Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #23



THIRTEEN OF MY FAVORITE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS I HAVE OUT THIS YEAR


In no particular order...

1. My Avon bisque porcelain nativity. It is just like the one my mom has. I couldn't find one I liked better, so I have purchased this one piece by piece from eBay over the past few years.

2. My new pre-lit tree. Even though one section blinks, it is still a cool tree and just the tree I wanted.

3. My "Merry Christmas Y'all" snowman. It was given to me by an ex-boyfriend's mother for Christmas (while we were still dating). It is a handmade snowman with a straw hat, red bandanna and a string of christmas lights (on his hat) holding a sign that says "Merry Christmas, Y'all"

4. My six foot door hanger that says "Jingle all the way," with a snowman head in a tall hat. My sister-in-law gave it to me several years ago as a gift.

5. My hand painted Mickey Mouse ornament. It is cool because it is a clear glass ball that was painted on the inside. I got it as a gift but I don't remember who gave it to me.

6. My "real" icicles for my tree. I bought them last year at the end of the season. They relly do kind of look like real icicles hanging around the tree.

7. A little porcelain angel ornament on my tree. It is a little bit of nothing ornament, but was the first ornament I bought myself when I got my own first tree. It always gets a special place near the top of the tree.

8. A hand-blown glass snowman ornament. Again, it was a gift, but I don't remember who gave it to me.

9. A teddy bear santa icicle ornament. I know it sounds strange, but you'll just have to trust me, it's cool looking. It was a gift from an ex- who was a real jerk, but did things sometimes that were so sweet -- like come home from a trip with friends with this silly ornament he got just because he thought I'd like it.

10. My wire star tree topper. I hunted and hunted until I found a topper I liked.

11. This little snowflake tea light candle holder my sister got me last year. The heat of the candle burning makes the fan thing spin and the hanging snowflakes cast really cool sparlkes on the wall and around the room. I think she got it as a stockig stuffer/afterthought, but I think it's really cute.

12. My Santa Clause's cookie plate and mug. Since I'm not generally at my own house for Santa's visit, I have it sitting on my mantle.

13. All the gold and red balls on my tree. They sparkle just right.

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12 comments:

Julie said...

I have given up on finding a tree topper I like, so we always put a Santa hat on the top instead. Turns out we like it better than anything else we have tried, so I think it's permanent.

amanew said...

#8 is from me. It came from Egypt and you, mom, Carrie and I all have a matching one. I thought they were neat.

I still have not found the right tree topper for our tree. David and I can't agree, he likes stars and I really wanted an angel. So we compromised with our cake topper from the wedding. Thank you Aunt Billie.

Donna said...

Thank you, Amy! I love that ornament and new there was a story, but didn't write it down. I will add the slip of paper to its box.

aliceaudrey said...

I always liked tinsel best, but it makes such a mess.

sandierpastures said...

A photo of the tree/decorations would be nice...you described it so beautifully that made me want to see it.

Grace @ Sandier Pastures

Donna said...

Great idea, Grace. Maybe that will be my Weekly Winners this week... stay tuned!

My expressions LIVE said...

Something about traditions and certain decorations that we all love. One of my decorations are fireman santas. I have gotten one for each yr I have been a firefighter.....something I cherish. Happy TT xoxo

The Bumbles said...

Hey - my mom's got one of those things you describe in #11 - except hers are angels that spin around and they actually make a ding or chime sound as the fan spins them around. She puts it in the middle of the kitchen table and turns out all the lights when we eat our not so fancy X-Mas Eve dinner. Our T13 is here...

Patsy said...

Great list --- I may make a list of 13 Christmas Decorations I don't put out anymore.

Karen said...

I'll gladly pack up and send you a bunch of REAL icicles to hang around your place!!!!

Donna said...

Karen, they'd melt here and just make a mess. I think I'll stick with the simply realistic ones. Thanks, though! :-)

abritdifferent said...

I know the fancy Avon stuff you speak of, my MIL has it. I'll have to see if she has all the pieces she wants and tell her it's available on eBay (Unless you get it first ;o) ) It really is stunning. Great list. I love lists.