Saturday, December 12, 2009

Welcome to "Pink Saturday". Bev, from "How Sweet The Sound" is our lovely hostess.

Today's post is about our favorite ornament. I have so many favorites That it was impossible to pick just one. The above Santas are from my Nana's home and the roly poly was bought for my son's first Christmas in 1975.

Believe it or not but all eight reindeer and Santa Claus are squished into this Hallmark ornament from 1993. I have been collecting Hallmark Christmas ornaments since they first appeared in 1973. This one is my absolute favorite.

I am really getting into handmade nostalgic ornaments. This one I made for an online art group I belong to. The angel is very special to me. She looks just like my mom when she was very young.

This one was purchased at Vallaincourt Art in Sutton, Ma. and uses the same angel. I spent a lovely day with my wonderful friend Karen and got to see a perfomance of "The Night Before Christmas" performed by Charles Dicken's great, great grandson. It was a magical day.

This beautiful reindeer belong to my Grandpa and Nana and hung from their tree every Christmas . I am so lucky to have it for my tree.

The Charlie Brown Tree is new this year but has already claimed my heart. It brings back so many memories. Every decoration I own has a story and connects to the past. Thinking of the past helps to get through the present. A hope for a return to simpler times.

Have a wonderful weekend fellow Pinkies.


Chic card creator said...

Hi Joyce,
I really like the Santa! I wanted to say hello and see how you are doing. Are you taking the Jane Davies class?

Say It With Roses said...

You have so many sweet ornaments. I love Roly Poly anythings. I wish I had a Santa. My hubby has an old antique tobacco Roly Poly tin. I am afraid it has gotten a few dents from our moves...but I just love him, dents and all.
Happy Pink Saturday and

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi Joyce...loved seeing your special ornaments especially the ones that were your Nana's. My grands call me Nana, and I hope someday they will have special memories of the Christmas' we share! Hope you'll have a chance to stop by and see my Collection of Santa and Mrs. Claus at CollectInTexas Gal...Merry Christmas from Texas!

suesueb said...

Love the "stuffed phone booth" ornament!! And the reindeer! Wonderful memories-Happy pink week!!

caren said...

Joyce ~ Beautiful ornaments and beautiful memories. I most admit I gasped a little at the reindeer - that's what my post is about this week. Mine is a little different but has such special meaning too!

I saw the pretty ornament you bought Karen! I love her blog.
Happy Pink Saturday!

pinkkandy said...

I love the vintage looking ornaments the angels is so sweet
have a blessed week end...Kandy

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Joyce,
Your decorations are beautiful, and I really love that Charlie Brown Christmas tree. That telephone booth is adorable!