Sunday, November 25, 2007

ornaments

Tonight I am decorating our Christmas tree. These are the new ornaments I have for it this year. I bought some of these last year after Christmas. The little blue star I saw this past week in a stationery shop near my parents' house. The old fashioned looking one with the two little boys I found a few weeks ago in Geneva. The little boys reminded me of my own.

With each new year comes a new ornament...or two or three... I've been collecting them since I was a child. Of course I didn't start collecting them myself, my parents and grandparents did that for me. They would give new ornaments each year to my brothers and I, and now that we're grown we have our own collections going back to way back when...it's a nice tradition. When I said the other day that my decor is going in a new direction this year, that unless I love it it's not coming out of the box...well, that doesn't apply to what's on the tree. On the contrary! It just wouldn't be Christmas if I wasn't using the same ornaments today that I proudly hung up when I was 10.

When I'm all decorated around here, I'll snap some pictures. So far things are looking good...if I do say so myself!

10 comments:

Janet said...

Looking forward o seeing the finished project. I am with you on the tree, everything goes on it!
Janet

Rosemary said...

Lovely ornaments!!
Can't wait to see the pictures.
Rosemary

Deb said...

Beautiful collection of ornaments Meg. I love the vintage looking postcard with the two little boys (and the fact that they reminded you of your boys is even more special) :-} I do that too ... if I see anything with a little red headed girl or boy it always reminds me of my children and I have to have it :-}

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I collect a new ornament each year as well. There's nothing better than the memories that each one holds! Can't wait to see your decorations :)

Hugs,
Dena

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I love looking at everything you have going on in your little cottage. You have such style!

bj said...

Bet things are really pretty around your house...can't wait to see.
bj

hqm said...

I love that tradition! I have a few childhood ornaments that my tree would not be complete without!
Can't wait to see what else you do!

paige said...

its so much fun each year to unwrap the ornaments for the "big" tree...so many of them full of memories and reminders of precious moments.
can't wait to see the rest!

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Martha said...

Hi there, Meg!

Just wanted to tell you how cute your ornaments are!

I'm with you on the sentimental ornaments....I love to look at beautiful *planned* trees in magazines, but I'll bet those aren't as much fun to decorate as my hodge-podge of favorite ornaments!

Enjoy your Holidays!
Martha from elizabeth hill