This first ornament doesn’t do well in photos…and I can’t figure out how to get my flash to turn off. This cute little porcelain mouse, is flocked where his fur is, so he feels like velvet. The color is washed out (and faded in real life), but he’s wearing a blue velveteen gown and cap, and holding a Bible. The little porcelain feet dangle inside and make a cute little tinkling noise. My brother Nelson bought this one for me when we were under the age of 10, so yeah, it’s old…ahem.
Next is a fancy schmancy ornament I bought for my first tree. It’s a blown glass basket with little glass roses in it. Not particularly “Christmassy” I guess, but I just love this one.
Last, but certainly not least is this hand carved nativity scene. It’s carved in real olive wood from the Holy Land. I picked this one up in a gift shop in an airport somewhere during my travels. Although the exact location escapes me at the moment.
What treasures does your tree hold this year?