I bought these yesterday at Antique Avenue.
I was so happy to find some good ones and snapped this photo before
I gingerly placed them on my tree.
It was difficult...trying not to disturb the icicles and sparkling snow on it.
But I managed.
Last week I said to my best friend Shelly,
"Hey, I'll come over and help you with your tree, if you want.
We could go get some new ornaments to color coordinate with your new
wall paint color."
She said, "Well, all of our ornaments are kind of important to us. They all have special meaning.
Some the kids made. Some my Mother gave us throughout my childhood. Some I bought with my husband. So really I don't want new ornaments".
I had really meant to get just a bunch of balls to add to it, to bring a common color throughout the tree.
Her walls are pale apple green and I thought it would be pretty to add apple green and red balls.
I said, "I know I understand...I meant to add to the existing ones. Of course I understand. I have ornaments on my tree with
special meaning to me too. I remember when I bought this one on Ebay and which
antique store I got that one at"...laughing because my Christmas memories of my ornaments do
not involve another person, just me shopping.
But yesterday I went out with friends to brunch at "La Baguette" which was fabulous and then
we went shopping, visiting different boutiques and shops around town. The last stop
was a favorite antique mall of mine - "Antique Avenue" where I found the ornaments pictured above.
We browsed the entire store going from booth to booth..with everyone looking for ornaments for me.
"How about this one?"
It took them awhile to get it that I only wanted tarnished pastels. But by the time we'd gone through the entire mall...I had a handful. And this handful of ornaments will have a special spot in my heart because I'll always remember the afternoon with Deidra, Toni and Alice.
Alice even surprised me with a fantastic ring too that she'd seen me admire at another shop.