The Tree is finally trimmed!
Most of the tiny lights
are working (discovered that
a whole section isn't - sigh)
Not sure it's worth the time
and frustration to undress that
part of the tree.
Perhaps, I'll just leave it to
help remind me of the
darkness and sadness
that we are all feeling
following the unspeakable
horror and tragedies
of recent days in our own community
and in Newtown, Connecticut!
My tree's ornaments are humble and eclectic
and probably almost antique!
The first set was purchased at
Home Hardware in 1973 for our first tree.
They cost $1.89!!!!
and I still love them.
This handmade ornament
was made by Bao Lee, our church's Hmong refugee
family mother - how I treasure
this one and remember that brave
family who arrived to our cold country from Laos in 1979!
This ornament reminds me of the
fabulous little country store that
my friend and I owned for 7 years in the
late 1980's to the mid 1990's!
It was called "Noah's Ark Studio"
and was one of the most interesting experiences
in my life!
This Angel ornament was given to us
by the farmer's new boss as he
launched into a new "second" career
as a financial advisor.
Another remarkable chapter in our lives!
I even used one of the
wedding burlap table runners
for the skirt - I like this look!
All the while I decorated and cleaned,
my favourite little German Smoker,
an ornament sent to us by friends who
were teaching in Germany at the time,
scented the room with
There are many, many more that all
remind me of special events and people in
my life - too many to post!!
I feel so blessed and life has been
so very good to me,
reminding me to
slow down and make each
Till next time.... .have a week of joyful preparation for the celebration of our Saviour's birth!