Stories to Tell

Thank you dear friends for all your birthday wishes here and on facebook. They made my day and I am so blessed with your friendship.
Each year I look forward to putting out our ornaments. Each have a story to tell from when I bought them, who gave them to me or whose hand made them. Oh the stories that they would tell....

1. Snow Angel Ornament - One of my very favorites that my dear Mom made in one of our annual Christmas Ornament Exchanges. I just love the simplicity and beauty of this one.

2. Shimmering Ice Skate - I am so reminded of my dear friend Leneve, who lovingly crafted this ornament. God called her home a few years ago, but I will forever have a piece of artwork to remind me of our love of crafting and especially our friendship.

3. Knitting Needles - Made by my twin sister, Sherri, last year as a loving reminder of our "Other" Mom who was always knitting. God called her home... and I miss her terribly, but I will treasure this as a reminder of her knitting hands and generous heart that gave so many people the gift of her knitted treasures.

4. Button, Button Ornament - I have an obsession with buttons. I love them... creamy, old ones just make my heart go pitter patter. Leneve also made this one and I treasure it so much, not for the buttons but that she made it.

5. Tutti Fruiti Ornaments - (Leah's Dad's name for them that I just love) These vintage ornaments were gifted to me by my dear, sweet friend Leah. They were in her family and so very special to me! She shared not only these beautiful ornaments with me her whole family all year long.

I think I need to capture all these stories and write them down... Do your ornaments have stories? I would love to know. Wishing you a joyous day!


Julie Marie said...

Hi Sheila, first off, Happy Birthday to you! Hope all of your birthday wishes came true... I love your pretty special ornaments, and also the stories they tell...yes, all of mine have stories to tell as well, that's probably why it takes me so long to decorate, I relive each story!... love those pretty little skates from your friend who is now watching down from Heaven... xoxo Julie Marie

Leah C said...

Love all your ornaments & their stories; each year, I look forward to seeing/hearing them...both old & new! So many memories wrapped up in those pretty decorations:) And yes, you should write their stories down...before we get too old to remember;) said...

My Dad made oak ornaments cut on a bandsaw, a bell, santa silhouette, reindeer, snowman, and christmas tree. Dad passed away last year and putting these ornaments on the tree this year brought back lots of happy memories! He believed in sharing his talents and I hope one day to be as generous as he was.

Karen Valentine said...

Happy Belated Birthday my friend!!! I hope it was wonderful. I didn't put my "memory" tree up this year but I remember how much fun it is to put each ornament and remember where it came from or what it means to me. Thank you for sharing yours. Have a wonderful Christmas sweetie.

Hope said... ornaments have stories....that's why it takes me about 6 hours to get the tree up and decorated!! Merry Christmas!