This year, my 18th annual star/snowflake will go on my Swarovski tree.
Once it starts to snow, I am ready to put it up on the mantle!
I am continuing my mother's collection which she began in 1996 (Swarovski designed the very first in 1991). All of the odd years are STARS and the even years are SNOWFLAKES.
I purchased the tree from Pier 1 a few years ago:
I also added mercury glass lights so it will twinkle at night!
Each year the ornament is dated:
And I have some favorites...
…especially this one:
These photos do not do it justice and it is so difficult to get a good photo in the window over the mantle:
But I was able to catch the "blue hour":
Do you have a favorite holiday decoration that you look forward to pulling out each year?