My Grandmother, Gram to my sisters and I, was the Christmas cookie queen. She would spend weeks leading up to Christmas baking what (at least in my memory) must have been upwards of 30 types of cookies. When we arrived at her house, the laundry room would be full of tins of home made goodies. Each evening that we were together, the youngest & Gram would make a cookie tray to bring out to the crowd. Gram did it up until she was 91 when we lost her. I then began hosting Christmas & had the huge responsibility of carrying on tradition. But alas, I am not a baker. I was thankfully saved by the lovely ladies in my church hosting a Christmas cookie sale where I could buy amazing home made cookies and have at least a taste of the variety Gram gave us. (and yes, there are a few I buy from local stores as well). I need to make Gram proud!
We keep the cookies in the dining room & this year, when setting up, I wanted to take the cookie area to a different level. It was looking a little sad, so I took to trolling Pinterest (I know none of you are shocked). I found that lots of people had spray painted their tins to match each other. My favorites looked like Tiffany boxes, but that wouldn’t go with the rest of the room. So I decided on a barn red with Chalkboard sticker labels. We can now get to baking and transfer our purchases into our pretty “new” tins! I love my new “cookie Bar”!