Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Eye Candy

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.


Feisty Hooker said...

I loveeeee all of your beautiful ornaments. Isn't that what Christmas is all about? To feel joy when looking at something that reminds you of great times and cherished moments. Merry Christmas Cheryl. Can't wait to see your tree.

Anonymous said...

I think it is the best thing i like about Christmas time is looking at old ornaments thatwe have collected, and that we or our children have made when they were small. I love looking at how people decorate for the Holidays and the lights. Thank you for shareing with us.