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When I was young, the gumdrop tree was always a Christmas tradition~ it brings back wonderful memories.
Did you have one?
I love those little spice drops!
Posted by Tina Smith on December 16, 2008 at 10:32 AM | Permalink
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Gumdrops are cute..great gumdrop tree!
sandy toes |
December 16, 2008 at 11:11 AM
Hi.. yes we had one just like the one you have featured. I had forgotten about it till right now... Thanks for the memory...
Marietta Hoschak |
December 16, 2008 at 11:26 AM
Love those spice drops too! Think I'll look around for a tree like that. The grands would love it, foe sure!
December 16, 2008 at 12:02 PM
What a great idea. I think it would be cute at a childs party. Where did you get the tree?
December 16, 2008 at 12:20 PM
Wow how cute .. I am an antique dealer who better start looking for me a tree (love it) ! Merry Christmas Tina . p.s thanks for all the great ideas . Marissa
December 16, 2008 at 12:28 PM
Ooooh..the spice drops have always been my favorite. I love that gum drop tree.
Michelle @ Chocolate and Marmalade Tea |
December 16, 2008 at 12:43 PM
I have never seen one before today. What a happy memory.
I love the spiced gumdrops.
December 16, 2008 at 01:03 PM
That is a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e!
Gina @ Six in the Country |
December 16, 2008 at 01:08 PM
My parents did not celebrate Christmas when I was little.
So nope, never seen a gumdrop tree before.
It's pretty cute! :-)
December 16, 2008 at 01:30 PM
We didn't have a gumdrop tree but we always had gumdrops. I still love them. I used to have an Aunt that used to make a cake with cut up gumdrops or sometimes she used those candy orange slices. It was so.....good.
Have a wonderful evening.
Jean in Virginia
Jean Eakin |
December 16, 2008 at 02:02 PM
What an awesome ideal! I love it!
christina cadden |
December 16, 2008 at 02:05 PM
I have one but have not put it out for a few years. I might have to do that. Thanks for reminding me.
I try to get just the red and green drops but the colored ones look cute too. pam
December 16, 2008 at 02:20 PM
Oh! You MUST see my post tomorrow!
leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville |
December 16, 2008 at 02:27 PM
My Grandma Minnie had a gumdrop tree. Your post sure brought back sweet memories!
December 16, 2008 at 04:11 PM
I love your tree. I have always loved the spice gumdrops and ribbon candy at Christmas.. oh those childhood memories at my Aunt Grace's.
December 16, 2008 at 04:54 PM
I did not have one, but remember them from visiting. I would love one now and I love love gumdrops...especially the orange ones!
December 16, 2008 at 05:00 PM
Oh, that brings back memories, We did have one just like there and I always loved putiing the spice drops on there....Wish I had one now....
December 16, 2008 at 05:08 PM
We have always had our gum drop tree for Easter. I might have to get it out for Christmas too.....the grands would love to see it twice a year!!!!!
December 16, 2008 at 05:32 PM
I haven't thought of my mother's gumdrop tree in years. How I wish I could find it. What a wonderful tradition for the grandangels. Your lovely blog is such a pleasure. Thank you and Merry Christmas!
December 16, 2008 at 05:40 PM
My grandmother did.....thanks for the memories!
- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife
Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife |
December 16, 2008 at 05:44 PM
My friend in Michigan always had one out for the holiday.
It is just like yours! And I always
December 16, 2008 at 06:13 PM
That's so cute! I'm afraid my hubby would eat the tree though! He loves those spice drops!
Lavender Dreamerl |
December 16, 2008 at 06:32 PM
My Grandmother had a gumdrop tree every year. It makes me think of her. :)
December 16, 2008 at 07:15 PM
I was looking through some of your old posts and it was fun to see your Holly Christmas dishes. I have a set of 10 found at a thrift store and a year later more at Goodwill. The second find had markings on the back so I could research them online, but it is much more find to discover them thrifting. Love your blog!
