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Monday, December 20, 2010

Take An Ornie Tour With Me

I'd like to take you on a short "Ornie" tour. I have so many ornaments that it would take the White House Christmas tree to accommodate them all!

like this one...my son's first ornament...he was 3 months old on Christmas day...now he's 36!

This church lights up when a Christmas bulb is inserted into an opening in the bottom of the ornament...given to me by a good friend...looks like my hometown church.

You must know by now that I love all things gingerbread...the look, the taste, the smell...real or the imaginative...so tempting.

Beautiful ornie given to me by another bird-loving friend. Looks perfect on my woodland animal tree in the dining room.

No self-respecting woodland tree would be complete without a bird's nest. Tradition has it that if a bird's nest is found in a Christmas tree, it insures the house where it resides during the holiday season will have a wealth of good fortune the following year. How 'bout those golden eggs?!

Same bird-loving friend also loves butterflies, as do I. Blue enameled flutterby is one of my favs.

Another gift, my "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" snow globe, is especially beautiful after a hearty shake to make the snowflakes fly.

I found this beautifully painted mercury glass Santa on the sale table at Dillard's several years ago. He "glows". He is so heavy that I use him in various places other than the tree.

PussyWillow and red stick ornament and a Peter's Pottery bird add texture and color to a tablescape.

No holiday would be complete without my sweet grandchildren's picture in a tiny Thomas Kinkade frame.

One year I made these little Santas from Styrofoam and tissue paper and Gesso.

A small vignette on my outside Baker's rack makes me smile when I drive into the driveway.

A dear teacher friend remembered me this season with a frosty birdhouse for my little friends.

Couldn't end a tour of ornaments without including one of the Hubster's favorites...The Lone Ranger. I bought this for him several years ago at Cracker Barrel in remembrance of his favorite long ago TV character. Silver still looks in good shape...even after all these years roaming the Wild West.

Hope you enjoyed seeing a few of my favorites...I'd like to hear from you as to your favorite ornaments.


danman49 said...

Love, love, love all of it! I usually don't put up a tree, just Christmas decor around the house! Lots of things the kids and Kaylee have given me.....like Christmas Angels in various colors and poses! Lots of greenery with lights and poinsetta flowers added. I enjoyed this so much, Angela!

Angela McInnis said...

Love greenery, lights and poinsettias...bet it's beautiful. My church uses those exact items and it's most impressive!

Donna said...

LOVE all of these, Angela!!!

stjthomas said...

Beautiful ornaments and special memories to go with each one!! Thanks for the tour:)