December 18, 2005

Deck the Blogs -- we're It!

Q. Shenaynay

My brilliant and dear friend The Headmistress over at The Common Room has tagged us to do a "Deck the Blogs" thingamajig, so here are pictures of a few of our favorite Christmas ornaments!

As you'll see, we have a rather eclectic tree. When Fa-So-La-La was a little girl, an older woman at church asked her what theme we used for our tree, and she replied, "umm, well... life."

My late Grandmother covered the tree on Christmas Eve with envelopes that enclosed a single one dollar bill, one for every member of her large extended family. I saved mine from Christmas 1986. She died three months later. It's my very favorite ornament. The dollar is still inside; I've never taken it out.


Second favorite, my babies' Christmas socks...



Scads of my children's handmade stuff, plus -- perhaps the strangest thing on our tree -- at the top right you can just barely see Fa-So-La-La's blue & white ER bracelet from the Christmas Eve she cut her hand open making ambrosia... in the center of the shot is Spuddy Buddy's jingly sterling silver baby rattle, a gift from an indulgent auntie...



and then there's our five Incredibles rings, from Spuddy Buddy's 5th birthday party...



...Spuddy Buddy made this sock angel for Fa-So-La-La when he was four, with The Shieldmaiden's help...


...our collection of itty bitty Cabbage Patch duos, commemorating the years when Fa-So-La-La and The Shieldmaiden toted Sophie and Rosie around absolutely everywhere we went...



a pair of pipers piping, naturally:



and of course, a Beehive...




We tag anyone who wants to show & tell about their favorite ornaments!

4 comments:

~e said...

Oh foober. We don't have a tree....
-E

Lace said...

how cute! I have to say...the beehive is my favorite...it just represents yall so well! I also like the hospital bracelet and the envelope with the dollar...yall are such a cool family!

van Danne said...

spuddy buddy's sock angel rocks my socks. off.

Owl of the Desert said...

How beautiful! I love ornaments with stories...and ya'll have some wonderful ones accompanying your tree.