My sister and I have received at least one of these beautiful ornaments, handmade by my mother, every year for many years, until the company that created the designs stopped making new ones. Most years we were given our choice of designs from the catalogue. I don't remember the names of them anymore, but some of my favorites were: the ones with traditional Christmas scenes, the blue and gold "Byzantine"one, the green and gold art deco one, "Nutmeg" (white with bronze and gold), and the royal looking peridot green one. The red with the silver is striking too, and for some reason reminds me of Swan Lake... There are a lot of pretty gold filigree finials, pearls, crystals, sequins, and they all have beautiful and different hangers...I have 22 in all! This year I noticed they were looking a little dusty, so before putting them on the tree I used a pastry brush, and I gave them all a good dusting off. Photoed some of them to share before hanging them up and putting them away for next year.
|Mr. and Mrs. Santa|
|Detail of Mr. and Mrs. Santa|
|Red and Silver|
|Detail Covered Bridge|
|Detail Art Deco|
|White with lots of pearls, silver bugle and seed beads; reminds me of a flapper's dress from the Roaring Twenties|
My mother also knit these beautiful Christmas stockings. My stocking with Father Christmas and woodland animals:
Aren't they all beautiful?