For the Love of Ornament Collecting

I paint ornaments that capture memories. So what sort of ornaments would someone like me collect? Perhaps surprisingly, not always handmade (often coming from Hallmark). If it captures something important in my life, that is what makes it matter.

This year it was capturing my lifelong love of letter writing (as well as my dislike of our dog popping his cold nose on me):

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Our whole tree is about memories. The fun is finding the meaningful each year.

When I was going thru college a couple of years ago, this one was perfect for my nostalgic heart – I love the old clock I played with as a child, but this captures my constant chasing the clock.

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Retro Pooh is a favorite and this grouping reminds me of all the times I would read to my siblings on cold winter nights, as well as now to my nieces and nephews.

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A shout out to my Mom who gave me the CB handle of Foghorn Leghorn.

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But of course… (Peanuts is a favorite of mine anyway!)

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But with all the fun we have, there is nothing that can touch the old Shiney Brites from my childhood for evoking deep yet soft emotions.

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From Grandma’s tree —

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So – what sort of tree do you have? Artsy, hodgepodge, memory collecting?