Thursday 20 December 2012

These Are A Few of My Favourite Things

I decided to photograph my favourite tree decorations. But just for a change I have not included any of the homemade things on my tree, most of which I've already written about elsewhere on my blog. These are just the old favourites, which I enjoy unwrapping from the tissue paper each year.

The Bark Bird

The Bark Bird was given to me by a very close friend, I think possibly about 20 years ago. He is getting more fragile every year, but is still very special. 

The Terracotta Angel

I think the Terracotta Angel was bought in a shop in Covent Garden in London. It is a bit hard to remember. There are other bigger angels and fairies on my tree, but this tiny ornament is my favourite.

The Glass Bird

The Glass Bird is very simple, but looks great when the tree lights are on.

The Snow Goose

There seems to be a bit of a bird theme, which I had not intended. The Snow Goose is made of plastic, but looks like frosted glass ...

The Button Leg Fairy

This fairy has seen better days. To be frank she is looking a bit rough, and I think my have been out dancing all night on her button legs. I still love her.

The Gingerbread Men

I bought these for my children when they were very little, in a cookery shop. Along with gingerbread men cutters with which we had a lot of fun.

I would love to hear about (or see) your favourite tree decorations ...


  1. I love your ornaments!! I have a few birds on my tree too, they seem to be a favorite of mine!

  2. Such beautiful ornaments! I would like a tree full of those bark birds!
    Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

  3. You have some totally cool ornaments. Love the gingerbread men!

  4. Love them; I think my favorite might be The Button Leg Fairy. Happy Christmas!

  5. So cute! I love looking at favorite things and remembering...thanks for sharing! I think my favorite of yours is the Button Leg Fairy, but the Terracotta Angel is beautiful, too.


  6. They are all lovely, but the glass bird is definitely my favorite of the lot.

  7. Your ornaments are lovely. The snowgoose is one I have never seen before. This year my tree features all my Santa and Kris Kringle ornaments, that have been collected for the last 20 or so years. I have glass, metal, wood, and fabric Santas.

  8. Bear With Me....the button legs are ingenious♫ HappyMerryChristmasHoliday♥

  9. I've always thought that the old Christmas decorations are the best. Unwrapping them each and every year, they always bring back special memories. My mother still has the decorations that we hung on her tree when we were children.

  10. Love all your birds. The biggest theme I have going on my tree are ornaments with the word "Joy" on them. I've never bought one but people can't resist buying them for me.

  11. Great close-up shots. I love the glass bird. My camera does not do close-ups very well. Merry Christmas.

    Mine is here.

  12. Lovely tree ornaments! Isn't it wonderful to unwrap them every year, and memories tumble out with them? Love your terracotta angel : -)
    Wishing you a lovely Christmas!!

  13. Your ornaments are delightful. I love them all. And I think the button leg fairy is precious and should always hang on your tree. No matter how much she ages. I'm visiting from Inspire Me Monday, and following you so I can come back later and spend more time looking at your crafts. Merry Christmas.

  14. I so enjoy those 'favorites' that makes our tree 'ours'. Thank you so much for linking with Cool Clicks. Hope to see you tomorrow!!