Thursday, November 29, 2012

Emotional Decorating......

I'm an odd person when it comes to emotional things. I don't always get emotional over the things I should and other times the smallest things can set me off. This week it was Christmas ornaments. Am I the only person in the world who tears up over Christmas ornaments?

This is the first ornament that goes on my tree every year. My grandmother passed away from cancer the day before my 2nd birthday. She was so ill that that Christmas that she couldn't do any shopping, but had ornaments purchased for all of her grandchildren. This little reindeer was mine. I have no memories of her, but somehow this makes me feel a little closer to her. And that begins the emotions.

These two belonged to my husband as a child, also a gift from his grandmother. I love how delicate they are and that his initials and the year are engraved on them.

I got this ornament when my nephew (who is now a 7th grader!) was just a baby. Look at those cheeks! I love this picture of my mom holding him.

 This was a wedding gift, engraved with our name and the year. It was one of three that we received. I love the simplicity of it.


My husband received airplane themed ornaments growing up, and I've carried on the tradition each year. 

I love the details in all of these.......


And how adorable is this cat in an airplane??? I crack up every time I see it.

Speaking of two little buddies. Don't know what I would do without them.


 One of my new favorite ornaments - this was made by a very talented friend. I would never have the patience!

Last, but not least....another one that makes me tear up; mainly because I tear up at this show every year. Come on, tell me you don't? I teared up for another reason this year, as it seems to be broken. It should light up along with playing Linus explaining the real meaning of Christmas. Alas, not this year. But I still love it.... :)

So, are you emotionally attached to any of your ornaments?

~ Adrienne


  1. So sweet. I'm not only emotional about my ornaments, I'm also emotional about yours. Every year is like the first time I have ever seen them, lots of oohing and aahing. Thanks for sharing.


  2. I love when I find an ornament I had forgotten about... and I love hearing the stories behind other people's ornaments. :)

  3. My two older sisters made a couple of ornaments back in the 60s. I'm not sure who they were originally supposed to represent. They are a man & woman made from toilet paper rolls, black yarn for hair & fabric scraps for clothes. We lovingly call them John & Yoko and to this day they continue to be re-gifted back and forth between all the siblings. They are the ugliest ornaments on the planet but we will cherish them & laugh about them until they completely disintegrate.

  4. Ahhh the regifting gift...LOL love this Kathy :) John and Yoko! That's hysterical :)

  5. I never knew you had one of mom and Johnny! How sweet. I miss those chubby cheeks....I want to put my tree up but my two loving felines will only destroy it. I have to put it it a room behind a closed door....oh well...

  6. As our kids have their own families and we gradually scale back we've given them a lot of the 'family favorites'. But I know what you mean about that little heart tug when you pull one out and the whole back story floods over you.
    Merry Christmas Adrienne!!

  7. @ Jackie - I've had that ornament forever! He did have the best cheeks :) The only thing that keeps my felines at bay is the real needles are so sharp :)

  8. @ Barbara - I think as one gets older it hits us even more. We've gained enough wisdom to appreciate the memories behind them :) Merry Christmas to you too!