I spent part of Saturday getting the house, at least, in the Christmas spirit. I thought, as I was putting ornaments on the tree, that I would like to share some of them with you and if I’m lucky, you’ll share your tree with me, too.
I don’t remember where it came from but I marvel at this tiny sweater ornament. As a novice knitter, I can almost fathom how it was made and know I’m no where near ready to attempt such a feat.
I love the little s’mores guy. These were really popular about ten years ago and this is one of the original s’mores guys, before you could find 60 variations and knock-offs. A former boss gave this one to me.
This ornament may be my favorite of all time. (It’s hard to photograph a glassÂ ornament, and I’m not a photographer, but I did my best.) Last year, the allergist’s daughter hand-painted a little-girl version of the STLWorkingMom logo/avatar holding a tiny dog (like my Whoodle, Starbuck). I was very touched and impressed with her talent. It has a star spot on the tree.
My sister Karen gave this one to me.Â It is an accordion-playing nun, and it makes me smile. My sisters and I attended Catholic schools as kids and Dominican nuns were our educators throughout our childhoods. Why the accordion? I don’t know, but it’s funny.
It is not a designer’s tree – that’s for sure. It doesn’t match the decor, it has no theme. Many of the ornaments are homemade, many of them by our kids when they were young. I think that’s what I love about it; it has all of these ornaments carrying personal memories and even though, every year, it has all the same ingredients, it never comes out exactly the same, year after year.
There’s our tree!
Our tree is the same way — different ornaments that we’ve collected over the years, including plenty of things made by our girls.
Don’t all nuns play accordions?
I gave you the little sweater last year — I love them. And my tree if pretty much the same. Missing you.