Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Ornaments ~ Show and Tell Friday!


Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.

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Today, I am going to share some of my favorite Christmas ornaments. I love birds, and have several on our tree, including this robin.

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The girls and Benjamin each have "First Christmas" ornaments.

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My email friend, Cathy sent me this beautiful homemade Victorian ornament.

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And my friend, Lady Farmer made me these sweet acorns and oak leaves. They even have real acorn caps!

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Lastly, since we are all on the computer right now, how about a "mouse surfing on a mouse" ornament! :0) Thank you for taking a look at my show and tell!

Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.

If you would like to join in, please leave your *permalink* below, along with your first name only (this makes the list easier to read). If your link has been removed from Mr. Linky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting. Have fun!

Show and Tell Friday will take a break next week for Christmas. Join in the fun again, on January 2!


84 comments:

ceekay said...

Your Christmas ornaments are so cute and pretty. I love the mouse one! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!

Jewelgirl said...

My favorite is the Victorian ornament, I like the vintage style!
The kids ornaments are sweet and are
so nice to pass to them when they get older! Have a wonderful Christmas
see you in January!

Carla said...

Darling! Have a wonderful Christmas, and see you next year:)

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Darling!

M ^..^

char72 said...

They're all cute but I love the mouse surfing on the mouse. So cute.
Christmas hugs,
Charlotte

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I love your ornaments Kelli and especially all the memories they bring back to you!

Thanks for being the hostess for Show and Tell!

Merry Christmas!

Diane

Raggedy Girl said...

I will definitely make a mouse surfing on a mouse one. That is so cute. And I loved all the baby ones. Thank you.
Roberta Anne

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing your favorite ornaments. I am also sharing ornaments, on a few of my seven themed trees!

Katherine

Melinda said...

I have that same mouse on the mouse ornament! It's one of my favorites. Your collection is so sweet. Merry Chrsitmas!

Anita said...

Me too, I like the Victorian ornament most! How wonderful that each of those little treasures tells a little story!

My S&T break is finally over, I really missed joining you here on Friday! ;-))

Best wishes, Anita

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

I like your ornaments. Thanks for hosting Show & Tell Friday. This is my first time to join in.

Shannon

Jill Scott said...

I love the surfing mouse. That's me.

Tracy said...

LOVE the mouse! So cute!

JanMary said...

Surfing Mouse is so cute.

Merry Christmas to you and yours from Northern Ireland.

Martie said...

I love ornaments - especially baby's first Christmas ones!!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Blessings,
~Martie

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Kelli, your Christmas ornaments are so cute! Thanks for showing them!
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
Love, Ann

Gattina said...

They are all very lovely !

Scrapdolly said...

You have so many beautiful ornaments on your tree - each so special

I would like to wish you and your family all the blessings of the season xxx

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the surfing mouse.

Have a grand weekend Kelli!!!

Connie said...

Kelli, You need a snowman ornament! I like the Victorian ornament too. Merry Christmas! Connie

. said...

Lovely things.

Alfazema

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What cute ornaments! I love the baby ones, especially the one with the teddy bear in the moon. Very sweet. Have a blessed day!!

Breath of Fresh Air said...

I love the acorns and the mouse. Have a blessed Christmas.

A Hint of Home said...

All your ornaments are so sweet and meaningful. I love that mouse on mouse though. Too cute.
Merry Christmas to your family.

Linda C said...

I love your ornaments, Kelli. My favorite is the mouse on the mouse:)

Linda C

YaYa's Funhouse said...

Your ornaments are just lovely

Heidi Pocketbook said...

All of your ornaments are special, however I believe my favorite is the mouse on the mouse surfboard. Definitely a sign of the times.

Merry Christmas!!

Simply me said...

Very nice!! I love the bird, so sophisticated! Thanks for sharing!!

Gracie said...

I won't be home for the next Show&Tell appointment, we will spend some day at the seaside to celebrate the New Year, so I'll have to pass on this, and it will be dearly missed! Thanks to all for the beautiful pics and stories behind your S&T. Have you all a very Merry Christmas and a sparkling New Year. A special thanks to Kelli, our wonderful host.

