Over Thanksgiving weekend my mom and I started to go through a small part of my grandma’s Christmas ornament collection. She had an impressive stockpile. And since my mom already has box upon box of ornaments in her own collection, I ended up with first dibs on the lot.
Of course, if they were store bought, they’re still in their original box. Though many are actually handmade. Some from kits that my mom remembers making with my grandpa when she was little, and some whipped up from nothing. There’s even a set of sheep that my great grandma made from clothespins and real wool. Those are pretty neat. And in perfect condition. (Forgot to take a photo of them!)
My grandma loved pink, so no surprise that we found an entire box of pink balls. I don’t love pink necessarily, but they were too perfectly shiny to pass up.
And a little mix of the bunch I brought home. Aren’t they great? I’m a firm believer that one’s ornament collection should be varied, should represent places you’ve been and experiences you’ve had, and if possible passed down through generations.
It’s tree/decor weekend at our house. So excited. I hear babies love Christmas trees.
And don’t forget! The Chronicle Friends & Family 35% off sale ends on Sunday. Stock up, I say.