Friday, December 08, 2006

Christmas Tree Treasures


Morning Glory is hosting a fun picture linky today called Christmas Tree Treasures to let us have a peek at your Christmas tree ornaments.

"You are invited to post as many photos as you want, of the special ornaments that you hang on your tree each year. Share with us why they are special to you. Maybe they are family heirlooms, things your children made you or you had as a child, or special theme collections -- whatever it is that you put on your tree that brings you pleasure each year as you decorate it. "

Please join us and share your favorites.

Here's a few that I love to hang, although these do not cover everything.


I started collecting snowmen ornaments quite a few years back. My mom gave me this one. It's one from my childhood that hung on our tree then. It's older than I am and would be considered antique. Hmmm, does that mean I'm an antique too? Anyway, I just love him.





I also love pinecone ornaments and this, too, my mom gave me from my childhood. So it's also antique. This is the biggest one and then I've got a gold one, a blue one, and an aqua colored one that are a bit smaller.





This is the one I got for Dave and I when we were first married. And the snowman is one from my kid's ornaments. I get them each one every year. There is no theme or rhyme or reason for their ornaments, it's whatever strikes my fancy for them. They each got one of these cloth snowmen, each is a different color and silver threads make it look like snow glistening when the lights are on it. I'm sad now that I didn't get myself one because I just love these little guys!
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These next four snowmen are special because my sister got them for me as a gift one year.
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My son got me a couple of these snowpeople one year for Christmas out of his little allowance. You know that's gotta mean it's ultra special!


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These two little angels I love. The crystal one I have no idea where she came from. She just appearead one year. The country angel was one I helped to cut and paint her dress for a lady who hired me to do that for her one year for her craft business.
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There is my tree. Not a designer tree by an long shot but it's my memory tree. It's got my kid's ornaments all over it and little memory ones, and I wouldn't trade it for a "perfect" tree. In fact looking at it in the picture, it seems sorta empty although in "real life" it looks really full. Hmmm, I think I need to go get more snowmen or something. :v)

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34 comments:

PastorMac's Ann said...

These are all lovely Susanne! I love snowmen too (not sure why since I'm not big on snow) but I don't have many snowman ornaments just decorations. Your tree is beautiful.

We need to pull out our Christmas boxes. We keep saying we're going to and we just haven't had the time. (It does't help that Pastormac has his hand in a cast.) I want to post my favorite ornaments!

Queen Beth said...

HI! I am following the ornament tour! Your tree is just lovely! AND my middle name is the same as your first name and spelled exactly the same way! How cool!! I've only known one other person with Susanne spelled the same way! Now I know 2!!

Merry Christmas and thanks for playing my Mom's show and tell game!!

Morning Glory said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I love your ornaments and tree. Those snowmen are so precious.

Thanks so much for being part of this. I have had so much fun checking my blog today!!

Barb said...

I love your snowmen, Susanne. Krissy collects snowman ornaments and it's always fun to add to her collection each year. I have the sweetest snowman Bev sent me years ago. He's not an ornament but sits on a table. I really should post a photo of him, he's so sweet.

Your tree is beautiful. I have no use whatsoever for designer trees. Christmas trees should be completely covered in memories of special people and special moments and yours is, from top to bottom. Beautiful.

Beck said...

Your ornaments are lovely, Susanne!

Islandsparrow said...

My tree is just like yours Susanne - no theme other than love and memories :) just the way I like it.

Anonymous said...

Found you via Laurel Wreath--such a pretty inspiring blog! Thanks for sharing your heart and life with us.

Christmas blessings,
Vicki

Kristen said...

Beautiful ornaments. I'm with you; I'd much rather have my "momentous" tree than a designer tree. Maybe someday down the road I'll try to have both.

Mine is up, too!

Anonymous said...

I love all your ornaments and your tree Susanne, how pretty, especially the snowmen :)

Peach said...

Susanne, I love your tree. The memories far outshine a designer theme any year. When I changed the direction of my tree a couple years ago, it was to bring it around to a more homey and homemade look, including all the preschool and "antique" ornaments we've accumulated over the years.

Your tree is beautiful and perfectly "full" of love.

Tammy said...

I loved all of your ornaments but my favorites were the crystal and country angels, but then I'm an angel lover!!
Your tree is gorgeous too!!
:-D

Kathleen Marie said...

Your tree is lovely and I love all your ornaments. I am big on snowmen but I love the angels as well. Thanks for sharing and for your prayers!

gail said...

Oh I love your tree and ours is sort of a memory tree too with things from the kids and our trips, etc. Those are the best kind! I love your snowmen, so cute!
This was fun to do.

Barbie said...

What a pretty tree. I love tree's with special ornaments, not designer ones myself:)

Lala's world said...

those are so great! I love this idea of the Christmas Tree Treasures....mine is up too!

Sue said...

Your tree is lovely and I especially like your snowmen ornaments!
:)

Tammy said...

These are such pretty ornaments! The snowmen are great-especially that "antique"!
I love how so many of our ornaments tell a story. I didn't do this tour since we don't get our tree quite this early, but have loved seeing all the treasures!

Linda said...

What sweet ornaments. I love the little snowman the best. He is just adorable.

lrlwreath said...

Oh I love all the snowmen!!! Very adorable.

Jen said...

you have a beautiful tree
and what lovely snowmen you have

Anonymous said...

I love your tree. It's beautiful. I also really liked the snowman ornaments. They are my favorites.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

it is beautiful!! and all those ornaments and all they mean are so beautiful!!!

Susie said...

I love your tree. My tree isn't designer either, but it is full of love and cherished memories of the kids and our family. I love your snowmen, too!

Anonymous said...

I love when ornaments have meaning. I especially like the snowman your mom gave you when you were young.

Air Force Family said...

Your Christmas tree looks gorgeous! I love your ornaments; they're lovely.

Have a splendid day!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. My tree's been needing something, since my husband convinced me to switch to colored lights and different ornaments. I think it's a red ribbon garland!!! Thanks for sharing and I love those snowmen ornaments!

PEA said...

You have such precious ornaments and I so enjoyed reading the story behind them! I've always loved snowmen so I'm partial to all of yours! hehe Your Christmas tree is just beautiful!! Merry Christmas to you and yours:-)

Anonymous said...

all those snow people ornaments looks like they could have a conversion at your place (lol)
Their one blog is listed at my coffee pals. I think it Peggy and she collects snowmen for the holidays.

Thank you so kindly showing me your ornaments.

Anonymous said...

Your ornaments are beautiful and personally, I think your tree is gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing your ornaments with the rest of us! :)

Anonymous said...

memory trees are the best! I love hearing the backgrounds of each ornament!

Blessings,
Karla

Dawn said...

This is my first visit here. I enjoyed all of your snowmen - I have quite a few on my tree as well, also lots of angels. I have lots of ornaments that I have no idea where they came from, but I love them.

Come by and visit - I finally got mine up. I had to do a birthday tribute for daughter and DIL on Friday.

Linda said...

Just like, (fill in the blank with some country singer's name) was country before country was cool, you and I were collecting snowmen before it was cool! Love those snowmen!

Barbara H. said...

What sweet treasures. I especially love the cloth snowman and the ornament from your son.

We just got our tree up Saturday and I just got my pictures up this afternoon. This was such a neat idea -- I'm so glad Morning Glory thought ot it!

Carol said...

Now that looks like a happy tree!