Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Christmas Ornaments

I love our humble indigenous cedar Christmas tree. It may not have the lush dark denseness of a fir, but it has its own airy beauty.


It's not too dignified for the occasional cornhusk lady ornament.


The branches have beautiful feathery tips.


My favorite ornament ever, made by my mother in the early seventies:


A glass icicle:


I love these beautiful German birds but their clips fall off and I can't clip them to the tree, especially the old ones. This year I made them a little nest of cedar clippings in a tiny red vintage suitcase (with polka dots). They seem very happy!

4 comments:

C.A. Worcester said...

Anna,

I love the birds. I too, put birds on my tree, but this year, our tree is in storage about 1000 miles away.....bummer.

I think my favorite picture is the 1st one of the old glass ball ornament. Really plain and simple, but beautiful. :-)

Do you take the pictures or is it Guiles?

Very Merry Christmas to you and your family. May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless you richly. Cheryl :-)

Heather said...

I love cedar too, and it lends a wonderful unfetered look to your ornaments. The manger ornament brought back some wonderful memories of a Sunday School class long long ago!

Photos, as always, were a delight to behold! Giles' crisp insightful photography reminds me of another blog I've just recently visited 'Hello my name is Heather' at heatherbailey dot typepad dot com, you might enjoy taking a look!

caworcester said...

Ok, I know why I like the 1st ornament so much....it reminds me of a pearl!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe I woke up in the middle of the night thinking that??? hee hee. Cheryl :-)

G.L.H. said...

We had cedar trees for about three Christmases--I agree with your feelings about them!
Wonderful photos--I always enjoy them!

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