Home for the Holidays, by Thomas Kincaid

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Show and Tell Friday

It's Show and Tell Friday again, over at There's No Place Like Home.
My Show and Tell is some of my favorite Christmas ornaments...
This beautiful Cinderella's carriage was given to me by my friend, Jane, when we were at Disneyland together with the children around six years ago. This photo doesn't do it justice because it is very lacy-looking and beautiful.
Above is the official White House Christmas ornament for 2003, given to me by my ever faithful friend, Beth McKinney, of Washington, DC. The rocking horse moves back and forth. This is a very high quality ornament.
Another beautiful White House ornament, this one for the year 2007. It commemorates a White House wedding. Again, given to me by Beth.
Ahhhh...Last but not least, The Delamar Inn, from Beaufort, NC. Mark and I spent our 1st anniversary there and were presented with this beautiful ornament as a present from the owners of that B&B, the Steepys.

Well, I would show you my whole tree, but I haven't put on the dried apple slices, or strung the popcorn-cranberry-sour apple garland. When that is all taken care of I will show it to you!

Continue to check back for more Christmas stories (earlier posts) and holiday recipes.

Love,
Elizabeth

23 comments:

Jewelgirl said...

Lovely ornaments! I can't wait to
see the whole tree! The Cinderella
ornament is really beautiful!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What pretty ornaments. That Cinderella ornament is my fave!

JanMary said...

That Cinderella carriage is beautiful.

I did not realize there were official White House ornaments each year.

I love to see other people's Christmas goodies. Thanks for sharing yours.

I am blogging daily until Christmas Eve about my decor, traditions and food here in Northern Ireland.

. said...

Such lovely things.

Alfazema

Hadias said...

Your ornaments are beautiful.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love the White House ornaments. I have been collecting them for about 7 years now. My parents give me one every Christmas...it's probably one of my favorite presents to open. They're so beautiful, I keep them up all year in my dinning room. Enjoy!

A Hint of Home said...

The carriage ornament is just lovely. I love things to do with Washington. Your White House ones are special, too.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

This was interesting. I didn't even know there were White House ornaments.

I love the carriage.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Wonderful ornanments! I love the Cinderalla carriage one. I saw a tree recently that only had White House ornaments on it!

Manuela

Hootin' Anni said...

Hi Elizabeth!!
I love the ornaments! That one of the 1st anniversary B&B is so cool.

My Show n Tell is a holiday tale, come by and visit if you can find some time. Happy Weekend.

I'm trying to catch up on things I've missed out on too since I've not been feeling like visiting bloggers much...I'm gonna try some of your recipes below. Yummy.

Carla said...

What great ornaments! I love how they hold memories of places or special people. (How smart of the B&B to give you an ornament to remember your stay:)

Julieann said...

Your ornaments are just lovely--and one from the White House--neat!

I did not put special ornaments on my tree this year, just pretty red bows--I have a very inquisative toddler...LOL.

Julieann

Breath of Fresh Air said...

How pretty and the recipes below look yummy.

Lora said...

Beautiful ornaments! I also have some of my favorites posted today:)

Becki said...

I especially LOVE the Cinderella ornament.

Mrs. Miles said...

I never knew such ornaments exist! I'm SO glad I got to see these today. They must be great conversation pieces!

I've enjoyed seeing these.

Royaltouch said...

Wonderful ornaments and the memories attached to them are even more special.
Thanks for sharing, Linda

Elizabeth said...

Your ornaments are lovely!
I hope you stop by my blog, I'm having a giveaaway that ends Monday.

Tammy said...

Stopping by to visit some other Show and Tells...and wow, I just love these ornaments! The delicate carriage...and the two White House ornaments are just absolutely beautiful!

Your home made dried apple decorations and cranberry garland sounds so intriguing so I hope to stop by again to see that!

Blessings,
~Tammy (Lattes and Lollipops)

ceekay said...

Your ornaments are lovely. I love that Cinderella one!

Alexandra said...

Pretty! I love the D.C. ornaments.

Alice said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished tree! I love your Cinderella's carriage, so dainty and lovely. What a great treasure to remind you of your trip.

I really enjoy your blog. You have some wonderful posts here. I plan to keep checking back again and again.

Please feel free to stop by my blog and visit anytime.

Kelli said...

Cinderella is my favorite Disney movie...I love the carriage!
~Kelli