Saturday, December 12, 2009
Bev from How Sweet The Sound is hosting Pink Saturday,
Bev has asked that this Saturday we share our favorite ornament for the Holidays.
Christmas brings out lots of wonderful ornaments attached to wonderful memories. Like this crystal sleigh with reindeer that my mother gave to me, while shopping together at the Christmas Loft in Burlington, Vermont.
I love taking the ornaments out of the boxes and letting them lead me down Memory Lane. Like these three Santas. Each one a handmade gift from my sister, Susan over the years. This year she has created needle felted Santas.
It's difficult to choose just one ornament as a favorite. Like this ornament I got while out with my lovely friend Joyce when we went to see The Christmas Carol this year, performed by Charles Dicken's Great Great Grandson.
Each one holds it's special meaning.
I guess if I were to select something special, it would be my Santa collection. Like this beautiful one my friend Judy gave to me one year, and the Santa music box that we received for a wedding gift. The other Santa was a surprise gift last year from my daughter, Ashley.
Still, there are more tucked safely yet in their boxes until we decorate the tree together.
For now my mantel holds some of the collection.
I love adding one thing each year to mark that chapter. I painted this Santa one year at Vaillancourt Folk Art with the master painters.
This year I selected to take a class at Ink About It to learn how to make this wonderful printer's box. Mary designed this wonderful idea using beautiful papers with dimension as the background.
I added a tiny Santa and a few little bits to complete the look.
I celebrated my Birthday on Wednesday and my daughter Ashley gave me these gorgeous roses. I love having my birthday this time of year.
Sarah gave me a gift certificate and I purchased this cloche with a lovely bird on top.
This time of year, memories seem to be wrapped around so many images of special Christmases.
Perhaps my favorite ornament after all, is that memories decorate our lives and live on in each little treasure selected to celebrate that Christmas.
The song for this post is from the movie Home Alone. We are never home alone at Christmas surrounded by meaningful tokens from Christmas memories. The Song is perfect for this post because it is called Somewhere in My Memory. Here is a collage from one of those Christmas memories.