Wednesday, December 2, 2009
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