Decorating my home at Christmas time brings me great joy. Gently unwrapping ornaments and decorations from my childhood - memories each and every one. And, we make new memories too. Every year new ornaments and decorations are added!
The "Mulligan Family" decoration was a present from our dear friends and neighbors last Christmas. Each year we exchange ornaments or decorations. Love this new addition to my collection. I guess I can't get anymore kitties - because the entire family is represented here!
In the early 1960's my Mother made this Angel and Madonna for my Aunt Mary. They are made of material and Styrofoam forms. I had forgotten all about them - but last year when my Aunt was moving she asked if I wanted them. That was so kind of her. I cried when I opened the package. Such a treasure. I cherish them, AND my Aunt for wanting me to have them.
Nutcrackers - Nutcrackers - Everywhere!
Even the kitchen table got into the act this year.
Before - During - After
The small icicles belonged to my Father when he was a little boy. They are probably even older than that. Another of the treasures that I hold dear. These haven't been on our tree since J.J. was born. He had never seen them before. It's time to take them out and enjoy them again.
As I create this blog post I am listening to the Bing Crosby Christmas Record with the Andrews Sisters. Another great memory of Christmas times gone by and loved ones who I miss tremendously.
Hope your halls are decked and that you're enjoying the season with those you hold dear.