Random Five….Ornaments

A couple of years ago, Motor Man and I decided to buy a pencil-type Christmas tree.  So it doesn’t require as many ornaments as a larger tree.

Today, I’m sharing a few of the ornaments with special meaning. (Note: for garland on our tree, I use burlap ribbon, so that’s in the background of the pictures.)

1.) On our tree, there are six of these stockings that I crocheted many years ago.  Three are “multi-colored” like this,  there’s also a solid green one, and two red ones. Marshall was just a little boy when I made these.

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2.) Speaking of Marshall, this ornament was new for his first Christmas.

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3.)  When Motor Man and I were first “seeing” each other, we took a day trip to the Outer Banks, specifically Manteo, to The Christmas Shop.  The only thing I bought was this tiny tug boat ornament.  Motor Man has always told me of his childhood days, when his family lived not far from the waterfront. He loved hearing the tug boat captains communicate with each other by tooting the boat horns.

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4.) And, speaking of the Outer Banks, a few weeks ago, we discovered a new shop there with items crafted by local artists. This ornament, made of glass, features a hand-painted image of one of “my” wild horses of Corolla.

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5.) And, finally, this ornament isn’t dated, but it was cross-stitched by our pastor’s wife for my mom (whose name was Donnie).  I’m thinking this was probably in the mid 1980’s. Although the frame looks black in the picture, it’s actually Christmas green. From the time Mom no longer put up a Christmas tree, it’s been displayed on mine.

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But, of course,  according to Sundae…

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she’s the only reason we even put up a tree.

~These Days Of Mine~

10 responses to “Random Five….Ornaments

  1. Love your ornaments (especially the one UNDER the tree!)…….my favorite thing is putting our ornaments on the tree – each one has a special memory attached to it – a trip across the world, a specially made ornament given by a friend, an ornament from our childhood…….we go through the same process every year – stopping to recall the memory associated with the ornament – no wonder it takes us so long to decorate our tree!


  2. That last shot is wonderful! 🙂

  3. LOVE all the ornaments. I think our ornaments are one of our best ‘scrapbooks’ of our lives. We do the same thing. The same pastor’s wife made us one also. They left the area in 1983, right after our youngest was born.

  4. Wonderful ornaments with lovely memories….that’s what makes a Christmas tree special in my opinion. And yours are so sweet. Most of the ornaments on our tree have special memories attached to them as well. Sundae posing under your tree is a special ornament too! 🙂

  5. A very nice holiday R5F … !
    This must be the Sundae pic you mentioned to me a few days ago … ; )

  6. I always love your Christmas tree.

  7. Ornaments that have stories are the best. I have several needlepoint ornaments that I made in the ’80s which I think are in identical frames to your counted cross stitch one.

  8. Love the tiny tug boat! Sundae under the tree… very sweet.

  9. What a lovely post for Christmas! All the ornaments, each with its own story, make decorating a tree so very special.

  10. Sundae looks right at home under the tree.

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