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December 16, 2008

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Gregory Line

I am looking for plastic gumdrop trees. Do you have any and if so how much are they. Thanks Gregory Line

Laura Amen-Kroeger

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.

Montie Moore

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.

Judy I.

Does anyone know where I can get one of the plastic gumdrop trees?

J. W. Jones

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!

LulΓΊmx

Que linda idea!!!!! te quedo hermoso!!! Gracias por compartirla

Marilyn Sanders

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.

Manford Jones

You can buy the gumdrop tree from The Walter Drake Company on the net.

Bonnie

Yes, we always had a gumdrop tree at Christmas. I think it may have originated in Italy. Does anybody know for sure?

Sharon Williams

Would like infor to purchase gumdrop tree.
Thank you very much.

Lainee

Kindred spirits, I'm sure! One of my favorite family traditions too
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Storm

This is so darn cute. Yes, this does bring back memories. I need to get one of those trees.

Joyzette Fields

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.

amcbride

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!!

suzanne davenport

Oh my gosh! I remember the gumdrop trees! My grandmother always had one and she also made delicious gumdrop cookies. AWWWW the memories!
suzanne

that girl

Never saw one of these before! I don't think it would last long in our house, YUM.

Christina

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.

Terri Steffes

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!

Maryjane

Tina, your gumdrop tree is adorable! No, I do not have one and now on the hunt! To cute!

Hugs,
Maryjane

cherie mathews

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

--deb v  from Chesterton, Indiana

Hi Tina,
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!

Deanna

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!

debbie ragan

DEAR TINA,
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.
BLESSINGS
debbie

brandi

its so adorable!

Diane

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!

Neat memories!
Hugs from Michigan - Diane

Cathy

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!

Cathy :)

karen hill

No-but sure do remember them. Thanks for sharing the good times with us.
Blessed!

Sabina

Adorable gumdrop tree -- I haven't seen one in a very long time.

:)

The Decorated House

That is so cute!
Donna

Jules from The Roost

My mom had one at Christmas too. It brought back great memories!

Theresa@TakeASentimental Journey

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 .

nicki

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.

Monica Epperson

Hi Tina,
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

Kelli

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!

Lydia

My Grandmother had a gumdrop tree every year. It makes me think of her. :)

Lavender Dreamerl

That's so cute! I'm afraid my hubby would eat the tree though! He loves those spice drops!

Pamela

My friend in Michigan always had one out for the holiday.
It is just like yours! And I always
admired it.
Pamela

Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

My grandmother did.....thanks for the memories!

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

Yaya

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!
Yaya

Barbara

TIna,
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!!!!!
Hugs, B

Brenda

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....
Brenda

Ceekay

I did not have one, but remember them from visiting. I would love one now and I love love gumdrops...especially the orange ones!

Tracey

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.

Carol

My Grandma Minnie had a gumdrop tree. Your post sure brought back sweet memories!
Hugs,
Carol

leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville

Oh! You MUST see my post tomorrow!

pam

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

christina cadden

What an awesome ideal! I love it!

Jean Eakin

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

Jackie

My parents did not celebrate Christmas when I was little.
So nope, never seen a gumdrop tree before.
It's pretty cute! :-)

Gina @ Six in the Country

That is a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e!

Glenda

I have never seen one before today. What a happy memory.

I love the spiced gumdrops.

CIao

Michelle @ Chocolate and Marmalade Tea

Ooooh..the spice drops have always been my favorite. I love that gum drop tree.

marissa

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

Peggy

What a great idea. I think it would be cute at a childs party. Where did you get the tree?

Peggy
http://pegslifeinthebuttonjar.blogspot.com/

Chris

Love those spice drops too! Think I'll look around for a tree like that. The grands would love it, foe sure!

Marietta Hoschak

Hi.. yes we had one just like the one you have featured. I had forgotten about it till right now... Thanks for the memory...

sandy toes

Gumdrops are cute..great gumdrop tree!
-sandy toes

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