Saturday, December 4, 2010

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories Christmas Tree Ornaments

This is a sad post for me.  When Texasblu was little I made salt dough figures for ornaments. One year I did a collection of Wizard of Oz and various other characters that she loved.  When we moved to the country, they were in storage.  I nearly cried the following Christmas when I pulled out the box and found a mouse had gnawed in and destroyed most of the figures.  We always enjoyed making Salt Dough Figures. It was a regular craft for the holidays when the children were little. Here is a recipe if you want to try making some with your family Click here to go to the site.  

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Later my aunt crocheted some ornaments for each of the children and I bought a porcelain  "Holly Baby" Angel for each of the children. I had two accidents one of which was irreversible and to purchase a second one. 


As we were blessed with grandchildren, I couldn't find Holly Baby Angel ornaments but was blessed to find a pattern for ornaments and made one for each of my first four grandchildren.
They have all been given to my family except for the original 6 porcelain figures which are on the mantel. 

I have not put up a tree since the Hero died.  My children put up my mothers prelighted, decorated tree to cheer up the house. 

This year maybe I will help and add some ornaments.