Friday, December 14, 2007

Fond Memories

I took pictures of some Christmas decorations that brought back fond memories of years gone by.
The ceramic Santas. I remember going to a ceramic shop and sitting while my Mother and aunt sanded and painted these wonderful Santas. I have had them for years and each Christmas I remember that my Mother was very artistic and my aunt was not but I love these Santas that they both made over 40 years ago!
The block tree. I made it about 15 years ago and I still love to get it out every year, get the hot glue gun and glue the pieces back on. Last year my dog got tangled in the tablecloth and the tree fell to the ground and into a million pieces. I finally found the instructions oh how to put it back together, so once again it has a regal spot in our house. The grandkids love to spin it around picking out their favorite toy!
The 12 days of Christmas. I loved cross stitching way back when and this is still one of my favorite pieces.
The pillow. A friend gave me this pattern in 1986 and I love the colors and children on the words, so each year I take it out and it has a special place on our sofa!
I will post some more fond memories of the Christmas decorations around our house tomorrow!


Catherine said...

I love that you've documented these special things!

Melanie said...

Wow! I love how you made all of those decorations! How cool that your Mother and aunt made those Santas, too.