My World Tuesday: O, Christmas Tree

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Christmas heart

christmas elf

christmas ball

My daughter and her cousins decorated the Christmas tree last Sunday. We had fun recalling the time and place the homemade ornaments came into being and, later, enjoying the way the colored light bounced off the ones that are still shiny. The soft light of Christmas forgives the older ornaments of their wear and damage. The ornaments tell stories, and they're all good.  The above ornaments are the ones I like most.  Sadly, the last one suffered a break when I dropped the star tree-topper on it by accident.  I kept it on the heart all  year so it wouldn't completely crumble in the rough and tumble of being moved in and out of the attic.  This one was a gift from a dear friend in high school.  It had been his grandmother's.  He adored both Christmas and his grandmother, so it was an extra-special gift. Despite my clumsiness, the message survives.

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  1. Your pics are wonderful!

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  2. Unique indeed! I enjoyed reading about your special ones.

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  3. Nice pictures. It's always fun to reaquaint ourselves with old ornaments. I don't always put them up, but just seeing them within the boxes of all my Christmas junk, brings back the memories.

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  4. Beautiful ornaments, lovely memories all make for a wonderful Christmas! Hope you have a great week, my friend!

    Sylvia

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  5. I like your decorations and photos here! I'm sorry you got the one destroyed.. such is sad when got it from a special or an ancient thing....

    I wish you a Happy Lucia day! :)

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  6. Great pictures. By this time almost all our ornaments have a story behind them so dragging them out as they are put on a tree brings back a flood of memories especially for our son when he was younger and also for some people who are no longer with us.

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  7. Wonderful ornaments and special memories. They never fail to move us year by year. Most of ours are old and some are very battered but they always make me smile.

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  8. I really love the heart! How well it's designed.
    Speaks treasures. :)

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  9. ‘Tis the season of shared memories and the making of new ones.

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  10. Every year I look forward taking out the Xmas ornaments. Let the old shabby tree rekindle its spirit, it is a sparkling transformation...

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  11. I'm so sorry about the broken ornament but I'm glad you have the photo. I think the oldest ornaments are often the nicest because they have so many memories attached to them.

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  12. what a great tree you must have will all these ornaments having each a story.

    Mine is here

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  13. So many memories come to life while decorating the tree. Ornaments have stories to tell.

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  14. The old ornaments are decidedly the best although I ad one new one every year. As you know i lost all mine in the fire, now a long time ago but like the good mother I was, I had shared my treasures with y daughter when she moved out. So it happened that the box of six glass, frosted fir cones I had saver up for when I was still at school, was xhared again and I still have one as well as a little glass bird that had lost its tail but my mother had still kept. Now it is a treasured memory of mother as well as my childhood.

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  15. we used to have old ornaments and an angel for the top of the tree, then I got my own tree as an adult with fancy decorations but it's not the same.... remember icicles that you put on the tree made out of aluminum foil. each year you took them off carefully to put away for next year. Ah traditions!

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  16. I, too, have several ornaments that hold special meaning. So sorry about the break of that special one. But as you say … the precious memory remains.

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  17. Enjoyed the festive mood here. Sorry for the small incident, but that will not wipe out memories.

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  18. NOW I'm feeling it! Thanks :)


    Aloha from Hawaii

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  19. Remembering is what I like best about trimming the tree. Your tree is Beautiful. I love seeing your room reflected in the ornament.

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  20. I love the stories told by old Christmas ornaments. The memories they hold are priceless.

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  21. it is the message that is important and now it will never be forgotten. Your ornaments are lovely to behold.

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  22. Anonymous11:43 PM

    Lovely ornaments - so delicate and full of meaning!

    Despite everything, the message of Christmas still survives too.

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  23. I agree with you, all my ornaments have a story to tell as well and each year I take great pleasure in recalling these over again.;)) So deliciously nostalgic.;))
    Lovely ornaments.;)
    xoxo

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  24. Beautiful ornaments, Sandy. It's a shame about the broken one but thankfully, the sentiment is not as fragile as the fine glass. And it can be preserved forever in your wonderful photography.

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  25. lovely ornaments. i love the heart best.

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  26. Very fine ornaments, Sandy. They are unique, so different from the common ones.

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  27. It is the memories that the ornaments carries that makes all the difference.

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