Monday, December 2, 2019

Homemade Christmas

Since I may be moving soon, I didn't want to get the ornaments out this year, so I thought I'd just decorate my tree with the hand made ornaments that my children made me when they were little.  I keep them in this box, which I found recently while out shopping.

wooden girl and macaroni angel
from Jess.
beaded candy cane

trees with glitter
crocheted Santa from Jess

ornament with puzzle pieces

paper mache angel from my son

 a felt Santa from Nel

and a golden angel for the top
Bohemian babies at Thanksgiving.
I had a gift card from Home Goods that my best friend gave me awhile ago, and I finally got to use it.  I found this English Breakfast tea with Prince Harry and Meghan on the front.  It's really tasty, and what goes better with tea than homemade Toll House chocolate chip cookies?
They were just right for a rainy day.
I will always treasure my homemade ornaments, because they were made by special little hands.
~one Christmas long ago.

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet?


Sandi said...

That is the MOST 1980's photo I have ever seen. Legwarmers! Headbands!

Great photos. :) I cherish the memories too.

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Lovely post!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How nice to have that collection of pretty things your kids made. It's a perfect time to get them out and enjoy them. Love that photo of you...dancing! Happy December...let the fun begin!

Karen said...

I enjoyed your post and great pics! I love the Christmas season too.

Laurel Wood said...

Precious ornaments made by your children. Each one is so special. I love seeing you dancing as a young mom. May the Lord richly bless you and each member of your family this December. xoxo

It's me said...

A little bit decorations here is a difficult time her in house.....i pray and hope everything wil be ok again...i am worried ....happy week love from me Ria 🎄❤️💋

Louca por porcelana said...

How sweet and adorable handmade Christmas ornaments!I have some like yours too and they are always in my decoration and in my heart...Time flies but they always will be my babies...Love your happy photo!Blessings!


the little one is so adorable. love her outfit. your christmas tree is lovely. such special ornaments, indeed. so precious. hope the rain stops. we're expecting snow here. but so far nothing.

Jeanie said...

I love everything about this post, Sheri. The ornaments are just adorable. And so special. Just think -- in another year or two, you may have new additions from Francesca and Mia. I think I missed something about moving. Hmmm. This sounds interesting!

Chatty Crone said...

So you have decided to move?

You know those handmade ornaments are priceless. I love them - they really made nice ones. I think they are perfect and your tree too.

I want one of those cookies.

You are a beautiful gal there -

Also your granddaughter has one of those scarfs around her neck - she looks cute.

So do you think Andrew and his brother - are having troulbes - the Royals?


Billie Jo said...

Oh those ornaments!!!!
I love them.
I also cherish the ones my children made all those years ago.
Have a cozy evening!

Patti said...

The cookies look yummy! I'll be right over!

Your made-with-love ornaments are so cute and precious. I have many like that myself. We haven't been putting up a tree for the last few years, so I'm not using them. I may need to get a tiny table-top tree for the sole purpose of displaying all the treasured ornaments my kids made.

Patti @ This Beautiful Life

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

So lovely to see your preparations for Christmas and all the sweet hand made treasures, made with love.
Your little grand-daughter is so very cute and grown up.
Loved seeing all your photos, of you and the family. thanks for sharing and remember the days of leg warmers and it really did not seem that long ago.
Happy December dear friend

Hena Tayeb said...

Love all the handmade ornaments.

Mellie said...

How sweet that you kept all those homemade decorations. I still have ornaments that my Mom crocheted on my tree. I have a few things that my daughters made that I always put out also.

Rose said...

Those are the best type of ornaments...what precious memories they hold. I am trying to get in the Christmas spirit! Tomorrow is a dr's appt and nothing to dread other than I just dread it. It is for Roger and like I say, nothing to dread. But I dread it anyway, it is an hour's drive when it is an easy drive, can be longer depending on traffic and other drivers.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I think the most cherished ornaments are the ones made by children. Your children made lovely ones. I really like the special box you found to store them in. I hope your move finds you closer to your grandgirlies, Sheri. Have fun preparing for Christmas.

Carola Bartz said...

Those ornaments that your children made are so special and adorable. It's a lovely idea that you have just those on your tree, I think it's a very special thing to do. I have kept all the ornaments that my daughter made when she was little - it's just priceless.
I'm not in the Christmas spirit at all. I grew up in a country with Christmas magic in medieval towns with lovely Christmas markets, a silence full of expectant joy, free classical Christmas concerts - I miss all of that here.

baili said...

i think the Christmas tree looks most beautiful with such treasured ornaments dear Sheri :)
how lovely to to save these precious amazing gifts from your precious children ,great to use them in decoration of tree ,they really must have risen the charm and value of this event to you as mom :)

thank you for specially the image of your such cute son Sheri ,i never saw his photo before ,such a lovely face and angle like smile :))),may he see all his seasons of life under the blessings of Lord each moment,amen!

you looked so pretty in old photo my friend :) grace and elegance has more risen by the time and i can see this in new images :)
cookies are compelling !
loved the rain image ,hope your moving goes fine
wishing you more joys and peace in days ahead !

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Sheri, how beautiful you look in that last photo! And how perfect are your ornaments because as I grow older, I realize that of all the gifts at Christmas time, memories are the most sparkling, the most beautiful and the most delicate of all ornaments. You have hung them well.

May 2020 bring you hope and a new exciting ADVENTURE!!!!!!!

R's Rue said...

So lovely.

roughterrain crane said...

Full of fun!

Carla from The River said...

I always enjoy your photos.
I am slowly getting into the Christmas Spirit. Our family recently received some bad news.. it has taken the air out of me Sheri. Praying to understand this news and be of good cheer.

Laurie said...

Macaroni angels, that brings back memories! I am looking forward to Christmas very much!
I want to thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words,

Laurie said...

Yup lol that’s me, google wouldn’t let me use the proper spelling of my name, they said there was already one by that name,,
Crazy but I don’t care,, it’s fine,, I’ll answer to anything lol,

Debbie Nolan said...

Sheri - homemade ornaments are just the best. Your tree is certainly lovely. I would enjoy some of those delicious chocolate chip cookies too. Very appropriate with a rainy day. Hope your move goes well friend. Hugs!

Susan said...

Oh Sheri, the ornaments are to be cherished. Everything looks so lovely. I did't know you were planning to move. Will you move closer to one of the kids, therefore closer to a grand? By the way, the Bohemian babies look gorgeous. Just LOVED those outfits. Sheri, thanks so much for your sweet visits and comments on my blog Writing Straight from the Heart. Love them. Have a blessed and beautiful weekend. Susan

Lauren at Wonderfully Made said...

I LOVE it! My tree is filled with ornaments my kids made (yes, we have a macaroni angel too!). When my son got married, I sent a few to his wife and she treasures them. And yes, that photo . . . rockin' the 80's for sure (I have some photos like THAT too haha!)

Pam said...

OOPS.....I have not been visiting blogs lately and somewhere along the route I missed the moving part...or I read it and forgot about it. Fill me in! Love the decor you picked for the tree. NICE.

Red Rose Alley said...

Thank you, Laura, for following us. I appreciate that very much. : )

HWIT BLOGG said...

Lovely lovely pictures! Have a great sunday now!
Love from a grey Island & Titti