Weekend Snapshot: From the Tree

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My grandmother put the mouse on a Christmas package for me when I was a very little girl. The blue glass ornament in the upper right corner of that frame is a ball that a friend gave to me when we were in high school. Craig loved Christmas, and this was one of his grandmother's ornaments, so it has always been a special treasure. The star in the second frame is made from fused glass. I bought this from a glass artist in Washington, Connecticut, years ago when my great-uncle took me to see her studio. I wish I could remember her name. She created what she called weed-ash glass. She would place weeds and grasses between two pieces of glass and fuse them together to make plates, bowls, trivets, and the like.

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  1. Love the ornaments. I have one similar to the little mouse-I inherited from Granny when I married. The blue star is stunning. I love how the ornaments we collect take us back in time to a different place.

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  2. Hi Sandy,
    I agree with Tipper, what beautiful decorations. Those are wonderful heirlooms you have.

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  3. My favorite ornaments are the ones that hold the most memories too. I have some that look just like the glass ball in the first photo. They were my grandparents'.

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  4. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

    I stumbled on to your thoughts blog today, and read that violinist story. Very true and Very thought provoking!

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  5. thank you for sharing your memories with us

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  6. all my ornaments are in my box safely stashed away for ???? we go north to celebrate with my son's family and they are all decorated so i no longer put up a tree-saves lots of work. instead I bought a small live treelike plant to enjoy inside.

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  7. Beautiful ornaments, Sandy.
    Merry Christmas!

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  8. I love it how particular ornaments have special significance. And they must come out year after year.

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  9. Anonymous5:15 AM

    I wish you, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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  10. aaaw Christmas mementos. that is really sweet. they have so much stories to tell from the past. my entry is here http://kcelebration.blogspot.com/2008/12/weekend-snapshot-32.html

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  11. Those are beautiful ornaments. Thanks for sharing how special they are to you.

    Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas. God bless.

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  12. Anonymous6:29 AM

    Beautiful keepsakes!

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  13. I love when ornaments have a history. :)

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  14. Anonymous10:05 AM

    Cute stuff there!

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  15. i hope ill be able to post our christmas tree in my blog. ill try. ill try. maybe on christmas day.

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  16. Anonymous12:26 AM

    that's really nice to have ornaments that hold some memories:) i like both pictures. my WS entry is up too.

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  17. I'm sure your ornaments bring back many memories for you throughout the years. Very nice!

    I have no store bought ornaments on my tree. That is to say, none that I bought as there are a few others bought for me but not boxed ornaments and my whole tree is so full of them I like to keep it up all year just to remember the special people who gave them to me or when I bought them.

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