I also have some ornaments that are from when Shelley was a puppy back in the day....hehehehehe. Xanadu, Grease, Leif Erickson, Fraggle Rock, Miss Piggy....oh you get the era. Miniature glass balls, gnomes sleeping in a bird nest on their honeymoon and other felt ornaments we made together, little german wooden guys, blown glass ones from The North Pole in Colo. Springs and a cone head Santa doll.
|This little Jamaican girl has been on my tree for over 55 years.|
And now we have ornaments that represent the grands. Blown glass yule log, mistletoe & holly ornaments, of course the victorian pickle and the fairy renditions of the grands. The rest of their vast collection is staying in boxes this year, otherwise we would have to have yet another tree, yikes.
|Gerea as an elf|
|Ry as a fae|
These treasures from our past and my mania about all things gnomey and mushrooms are combined on the "gee, you can tell the teacher about this tree" in the breakfast room. So I will take you on a tour of....what ever this thing should be called....I've got it....the family tree.
|The traditional victorian pickle.|
It is a little tree and sits on the sideboard in the breakfast room. We have a clothes line of elf clothes, a scene box from the 60's with a 50's Santa & tiny elves on the rooftop. Dam trolls and a Swedish woven goat and a sheaf of wheat. One of my faves is the tiny Santa paper doll framed and my Santa lantern from the 50's. I also adore the tee tiny gnome houses. And the newest ornament is a sweet silver and crystal angel to watch over us, sent to us by a dear lovely, whom we love and admire.
|Trolls, straw woven goats, and a bite to eat for the goat|
|The nerve of the elves just putting up a clothesline in the kitchen|
And Sweet Man's contribution to the scene is this sweet stained glass lighted tree that he bought for us the year we had to skip the holiday decorations because of a house remodel.
|Made this while I was in college....makes it about..........er a million years ago.|
So this is this year's Holiday tree tour at Casa de Cuckoo.....well there is one more and I'll share that one later this week or you can check it out on http://practicallymagickal.blogspot.com/.