Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ornament Anecdotes: Day 5

I love European hand blown ornaments.
They covered our tree when I was growing up.
When I got my own place and started decorating my own tree, I naturally seeked out the fragile, glittery, sparkly hand blown baubles.
I bought this church from a friend's shop. It has somehow survived 18 or so Christmases.
This is a miracle since my kids have helped trim the tree for the past 10 or so.
There is nothing more disheartening than the CLINK-crash of a glass ornament hitting the hardwood floor.
I try not to over react.
That's why I rarely pass on buying almost any glass ornaments at the thrift store or garage sales.
I can always use the replacements!


Ashlyn said...

Love your ornament, it is LOVELY!! :)
Hugs, Ashlyn
P.S. So sorry I missed your birthday. Happy Belated!! :)

Linda said...

Another beauty! I'm so glad you have a theme going...I've missed your updates lately.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a great way to catch up. I love this sparkly church. Hope it survives another 18 or so years, too!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Love, love, LOVE these! <3

~*~Patty S said...

sure was fun to catch up on your ornament posts Nathalie...each one is so very special and the stories are great too!

my tante Lydia and Onkel Zeno lived in a small town outside of Munich Germany (where I was born)...I got to stay with them (only grandchild for nine yrs...lots of bennies) once around the holidays...they had a huge and graceful short needle tree that smelled like the forest and was covered in only silver balls and almost made my eyes hurt in the best possible is a tree I will never forget...I wonder if they'll have a tree like that in heaven this year...they've been gone for many years now

I get so sentimental especially around the holidays...thank you for sharing so sweetly