Our lovely tree is an eclectic mix of old and new, Hallmark and a few finer hand blown pieces with a Lenox and Waterford or two mixed in. I have one ornament on the tree from my childhood. In 1984, I bought my first Hallmark ornament. Since then every year we've collected ornaments as gifts, we purchased some and I've made many. It's a history of all our Christmases combined.
Here are some antique mercury glass ornaments I've been picking up here and there. Some of these are so old they feel like fragile tiny bird eggs!
I thought a photo of them would look appropriate in an old silver tray that needs polishing!
On the top shelf of this built-in bookcase, we have all nine of Christopher's photos with Santa. I love to see how he's grown each year and how he reacted to Santa each year. The middle shelf on the left hand side houses the five plaster buildings I hand painted in the early 1990s.
Here's a close up of the train station. I put many hours of painting into each of these wee buildings. Such fond memories!
I hope you enjoyed visiting with me today as I enjoy having you stop by. I'll be browsing your blogs this week to see your projects, decorations, recipes and activities. Enjoy every minute! :) Kathy