Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lookin' Good!

For 39, Santa's lookin' pretty good, don't ya think? He has celebrated each and every year with us, in fact he has a brother that hangs around with him on the tree. When we bought them in 1970, they were a set of 3 for 25 cents. I think I bought them at Collier's Drug Store. One of those purchases that when you get it home, you wonder why did I buy this? I know why I bought it actually, we needed something to put on our first tree other than the little glass balls and tinsel. Little did I know that he'd be around this long or that I would be so enamored of him after all these years!

Our family room tree has the old ornaments that the girls made and the cute ones we have found through the years. I like to buy ornaments that "speak" to me.

Raggedy Ann makes her "Wish List"

A cute little Dansk Santa waits for a hug!

Stephanie and Amy made many of the ornament like the bead wreath above. This one is probably 25 years old and it's still like new.

My favorites on this tree are the ornaments the girls made at school years ago,
toothpick picture frames made with old Christmas cards...

Here's a little sled that Amy made at Miller's Creek Elementary...
I love this cute little elf flying a Wrigley's spearmint plane...

A cow jumping through a "Wreath Moon"

Amy gave this one to me one Christmas...

Bet you don't have a Razorback Hog riding a Hog!

The little acorn was bought one Christmas that Mom and I shopped together...

We have lots of Chicken ornaments since we are a Tyson family...

Stephanie made this at Woodland Heights Elementary...

House of Hatten Old Style German ornaments

Felt ornaments that we made in 1973 from a pattern in Family Circle magazine..
This tree holds the things that matter the most, years of wonderful memories.

Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance - a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. ~Augusta E. Rundel


  1. thanks for sharing your memories with us!!!

  2. It's funny how we fall in love with "the little things" isn't it?! And they are what means so much to us. They are all glad that you are letting it wrap itself around your heart! Have a good one! Come say hi :D

  3. Such sweet memories! I love your special ornaments and am so glad you shared them with us. My heart always skips a beat when I pull out the ornaments our children made when small. That was just yesterday :-).

  4. I don't have a hog riding a hog but I need one! Such pretty ornaments!

  5. 39 and for 25 cents made many of us happy today. He is such a lovely symbol of life, and the continuity of years of love, and family. Noel to you and yours, and may this little fellow be with you throuhout many , many generations. I pray that the Lord Jesus gives you the most wonderful of Christmas' and pours out to you every blessing. I'm very thankful for your blog. It is as special as you are.
    Bon Natale and God Bless,

  6. You know, that has to be my favorite part of Christmas. Unpacking all of the memories every year. Thanks for sharing yours with us!

  7. You know our memories make up our lives . . . you have so many nice ornaments that make up yours. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Such perfect looking & priceless decorations! Nothing can ever take over their places in there!


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