For a number of years we had two different trees each year--one reserved for fox ornaments with white lights and another more colorful tree decorated with collected memories from our travels through life. Recently I've been alternating years with just one tree and, since last year was for foxes, this has been the year for memories.
Before packing it all away I'll share a few of my favorites.
We add more ornaments each year. At the beginning of December I posted about lighting this year's tree in the colors of the French flag and realized we needed an Eiffel Tower ornament. I ordered one from eBay--my favorite source for almost everything.
Just because this isn't the year for foxes doesn't mean I can't acquire a few. In fact I add at least one every year.
A sparkly fox gift from Linda Peterson whose beautiful garden I posted earlier in the year.
Another new fox is a gift from my sister-in-law in Dallas.
I found this fox while out shopping back in mid-November.
Two years ago when we visited Pennsylvania for Thanksgiving I picked up some pewter ornaments from the Wendell August Forge gift shop. Everything is handmade at America's longest operating forge so it was hard to stop at just five.
And the back features a mark.
Can't forget our 27 years of Air Force life.
Imagine my surprise when I spotted a tree full of these very same eagle ornaments at the White House during a tour.
A souvenir from a long ago Christmas visit to Macy's Herald Square flagship store.
Yosemite National Park back in the 1990s.
Stars for Texas
A few ornaments from my childhood
Santa belonged to my grandparents
My grandparents traveled to Disneyland in California soon after it opened and brought back a set of Disney character ornaments. Only Mickey is left. Circa mid-1950s.
Just a few of my holiday memories. Hope you all made many new memories!