Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Priceless Christmas Decorations

Decorating for Christmas is one of my favorite things about the holidays. Especially when I start opening boxes and pulling out all the familiar things ~ it's like a visit from old friends and loved ones. These things didn't cost a lot of money, but they come wrapped in memories ~ and that's exactly what makes them priceless.

My Dad loved Garfield the cat and read the comic strip in the newspaper every night. This Garfield belonged to him and is about 20 years old. I add the candy canes to his stocking each year!


A ceramic bell made by my Aunt about 30 years ago.


A sweet wall hanging made by my niece and given to me 20 years ago.


...and a melting snowman given to me by my sister just last year!

Until next time,
Cindy

19 comments:

Barb and Dell said...

Cindy, Your Garfield and melting snowman are priceless!
Barb

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Cindy,
Awww, how precious it all is!!! I haven't gotten my decorations out yet~usually I put up the tree on Thanksgiving Day afternoon--but, hmmm, I was busy with the book! lol
XO
Cin

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love how each ornament and decoration bring back cherished memories. That melted snowman is so cute.

Danielle

Peggy said...

I love the ornaments and the sentiment that goes along with them - I'm with you - the ones that bring those memories forward are especially precious!
Peggy

jeanetteann said...

How cute are they,and special when given by a loved one. :o) x j

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Hi Cindy,

Memory making ornaments and holiday decor at surely the very best kind.

thanks so much for visiting me.
your newest follower
Sonny

Marcia said...

So many memories as we open our boxes of holiday decorations. Love the melting snowman.
Found you through Cindy's blog (Whimsical Musings). She's a close blogging friend.
I look forward to visiting.
Much love!

Linda said...

That's one of my favorite parts of decorating...looking in the boxes and finding all these wonderful treasures and the memories that go with them!!

Queenie said...

Those are such cute Christmas treasures Cindy...always extra special when they come with priceless memories, and pulling out the Christmas stuff is like visiting with old friends...love how you worded that :)
Big hugs,
Queenie

meowmeowmans said...

I always love that each ornament, and each decoration, has a memory attached to it. It's one of my favorite things about decorating for the holidays! :)

Brenda said...

Those are beautiful memories, Cindy.

Myric said...

Melting snowman is just too cute!

Thanks for the visit and for the follow! I am excited to see your your jar project!! I am now a follower!!

xoxo

Gayle said...

I agree, every year it a joy to remember that I had something!

Myric said...

The best part of blogging is finding new friends! We got something in common. Art, books and tea.. What could be better than that right!?

xo
Myric

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...

The melting snowman is sweet. It is definitely a memory filled season. Most of the ornaments on our tree have a memory of something or someone and then there are all the other things like your Garfield that take you back too. It really is the best time of year!!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I love seeing Christmas decorations. Your melting snowman is so cute!!

Myric said...

Small blog world! I didn't notice you and Cindy have the same last name? Oh how funny!! lol That's so cool! Yeah, she is a wonderful lady :)

xoxo
Myric

Red Rose Alley said...

OH MY GOODNESS - my mom used to have that same ceramic bell! That almost brought a tear to my eye, as my mom passed away almost three years ago. Old decorations from long ago are the best, and definately ones to treasure.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Honey at 2805 said...

It's just terrific that your decorations have wonderful memories connected with them. They are all adorable! Thank you for linking this wonderful post to Potpourri Friday!

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