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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Bird Ornaments

Yesterday, I showed you just a few of George's and my ornaments that we have given each other through the years. I saved my favorites until now to share with you... As most of you know, I am a fairly new 'birder'... We had hummingbirds first --and then the Bluebirds came and nested in our backyard. That SOLD me.... Since then, I have loved every minute of seeing and feeding our backyard birds.

SO---last Christmas, George surprised me with some gorgeous bird ornaments. He couldn't have given me anything that would have been more special to me. Today, I share my sweet little bird ornaments with you.

The picture above is the only bird ornament I had before last Christmas. George gave me a gorgeous GLASS hummingbird several years ago. The picture isn't great, since I put the hummingbird in front of a candle which caught some of the camera flash. But you can get the idea of what this fragile little hummer looks like. He is gorgeous. Below are the ones from last year.

This little birdie is my new hummingbird.. He is much larger than the little glass one above.

I love this ornament. It is a little bluebird house with bluebirds sitting around it. Isn't that just beautiful????

This beauty is another of my favorite backyard birds, the Cardinal. Isn't he gorgeous sitting in our tree?

George took all kinds of pictures of me while I opened these ornaments last Christmas... Can you tell how happy I was?????? (Just a little! ha)

Right above the Bluebird house is a beautiful Goldfinch. I have many, many Goldfinches this year ---so this little bird is another of my fav's. (Note another of our special ornaments which I didn't feature yesterday: the little lovey-dovey couple in the top right of the picture!!!)

This was one happy gal----looking at that Goldfinch, don't you think??? I still smile when I see the bird ornaments on our tree.

Finally, here's a picture showing three of the four bird ornaments: Goldfinch, Bluebirds and Cardinal. I hope you enjoyed seeing my 'birdie' ornaments!!!!

What is/are your very favorite ornament(s)?????


P.S. We drove to Hendersonville yesterday to see George's parents and take them out for an early Christmas Dinner at Mimi's Cafe. They are doing fine and will be with George's sister on Christmas Day. All of the family put a monetary gift to missions in their church in their honor for Christmas. Dad said that that gift made him so happy that he almost cried. God Bless this wonderful couple.


Snap said...

We have two trees ... one of them is covered with bird ornaments -- my favorite! Loved this post.

Anonymous said...

What a happy post this is. The photos to the Hendersonville trip. Magic!

diane said...

That is so sweet to have ornaments of the birds that visit your yard. I must admit some of my favourite ornaments are of Australian birds, the kookaburra and the galah.
I love your header. your tree and house look splendid just like a Christmas card.

Daisy said...

Betsy, I love your bird ornaments. They are made even more special in that they were gifts to you from your sweetie. Very sweet post. :)

Diane AZ said...

Your header photo is so colorful! I love all your your bird ornaments, the goldfinch is my favorite. :)

Peggy said...

just love all your bird ornaments!! Your trees are beautiful and I can see you really enjoyed decorating them. Hope you are having a very blessed Christmas season and making lots of Christmas memories. Hugs my friend

T said...

I love all the bird ornaments - so you!

Merry Christmas!

Small City Scenes said...

I love bird ornaments too but I mostly have Cardinals. Mostly because I have never seen one in real life as we don't have them here and I like the RED color.

Bless George's parents.


mountain.mama said...

Betsy, you look happy ALL the time! But those are way cute ornaments.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Betsy. I love your bird ornaments. I hardly ever see any around here. I do have a couple butterfly ornaments and one collie--he's my favorite.

The Incredible Woody said...

I love all those ornaments! I thought of you yesterday when I spotted a brilliant cardinal sitting in my dogwood tree:)

JKoenig said...

What a neat post! My grandmother loved birds. She always had a canary or lovebirds in her house, but she also had some beuatiful old glass bird tree ornaments on her Christmas Tree. I have had those ornaments on my tree for quite a few years, and they are such treasures to me. However, a few years ago when I was going through a box or old ornaments, I found a box on which she had written "ornaments from Della's (her first baby) first Christmas. Inside were some tiny red and clear glass birds. They are only a couple of inches long. They now also have a very special place on my tree, and they always hold very special memories of her.

Thank you for the memories your post brought back to me.

May God bless you and your family with His Presence and His Peace during this Christmas time.

Susie said...

I'm so glad to hear George's parents are doing good.

Betsy I think you'd be happy opening a bag of rocks. You just always seem to be happy and you are always smiling.

Busy Bee Suz said...

All your bird ornaments are so cute. I love that they make you so happy!!!
God Bless George's parents...they are the best.
Merry Christmas!!!

