ca ~ 1950's
Once again, the Christmas season is upon us. As I carry in the treasure boxes filled with my beautiful mom's (1933~2010) Christmas ornaments and decorations, I reminisce about Christmas' past.
Mom had an amazing knack for Christmas decorating, she loved Christmas and every Christmas, growing up was magical. I use to tease her and tell her she should have worked for Macy's - decorating their Christmas display windows. When you walked into mom's house, it's as if you took a trip to Germany. She decorated in true German tradition and it was an incredible sight to see.
This is my second Christmas without my mom . . . I miss spending Christmas at home with her and all of her special touches. For some reason, this Holiday season seems a bit harder than last. Now, I need to apply what she taught me over the last 50 something years. I inherited her family room Christmas tree and many of the ornaments she collected over the last 50 + years. I thought sharing an ornament or two a day, would be a wonderful way to honor her and share the wonderful collection I have grown-up with. I don't have all of her Christmas decorations as of yet . . . but I feel Blessed with what I do have. So for the next 25 days, I will be sharing some very pretty Christmas Jewels with you.
Mom's tree is up and completely decorated . . . I love to just sit in that room and absorb the beauty and memories of Christmas' with mom . . . here's to you mom . . . .
Mom's tree in my home ~ 2011
~ Enjoy and Happy Holidays ~