Thursday, December 21, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #3



I am WAY late with my 13 today...

Sooooo, I just finished decorating our Christmas tree on Tuesday night (I'm a little "behind" this year...). Our tree has no particular theme or design...I've collected most of the ornaments over the years and I buy new ones from time to time (one of my favorite Christmas stores is in Rochester, NY. I always make a trip to Ridge Road Station when we're up that way visiting friends in the fall). For my Thursday Thirteen, I want to share some photos of thirteen of my favorite ornaments (and these are in no particular order):

1. I love the beach, and this hoochie momma flamingo always reminds me of those summer days...ahhhhhhh...


2. Barbie and I have always had a very special relationship. I had a Barbie doll case just like this one, way back when...this brings back wonderful memories:



3. My dad had season tickets to the Washington Redskins games at RFK stadium when I was growing up. Needless to say, I have always been a diehard fan (ok, don't laugh...). They haven't done too well in the past few years (actually, they haven't done that great since their glory days of the 80's), but I still love 'em and root for them every week, come hell or high water. And it's particularly fun since the Sicilian is a NY Giants fan (at least he doesn't cheer for Dallas - THANK GOD!) My two favorite NFL teams are the Washington Redskins and whoever's playing Dallas...BWAHAHAHA!!!



4. Self explanatory (if you look really close, you can see the year):



5. Thalhimers, a local department store in town (out of business in the early 90's - swallowed up by numerous mergers and acquisitions), brought us the legendary Snow Bear stuffed animal (I have the larger version that lives on the bed in the guest room):



6. Old dawg's little bone ornament made by my niece several years ago:



7. My little Shizt Zu's ornament (trust me, he doesn't look a thing like this but I couldn't find an ornament with a puppy-cut):



8. This one hangs in memory of our Buddy, who went to heaven in September:



9. One of my grandmother's hand painted ornaments from the early 1900's:



10. Every tree needs a Christmas pickle...it's suppposed to bring good luck (or so they say). Per instructions, it is hanging in a secret spot...



11. One of the first ornaments I ever purchased for myself. It hung on my first little tree in my first apartment:



12. An ornament that my mother had when she was a child (circa 1920). It always hung on our tree when I was growing up, and now it's been passed on to me.



13. This ornament, made by a dear friend, expresses the true meaning of Christmas and has a very special place on my tree:




That's it - I did it...another Thirteen under my belt...

Hugs and kisses and Merry Christmas, everyone...ok, back to wrapping...Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

9 comments:

Travis said...

I don't have a them with my ornaments either. The only requirement is that there are no plain bulbs. It's all characters - lots of superheroes, and Santas, and Hobbits, and stuff.

Bento said...

WOW,

You have lots of Mice on your tree. My tree is just kinda there right now. I have lots of weird Ornaments....star trek, glass moose, stuff like that....and white lights.........keeping it old school

Bond said...

RUNS THROUGH THROWING SNOWFLAKES AND TINSEL...MERRY CHRISTMAS!

TopChamp said...

I love the pickle. I've never seen a Christmas pickle and can't quite believe how lovely (and weird) it is.

I'll have to settle for real pickles instead as I doubt I'd be able to get hold of a pickle decoration.... And perhaps I'll just eat them as I don't think real pickles would look that great on my tree....

Merry Christmas!

Turnbaby said...

Love your list!! Now where's that pickle......

Turnbaby said...

Merry Christmas!!! See I am a good procrastinator too. Except I just bought my top for BHAM BAHYBEEE today!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Still looking for shoes...snarf...

Smooch

Maryfly said...

so I'm a little behind reading blogs.....

this was a great idea! love the pickle! ROFL

miss you! HSG

Anndi said...

I'm curious about the pickle..

Bond said...

Wanted to stop in and say Happy New Year... stay safe...watch out for the Amateurs out that night.

Final post of 2006 is on THE COUCH...See you next year.