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.