December 16, 2008 at 07:21 PM
Yes of course my Mom always had our gum drop tree out each year. Ours was green and my sister and I always got to decorate it each year. My mom and sister are now decorating the gum drop tree in Heaven. Thanks for the memory!
Your Hoosier Friend,
Monica Epperson |
December 16, 2008 at 07:48 PM
I had one when I was little and then found one when my children were little.
A few years ago my husband broke mine while stealing gum drops! I just today ordered a new one. My grown children missed having it and so did I.
December 16, 2008 at 09:03 PM
oh yes ! I remember these.In fact I still have one. I forgot about it until I saw yours.It's buried in the closet somwwhere.
Now you have me wanting a gum drop. I like the red ones LOL .
Theresa@TakeASentimental Journey |
December 16, 2008 at 09:03 PM
My mom had one at Christmas too. It brought back great memories!
Jules from The Roost |
December 16, 2008 at 09:43 PM
That is so cute!
The Decorated House |
December 16, 2008 at 09:53 PM
Adorable gumdrop tree -- I haven't seen one in a very long time.
December 16, 2008 at 10:02 PM
No-but sure do remember them. Thanks for sharing the good times with us.
karen hill |
December 16, 2008 at 10:19 PM
Yes! We had one too! I remember helping to put the little gum drops on, but we weren't allowed to eat them til Christmas and on top of that it was kept in the formal living room where we weren't allowed without special permission--however a few here and there always disappeared. I'm sure it was the dog. hehehe! Thanks for such a wonderful memory! Merry Christmas!
December 16, 2008 at 10:46 PM
Yes, we had one in our house too when growing up! May I ask where you found one one to buy? I would love to be able get my hands on one again! Seems to me ours came out at Valentine's Day and Easter too!
Hugs from Michigan - Diane
December 16, 2008 at 11:46 PM
its so adorable!
December 17, 2008 at 02:22 AM
MY GRANDMOTHER MINNIE HAD A GUMDROP TREE. IT WAS REALLY GRANDFATHER'S THING...HE WOULD GO TO THE STORE AND BUY RED AND GREEN GUMDROPS...WE WOULD PULL THEM OFF AND GO OUTSIDE AND EAT THEM WHILE WATCHING THE CHICKENS PECK AND STRUT...AND WHEN WE TRIED TO GET MORE..MOTHER WOULD YELL WE HAD EATEN ENOUGH...GRANDFATHER WOULD SNEAK OUT THE FRONT DOOR AND COME AROUND TO THE BACKYARD AND IF WE COULD LET HIM COUNT OUR RIBS WITHOUT GIGGLING HE WOULD PULL A QUARTER OUT OF OUR EAR AND JUST LAUGH SO LOUD AND THEN HE WOULD PULL A BAG OF GUMDROPS OUT OF THE BIB OF HIS OVERALLS AND GIVE US A HANDFULL.
THANK YOU FOR STIRRING UP THE PRECIOUS MEMORIES.
debbie ragan |
December 17, 2008 at 03:44 AM
Oh Tina! This brought back memories!
When I was a kid, my Mom and Grandma made these every year, except they used the green foam tree shaped cones!
One year we returned from an evening church service to find that our dog had eaten a Christmas treat - yes, the gumdrop tree, including much of the foam and toothpicks!
He survived but was in the doghouse (literally) with my Mom!
December 17, 2008 at 09:22 AM
Yes, we had one growing up in Northwest Indiana; however our branches were always empty! I need to go on a hunt in Mom's attic now! Another fond memory--Grandma's Candy Wreath hanging on the door, scissors attached with red ribbon to cut the candies from the wreath--(did you have one?)WONDERFUL CHILDHOOD CHRISTMAS MEMORIES thanks for bringing them ALL back!
--deb v from Chesterton, Indiana |
December 17, 2008 at 11:12 AM
It was definitely a tradition in our family! But, I didn't like the purple ones - YUK! Wonder what Mom ever did with that cute thing!
