The little 'cookies' were a hostess gift from a neighbor (how did she know). And the red plaid fabric panel is actually a pillowcase.
The story of the Christmas star...'The star they (the Wise Men) had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.' Matt. 2:9b-11
Christmas Blessings from our home to yours!