Thursday, December 25, 2008

Peace on Earth...

May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace,
The gladness of Christmas give you hope, 
The warmth of Christmas grant you love.
~author unknown

Only joy to my most dear family & friends...
Above is an ornament from my childhood Christmas tree. A pine cone with many feathers attached and some sort of face that makes a bird. It's a little worse for wear after all these years, but with each Christmas that I see it, I'm transported back in time...what wonderful times they were! The Christmases of my childhood...o the lovely memories each of them hold!

expect anything!


  1. Christmas is a time for treasured memories and I share your joy in remembering days gone by. Bittersweet and I'm so thankful for each and every one of them!

    Merry Christmas girl, and I hope you and your family have a beautiful holiday!

    Love & Hugs,

  2. Very pretty & sweet!

  3. I've got several ornaments that "make" the tree. One is a plain styrofoam ball with white toothpicks pushed into it. The toothpicks are mostly missing and the ones that are they are broken, but it as as magnificent of a 'snowflake' as it was the day my now 26 year old son brought it home from preschool. It gets front and center on the tree each year. Because in a way, that 'snowflake' is what my Christmas is all about.

    I hope you had a wonderful day.

  4. I think it is wonderful to have special things that have many memories attached, no matter how silly they may look to anyone else :-) I have a lot of special ornaments on my tree full of memories. They bring back the people associated with them and always a smile :-) We can be "home for Christmas" in our hearts, even when we can't be there in person.

  5. Old ornaments with a history are the best!! Happy Holidays, Annie!

  6. You make me feel good. We have many such ornaments. And they are priceless. Whenever I see magazines with theme trees, I all but die laughing. My theme is "the life story," and it has no place in a magazine! But what's better than a treasure such as this one--and your sharing it here? Great stuff. Merry Christmas.

  7. Old ornaments are the best .. not only beautiful to look at but filled with beautiful memories

  8. You have terrific childhood ornaments!


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