We are in a new home this holiday. Actually, I guess I should say that we’re in an old home that is new to us. Anyway, it has been fun to decorate a new place for Christmas!
One of my favorite holiday decorations is this headboard in our master bedroom. We took two old doors that were no longer needed and made a headboard. Then I strung a few pieces of burlap twine across it and hung several of my keepsake ornaments from my childhood and later years.
My grandmother, Nana, made this angel ornament for me when I was a just little girl, over 45 years ago. Isn’t it unique? The paper angel is nested inside a milkweed pod. Nana gave my sisters and me ornaments every year, and I still have them all. My mother made the cute pine cone elf ornament for me. She has always been creative, too.
The Noel letters were given to me by a very special cousin and his wife. In years past I have hung them from my mantel, but they show up really well here against the old white doors.
One year Nana took building blocks that my Dad played with as a child, and made ornaments from them. This block is over 70 years old.
Mom also made this cute little reindeer from clothes pins. The song book ornament is another from Nana.
Every year I like to showcase some of my most treasured ornaments in a different way, other than hanging them on the Christmas tree. I really love the way this turned out!