Sunday, December 30, 2012

The rest of the ornaments

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I'm finally getting around to sharing the last of our ornament collection acquired during out travels in Europe.


If you read my post about our London trip, you know that seeing the Changing of the Guard was a big thing for me (I was right next to the gate) so this little guy is a perfect memory.

The ornament above is the only true ornament in this post.  Below are some examples of how you can create your own ornament with any small item you like.

 This is a little container for holding toothpicks next to a platter of hors d'oeuvres.  I wanted a small representation of the beautiful pottery and dishes all over Nice so this was perfect.  Just a little twine through the handle and it's an ornament.

This violin (or viola or whatever we want to pretend it is) is a keychain from Vienna.  I removed the key ring part and voila!  (See what I did there?) It's an ornament!

This little guy was picked up in Salzburg, but to us he represents Germany where little hedgehog figurines were everywhere (just none that could be an ornament!).  We even had a little guy scurry in front of our car one night while driving through Dachau (just outside Munich).  He's a little stuffed toy, but he did have a small loop on his back that I was able to hang an ornament hook through.

So there we have it.  A great collection of ornaments to remind us at Christmastime of all the wonderful places we have been.  To see the earlier finds, click here.


  1. We bought a tiny violin with a bow in a box. Very cute to display with the Christmas stuff.

  2. I hope you are putting some notes away with some of these ornaments, or at least writing the year on the box. A big part of Mom's decorating involves reading the notes I wrote, so we can remember where we bought the item, and what year we bought it. You WILL forget in 25 years.

    1. Yes, I have a word document for these and the napkin rings with the pictures used on the blog and an explanation.


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