Sunday, December 6, 2015

Our Beautiful World - Decorations

Our Beautiful World has a word prompt this week which is Decorations.  This is so appropriate this time of year and I couldn't help but snap a few photos to share with you of our Christmas decorations around the house.  This first scene is in the nook in our front room.  My sister hand painted a ceramic Christmas tree many years ago and gave it to me as a gift.  It seems a perfect background for my tiny Mary, Joseph and the Baby Jesus.

Next comes the angel for on top of the tree.  She is a Lenox ornament I purchased as a college student when I worked for them.  She's porcelain and has such a wonderful pose and features.

We literally tie her to the top of our 14 foot Christmas tree so she can't fall off.  You can see the piece of white curling ribbon that was used one year and hasn't ever left.  The tree is so far off the ground that no one has ever noticed she's tied in.  I often think that when all the toys come alive she's somewhat miffed at us because she can't get down, ha!

Lastly, there are enough decorations to fill this 14 foot tree.  All with special meaning or coming from friends and family.  Some of the glass bulbs are from the year I was born - handed down to me from my mother.  The red stocking was hand crocheted by my grandma decades ago.  It is wonderful time of waiting and anticipating the joy of Christmas morning while remembering the celebrations of Christmas past.

I hope your home is decorated with warmth and joy too.  Why not come on over to share pictures of your decorations at Our Beautiful World this week and join the fun?!


  1. Beautiful real Christmas decorations. I love the angel and Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus.

  2. Cheerful and colorful, gorgeous Christmas decorations, I also like the wonderful angels.
    I come from "Our Beautiful World."
    Best regards from Germany

  3. Awesome for us to take a peek, thanks for sharing!

  4. Very beautiful! I love your gorgeous Christmas decorations - so much! Thank you for sharing them with all of us!

  5. I love your photos!! Thanks so much for sharing at OBW!!!

  6. WOW 14ft tree! Love love that Angel - gorgeous! TFS

  7. Your decorations are gorgeous, and I love the way you introduced them through your writing. It's like we were witnessing you put them up. Blessings!

  8. What a beautiful treeful of memories you have! Thanks for sharing the story of your angel.


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