December 07, 2007

Show and Tell Friday
Favorite Christmas Ornament

I posted about my favorite Christmas ornament last year but I'm going to again but it is and always will be my favorite! I have treasured this ornament for over 42 years and I can remember very vividly the day I received it and how excited I was. I was seven years old at the time and it was my "first real big girl ornament!" I was so proud of it! Ever since then I always make sure the ornament is the first one on the tree and when it is time to pack everything up I take extra care in wrapping it up.
The ornament is made from an eggshell that has been wrapped in beautiful velvet fabric of royal purple and gold. The front of the egg ornament has been cut out and inside you can see an angel playing a mandolin. The inside of the ornament has been sprayed with a glittery gold spray paint. The opening is surrounded by beautiful gold trim and the ornament is hung on the tree with a gold cord. This ornament is priceless to me because it brings back so many wonderful Christmas memories and also because it was made by a dear friend of our family.

Side view

Back of ornament
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Penless Thoughts said...

What a precious keepsake and memory.

Hootin' Anni said...

I would love it too!!!!!

Southern Heart said...

It's a beautiful ornament, and I can see why you treasure it so!

tamlovesran said...

What a lovely ornament. I remember that when I was growing up I had a neighbor who made eggshell decorations like that. They were beautiful. She gave my mother a couple that sat on little pedastals. I had forgotten all about them. I guess they were packed away over the years and never brought back out.

God bless,

Jackie said...

A beautiful memory to cherish always.

Revee said...

What a beautiful ornament to match such a lovely memory!!

Sharon Kay said...

Love your favorite ornament and your house looks so pretty and festive. Thanks for the tour through your beautiful home. I also love all the lights in the windows. They say welcome in such a pretty way.

Mary said...

This ornament is a real treasure and is in beautiful condition. I can tell you take very good care of it.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Jane said...

I like your ornamnet! What wonderful memories Christmas time brings our way!


Mrs. C said...

What a special treasure that you will be able to pass on to future generations.

Mrs. C

Kelli said...

Susan, it's just beautiful and what a wonderful treasure to have!

Lana G! said...

It is beautiful! What a wonderful treasure!

picketfencemom said...

Susan, this is absolutely beautiful, and I can see why it's priceless to you! It reminds me of my eggshell ornament that I posted about last week, but on a much grander scale! LOL What a treasure, and how well you've taken care of it!
Isn't it funny, even our favorite ornaments (eggshell) show our similar tastes!!?? Kindred spirits for sure!
Have a blessed day!