Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Keepsakes

I had planned to share some of my newest decorating projects today, but after a day of Christmas shopping and decorating yesterday, I was too tired to take pictures last night. Hopefully, I'll be able to take some today and share a couple of projects I've been working on. I'm also hoping to do some visiting today to see what my blogging friends have been up to.

Until then, here is a slide show I created from pictures I took last year of some ornaments that have special meaning to my family.

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow:


Stacey said...

Janie your pictures are beautiful. I especially like the one of Avery Grace and the little church ornament. What a fun way to present them.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gorgeous! And you know I love seeing pics of Avery Grace! Thanks for sharing, Janie...


Sheila :-)

racheld said...

This was just enchanting, Janie, all the soft lighting of a deep-late Christmas night, when little ones are sleeping (or peeking in to see if--if--if), and all the lovely Spirit of Christmas Past shining on your tree.

And the song---every time I hear it, I think of our little smalltown church choir---we were blessed with some amazing voices for such a little group. One soprano would hit a harmonizing high note on "THE King"---I'd never heard it that particular way before, and never since.

You probably do what I do at the end of a long day---just dim the lights and sit quietly in the glow of the tree, absorbing and letting go. Holiday Therapy at its best.

Donna said...

Beautiful ornaments and tree. Avery Grace is a doll!

Merisi said...

Thank you for this bright spot of holiday cheer!
I am all excited, the little painted glass chapel and the train look very similar (or the same) as I have. I will have to compare them once I unpack them.
The very best to you and thank you again,

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Beautiful, so sweet, I used to have a tree topper like your Grandparents, it was blue and I bought it for my first Christmas tree in 1962, it got broke several years ago and I was just heart broken.
Thanks for sharing

racheld said...


Back again to say that Our Girl came up to my lap a bit ago, turned me in the swivel chair, climbed up, and said, "I want music,"---she was pulling at the little wire across the desk to the earphones.

We just cuddled warm in the chair whilst she sat entranced through FIVE playings of the tree and ornaments and Your Girl, never removing the buds from her ears.

Thank you for a spontaneous moment of unexpected Grace.

Beth at Aunties said...

Simply beautiful! Your ornaments and tree. I so enjoyed the slide show of Avery Grace and her paper chains. I found time last night to watch it and love the tradition. I love that she calls you 'grandmama.' She is so precious!