Monday, December 10, 2007

Fun Monday-Favorite Christmas Ornament(s)

Kaytabug says: In the spirit of the season I would like to see your favorite Christmas tree ornament. Not to be confused with the WHOLE tree. I want you to zoom in and show me one or a few(you know I can't choose just one!) of your favorite ornaments. If you don't decorate a tree, show me your menorah or dreidel, Kinara, or Yule Log. I want to see your favorite decoration for this holiday season. - So go check out the rest of the participants!


Okay, so I couldn't pick just one, so here's the majority of my favorite ornaments as a kid. These are mine, on my tree now, each of my brothers also has a bear of some sort, a fuzzy mouse (theirs were white, mine a much cuter grey), a little moppet with a package, and 2 wooden ornaments. Oh, and we can't forget about the little bitty rocking horses either! So tiny! It's green, so blow up the picture and look for it! We either got them as gifts from someone when we were really little, or they were bought in threes so we'd each have one. Each one is a little different, but of course some of mine were girly and theirs not. Note- I scooched them close together for the picture, they aren't really hung that close together. Just for pictures, kind of like little kids!



Someday I'd like to do the same for my own kids. Hopefully there will be old fashioned wooden ornaments again that I can find one day....

And my hubby and I have our own tradition, each year we've had a tree we've gotten an ornament. They are "couple" ornaments where someone is undoubtably snuggling someone else or sharing a special moment. They are entirely too cute. This year is Thumper and Mrs. Thumper and she kisses his cheek and there's a little twist knob you can run to make his foot go up and down and "thump". We havent had a tree for 3 years, 2004, 2005, and 2006. Should we try and catch up on ornaments or just let them be? What do you think?

24 comments:

Peter said...

Of course enbiggen is a word... look it up in your Funk and Wagnell, much better than "Blow up the pictures" that sounds like a mad bomber on the loose, thanks for visiting.

Pamela said...

I think we have a few of those left from our first years of marriage.
I had a coworker who always got the Hallmark special ornament each year.

Karmyn R said...

they are cute.

I try and buy a new ornament every year too - something that signifies the year. I haven't figured anything out yet for this year.

Dreaming What Ifs...

nikki said...

I love little wooden ornaments. They are so hard to find now.

nikki

ChrisB said...

The little wooden ornaments are lovely and they will last. Your tradition for buying a 'couple' ornament is so sweet.

Debs said...

The wood ornies are so cute!


My little meeces are small. I have a weakness for small things. ;)

A Slice of Life said...

You know, we started out getting new ornaments every year, but then we kinda let the habit go. Good for you for keeping up with it. So, knowing my lazy ways, I'd say just leave those three years be!

Susan at A Slice of Life

Jenni said...

Ah, the candy cane horse. We'll be making some soon, thanks to you:o) I like the doll on the sled the best.

We didn't start our ornament tradition till late with the kids, and I never could figure out whether to catch up or leave it be. As long as they all have the same number, I guess it's okay.

You're right about nutcrackers. They are a little freaky/scary. The Nutcracker is such a beautiful, magical experience, though. If you just think about that, it takes away all the scary. Doesn't it? I think I need your address. I'd like to send you a very special homemade ornament--a nutcracker biting off a clown's head. How's that for scary?:o)

ellen b. said...

Little wooden ornaments are wonderful. I love the older ones from Christmas past :) Enjoy...
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Carrie Sue said...

Those are so cute - Definitely catch up, this is the year to buy 4 new ornaments!

Sandy said...

I love the wooden ornaments! Good on you for keeping track of them. I used to be terrible at that and now it's too late, duh!

Mrs. Darling said...

Oh catch up the three years you missed, of course, of course! LOL

Loved the ornaments. I joined for the first time!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Ahhh your tree ornaments are so sweet. And I love Thumper.

Sauntering Soul said...

Those ornaments are absolutely adorable!

Bren said...

Those are cute! I wish I had some from my childhood.

Blue Momma said...

You need to catch up on the ornaments! What good excuse to go buy three new ornaments. And really nice ones, too.

We do the yearly ornament too, though this year we let Punkin pick it out. Every time he walks past the tree he tells me how he loves the one he picked out!

lisa's chaos said...

Oh I wish it were that easy to photograph kids. :) Those ornaments are very well-behaved. :)

Couple ornaments is a cute idea and I bet hard to find.

Robinella said...

Great ornaments. I loved making candy cane ones as a kid. I should show my kids how.

Willowtree said...

Very nice selection, I really like the wooden ones.

Alison said...

The ornaments are adorable!! I love them. I have so many from my childhood also, I treasure them too. Thanks for the comment on my blog!! I really enjoyed my first FM..

Alison said...

BTW...my kids can certainly be a terror when awake!!

mama speak said...

Love your tradition. I'm all about the wooden/homemade type ornaments too. I have several non wooden ones that are cool; from places we've traveled (Holland, Taiwan, Japan, Austria, France, etc...) We add a new ornament for each of us every year. This year I tried to put our names on them & the yr recvd if enough room.

Tiggerlane said...

Precious! Now I HAVE to dig out my ornaments, b/c I think I have one that matches the little rocking girl.

Joy T. said...

Still making my way through the FM list! Great ornaments and like the majority of the people who commented, I have to agree the wooden ornaments are adorable.