Old-Fashioned Ribbon Candy

December 23, 2011

Old-fashioned ribbon candy

Stack of ribbon candy

I have a memory of ribbon candy tied like dangling ornaments from my grandparents’ Christmas tree.  We lived with my grandparents in our old farm house until I was five years old, and then they moved to a smaller, new house on a corner of the farm property.  So this is an old memory.  I have no other associations with ribbon candy — I don’t remember eating it or my mother decorating with it.  So ribbon candy feels old-fashioned to me — I call it “Grandma candy,” like those soft pastel peanut candies or gumdrops.

Ink sketch of ribbon candy

Watercolor sketches of ribbon candy


13 Responses to “Old-Fashioned Ribbon Candy”

  1. Dear Rosemary,
    Wonderful photos and sketches of ribbon candy! What fun!
    Your post is stirring up memories but I cannot make them surface yet. Sweet memories of your grandmother.
    Wishing you the happiest of holidays.
    Merry Christmas.

  2. soft peanut candies – I can remember something like that.
    Happy Christmas, Rosemary. I look forward to what your blog will bring me next year.

  3. Renee Says:

    Lovely pictures. I really haven’t seen any ribbon candy in the stores lately.
    Glad to see another watercolor from you , it seems like its been a while and I look forward to them.
    A Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones

    • Rosemary Says:

      Thank you! Yes, I’ve lapsed with painting, and now feel rusty and am feeling a dip in confidence. I so mean to keep at it, though, and get back into the rhythm of picking up my brush regularly.

  4. Margaret Says:

    Ribbon candy reminds me of Aunt Leona and butchering days. I think it must have lasted well past the Christmas season!

  5. Carol Says:

    Thanks for using such a charming photo for our screen saver at work. I always look forward to logging on to see what new gem of a picture you have given us.

  6. Deana L David Says:

    Hi, Rosemary! Did you do those lovely watercolors of the ribbon candy?

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