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

The items displayed are so lovely; it gives me a lift to visit your blog. Thanks! Nancy

Frazzled Mom said...

Thanks for hosting Show and Tell Kelli! I really enjoy participating and looking at all the beautiful Christmas decorations of those participating. The mouse decoration was adorable and very appropriate for our computer hostess! Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Janet, said...

Thanks for show and tell. Your ornaments are very pretty. I finally figured out how to do it and have linked my site to yours.I posted some of my ornaments from on my tree.

Nancy M. said...

You sweet blog has been such a blessing this year. God has used you to honor the home and I think that is a big thing!
Thank you for sharing a simple life!
Have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

newlyweds said...

I love the mouse surfing on a mouse, too cute. Where did you get it?

Bonnie said...

Kelli, I just messed up and put in the wrong link. I am not sure how to fix it but I'll try one more time. Sorry, it's my first show and tell.
Merry Christmas~I love your blog!

Bonnie said...

Kelli, I went back and added the correct link, can you delete #47?
So sorry for the hassle. Bonnie

Rambling Girl said...

Awwh how cute! I also collect ornaments also...just don't have pics on this computer or I would share...I will have to make sure and take some this weekend and come back...

Love the last ornament also...I need one of those as much as I am on the computer.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Kelli, I love all of your ornaments...very special treasures!!
Have a "merry Christmas" with your family.. Hugs, Baba

miss m said...

It is neat how each ornament on our Christmas trees mean something special to us. Merry Christmas!

the pleasurs of homemaking said...

I love those sweet acorns Lady Farmer made for you! They're all just darling!

Manuela

Smilingsal said...

It certainly has taken me long enough to discover your nice blog. Please come visit mine. Thank you for hosting this. I host Blue Monday; maybe you'll be able to join in.

I've gotta grab your button now.

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful ornaments. It's always fun to put up ornaments with memories.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kelli,

What beautiful ornaments! My favorite is the bird one. It looks so quaint and perfect in a Christmas tree. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Gina

Stephanie Reed said...

So beautiful! We still have to get ours out--waited for DD to get home from college. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

I especially like the First Christmas ornaments.

Tami said...

Kelli ~

Your Christmas ornaments are wonderful!

Have a wonderuflly blessed weekend! Merry Chritmas!

Carrie said...

Your ornaments are each so special...so nice for your family to create Christmas memories.

Barbara H. said...

Those are all cute. Love the mouse surfing the mouse!

Karen Sherrill said...

Thanks for sharing your favorite ornaments...that is what I am sharing as well ;o).

Karen

Lady Katherine said...

Your childrens ornaments are so sweet. Love the mouse surfing! The angel ornament is very pretty. I have some siver coasters, I cut a photo of my girls in their wedding photo, into a circle and a piece of clear plastic and glued them in.
I love them on my tree, Your angel reminds me of them. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, I forgot, I love the acorns! I know they are special to you, and the bird, so cute.

Elizabeth G. said...

Hi Kelli!

If I don't get a chance to visit here before Christmas, let me take the opportunity to wish you a very merry Holiday. Thank you so much for your warm heart, your lovely posts and your great example!

I love your ornaments.

God bless,
Elizabeth

Barbara said...

..wish you merry christmas and wonderful days...
Barbara

TJ said...

Love the first Christmas ornaments!

Have a very Merry Christmas! I meant to send you a card, but as always, my cards are still in the box. Oops!
TJ

Tammy said...

I loved seeing all of these special ornaments, Kelli! (The surfing mouse is adorable!)

I just now posted mine- a little late this morning, but I made it! :)

Have a wonderful Christmas!
Hugs,
~Tammy

glorv1 said...

Those are really nice ornaments. They all seem to tell a story. Here's hoping you and yours have a wonderful Christmas.

Tammie @ Are You For Real? said...

I love all your ornaments, but the "mouse surfing on a mouse" ornament .... HOW funny!

Susan said...

You have some beautiful ornaments, Kelli! I especially love your children's "first Christmas" ornaments; sweet memories for you!

Mrs. U said...

