Thursday, December 07, 2006

Do you have a favorite ornament or decoration that you display at this time of year? Tell us its story!

I have a collection of wooden ornaments my mother made. She got a kit one year from a craft store that had about 50 ornaments in it. You pushed them out of their sheets, sanded them, painted them (they came with black outlines) back & front then gave them a shiny overcoat. I was about 8 when she made them. I remember watching her do them at a cardboard table in our rec room. I think she spent the better part of a month working on them in the evenings. My brother & I were not allowed to touch them. That was the year we got the fake all white tree. Mom put up red lights, red balls and the wooden ornaments (nearly all of which have some red on them) It was a really nice looking tree. When they finally moved out of my childhood home in the late 90's they gave me those ornaments, (plus some made by both my grandmothers). We've never had a big tree in the years since then. They have all be under 3' and most of the wooden ornaments are a too large for that. There are some small ones though & we put those on our trees every year. Next year maybe, or the year after we will get a big tree and I will get to use all the ornaments, only 10 years after they were given to me.

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

Sounds like that was a lot of work.

Ann said...

Maybe you could hang them on garland and hang the garland somewhere in your home. Sounds like a wonderful keepsake from your childhood.

glynis said...

What a wonderful memory...thanks for sharing! (and what about pictures? I'd love to see them!)

loonyhiker said...

Maybe you could display them in some other way than on a tree. They sound beautiful. I 'd love to see what they look like.