Friday, December 19, 2008
The BooMama Tour -- Welcome!
Once again, I'm a few days late and a few dollars short, but I would like to join in BooMama's Christmas Tour of Homes 20o8. So come on in and I'll share a few of my favorite Christmas decorations.
My favorite ornaments are the homemade ones that have decorated our trees for years. This little snowflake and the clothespin soldier were made by my college and lifetime friend, Terry. I love the detail. The photos don't do them justice, but the snowflake sparkles beautifully and the little soldier looks like he's ready to march.
This is another homemade ornament. It was made by the room mothers when I was in the fourth grade. I've always loved it because it's so pretty, but as a mom I can really appreciate the time and work that went into making 30 of these! In "those days" they had to pour the little molds and make the ornaments, then paint and decorate them. On the back is inscribed: 4th grade, Mrs. Allen. She was one of the most significant teachers in my life, so that makes this little tree even more special.
These little skaters are ornaments I gave my mom years ago. There's a little snowflake hanging above them, made by one of the Brownies in my troop a few years back.
There are a couple of favorites in this photo. The book is a Family Christmas Book that we were given the year Joey was born. It records all of our Christmas memories, holds our family Christmas cards that we sent through the years, and it's just a treasure of memories.
This beautiful ceramic angel is from my BFF. Each year she finds the most beautiful angel ornaments, in memory of our moms. I love this one. It's very fragile and instead of putting her on the tree, I like to find a special place for her.
These are a set of three candles that I just bought this year. They are nestled among the greenery on our mantle and their soft glow tell the Christmas story each night.
My mom made this angel for me years ago, for one of the first Christmases Dan and I were married. She has adorned the top of our tree or watched our Christmases from a special little nook each year. Isn't she sweet?
Thanks for stopping by, and Merry Christmas to all!