Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas treasures: pt 1

I decided to do four photos of my treasures (at a time) for the Christmas season:
One year I realized I had very little "Christ" on my CHRISTmas tree.
So, I decided each year I would add a new Christ ornament.
This carved gourd opens to a BEAUTIFUL Peru colored, paper mache'd? people, with a straw roof nativity. Its says its made in Peru, I hope it really is (from Ebay).
 

The red and white ornament is very old and fragile, I love the lights shining on the red background (from Ebay). The ornament on the right (Silent Night) is a Hallmark ornament from last year, it is printed on both sides.
 

My mom had this style of ornaments when I was growing up.
Wonderful EBAY made it possible to replace hers and obtain this retro nativity.
 

Left is a heavy new one from our Panhandle, TX girl trip this year, the plastic on is from a 2003 girl trip (we always stop at Hobby Lobby and Walmart), the wood nativity is made from Holy Land olive tree and a gift from my mom.
 
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Jesus is MY reason for the season!
Merry CHRISTmas to you all:)
MY Memories make me happy! And my home smile:)
Happy Monday to you!
This is for:
11th Heavens Homemaking Haven for Home Maker Monday

Everyday Elegance for My Favorite Things Monday
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As for Me and My House for Making A Happy Home Monday

13 comments:

Mom2my9 said...

Beautiful ornaments, Carla! Thanks so much for linking up, as usual. Your posts are always so inspiring and encouraging!

mommaof4wife2r said...

very nice...thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Love the nativity ornaments, especially. I haven't even drug my tree out; I gotta get it in gear!

Lisa said...

These are gorgeous! Nativity scenes are a wonderful thing. My favorite is the wooden Nativity.
Have a good day.

inadvertentfarmer said...

I love the one made of a gourd! Great post, lovely ornaments! Kim

Brandy said...

What a good idea! I love all the ornaments...and bringing Christ back!

Thanks for stopping by...and I hope you come back for my giveaway this week. I just posted a little teaser...

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Beautiful ornanments! I love that gourd from Peru!!

Manuela

Tammy said...

They are truly beautiful and so unique- what treasure they are!

Betty said...

Thank you for sharing the meaningful, beautiful ornaments...

Jesus is the reason for the season at our home, too.....

Thank you for visiting with me...Betty

Grammy said...

I love your collection. I had some like the yellow one growing up on my moms tree.

Julie said...

We have a couple nativity ornaments and then some that I have stitched. I loved seeing yours--thanks for sharing. Julie

Lady Katherine said...

Lovely ornaments, you have a great collection going.

~LL~ said...

Looks great. Thanks for participating. Sorry it took me so long to get here....it has been a busy time!