December 3, 2013
We’re finally getting around to dressing our tree this week after spending the last weekend stuffing ourselves with an excess of Thanksgiving leftovers. Each year, my husband and I have a tradition of visiting Gump’s in San Francisco’s Union Square to pick out one “nice” ornament to add to our collection. This year, I realized it wasn’t necessary to spend $80 on a mouth-blown ornament, and that many festive ornaments could be found online.
These lovely wooden jingle bells have a rustic, homemade look that I love
Paper mache is another medium that can make adorable ornaments (mind you, if I were Lex, I might make these myself….but since I’m not as crafty as she is, I can only go out and buy them!). I love animal ornaments, and these cuties would have a loving home on our tree:
My son loves all things glitter and sparkly at this age, so he always picks up the bling-est ornaments whenever we spot one, but these sparklers would be all right with me!
Do you have a treasured ornament, or better yet, something passed down from your family? Happy decorating!