About The River

Monday, December 29, 2014

Favorite Christmas Tree Decorations

 Do you have favorite Christmas tree decorations?
I have to share this story about this sweet girl. She was tossed out to go to the garbage.
Just as she was going to be dumped into the trash, the previous owner asked me if I wanted to look at her Christmas stuff she was going to toss.

Of course I took her home. With a few other things too.
My sweet husband was not as excited about this sweet girl as I was. He thought she was ugly!!

Each year that I bring her out to hang on the tree,  I always call my sweetheart and say "Look who wishes you a Merry Christmas!" 
Hee Hee

Another favorite of mine, I made when I was a child.
Stain glass melting kits, I think that is what they were called? They were so fun. 
My mom always did special crafts with us. A wonderful memory.

While cleaning my Grandma's apartment, I found this Santa. I thought he would go well with my Sweet Girl. My husband rolled his eyes when I brought this guy home as well!!

Maybe it has something to do with the sequins?

 My husband gave me this ballerina the year we went to see the Nutcracker.

 I love fish and sea. So my family has given me several fish, starfish, fishermen and other nautical ornaments.

 One more peek at my Sweet Girl!

My mom gave me this one last year. She found a bunch of old keys at a sale. 

Do you have some fun stories about ornaments? Or ones that bring back memories?

Christmas is a special time of the year to remember and to make new memories.



  1. Such a sweet post. Love the memories from ornaments and yours and the sweet girl is funny.. I would do the same to hubby.. God bless.. xo

  2. Some lovely stories and memories with those decorations.

  3. So sweet. Your reaction to your "Sweet Girl" reminds me of my sister's to her "Elf" each year. xoox

  4. Sweet memories. I made those stained glass ornaments as a kid too. Janice

  5. I love how your ornaments have stories. Makes them special.

  6. Your story did make me laugh out loud when you told about your husband and "Sweet Girl"! Your ornaments are all beautiful. I do remember making the stain glass melting kits, but don't have any left that I made. I will have to ask my sister if she does.
    Thanks for sharing with us. I only had a small outdoor Christmas tree this year due to our construction mess. Really missed having one, so glad I got to share yours :)

  7. Christmas tree ornaments hold such wonderful memories, it's like a trip down memory lane every time we put up our tree. Thank you for sharing yours, your ornaments and photos as always are so beautiful!

  8. Sweet Girl and Santa do match, and I like them! :)

  9. These are all great! I love so many different ornaments! Most of mine do not match. I add every year. The older ones tell more stories! Merry Christmas!

  10. Those are very fun ornaments. My favorites are the ones my children have made.
    Hugs to you,

  11. I love tree ornaments. I also remembering making the melting stained glass ones, too! My tree aways has a variety of ornaments whether homemade, gifts, family heirlooms or different purchases that I have made while on vacation in the US or Europe.

  12. I think the best thing about those ornaments is the sequins! Any handmade ornament makes me happy. We don't see enough popcorn strings anymore or hand pinned sequinned balls. that's half the fun of Christmas.

  13. Wonderful ornaments! Wishing you a great new year.

  14. Isn't it fun how it's like visiting old friends when you pull your Christmas ornaments out to hang on the tree!!! The special stories each ornament holds!! Such a lovely Angel.

  15. Happy New Year Carla. Thanks for coming over to my blog. I'm feeling much better today after being sick for five days. I went to work while sick twice a day at the farm and was going to bed and slept a lot during those 5 days.

    I have lots of favorite ornaments as the kids didn't know what to buy me for Christmas and I would ask that they get me a Christmas tree ornament. Some from far away countries they visited. I have some expensive one that I only put at the top of the tree to keep them away from small kids. This year I only used some unbreakable ornaments like teddy bears, snowman and such on my tree since I had three little kids in the house but they never touched the tree.


  16. Make It and Bake It! That's what those DIY stained glass ornament kits were called, Carla. My late husband and I made the entire set -- everything that was available -- with our son one year. He was about seven or eight.. We were in a rented house and the old coppertone wall oven made funny breathing sounds as it baked the ornaments It was hysterical. We had so much fun. That's for prompting that wonderful memory! Hugs, Nancy


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