10 Dec 2007
This week it is easy for me to participate in the two games without doing two posts.
For MANIC MONDAY, Morgan asks us to use the word "ornament" in a post.
and for FUN MONDAY Kaytabug had the same idea.
"In the spirit of the season I would like to see your favorite Christmas tree ornament. Not to be confused with the WHOLE tree. I want you to zoom in and show me one or a few(you know I can't choose just one!) of your favorite ornaments. If you don't decorate a tree, show me your menorah or dreidel, Kinara, or Yule Log. I want to see your favorite decoration for this holiday season."
So here are pictures of my favourite ornaments.
I have several of these ceramic houses in which a candle is lightened.
I also love this angel which is very old at least 40 years ! and it is still in a very good shape.
without this Christmas mill, Christmas would not be Christmas, this also belongs to my favourite ornaments. Unfortunately I can't put up the candles because it is too dangerous for my cats.
and this is a little tree made with real nuts, walnuts and pineapples. It is painted in a silver white.
We don't put up our tree that early it is only done next week. So everything is still packed in cartons. That's why I looked on Internet to find some very similar ornaments.
I had a whole angel orchestra, still from my childhood. But meanwhile some angels were broken so there are only a few left. And they look like these. The only difference is, they are not hanging but standing.
We also have a nativity scene which Mr. Gattino got when he was 3 years old. It is very big and represents a whole village. There were no Christmas trees in Italy at this time, but each family had a nativity scene. There are even nativity scene's competitions. Ours is so big that if you put it up properly it would take the size of a bed. But we managed to squeeze it smaller to put it under the Christmas tree. Since our son is not living with us anymore it remains in the attic and we have a smaller one.
But I found on Italian websides these pictures of nativity scenes and they look very similar to ours. Above you see the crip and here the houses and animals.
The figures are almost the same too. At least it gives you an idea of my favourite Christmas ornaments.
This helps me to follow up the non Blogger Blogspotters