I am a very big fan of ornaments. Ever since I was a little girl, I have enjoyed them. When I was able to drive, I would go to my grandma's every year to help her decorate her tree. She had a story behind every ornament and remembered exactly where they came from. I thought I would share a few of them with you.
Let me first explain, we set up two trees. One in the breeze way:
And one in the living room:
Sorry for the blurry picture. I was trying to capture the mood lighting. Notice the weights on the base of the tree. That is to make sure the cats do not tip the tree when they decide to climb it. They have actually been good about it this year! We just got a new tree skirt that covers them up.
The tree in the breeze way is very personal to me. When my grandma passed, the only thing I wanted were her ornaments and village. I display them proudly.
There is a tradition of putting apples on a tree for polish people. It is suppose to bring good fortune.
I have a few of these. They were my great grandma's.
I started collecting bird ornaments when I was little. I have several, but this is my favorite.
My grandma had a theme of green and gold ornaments. Here are a few: