Thursday, December 22, 2011

pretty, happy, funny, real - Christmas tree edition!

Linking up again this week with LMLD...

We've posted about our tree once or twice already.  Not to go completely overboard about the tree... but it seems that most everyone has some emotional attachment to the family ornaments, right?  So, in reality, this {p,h,f,r} post is dedicated to ornaments.

the decorated tree

some of the ornaments with the happiest memories attached...
from the year we bought our first home (and it did look something like that - though the windows weren't gold)
Perhaps a little funny looking to the casual observer, but this fish is from our honeymoon in the Caribbean. 
This one is obvious :)
We have lots of ornaments that belonged to Mark's grandmother.  This is one of our favorites.


The girls got this for me last year.
A gift from the first year we moved out West.
Can you see these?  They are: a cocktail shaker, wine glass, and martini glass.  There is a wine bottle as well, but it was behind a branch :)

OK, so while lots of ornaments are simply pretty, funny, or loaded with happy memories, some speak to the reality of Christmas.
I love this one.  It's one of the tiniest ornaments on the tree, but the detail of the figures inside - and the bright colors - make it so neat.
always hung on the east side of the tree :)
So, the {p,h,f,r} posts are supposed to be about what's been going on in our everyday lives, right?  Well, I've spent a fair bit of time looking at these ornaments recently.  I could have talked about many, many, more than just these few.  Isn't it something how the memories of ornaments build over the years? 


  1. Lovely ornaments. We love to sit and look at the tree.

  2. It is a gift to sit back and remember. The ornaments bring to mind the real life moments you share as a family. We have a Vegas Santa that gets hung every year because it was the ornament my husband's dad gave me when we first started dating. Great post!

  3. I love your ornaments (and think it's funny that you have so many drink/booze oriented ones :) and agree-- our ornaments mean so much to me! I love them so much. I love the ones that the kids made when they were little the most.
    Merry Christmas!