I have more ornaments than i have posted here. Many more. But the ones i've been posting are my favorites. These are ones that have been given to us. Some were just tags on gifts, but i liked them so much they went on our tree.
This is probably my favorite ornament, tho i just set her in the branches. I've mentioned that a former roommate took all my ornaments years ago. I suspect what she wanted was my collection of several years of Hallmark ornaments, but they were not what i mourned. I missed the things folks had given me & could not be replaced. I had two things that were not in that box. One was this, a gift from dear friend Becky. The cat had gotten a hold of it & i didn't find it until after Christmas was packed away. She had lost her eyes & nose due to the attention of said cat, but i replaced them with beads. There are other things i miss, but i am so glad i still have this dear little happy stuffed reindeer.
When we attended church Christmas eve, all the visitors were given (their choice) of a little bell. I didn't consider us visitors, but they gave us this, anyway. The pic doesn't show them well.
A couple of years ago, a bunch of these were made for Grandma Scott's tree. From every family, pics of that family. When they cleared out her house this year, these were saved & given to each of the families who were pictured.
My mother made this little guy. I thought him so cute i used him for a pattern to make more. I've only one left, gave the others as gifts, pictured under the ones i made. I also made a rocking horse based on this one, but i decided he was much too much work!
These were both gift tags, i think.
This was made by my Montana Mom. She does a lot of this plastic canvas work. I think it was a gift tag. I stuck in a little pom pom bear i'd made.
The gift tag from this year's gift from Grandma Scott. I thought it too cute to throw away.
Another gift tag from my beautiful Mom. :)
This is from my grandma, about 4 years ago when she was still able to think of us & remember us. It is precious to me that she took the time to choose this for us.
This was not a gift tag! Isn't this precious? A gift from Mom. Not many people do such delicate & precious work any more.
This was given me by dear friend Jessica a few years ago. I think her very beautiful and she reminds me of one that i had that was lost. :)
My mother made this when i was a little girl. She made a whole collection of them. There were a number of birds like this in different colors. Also a star & an angel. A nest made of steel wool that had baby birds in it. An owl. I don't remember them all. I think she found the patterns in a woman's magazine, oh so many years ago. When Duane & i married she sent this to me for our first Christmas. The birds (there are actually two) that i made of white & blue felt & beads were remembering the ones she had made.
Another beautiful, delicate, handmade ornament from my Mom.
And this beauty. A gift this year from dear friend Cindy. When i first took it out, i thought i'd broken it 'cause one of the points was moving. Turns out it is on a hinge so that you put one of the lights inside to shine out. I wish it showed up better in the pic. Isn't this special? I love it. :)