Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Counting the Days: Day 1

I decided that this year's "advent calendar" on my blog would be a daily ornament post.
I am very sentimental about the baubles and chatchkes that hang on our tree.
And each has a story.
Some are more exciting or interesting than others, but you can be the judge.
So welcome to my Ornament Anecdotes.
Day 1
My great aunt had hand painted, blown glass, ornaments like this one.
I remember them from visiting her house once as a kid (1960s, if you must know!)
Mine came from the thrift store, I think.
And I don't know if I have but the one.


ooglebloops said...

Love the old ornaments- I only put up 2 small trees this year - but as I come across all the old ornaments, I keep thinking I should put up a big tree!!!!

Margaret said...

Super cool orni anecdote idea! Love Dec 1st and I'm looking forward to see what other treasures are hiding in your house, you have the best stuff!

Marlynn said...

Oh BFF - that is such a beautiful ornament. Love it and your idea of an ornament each day. Hugs

Linda Jo said...

Great idea for December posts! I'm looking forward to it. I love those ornaments! I have a few...I don't hang them on the tree..I put them in a bowl. I worry about them breaking..which they are probably more likely to do with me handling them in the bowl all the time. ha!

~*~Patty S said...

ooo how special and lovely
memories come wafting out of those ornament boxes and that is such a part of the will be so nice seeing your treasures

carole brungar said...

you already have your tree up?! It looks fab!

Joanna said...

The old tarnished decs are the best, aren't they?! V nostalgic.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm catching up to your daily ornaments, so wanted to start with day 1. Yep, my grandmother had some of these, too. Wish I still had them. I don't even own one!