Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Favorite Ornaments


When you think about it, ornaments are a thrifty way to decorate...Many are inexpensive, they can be used year after year and they bring much pleasure!

I can't decide which is my favorite "Christmas Ornament", however each year as I pull them out, I take so much pleasure in remembering the story behind each one. I have a sweet little tea cup ornament that is over 30 years old and I like it to be the first I put on the tree each year - I don't know why, I just do - My Aunt gave it to me in the tiniest box and it made me so curious when I opened it.
The ones I made also make me smile, knowing that no one else has any like them.:
And of course those "beauties" that the girls made in elementary school:
I also have a small collection of Shiny Brights from my Grandfather's tree and my husband's Father's tree:
And the ones who were on my tree as a child:
And some I made as a child:
There are many we bought on family vacations: Japan and Disney World
New York City
San Francisco Alaska
OK...these are not in the "thrifty category", but they go along with my post :-)
My latest favorites are these Swarovski Snowflakes, a different one for each year, a collection my mother gave me:

And these other crystal (Baccarat, Lenox, Orefors, Waterford) ornaments.
So, I guess each one is my favorite, in its own way! Do you have a favorite?

I'm joining Leigh at Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday....hop on over for some great ideas

11 comments:

  1. It is fun to pull out the ornaments one by one and remember when and where you got them. My favorites are the ones the kids made in school and I love the photo ornaments of them when they were little. We too try to bring one home from our travels. We hope to be pulling our out sometime this weekend. I enjoyed seeing some of your collection. The lifesaver roll ornament takes me back!

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  2. Wow! Not only do you have a Christmas tree, you have a family tree filled with beautiful memories.
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  3. I love that each of the ornaments have meaning and memories attached. Thanks for sharing them!

    pk @ Room Remix

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  4. Love all your ornaments and so nice that each one has memories. Thanks for sharing.Happy Thrifty thursday!

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  5. Wow...you did some traveling as a kid! I love that your ornaments all have meaning behind them...it is a nice little walk down memory lane each year.
    Jane

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  6. What a fun collection ! All my older ones have broken over the years......you are lucky !
    Kammy

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  7. I love that star one with the face. Adorable! I picked up some similar ones at a craft fair last month. They are so precious! =)

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  8. You have quite a collection of ornaments. I love the Shiny Brights!

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  9. Your ornaments are fabulous and I like that you have a special memory of each! I would love to start a Swarovski Snowflake collection, yours are gorgeous!!

    I try each year to buy one special ornament that I can remember that Christmas by.

    Thanks for your visit and lovely comment.

    Love and hugs,
    Karyn

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  10. Your old Shiny Brights are the best!

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  11. All of your ornaments are beautiful. I particularly love the Shiny Brites.

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