Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

This time of year we celebrate the birth of Christ and remember the many blessings we have. We have so many memories from past years and I like to call this my tree of memories.

These little porcelain birds are on our tree every year. They clip on over a Christmas bulb...

...and glow when the lights are on.

The following three ornaments are from my granddaughters. I love having photos on my tree.

I have lots of other angels on my tree (besides my granddaughters :-)).

You know me, I love lace so this little angel was purchased on one of my many work trips.

This one was designed by Heidi at THT. She was so sweet. Her parents were missionaries and she lived much of her life in Spain. I'm so glad our paths crossed.

This is an angel ornament I designed when I worked as a product designer.

This is an hand-made ornament from another friend I worked with, Kate. She made this a couple of years after the company closed. She is a very gifted doll maker.

This is another angel ornament I purchased on a work trip. It is simply a fringed tassel.

I have had this angel that I tuck in the branches for as long as I can remember. It is one of the first I purchased after we were married.

Many of these were gifts.

This cone I designed using holeless micro beads over fabric. It was designed for a contest, but I never got around to entering it.

Here is a close-up of my table-top tree.

The star was designed at work, but the image is me as a little girl on Santa's lap. Does that make me famous? OK, I didn't think so ~ lol.

My daughter made this ornament using a clothespin, fabric and some yarn.

My son brought this home from school when he was (obviously) a little guy. It makes me smile every time I pull it out of the box of ornaments. I used to have several handmade photo ornaments of the kids from over the years, but one year all but this one disappeared :-( No one takes credit for the vanishing ornaments, but I was so sad to no longer have them. I really don't know what happened to them and wonder whether they took them down because the photos embarrassed them? To this day they deny any knowledge of it, so maybe I'm at fault for losing them. At least this one survived.

Hope you enjoyed my tree of memories. I hope your Christmas is filled with good memories, both old and new! Many blessings to you all!


Magpie's Mumblings said...

A very merry Christmas to you and yours Connie. Thank you for the tree tour!

Carol said...

Merry Christmas Connie.
I love to recall memories to my grandsons as we decorate the tree with similar ornaments created by us all over the years. It almost brings tears to your eyes, doesn't it.
Wishing you a Blessed New Year, too.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Beautiful tree, Connie!!! Our tree is decorated with memories too! I'm just having a difficult time getting a good photograph to share!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!


Jane said...

Thanks for sharing the pics of your beautiful tree.... Here's wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and a very happy and prosperous new year!

Suztats said...

Ah, yes, the memories of shared moments spent together over the years creating wonderful ornaments for the Christmas Tree! Ours is also a memory tree as many ornies were gifts, or hand-made by friends, myself and the children when they were very small. It wouldn't be Christmas without those special memories.
Wishing you and yours every Blessing of the Season.
Hugs from Suz

Debra Spincic said...

Christmas Blessings! It will be fun to get to know you in 2012.

Laurie said...

I love looking at special ornaments that my blog friends have posted. The stories behind them are awesome. Thank-you for sharing yours, Connie.
Merry Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Such a beautiful tree! Hope this finds that you had a wonderful Christmas! blessings,Kathleen

GlassyLady said...

Such a beautiful tree!! I am not surprised though Connie. It shows your beautiful, shining personality!!!

Werna Gail said...

Just wanted to say Happy New Year, it was fun walking down memory lane with you as we looked at your lovely tree. May God bless you and yours in the coming year.