I been working on, and finishing knitting (and crocheting) projects. However, they are Christmas gifts and I don't want to post them now and take a chance of the recipients seeing them. So, for today's post I decided to post eye candy... some of my favorite Christmas ornaments.
These small instruments are made of wood and I absolutely love them. I found them in a store at least 25 years ago and couldn't leave the store without them.
It's amazing that this little paper angel is still around. She's probably around 40 years old. I clipped her out of a Christmas project book when I was a child. Her wings slipped in through two slits and, as you can see, I taped them down long ago to keep them from falling out. I cherish her and place her high on the tree each year to keep her safe.
This is another old and cherrished decoration that belonged to my grandmother. I inherited it when she passed away over 30 years ago. I'm not sure how old it is. My mother-in-law has one and it is a bit larger. There is a small hole in the back, near the top. A small Christmas light goes in that hole and casts a warm glow onto the figures.
I painted this jolly guy in a tole painting class years ago. His name is "Bubbasnickle". I love how he turned out. The colors are pretty, but if I ever make another one, I might change the colors to red and darker green. It would go with more of my Christmas decorations. There is a wire with wooden christmas lights and tiny, golden jingle bells that comes out of the top of his mittens and arches over his head. He also has a tiny little pipe in his mouth.
Despite our busy schedule, we've managed get a good start on holiday decorating. I hope to find the time this weekend to finish it up and get started on other things on the holiday "to do" list.