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Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Ornaments

Over the years of celebrating Christmas, the tree decorations change.  Some special ones remain the same; much loved and each attached to a significant memory or story.  I have an affinity for sparkly decorations.  This long shiny one was given to me
by a dear friend years ago.

This handmade hobby horse was a creation from one of my sisters.

This gold sparkled blown-glass heart
is the sole survivor of a set,
 I bought for myself the first Christmas I was alone. 
I cherish the memories that accompany this delicate heart.

This glass snowman with an evergreen tree hat reminds me
of the one who gave it
and of the love we share.

This whimsical glass ball overflowing with red feathers
 was created by one of my daughters while she waited in airports,
on her journey home one Christmas.

My Christmas tree is trimmed with memories of significant times
in my life and the significant people in my life,
who light my way.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tree, mum. I can't wait to see it in real life!

Melissa xox

Carol Steel said...

I can't wait to see you, too! And for you to see the tree.