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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Favorite Ornaments

I love ornaments ---so when George and I got married,  we started a tradition of giving each other ornaments for Christmas.  SO--since 2001 (our first Christmas),  we have added many gorgeous (and sometimes funny) ornaments to our tree.  I showed you three of my bird ornaments yesterday.  SO--today I'll share a few more with you.

We only have one large Christmas tree in our home ---and it is full of all kinds of special memories.  It is definitely a "hodge-podge" tree---but that is our choice!!!!!  We love all of our many different ornaments.  Above was one of my favorites several years ago.   It is my  "Gardening Greenhouse" ornament...  We don't have a greenhouse (wish we did)--but our garage serves well for that!!!! ha....  I had never seen this ornament (or even a similar one) before ---so for that reason,  it will always be very special.  And I'm sure you know by now that I LOVE gardening!!!!

Here is a funny ornament I gave to George last year.  It obviously is Santa (George) with his ladder and bucket ---carrying his HUGE "To Do" list.....   George always says that "I" give him lots of  "Honey Do" lists ---and I must admit that I do!!!!!!  Isn't that a cute ornament???

Here is the King's Arm Tavern --one of our favorite eating places in Williamsburg.  We try to buy ornaments sometimes when we visit certain areas ---and our vacation in Williamsburg /Jamestown /Yorktown was fabulous!!!

This silly little ornament is one which I gave to George one year...  She obviously is a sweet little FISHIE.... Can you hear her????  She is going up to George (like I do) saying "Kissie Kissie".......   Cute, huh?

This is our newest ornament.  We visited Biltmore House and Gardens at Thanksgiving --and bought this new ornament for our tree.

This ornament is from one of our favorite places in the entire world,  Mt. Nebo State Park in Arkansas.  We have a special cabin there which we rent when we go there---and we always think of Cabin 60 as OURS.   We will go back to Arkansas this year the end of March in 2011.

This  pretty little ornament came from another of our favorite places,  Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina.  Ocean Isle is north of Myrtle Beach ---and we love going there...

You may think this is the Pillsbury Doughboy---but it's really my own personal chef,  George.  George has so many talents ---and one of them which I didn't know about when we first started dating was that he LOVES to cook.  WELL--since I'm not much of a cook (although my mother tried her best to get me interested) ----I was THRILLED to turn that little responsibility over to George.   He cooks our entree --and I add the veggies/salads, etc... SO---this little ornament is in honor of my personal chef... Yeah Rah!!!!

I could show you many, many more of our ornaments --but you may already be pretty bored... SO--I'll stop for now...

Hope you have a wonderful day... Show us more of your Christmas beauties --if you haven't done so.