We spent this past weekend trimming the tree and teaching the kids how to do it the way we remember. The one difference? Mom always had a really nice collection of sparkly ornaments (many picked up at Stat's After Christmas Sale) that took her years to amass. Us? Not so much:
We found that though we have a handful of really special ornaments (some made with Gramma back in the day) and some collected from fancy places, the bulk of our ornaments come from rite aid and were last minute purchases that have been carefully packed and unpacked each year. We're ready to take our ornament collection to the next level and would like to start adding 1 or 2 new beautiful ornaments each season. Some we plan to DIY and some we'd like to buy after christmas when they might be on sale:
1. Menagerie: Jonathan Adler has a whole menagerie of ornaments, we're partial to the sweet elephant.
2. All that glitters: A perfectly over the top gold glittery ornament that will look perfect alongside my grandmother's mid century pieces from crate and barrel.
3. Light as Feather: These super delicate porcelain ornaments from Velocity are perfect, timeless and beautiful.
4. The Marshall: A Mustachioed Character for the tree from wild wood flower on etsy
5. Jewel: The Gem Ornaments from CB2 are modern with a vintage flair.
6. Antique: These antique mirrored glass ornaments from Wisteria give off sparkle and charm, with the look of an antique but the strength of something new to endure the years.
7. Real Vintage: like these ornaments on etsy are traditional, a little fun, and sure to be one of a kind.
8. Glass: We'd be shy about a real flame, but love these little glass bulbs from Pottery Barn to stick a little surprise into.
9. Japanese: We love these classic Mari Balls from Japan. Just enough texture, just enough fun. Available through Tortoise.
10. Keep it simple: these classic swedish ornaments pay hommage to the christmas trees humble beginnings. Made of boiled felt, these Dala Horse Ornaments are a classic.