Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Few of my Favorite Ornaments...

I have always loved Christmas.  I have mentioned before that I grew up in a Jewish family, but not a religious one.  My mom always wanted a Christmas tree growing up, so when I was born, she had to perfect excuse to get one.  As I grew up, I fell more and more in love with holiday decor, and in college, I started collecting it.  More than 10 years later, here are a few of my favorite ornaments.

Husband and I love fish.  We have had many tanks over the years we have been together.  This is one of my favorite fish ornaments, by Christopher Radko.  

My sister-in-law Kris gave this to us as part of our wedding gift.  I couldn't love it any more.

The pear shaped ornament on the left is the first one I ever added to my collection.  It is from a beautiful antiques and Christmas house that I used to pass on my way from my university to my parent's house.  The Starbuck's ornament on the right represents one of my favorite things about December.

Celebrating my heritage, on my Christmas tree.

Husband and I honeymooned in Hawaii, and this is a little token from that trip.  I try to collect an ornament from each trip we go on.

When my husband was a child, he packed his little red wagon and ran away from home for about 2 hours.  His mother bought him this ornament to remember that day  (obviously, husband didn't go very far).

My first fish ornament, purchased when I was in college.

I purchased this from Anthropologie this year (was on my wishlist here).  I love the spout.  

Stewie Griffin...not sure this needs any explanation.

One day, my friend Kristen asked me if I had ever played find the pickle.  I laughed hysterically for about 5 minutes (dirty mind).  I then purchased this.

My husband loves cardinals.  Of course, I love popcorn.

I purchased this when I moved to San Francisco.

This was also one of the first ornaments I ever purchased.  At the time, I thought it was really cool.  Now I admit it is kind of hideous (but I still love the concept).

My sister-in-law Sally bought this for me one Christmas, because I love to bake.

Do you collect meaningful ornaments?  What are some of your favorites?


Adele said...

What a gorgeous collection Erin. I love them all, but sadly I really love the Starbucks ornament!!!!
Merry Christmas xoxo

Mal said...

Love your ornaments! The blowfish is so cute and funny

Lorena said...

You have quite a collection - I like the idea of picking up an ornament from every place you visit :)
In my case I usually pick a color and then build around it.
For the last 3 years it has been black and white with feather boas. This year I did not put it up-

Stephanie said...

I love all your ornaments! We're slowly adding to our collection. Right now our tree consists of a lot of ornaments from the 70s/80s (the boyfriend's childhood ornaments) and a few we've added that are special to us. We fill in the extra space with glittery ornaments but I want to slowly replace those with ones that are more meaningful.

Marissa said...

I love your collection! I'm just now starting my own and I love the idea of having ornaments that mean something special. xoxo Marissa

Kathy S said...

Beautiful ornaments!

Charis said...

What a great Xmas decorations collection.. my boyfriend's family has lots from their childhood & they really cherish them.

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