Last post you saw what I have been up to - making ornaments and napkin rings - and today I want to share with you something that Don does every year. He loves to buy his girls (me, our two daughters and our daughter-in-law) christmas pins. A new one each year - it is a favorite part of his traditions. He gives them to us on Thanksgiving so we can have them all through the holiday season.
Each year it is an exciting time as he searches for the one that he thinks each of us will like best. Last year he got this wonderful snow flake for me - and I never got to wear it one time because I was in deep recovery from emergency back surgery. I told him I would wear this one this year and didn't need a new one - but it just doesn't fit his plan - so I will have two new pins to wear this year.
There are shiny bells, candles and candy canes
Assorted things - like gingerbread men, angels from Alaska, reindeer, sleighs and snow folks
And we must have our Santas
And look what we discovered today - two different years were two almost identical snow boys - there are tiny differences - but very similar - and we never caught on that they were so similar. What I am amazed at is that there haven't been more duplicates over the years.
And teddy bears - always teddy bears.
And some pretty bejeweled trees
All together - so sparkly
And then when he is done buying pins - he buys me earrings - lots of cute earrings - not always a new pair every year - but quite often. I have to be careful what I admire, or it ends up in our shopping cart. (You don't hear me complaining in the least).
Strings of christmas lights
Sparkley silver trees for dressing up.
These two Santas have tangled themselves up in christmas lights.
Silver snowflakes - for when we don't have real snowflakes
And what would christmas be without teddy bear earrings?
A pretty trees - these are from Avon - long long ago
Two pair of sparkly silver dangling earrings. The bells actually jingle and tiny little jing.
So many pretties - I'm very lucky - maybe a little spoiled you say? You bet!
This is how I display the earrings during the holidays - on a vintage greeting card holder - perfect for earrings.
The rest of the year they sit on my dresser in pretty crystal boxes
Waiting for the next year.