Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

I hope you are all enjoying your Christmas Eve celebrations.  I'm about ready to leave for church to sing in the Christmas Eve service.  My son is music director and he, my daughter and daughter-in-law will all be in the choir loft singing carols this evening, so it should be fun.

The thing I love most about Christmas is how the lights look after dark.  We leave them up as long as possible...They usually come down the day after New Year's Day.  Here are just a few of my favorite Christmas ornaments:

This is one I made from back in my cross stitch days.

This log basket is even older.  This is from my needlepoint phase.

My daughter knit this darling little Christmas stocking.

And here's another one she made.

This is our family room tree.  It isn't a beauty, but it is all full of happy memories from family and Christmases gone by.  I crocheted the tree skirt several years ago.

This is the blue tree in the dining room.  I put this one up pretty quickly and not all of the ornaments made it out of the box, but I love how it looks after dark when all of the blue lights show.  I crocheted this tree skirt from the same pattern as the other one.

I always think of my parents at this time of year and remember our holidays together.  My Mom loved to make these beaded ornaments from kits, and I have a lot of these to enjoy on our tree every year. 


This crocheted Santa was made by my husband's Grandmother.  I imagine this ornament is about 35 years old. 

A friend of my Mom's made these Wizard of Oz ornaments.  There is a lot of work on these.

This one came from a former neighbor that was a Lucy to my Ethel.  She got into some mail order clown sewing scheme and ended up having to pay her way out of the mess.  She bought this musical clown ornament as a reminder of the laughs we had over that.

I wish all of my followers and blog readers a very Merry Christmas.  I appreciate each and every one of you stopping by Loose Threads.

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  1. Merry Christmas from my home to yours, LuAnn. And best wishes for a prosperous and healthy New Year!
    Thank you for the "tree tour"! Gosh what fun to visit your ornaments!
    Cyn; -)

  2. Merry Christmas LuAnn, your ornaments are beautiful and so special.

  3. LuAnn, Wishing you and your family a Very Merry & Blessed Christmas.

  4. Isn't it lovely to have ornaments that mean something, and as you bring them out year after year, you rmember those who made them.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and a healthy 2012. :-)

  5. I love your family room tree. All of those sweet ornaments with sentiment attached. That makes it very special.
    I'm with you on the lights. Never take them down before the day after New Year's Day. I, too, love the warm glow and hate to see it end.
    Merry Christmas!

  6. Sweet decorations...happy Christmas to you

  7. We had a midnight service too - really enjoyed it!
    Happy Christmas to you and your family!

  8. A wonderful Christmas to you and your family LuAnn! You've got some lovely decorations:)
    Big kisses!

  9. Merry Christmas LuAnn! I love Christmas ornaments.

  10. I love the homemade ornaments. I have one my cousin made back when she was a little's one of those sequined ones like you showed, but a ball. I imagine it's about 25 years old now. I also have some snowflakes my great grandma crocheted when I was about 10 or so. So, those are about 35 years old. Love them

  11. Your trees are lovely. It's wonderful to have many special ornaments that bring back memories each year as they are hung on the tree. I think homemade ornaments are the best.


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