Monday, December 12, 2011

Blue on the Christmas Tree

I discovered a new (to me) linky party called "Blue Monday" which is hosted by Smiling Sally -- and decided to participate for the first time!

I was looking at my Christmas tree and, lo and behold, there were blue ornaments! So I got out my trusty camera and snapped away -- and now I will share a few with you.


I love this porcelain bell -- not only is it blue, but it depicts the First Christmas in such a lovely way. So serene.


This ornament has a place for a tree light to go in to illuminate the beautiful carving of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus. It too, is porcelain. 


This second photo was taken on a setting that allows the light to shine through.


I love these little snowmen -- I have a whole set of them! This little guy is so cute with his cuddly bear and his blue vest!


And we can't leave out Santa! This one was made for the millennium celebration in 2000. Isn't he the cutest? He's having a great time leading the parade!




I was deep into ceramics during the 80s and made this woodland Santa. I love his blue skirt under his red robe, and the blue toy in his bag!




And the very best of all -- a flower ornament that Noli sewed by herself. Last year in her Montessori preschool, the kids learned to outline with a running stitch. They made a whole series of cute blocks and mommy Stephanie decided that they would make excellent Christmas ornaments for family members. Mine is a blue flower which just happened to be my favorite!


Noli was so funny -- she didn't give it to me... instead, she left it behind a picture on a table where I have a lot of family photos. It's one of her favorite hiding places when we play "hide the ......." (little toys du jour) and we always forget how many we have hidden and they show up days later....  So, of course, I didn't see the ornament until I dusted several days later!


Linking my blue ornaments to Blue Monday -- lots of other blues there too!


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11 comments:

Mary said...

Welcome to Sally's Blue Mondays!
It really is a fun blog party. Love all your blues, really love the Santa in the blue coat. Merry Christmas!

SmilingSally said...

Your blue ornaments are so much nicer than mine! I especially like the nativity ones.



Happy 1st Blue Monday, Sarah.

chubskulit said...

So beautiful!

Late visiting from Blue Monday, come see my Blue when you get a chance. Thank you!

Judy Nolan said...

Fun theme for a blog post! I love Noli's ornament, and I'll bet it is already one of your favorites.

storybeader said...

I think ornaments are so cool. Maybe it's because I grew up without a tree for all those years (not Christian), and now DH and I have one. Does that sound wierd? Oh well... {:-D

Joy said...

Thanks for visiting and welcome to Blue Monday! Beautiful ornaments and perfect for Blue Monday ;)

The Single Nester said...

Blue makes everything happier!

Rose said...

Fun meme! Thanks for sharing your ornaments with us and for giving us a little info about each one. I love the story about Noli, too. So precious!

Kathleen said...

Very fun! What a pretty flower that Noli made - lovely little treasures.

Holly said...

oh, these are perfect for blue Monday!
Merry Christmas!

Groovy Pumpkin said...

Hello Sarah! What a lovely blog post, I really like the bell and the porcelain image of Mary, Joseph and Jesus on the plate.

Loving the pretty flower ornament too, it's beautiful!

Happy Christmas to you and your family!

Take care, Jane xxxx

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