Monday, 17 December 2012

treasures for the tree....

I received a lovely little decoration in the mail today and thought I should show some of the home made decorations that are making my tree looks so beautiful.
This little munched on fellow arrived today. I just love him thankyou Fiona! He definitely puts a smile on your face.

this little fellow arrived a week or so ago from the lovely Michelle
this santa was from Fiona last year and this one on the right was from Els


 this ornament was made by my mum probably over 25 years ago. The little beaded bell was hand made in Indonesia.

 This heart is woven from beech tree bark all the way from Sweden.

this little star is also handmade by the same friend in Sweden

 this beautiful hanger came from Els in the Netherlands last Christmas.
 Here are some bought decorations. I found this jar of red cookie cutters reduced to $8 at Safeway! I bought two and emptied one jar by making them into decorations and adding them to a card for a gift for the craft group girls that I will be seeing this weekend. The rest will hang on the tree. They are quite cute.
 Here is a non Christmas item....This little treasure is something I picked up in the city on Saturday.
I just couldn't resist it! As you can see from the picture it is tiny and the detail is so pretty.
for those that are unfamiliar with Australian currency a five cent piece measures about 2 cm (3/4 inch) in diameter.
Not much craftiness to show and tell but I have managed a hexie flower for my Swan Lake stock pile.
I am so enjoying my Christmas decorations, they are so beautiful I want to leave them up all year!
hope your week has started well!
marina

16 comments:

Narelle said...

A lovely ornament display Marina ... your little gingerbread man is a sweetie :)

Susan said...

Lovely decorations, I love how they all have their own story. Adorable little hen, I wouldn't have resisted it either!

Nicky said...

Great decorations - particularly love the little reindeer guy!

Cheryll said...

What wonderful memories you have on display! LoVe that tiny chook! :)

Kathy said...

All your Christmas decorations look lovely Marina. I love unpacking the Christmas things and remembering all the stories that go with them - especially the ones made by my children when they were little :)

Maria said...

Sew many gorgeous ornies from lots friends and places.

shez said...

Hi marina your ginger bread man is cute,i got one today also,Fiona is very clever,love all your decorations.xx

Elyte said...

I saw those cute little gingerbread men on Fiona's blog before they set off for their new homes.
You have a lovely collection.

Sheila said...

Some very nice handcrafted decorations Marina , I think they add something so special to a tree when friends near and far send a decoration they made for you !

Christine M said...

Lovely decorations Marina. Those buttons on the gingerbread man look like real smarties!

Fiona said...

It's so fun getting a collection of home made decorations... isn't that minute chook just amazing....
Hugz

Mistea said...

How wonderful to have fun decorations made by clever friends.
Enjoy your little chicken.

Michelle Ridgway said...

I loved seeing all your very special ornaments. You have a wonderful collection. Love your mini chookie.

Lynda said...

Such beautiful decorations and all with lovely memories.

Els koetsier said...

What a lovelly Christmas ornaments and decorations you have Marina.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wonderful...they are all just so lovely...fantastic treasures all of them....