Sunday, December 14, 2008

ornaments



this weeks Bloggers Community Photo Challenge is ornaments...post a favorite ornament or any ornament.

i love Christmas. it is my favorite time of the year. it represents love, family, togetherness and most of all the celebration of my dear Savior's birth. because of this many of my ornaments are nativity scenes or angels and here are a few i would like to share.



a child is born...

and the angels rejoiced.





this one is special to me because it is a gift i gave hubby on the anniversary of our 1st date 6 years ago.


and these last two came from my mom. they hung on our tree for as long as i could remember. as a child i was fascinated with them because they were filled with 'angel's hair'. after i married i asked for a couple of them because the memory was so special.

to play along in this challenge, click link above.

Merry Christmas everyone!!

46 comments:

MariesImages said...

Oh Gina, these are all so beautiful! I love the angels!!! Ü They're my favorites~
Marie

lisaschaos said...

You have some lovely ornaments! I love all you angels and how sweet you have one to commemorate your relationship with your spouse. :)

Monica said...

What beautiful ornaments, I love all the angels you have. I have several on my tree too.

Monica

a corgi said...

I love how you did this with telling the story of Jesus being born and then the angels rejoicing; that was neat and great pictures!! so sweet with the ornament your hubby bought you; that was cute; I remember growing up having ornaments with angel hair in them too and my mom telling us to be careful because it was easy to get cut on; so glad you were able to get a few special ornaments from your childhood :)

thanks for sharing all with us :)

betty

Nancy said...

Love the lighting on these photos...nicely done!

Nancy

Wammy said...

Yourr angels are beautiful

madcobug said...

Those all all beautiful. I love them all. Hugs, Helen

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

You really do have some special ornaments. I think if I had to choose favorite ornaments... bells. I adore bells, not too sure why but I love them!
(Hug)
~Michele~

fishing guy said...

Gina: Those are really neat decorations on your tree.

June said...

What lovely ornaments & decorations you have...I really like the warmth of these shots...feels like Christmas Eve!

Gattina said...

These are very beautiful ornaments ! I love angels and prefer them to Santas !

Natural Moments said...

You have a wonderful collection of ornaments. They are all very artistic with many details and full of great feeling. Very nice indeed.

MISSY said...

Aww I love the first one! *M*

http://missyzpictures.blogspot.com

Ken Conger Photography said...

Timely theme and wonderful series of images. Thx for sharing. Blue Skies.

Martha said...

Beautiful Gina! I'm hoping to have time to play along too :-)

Shellmo said...

These are so beautiful - perfect w/ the xmas lights glowing behind them! Loved all your ornaments!

Chrissie said...

Those are really pretty.
Take care, Chrissie

me ann my camera said...

Beautiful and I love the shadowy amber colour. Happy Holidays.

T and S said...

WOw...Gina, your christmas series is surely spreading the christmas spirit. Keep it coming...Thomas

Connie said...

very pretty
Merry Christmas To You & Yours,also
connie

Lisa said...

These are all beautiful and I love how you've put the story with them. Very nicely done.

Krissy said...

all are very nice

Far Side of Fifty said...

Gina, Your photos are marvelous, the lighting is awesome. I love your angel collection! I have not seen an Angel hair filled ornament before. Very interesting! :)

Ann LRD said...

The lighting makes it so romantic but is that the right word for angels. Well, something like, awesome.

Wonderful shots!
Ann:)

Tommy V said...

thanks for sharing some of your special ornaments. I also have many special ones some dating back to the early 70's. Our cat climb the tree this year and it came tumbling down and broke 3 ornaments. It was sad that my daughters favorite one was broken which was also one of her first and from a special friend that has moved on.

D said...

Gorgeous! Great job!
hugs

Vicki said...

Gina, Merry Christmas to you, too. I love your ornaments and the story. The two from your mom are really special--I understand how you would want those. This is a time of love and family--I wish yours all the joys of the season.
Vicki

MySirAylon said...

my first time to be here on your blogs... I have to check back more often.

Linda :) said...

These ornament pictures are just perfect!!! Beautiful!!

Vickie said...

Lovely ornaments, traditions and memories, Gina!

roentarre said...

These Christmas lighting are just simply superb!!!

Meg said...

Oh my goodness...never a year goes by that I don't have one of the angel hair ornaments on my tree, too.
I love, love, love your ornaments. Next year...seriously...I think I will forego a tree and only have a nativity. I'm going to check sale items after Christmas. Beautiful entry. Love you.

just me said...

They are beautiful. Gordon collects nativities. Your angels got me to thinking I need to keep a look out for some of them.
I am so glad that you were able to get some ornaments from your mom. I only remember celebrating Christmas once as a kid, after that we didn't celebrate. I was just thinking a few days ago that I wished I had ornaments from my childhood. I feel that ones who have traditions from childhood are so blessed.
Merry Christmas.

Faye Pekas said...

I agree about the specialness of tree ornaments you've saved through the year. Always wonderful memories come with decorating the tree. These are lovely.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Gina! Beautiful ornaments. I love trees that are decorated with meaning. My tree is a hodge-podge of ornaments. Each has a special meaning to me and most were gifts from family and friends. Lisa

Gerry said...

My favorite is the one of the angel with her hands together praying, but an outstanding display of ornament photos. Gosh, all I have are balls. It's been a balls Christmas.

MyMaracas said...

How beautiful they all are! I love angels too. And those angel hair ones really took me back; we had those exact ones when I was a kid.

Anonymous said...

As always, you bring inanimate objects to life...and I love our first year anniversary ornament...we're cruising towards five years...hopefully along the Alaskan coast...

Stevie Ray

natalie said...

beautiful Gina!
thanks!
natalie
(Lurkynat)

Jama said...
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Jama said...

The ornaments are so beautiful, Gina. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Maria said...

Hi, Gina! These ornaments are so lovely and soft looking. Great photos! I'm going to get back into these community challenges soon! Love these photos. PS: yes Hummingbirds can winter over if there is food...otherwise I hear they have mass migrations south somewhere....I started feeding these this summer and the seem to have hung around...:)

lisaschaos said...

Merry Christmas!

Barb said...

I hope ya wonderful Christmas! I have something for you here!

Bird Girl said...

Gina - You have so many nice ornaments and all with such special memories!
The picture in your banner is just so beautiful - it reminds me of 'Heidi' (the children's classic by Johanna Spyri) Are you familiar with that book? It was my favorite when I was a young girl!

Jeannette said...

I love these Gina! They look really pretty and the lighting sets them off perfectly. You've got a beautiful collection here! Jeannette xx