Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Past In The Present

It's time to deck the halls!
There are some advantages to living in the Pacific Northwest like....growing your own Christmas trees in the backyard.
At a glance the trees outside always appear smaller to me than they actually are.

So, harvesting at the perfect time is tricky.
Because they look small.....I always want to wait allowing them to mature.
Which inevitable means we'll be chopping down treezilla!


The Christmas magic begins with the nostalgic decorations.
We are fortunate to have inherited (my hubby) Paul's childhood ornaments.

They're so very precious to us.
So, to avoid the possible mishap when my sons cat is playing ping pong with the Christmas trimmings I will create a vignette where they're safely spotlighted.

Although these are from Paul's Christmas past, I grew up with the same style of ornaments on my tree.
They bring back a flood of cherished memories.
I remember how each one twinkled among the
(old fashioned) tinsel.
We had a color wheel that spun round projecting an array of reflected colors on the ornaments.
I loved sneaking into the living room, (at bedtime) with a cushy blanket and pillow in tow.
I'd lay on the floor in front of the Christmas tree watching the light show until I fell asleep.

I love A-L-L the shapes and colors of pink or teal, with touches of gold and silver glitter. I especially adore the little details in the written sentiment
of holiday cheer.

Whats your favorite ornament or decoration you look forward to displaying each year?

I was searching for an affordable solution in giving a little something to those who live in various (distant) locations.
With the mailing cost it adds up quickly.
I'd like to show you what I've found to solve my dilemma.

Walgreens has several style options of (flat) glittered ornaments that easily tucked into my Christmas cards.
They were on sale at $1.49 for 12 so....I stocked up for next year and then some.

Before finding the deal at Walgreens...I'd purchased these majestic looking (gold glittered) reindeer at the Dollar Tree.
They were a little more expensive than Walgreens at $1. for a pair.
The reindeer went into this years cards with a few added embellishments and a hang tag that read...
"A Pacific NW Rain-dear"