The Retired One said...

Such a cute idea for a theme on your Christmas tree!

Sandra said...

really like all those cute birds and your TREE headliner is beautiful. Also like that cute necklace you have on and of course the Big Smile.
I don't collect ornaments, but I still have the 1944 glass beads garland that my mother put on my first Christmas tree. Also the ugly little beat up tiptoe Santa i bought for my son's first Christmas in 1965. the only ornaments that survived from the past.
HO HO HO from Santamental Sandra Claus

Sunny said...

I love your birdies! They are really perfect on your beautiful tree.
One of my favorite ornaments is a Christmas scene painted on the inside of a shell, it was a gift from my mother-in-law on her last Christmas...it's very special to me.
Thank you for sharing your treasures.
Sunny :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful ornaments!
What a special gift! May you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Anonymous said...

You have a lovely collection, Betsy. We too were reminiscing over ornaments yesterday and the memories they evoked.

Pam said...

I'm glad to hear that Georges parents are doing well and will be with family for Christmas.
I like all your beautiful birds, Betsy... at least their inside and warm on your delightful Christmas tree.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year.

Cicero Sings said...

It looks like you are having so much fun getting ready for Christmas Betsy! We haven't started yet ... today we MUST, MUST decorate as company comes tonight.

So glad you had a good pre-Christmas with George's folk. I'm glad they have somewhere to go for Christmas. I wish my Mom did but we did our pre-Christmas thing with her so it will just have to do.

Betty said...

Your house is so happy with all of the decorations. I love all of your little birds .
Have a very biessed Christmas.

Katherine Aucoin said...

You have some very pretty bird ornaments. George is so sweet and thoughtful, but then you know that!

My mom loves cardinals and decorates her tree with cardinals and white doves. It is very pretty to look at.

I used to have and maybe I still do somewhere...an ornament I bought in Toronto that was a small gumball stand machine. I've never been a gum chewer, but for some reason I really liked that ornament.

Diane said...

Very pretty bird ornaments, Betsy. Birds look so perfect on the tree, too.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I just love your bird ornaments and your all your decorations. Your header photo is beautiful. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and very happy New Year.

Kelly said...

....oh boy, do I have bird ornaments, and I love them all. Yours are so cute, especially those cardinals!! I'm going to have to photograph a few too! Merry Christmas, Betsy!

Jane said...

I'll take the cardinal!!!


imac said...

Treebeautiful Betsy

Becca's Dirt said...

I love all of your ornaments. You look so excited to receive those ornaments and how special they are - George picked them out.

I want to wish you and George a blessed holiday and Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Awww! His dad almost cried cuz he was so happy! That's so sweet!

I love the Cardinal, so I gotta say that the Cardinal ornament is my fav! But they're all very pretty!!!

Merry Merry Merry Christmas, Betsy & George! You 2 be safe & have a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS!

Connie said...

What a wonderful tradition. And those bird ornaments are georgous. I love them.

Hope you guys have the best Christmas ever, and I know you will.

Merry Christmas,

Connie said...

What a wonderful tradition. And those bird ornaments are georgous. I love them.

Hope you guys have the best Christmas ever, and I know you will.

Merry Christmas,

Cheryl said...

Nice header photo. Wow, you certainly have a very nice bird ornament collection. Very pretty ornaments. What a wonderful gift for George's parents!

Karin said...

When you come late like me everything has already been said, lol!! Your tree is beautiful!!! Lovely photo! Your bird ornament collection is such a treasure!

Merry Christmas to you all! May His love continue to fill you both to overflowing!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I'm glad I don't have to pick a favorite from these ornaments.That would be impossible,each one is so special.Thanks for sharing your joy.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Betsy, I love all of your bird ornaments...I think the redbird would be my very favorite since redbirds always remind me of my late parents...now I'll have to figure out why they remind me of them...Food for thought for tommorrow!!! I think you and George have some very wonderful things you do and enjoy together...that's what makes the two of you so special!!!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Those birds found a good home!

Mary said...

I love your bird ornaments! All of them are pretty and all the more special coming from your thoughtful husband! I have too many favorite ornaments to list, but have shown a few already.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Lovely ornaments!

Kim said...

How nice. I love the pictures with you holding the Northern Cardinal ornament. You looked so happy and I can see why. Such beautiful birds to put on your tree.

SquirrelQueen said...

All of the little birds are so cute, the Goldfinch is my favorite. Glad to hear George's parents are doing well.

I see one of the spammers got you too. I've been seeing them all over the last few days.