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!

5 comments:

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 tinsel...it almost made my eyes hurt in the best possible way...it 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
oxo