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Friday, December 11, 2015

#77--On Christmas Ornaments and Trees

The theme for this week is holidays.  I just put up my Christmas tree.  Christmas tree and ornaments are on my mind.   So it seemed very appropriate to blog about my trees.  When I was growing up, we always had a big tree that sometimes hit our very high ceiling.  On that tree, we hung lots of ornaments, some of those ornaments were on my mother’s tree when she was a child and others were on my father’s tree.

I now have those ornaments and they are very special to me.  When I had  two dogs, I was afraid that they would knock the tree over and break the ornaments.  To keep them safe, I got I small tree, put it in the living room on a table, and hung most of my old ornaments on it. This week I want to share my favorite ornaments with you:  a bell that actually rings, a Santa and a teapot.

I also have a glass candle holder, although I cannot imagine putting a lit candle in it and hanging it on the tree.

If you have ornaments that are precious to you, I would love to hear about them.  


  1. Those are beautiful ornaments. I have a couple of bells that were on my grandma's tree. My mom gave her ornaments to my sister-oh well. About 6 years ago I bought a beaded snowflake kit and my family sat around the table making them. They bring back wonderful memories when I hang them now.

    1. Thanks. I really love old ornaments. In fact I have a pinterest board of them.