Thursday, December 9, 2010
"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time." —Laura Ingalls Wilder
Each Christmas, I look forward to the surprise of a new ornament from my Grandma. She searches and searches to find the perfect one for each of us, each year, that we will love. A tradition that begin with my very first Christmas, as I am the oldest, and has carried on with each of my cousins for over twenty years now. A thoughtful gesture, as I can only imagine how much time she spends looking for the most perfect trinket to reflect a bit of who we are or what we love. If possible, she neatly scripts the year below, on the base. And when that special time of the year circles around once again, and we merrily carry up the many boxes of decorations from our basements to decorate our trees and homes, a bit of nostalgia comes to mind and heart... I recall a knitted pair of sparkly socks, a very glamorous Victorian shoe, a sweet bear. Each are so dear and special, and before I know it, I could certainly fill a small tree...
01 Fairy Ornaments / 02 Jonathan Adler: Pop Menagerie Peacock Ornament / 03 snowflake ornaments in box / 04 silhouette ornament / 05 goldleaf bird ornaments
01 Tiffany blue box ornament / 02 "Gleaming Gifts Galore" Christmas ornament / 03 Jonathan Adler: elephant ornament / 04 Barney's New York: monkey ornament / 05 Liberty: postcard of London / 06 Liberty: British telephone box / 07 Soffieria De Carlini: Elegant Man Ornament / 08 2010 Amethyst Cased Ball Christmas Ornament / + lastly, 09 Barney's New York: reindeer ornament ... do you have any traditions like this?
— images: 01 to 06 Coté Est, Francesca Giovanelli, ornaments: their respective links