjoying the special and magical time of the year.

hugs
Carolyn

Helena said...

Love the snowballs! Makes me think of my Mom. She loved anything with coconut on it. I am in awe how fast Christmas is coming this year! But we are busy decorating and eating the chocolate from our advent calendar…counting the days! Much love sweet Koralee. XO Helena

Helena said...

Love the snowballs! Makes me think of my Mom. She loved anything with coconut on it. I am in awe how fast Christmas is coming this year! But we are busy decorating and eating the chocolate from our advent calendar…counting the days! Much love sweet Koralee. XO Helena

The Pinkhouseladies said...

those snowballes looks so pretty :)! Love it!

Palomasea said...

How beautiful, dear friend!
Thank you for the inspiration always...
Love that quote so much.
Oooh, Koralee...I can't wait for your book!!
Have a blessed week!
Hugs,
- Irina

Martina said...

Such a pretty dessert for christmas this would be! Must remember and make it for us here. Have a fab start to your week dear! xox

malia said...

so lovely and the jadite made my heart skip a beat!

Juls said...

I cannot thank you enough for posting this! Back in the late 80's, my mother used to buy snow ball icecream treats at the store for Christmas eve, they even came packaged with the little candle and holly leaf topper. She would light them and carry them out to the dark living room with just the tree lights on. She passed away in 92, just before I turned 10. I never had another, or found another store that carried them. I have 3 children now, and have always wanted to share this with them. Thank you and your friend for posting this. I finally get to pass on one of my very favorite Christmas traditions to my children.