Do you try to get one new Christmas ornament a year? I do.. this year I was scrolling down Facebook and an ad popped up for an ornament from the White House Historical Association.. I clicked on it and found that they sell an ornament each year and the funds go towards the care of the White House. Dayle and I got to tour the WH a year and a half ago and so I thought this would commemorate our visit. Isn't it cute?
There was a fire in the WH during Hoover's presidency and this is the story of the fire truck who saved it and how they brought a tree to the WH later. I wanted this ornament to commemorate how happy I was with the last 8 years of the Obama's in the White House. :-)
This is an ornament of Kristi's... she has a VW bus.
I got this little painted gourd done by a friend at an art show.. it has the Spedis Owl petroglyph found in the Columbia River Gorge on it.
The fun part of decorating the tree is seeing the ornaments you've received as gifts, this cute little kangaroo is from a friend of mine visiting from Australia over Christmas, how cute is this little handstitched roo with a tiny gift in her pouch?
This is Santa on the Santa Maria, one of the 3 boats in Christopher Columbus' discovery fleet. :-)
A 1966 Mustang similar to my son's red one with a tree and gifts inside.
And a barn similar to ours. :-)
I have a collection of hand made Santa's and snowmen which we place on the window sills in the dining room and living room.
I made the snowman on the right.
I hand carved the Santa's on the left and right.. I asked hubby to bring me in a piece of split firewood in the size for me to carve into a Santa.. and I did and then painted them.. they are NOT very well carved but it was fun to make them out of firewood.
I have succumbed to a cold that one of the boys brought home.. :-) But we're all tucked in here with everything ready for the weekend and the fire is flaming nearby and we're warm so I will crochet a bit and play some words games and watch tv and get better. I hope you are all set and will enjoy some quiet time and the love of your family and friends. I am wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for being my blog friend and reader, I treasure the friends I've made from around the world while sharing my photos and stories in this blog. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)