Monday, December 17, 2007
The Pink Tea Tree
Finally, I have the Christmas decorations in place! My dilemma this year was that I never found a "theme" to organize around. I've decorated with Victorian pink ornaments, chunky (think "forties") light strands and tinsel, and even the silver aluminum tree so central to my earliest Christmas memories. So I went with the silver tree in the living room this year, but over the weekend I found a new tabletop tree, this pink tree from Hobby Lobby, on sale for half off. It is the perfect new home for my teapot and teacup ornaments.
As I pulled the ornaments out of their wrappings, I was struck by how very many of these were gifts. Out of 25 ornaments, I believe only three are pieces I bought for myself. One of the first teapot ornaments I ever received was this musical one from a friend who said she thought of me when she saw it at the San Francisco Music Box Company. I've had it for years now, and it still plays "My Favorite Things" just beautifully.
I have more teapot ornaments than teacup ornaments. My friend Beth gave me this chintz teacup ornament last year, I believe, one of only a few chintz ornaments in the group.
The large pink ornament at back was from my friend Elizabeth in Arkansas, and the classic Old Country Roses ornament in front was a gift from my friend Sandra.
This teapot ornament, from my friend Susan, has long been a favorite.
This blue one I must have bought for myself, but I can't remember when or where or why. I like the effect of all these ornaments on the pink tree so much, I may move this to my craft/sewing room when Christmas is over and enjoy it all year long.