Saturday, December 21, 2013

New Ornaments for the Christmas Tree

Whether they are given as gifts, store bought, or handmade, new Christmas ornaments added to the tree each year continue to create those holiday memories and traditions we so love. 

The snowflake on the left was included in the Little Pink Studio's November Little Pink Box. Instructions for making it were on the blog which included the photo of the vintage girl on the right. I was happy to have all the materials I needed to make one myself! 

I added silver glitter to the colored light bulbs I found at the Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace a few weeks ago. If you are anywhere near my age, these brightly colored light bulbs may have been part of your holiday decor when you were growing up. I remember them fondly and enjoyed glittering them up.

I made the following two ornaments with my Silhouette Cameo machine. I found the template here to make the cone. My plan is to make more of these and filling them with goodies for next year's tree. The crown ornament was cut out of glitter paper.

I recently purchased these two ornaments from antique shops: the cup and saucer (more about the cup and saucer story here); and a Shiny Brite. I have enjoyed browsing through antique shops lately, listening to the old holiday songs they play and seeing the vintage holiday decorations prominently displayed this time of the year. It's all so magical for me.

Last week while we were in Chicago we stayed at the Drake Hotel. I picked up the beautiful ornament on the left there and found the white one on the right for half price at Crate and Barrel. The green Shiny Brite ornament next to it was a gift from Christmas at the Cabin

Dan's parents sent us the Lenox Baby's first Christmas ornament on the left in honor of our new little grandson, and our daughter gave us the hand blown one on the right. 

And finally, I was very touched by the little package Tammy sent me. I met Tammy at the Sweethearts on the Homefront art retreat back in October in Atlanta, Georgia. I love how it was wrapped; I love everything about it! The Santa ornament made a sweet addition to our Christmas tree too!

All of these ornaments will create memories for years to come. Have you added new ornaments to your tree this year? 


  1. Your ornaments are simply gorgeous. I think I need to pick up some bling type ornaments at the after Christmas sales.

  2. Such pretty ornaments! We usually add a few each year. It took forEVER to decorate the tree. The last two standing, were Noah and I.
    Have a very Merry Christmas Patty!!
    xo Kris

  3. Hello from Spain: beautiful decorative elements. Great Proposals. Merry Christmas. Keep in touch

  4. Lovely ornaments! I love the memories behind them, too. We bought an ornament when we visited Mountain Lake for Thanksgiving. The place has special memories for us, so the ornament will be a good reminder.

    I love the glitter on the old bulbs! I'm going to try that. I remember the big bulbs (and how hot they would get!).

  5. Patty, we usually go out to brunch on Christmas Eve and we each buy a new ornament for the tree. It's a family tradition!



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