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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Old and new friends...my Christmas Tree Ornaments


They all have stories to tell



And I remember them all



They come from many places




But our Christmas Tree comes from the mountains by our house




My sweet friend Helen, gave me many beautiful ornaments




This little fellow is only an inch tall, he is from East Germany, the place where I grew up





A sweet bird, another gift from my dear friend Helen





One of many ornaments from the Nutcracker Ballet series





I love heart ornaments on our tree, any kind of heart



Hand painted on a wintry afternoon



Thin paper glued onto clear glass balls



More paper napkins glued and varnished



A cornucopia, a symbol of abundance




More hearts, more Love




From the Christkindles Markt on a snowy afternoon in  Nuernberg






Merry Christmas my dear blogging Friends


Gina




20 comments:

  1. Oooohhh, got to see your tree!!!!! Thanks for sharing the story behind the decorating.

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  2. I can only imagine what fun it must be to go fetch your own tree...and all of your wonderful ornaments create a beautiful Christmas symphony of color and magic and how special that many hold fond memories for you. I feel in such a Christmasy spirit seeing your tree.

    ~jermaine

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  3. Gina, not only are these exquisite looking but that they have special stories makes them very precious. I simply adore the rocking horse! I hope you're having a merry and festive week. xo – g

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  4. So many memories on that tree - what a wonderful time of year to relive them again! Merry Christmas!

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  5. Dear Theresa, Thank you for being so supportive, always. Have a very Merry Christmas.
    Gina

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  6. Dear Jermaine, Your all-white Christmas tree with the colorful pheasant is spectacular.
    We are lucky in that we are allowed to cut our own trees. We always make it an event with friends and little champagne picnic.
    Gina

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  7. Dear Georgianna, Your eye always goes to the not so obvious. I mentioned you in my new post about Christmas ornaments.
    Have a lovely week, dear Georgianna.

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  8. OK- I think you lovely ornaments qualify in the top 10 of ornament collections of all time!

    And a Merry Christmas to you!

    -Ann

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  9. Dear Ann, What a way to start out the morning! A morning with a little chuckle. You are always so generous with your comments and I appreciate it very much.
    Ann, I am so glad to have met you. I look forward to following your blog in the coming year. Merry Christmas to You and Yours.

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  10. Dear Francesca, Congratulations! You finished your beautiful African Flower Blanket.
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas from across the ocean.
    Gina

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  11. What an absolutely delightful tree! It's so colorful, a feast for the eyes!

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  12. Hi Gina...

    I agree with Ann, the commentor above! I think that your beautiful Christmas ornaments are truly in the top 10 of ALL collections! You have so many pretties, my friend! I loved getting a peek at them!

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas with us for the Sunday Favorites party this week!

    Warmest Christmas Wishes,
    Chari

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  13. Hello Honey and welcome. I thank you for your visit and lovely comment.

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  14. And warmest wishess to you, Chari. And to your family and loved ones, Gina.

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  15. Wow! I'm blown away by your gorgeous ornaments! So colorful and festive. Your handpainted ones are simply gorgeous! Happy I found your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Merry Christmas!
    Cindy

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  16. Gina, beautiful ornaments. I loved them all. Some good ideas here, too, for me to try ... the napkins on the balls, the lovely hearts. Merry Merry!

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  17. Rich, jewel toned tree beautifully photographed. Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas. ~CJ

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  18. Hi Cindy, And thank you for becoming a follower. Give painting your ornaments a try. It is not difficult at all. If you need a little help, I'm here to do just that. Gina

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  19. Hi Snap, Yes, do try covering glass balls with pretty napkins. The thin-nest napkins work best. Merry Christmas! Gina

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  20. Hi CJ, thank you so much for the compliment and for your visit. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Gina

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