Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It Must Be Inherited

Because we moved into our home a couple of days before Christmas last year, I did do much decorating other than putting up a Christmas tree. That's why I have started early this year! The tree isn't up yet but the mantle, hallway, and dining room are starting to feel festive.

As I was going through all of the boxes of decorations I was struck by how many handmade and vintage ornaments I have. All were acquired or made by my grandmothers, and passed down to me.

They are so sweet and special and they have inspired me to make a few handmade ornaments of my own this year. I'll be posting pics and how-tos for one ornament a week until Christmas. I am not the only crafter out there making ornaments. I found dozens of lovely ornaments made by other very talented crafters that I may attempt to copy. The following are a few of my favorites:

Have any of you ever attended an ornament swap? Like a cookie swap, but everyone brings a handmade ornament. I would love to host one but I don't think I have enough crafty friends in the DC area. Let me know if I am wrong.


keri said...

Those are gorgeous! Thanks so much for the link and I love the felted ones you shared too!

Katarina said...

GORGEOUS collection!!!
Thank you so much for including my vintage paper snowflake!!!!

sew obsessed said...

Thanks so much for including my hanging trees.
Great finds :)


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