12.14.2011

My Favorite Ornaments

When I was a kid I never really appreciated how wonderful having a tree full of mismatched and meaningful ornaments is. I thought the best trees were the ones with simple but perfectly matched ornaments placed evenly around. Now, however, I'm so glad my sister kept all of our ornaments we had as kids! They are so perfectly imperfect, colorful, and full of character! In order to practice taking better pictures (one of my bucket list goals) I thought I'd share a few of my favorites. 

These angels are my second favorite. I'm not sure if we originally had more, but I think it's amazing we still have three of them and that their wings are still in tact!
This walnut baby is my absolute favorite! Everything about it is just perfect!
We have a few of these painted peanuts. They are so simple but super cute! We plan on making some to go along with the ones we have.
This one is newer, but it's a goose and I love geese so it belongs on my favorites list.
This one is my mother's favorite. "Snowmen don't sit!" she says. 
My grandmother made this needlepoint ornament.

And more important than what goes on the tree is what goes UNDER it! Check out these prezzies that my sister wrapped. The only problem is that none of them are for me.

I have a confession, I haven't even started Christmas shopping. I think it was my little way of protesting people saying that time was running out  last week. No, it wasn't! Next week, time will be running out. And I will accept that challenge by not starting until then! 

1 comment:

  1. Love this--My favorite tree growing up was the one at a friend's that was silver foil with all matching one colored glass balls, and don't forget the rotating light that shown on it and changed the silver to red, green, yellow, and blue.
    Our family tree is all different things--every single ornament my children made growing up (no matter how embarrassed they may be about them now). Also we tried to get something from every trip we made, even a small toy or memento, if not an actual ornament. I have tried to write down where each came from and hope to make a little book from them someday.
    I love the walnut baby--will be looking for whole shells now. Thanks!

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