Cherie from Miramar, Florida
cherie mathews |
December 17, 2008 at 12:47 PM
Tina, your gumdrop tree is adorable! No, I do not have one and now on the hunt! To cute!
December 17, 2008 at 06:20 PM
I just decorated my gumtree up last night. I couldn't find the small gumdrops so I used extra large ones... and it is so cute!
Terri Steffes |
December 17, 2008 at 06:45 PM
Oh my the memories. My mom had that same one and she had it out only two years, but that is a favorite memory from childhood.
I think I'm going to get a styrofoam cone and use toothpicks and stick them on it for my kids to enjoy this year. It would be great to find one like yours though.
December 18, 2008 at 07:44 PM
Never saw one of these before! I don't think it would last long in our house, YUM.
that girl |
December 19, 2008 at 09:47 PM
Oh my gosh! I remember the gumdrop trees! My grandmother always had one and she also made delicious gumdrop cookies. AWWWW the memories!
suzanne davenport |
December 20, 2008 at 07:38 AM
Yes! We had a gumdrop tree just like that! I love that and I forgot abut my mom's tree! Where did you get that? Your site is such a blessing! Merry Christmas!!
December 21, 2008 at 11:08 PM
I'm excited about finding a decorating soul mate, didn't know anyone would ever have an old gumdrop tree they still use, I have an antique one that was my great Aunts' I always use red and green drops but think that the different colored ones will be great for children's centerpiece for parties and interest for my children's church children called Kreation Kids. Joy in Ky.
Joyzette Fields |
December 23, 2008 at 03:09 PM
This is so darn cute. Yes, this does bring back memories. I need to get one of those trees.
December 28, 2008 at 12:51 PM
Kindred spirits, I'm sure! One of my favorite family traditions too
January 03, 2009 at 10:41 PM
Would like infor to purchase gumdrop tree.
Thank you very much.
Sharon Williams |
March 01, 2009 at 09:51 PM
Yes, we always had a gumdrop tree at Christmas. I think it may have originated in Italy. Does anybody know for sure?
November 13, 2009 at 06:38 PM
You can buy the gumdrop tree from The Walter Drake Company on the net.
Manford Jones |
December 02, 2009 at 08:40 AM
Yes my grandmother had a gumdrop tree for Christmas when I was a child; so I had three for my kids; now that I have grands they all are broken, and I am in search for more trees.
Marilyn Sanders |
December 26, 2009 at 12:27 PM
Que linda idea!!!!! te quedo hermoso!!! Gracias por compartirla
November 22, 2010 at 03:50 PM
Hi! Although she stopped having a Christmas tree, my grandmother ALWAYS had a gum-drop tree at Christmas and I loved the spice ones too! When she passed away, we came across her little tree folded up and tucked neatly in the original box. It still looks as good as it did 40+ years ago, but I didn't want to risk breaking it at it's age, so I searched and searched for the place to purchase them.... I found them for $17.99 at www.geoffre.net...with shipping I think the total was around $20-$22. I LOVE MINE...and not a bad price for such a great memory my children can share just as I shared mine!
J. W. Jones |
December 05, 2010 at 08:05 PM
Does anyone know where I can get one of the plastic gumdrop trees?
Judy I. |
December 12, 2010 at 09:44 AM
I rememeber having gumdrop trees make from mock orange thorn bushes. I was raised in north west Louisiana and we always looked forward to making these trees and giving them as gifts. Does anyone know the history are story of the gumdrop tree? I remember seeing and reading it once, but cannot find any information on them.
Montie Moore |
December 10, 2011 at 08:08 AM
My grandmother used to have a gumdrop tree set up for Christmas and now that I am a mother, I am reflecting on precious Christmas' past. This is a sweet tradition I plan to renew and carry forward within our family.
Laura Amen-Kroeger |
December 01, 2012 at 05:50 PM
I am looking for plastic gumdrop trees. Do you have any and if so how much are they. Thanks Gregory Line
Gregory Line |
December 02, 2012 at 08:54 AM
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