One of my first blog posts a year ago, was the history of my Christmas ornament collection.
Read about it here
|Bought at Kohl's this year.|
Not only do I explain away about my collection,
but there is a pic of a much younger me and my sweet, little daughter.
|Bought at Bronners - the PLANET'S largest Christmas store|
In a nut shell.....the history begins with 22 year old Diane, living on her own for the first time
and Christmas rolls around - no tree, no ornaments, no lights, no HO HO, no nothin'!
I knew I was going home for the holidays, so I didn't bother.....that is until older sister came to visit one day,
and that as they say, was that.
|Bought this the year I bought the country house|
The ornament empire began.
|This guy was bought in Scotland a few years ago.|
This year, I am renting a small townhouse condo, while my nice big country house is rented out.
|One of the vintage.|
I was unable to bring half of my stuff - household items and furniture to my new rental.
Only 1/4 of my Christmas collection came to the new rental.
|Another Bronner's piece - the store is in MI, only 2 hours away|
I ended up storing all the above mentioned stuff, in a locked room at the back of my country house.
The Tenant was cool with this arrangement.
|One of the Barbies in my collection|
To date, I would honestly say I have enough ornaments to decorate 12 trees.
|Evening Skaters - Trisha Romance, popular Canadian artist|
As most of you know I will be looking for a new home to buy in the Spring,
that house will have to be able to accommodate these 12 trees.
Bit eccentric I know, but what the heck.....
live and enjoy life now, it's the only one you get!!!!!
|"The force is with you young Skywalker, but you are not a Jedi yet" from Hallmark collection|
I want, every Christmas to take out every ornament that I have collected over the last 27 years and let them shine!
Wow, 27 years and still going strong.....I love and adore my ornament collection!
|Had to buy - she was the same tree top I had as a child|
I have started both my daughter and son on their own ornament collection.
|The family tree - a mish-mash of love and memories.|
Tell me about your ornament empire.