Beavers & Other Ornaments
I know there is a big debate about whether to use colored lights or white lights and I must admit I am a white light snob. They just look so pretty at night. But I do have a tree that we use the multi colored lights on and I have to admit it's my favorite tree. I put it up in the kitchen and it's just loaded with bright primary colors. On it are ornaments that reflect events that have shaped our lives. Most of them are given to me in my stocking each year by my husband. If he can't find an ornament that reflects a momentous event from our lives that year he makes one, which makes them all the more precious. So today I thought I would share some of the ornaments with you. But first I'd like to give you a little tip. If you take very thin wire and loop it through the hooks on three or four of those pretty glass Christmas balls they make quite a statement on the tree instead of just hanging them singularly.
Last year in my stocking was a little stuffed beaver. You see that past year we had had a really bad problem with the beavers on the lake. They were coming into our yard and cutting down newly planted trees. Momma wasn't happy about that and it became my husband's mission, as nicely as possible, to encourage the beavers to move on.
The doggie represents the year we got sweet Ben...our golden retriever.
The little snow people with the names Jason and Kirsten on them represent the year our oldest son got married. Only problem was my husband bought the snow girl with the name Kirsten on it...not Kristen which is our DIL's name. Duh! We got a great laugh about that one and still do.
The Raggedy Andy was a baby gift from my big sister when our first was born.
The birdhouse ornament represents the year I was all about making shabby birdhouses with antique elements and selling them in my brick and mortar store. I made so many of them. They were quite popular.
Of course, the little baby photo ornament represents the year our sweet grand-daughter Boo was born.
The fish ornament.....what can I say? My husband is a big fisherman and loves nothing better than to be out on the lake in his boat fishing.
The cute little wooden airplane was given to me the first time the kids flew on an airplane. They are both seasoned airplane travelers now. :)
The tennis playing Santa.....that was the year I won all city team matches....singles and doubles. I was on a roll that year.
The little baby block ornaments are the actual baby blocks the boys played with as toddlers.
The CedarHill sign represents the year I became part of a brick and mortar antiques shop with several other ladies. It was a scary thing at the time for me but I loved it.
And the little red mailbox was given to me the year we moved to the country.
I bet you have wonderful ornaments too that reflect your special interest. Have a super great weekend! ~ Lynn