Good Morning! Happy Friday the 13th!!
We did decorate our tree last night while Colin was over. It is so pretty (and still fragrant!!) and I just love sitting in the room at night (or early morning) with only the tree lights on (and some white lights we have between the kitchen and living room).
I thought I'd share just a few of my favorite ornaments. We've used a red cardinal as a tree topper for years, and, our tree is filled with a lot of bird ornaments. First up, an ornament I made when I was probably 6 or 7.
See? A bird. And if you look closely, to the right of that ornament is another bird - a pheasant.
One of our oldest ornaments (and we have a lot from the 50's) is this one:
We always make sure it is hung in a place where a light will shine on it. So sparkly!
Next up is an ornament that Colin gave me last year. Not a bird, but...
A mouse nibbling on cheese! Which reminds me that Wednesday night Tyg brought a mouse - dead - into the house to play with for awhile. Fletch was able to get it (while I held Tyg) and put it out of the house.
The last one I'll show always takes pride of place on the tree. This was made when Colin was in first grade. Some of the gold glitter migrated and it looks like he has a gold tooth - LOL
We always laugh so hard when we re-discover this one.
There are so many more I could show you. Tiny little baskets made out of walnut shells that are filled with tiny wrapped boxes (made by a friend of Fletcher's Mom). Beautiful tatted snowflakes (some of which have yellowed with age) made by some of Fletcher's relatives. More birds, a lamb, a snowy owl. Decorating the tree is always a trip down memory lane.
How is your weekend looking? I have a few errands to run tomorrow and hope to do a little baking and some wrapping. We are heading over to Colin & Mailing's for dinner and to celebrate their birthdays on Saturday. I'm hoping for some quiet time to read (The Dutch House!!) and knit (socks and the Canary Blanket). And I need to squeeze in some grocery shopping and a trip to the liquor store...maybe also Costco.
Whatever you are up to, may your weekend be filled with joy and some peaceful moments.
Your ornaments are lovely and memory-filled; thanks for sharing! That's basically my reason for wanting a tree -- so I can unpack our family's memories and enjoy them. I hope your weekend is a good one!ReplyDelete
I think the ornament memories are the best part of Christmas! Your tree is gorgeous! Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Lovely tree. I enjoy the memories that each ornament evokes as well. It's one of the reasons that theme trees seem so cold and unChristmassy to me.ReplyDelete
Your tree looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing some of your ornaments - love seeing what people love to put on their tree.ReplyDelete
What a pretty tree!!! I am going to have to enjoy other peoples trees this year. It's the first time in my life I have never had one but I just can't in this mess. I'm not saying I planned it this way but maybe I did. Last year was such a terrible year that reliving it just doesn't feel too good. I'm up to day three of a bawl-a-thon already and we've still got two weeks to go. Sigh.ReplyDelete
Loved that you shared some ornaments with us. I am so glad your tree is up and you are inhaling heaven. I'm getting excited about the festivities that are around the bend.ReplyDelete
Vera, your tree is lovely! I absolutely love trees with memories and ornaments that hold so much history. Perfectly color coordinated trees aren't for me, although for some they are just fine. To each his own as the saying goes. :-)ReplyDelete
I did laugh out loud at Colin's photo ornament. A gold tooth at that young age. Ha!
Enoy your weekend. Ours will be pretty low key. Breakfast with friends Saturday as always, church on Sunday. Maybe some window shopping for a new bed. We'll see what the roads are like.
thank you for your photos! I love looking at ornaments and hearing their stories. This is what makes Christmas really special.ReplyDelete
Your tree is BEAUTIFUL! I love the pretty cardinal at the top too.ReplyDelete
Sounds like you have a pretty busy tomorrow. I did some baking tonight for the fire police Christmas party. It smells SO good in here! LOL
Hello, your tree and ornaments look beautiful. I have a lot of bird ornaments collected over the years. I like the cute one of Colin. Have a great day and weekend.ReplyDelete
Nothing saddens me like a tree with ordinary decorations - no personality, no memories. I love to hear the stories behind the ornaments.ReplyDelete
Lovely tree with special ornaments. Sounds like a busy weekend! I heard the s word may be used.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed seeing your gorgeous tree and some of your special ornaments. Especially Colin as a child! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
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Oh I loved seeing the ornaments. Your tree is so sparkly and wonderful!!!ReplyDelete
Im still a bit off kilter after the funeral . Im not sad today! But I can't concentrate very well. Tomorrow: BUY AMAZING COOKIES at favorite grocery store. Sunday, meet with friends who are moving to COLORADO next week! otherwise , knit. think. Pray
Your tree looks wonderful. Mine is going up this weekend. I am not a fan of putting it up and even less of a fan of taking it down but with Little Buddy around we have to do it.ReplyDelete
I think hanging ornaments is my favourite part of Christmas. My plans with Sam got cancelled today, so maybe when Dave heads out, I'll put our tree up.ReplyDelete
You're so right -- the tree decorations are a trip down memory lane for sure. So fun to see some of yours!ReplyDelete
My ornaments do the same for us--Great memories!ReplyDelete
Such a pretty tree. I love to hear about everyone's treasures.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the tree; it’s magical. I have enjoyed looking over my fave ornaments but they are still in a box... haven’t decided -yet - if a tree’s going to get put up...maybe just lights on mantle/windows...Guess I’d better hurry up and make up my mind...ReplyDelete