Posts Tagged ‘ornaments’

No real Christmas tree this year because without family coming in, we decided for the second year in a row not to have a big tree, leaving many ornaments to languish in their bin in the garage. But we have the nature/bird tree. I’ve been collecting ornaments for this tree, which sits on our sideboard, for many years. We have birds of all sorts, snowflakes needle-pointed by my mom in better days (as well as other ornaments she made), several owls, a glass octopus I bought in a Christmas market in Philadelphia, a cricket from my s-i-l in France, and many others. It’s colorful day and night and gives me joy to see each year.

Life in Colour: kaleidoscope

Although trappings aren’t the heart of Christmas, they certainly enhance the beauty of the season. We have a vast array of ornaments gleaned from a variety of places over the years. When the girls have their own homes, they’ll take with them many ornaments filled with love and meaning. Here are a few that graced our small tree this year.