Hi Kelli!!
Your ornaments are SO pretty!! There is just something about Christmas ornaments that make me HAPPY!!

I especially love all of your "First Christmas" ornaments! Doesn't it just seem like yesterday that you were given them as gifts!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

I love collecting ornaments, I see you do too Kelli. What a beautiful selection you have, they are small enough to pack away and collect each year, wonderful memories and keepsakes for each person in your family. Thank you for sharing them :).

Christmas Blessings,
Kathi :)

FeeBeeKay said...

I trust I have done this ok! It is such a lovely idea! Thank you all before me for sharing your special things!

FeeBeeKay

Heather said...

I love seeing everyone's special ornaments - yours are precious Kelli!
Our sweet Dreamer received the Mary's Moo 1st Christmas ornament too - how funny!

MyJourneyBack said...

oh what a sweet show and tell. Thanks for sharing.
In case I don't get to come by have a Merry Christmas.
Love,Sherry

Andrea said...

Fun!

ann said...

YOUR ORNAMENTS ARE LOVELY,I ALSO LOVE BIRDS AND MINE IS FILLED WITH THEM...ANN

Sandra said...

Sorry Kelli, I really messed up linking to my blog. No.'s 63 and 64 should be deleted. I think I finally got it right on No. 65! (insert embarassed face)

Thanks,
Sandra

Heather said...

very nice assortment! i love the acorn ornaments!

Miss Jen said...

I love the idea of show and tell. It was my favorite thing as a kid.

Linda said...

Lovely ornaments, especially the Baby's First Christmas ones.

I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for hosting Show & Tell Friday, it's been a lot of fun posting to it.

Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) I love the acorns & leaves - just precious! They would be fun to make for our tree - we are surrounded by enormous old oaks.

I linked to you today from TS. Love you! Q

Cathy said...

The baby ornaments are so cute, Kelli. They are all pretty ornaments.

My open roads said...

adorable ornaments! love 'em all :)

Scott and Kerri said...

Hi Kelli,
My favorite thing to do when we go to someone's house at Christmas is to look at all the ornaments on their tree. Yours are so precious. I have all my childrens first ones on our tree too. Every year that I put them on,takes me back to that first Christmas with them. I love it!
Love Kerri

Judy said...

I enjoyed seeing your ornaments. I think I have a mouse somewhere on our tree too but it's not as cute as yours :)
Judy

Carrie P. said...

Thanks for sharing your ornaments. I like the bird one too. My son actually has the mounse on the mouse. He is a real surfer dude.

glorv1 said...

Hi Kelli, I added my name since I do show and tells on Fridays, sometimes Saturdays.:)

Ms. Tee said...

These are all very cute - especially the baby ornaments and the little mouse surfer. :)

Jackie said...

What precious Christmas ornaments. I especially like the mouse!

God bless.

SimpleFolk said...

Hi Kelli!

You were on my mind and I had a little time this evening, so I thought I would pop in for a visit. Your home looks so warm and beautiful (just as I knew it would!). I am going to try to make the Buckeye Browinies this week. I'm sure my boys will be thrilled! (They love the candy.)

Wishing you and your precious family a blessed Christmas!

Amy

Alice said...

Kelli - I've posted twice today and my name shows up on your list for awhile, then disappears. I had trouble with this the last time I posted also. Any idea what I'm doing wrong? I go to the single post (not my full list, just this one single post), copy the perm link, then paste it into the box under my name on your page. It shows up, then vanishes a short time later. Thanks, Alice

Bonnie said...
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Bonnie said...

Kelli,

This was so much fun for me I was #45 and got so many sweet people stopping by. I hope they will all come back and visit again. Thanks for hosting this. I love your blog! Bonnie

I have been so busy but plan on visiting every one of these entries!

Brenda said...

kelli, i come to bring Christmas Blessings to you and yours!

Hootin' Anni said...

Kelli....
I saw your comment you left on my blog, and I wanted to stop by again and leave my holiday wishes to you and your family also.

May your Christmas be filled with joy and laughter and that there is peace in your heart!!!

Happy Christmas, and Merry New Year!!!