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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Holiday Show And Share – Christmas Collections I

The American Homemakers Holiday Show and Share
At The American Homemaker Angie is sponsoring the new weekly feature, Holiday Show and Share: "The holidays are quickly coming upon us. Do you have a favorite holiday tradition? A favorite holiday recipe? A great holiday party idea? A holiday decoration you’d love to show off? How about a favorite holiday picture of your family? Let’s show and share our favorites. Each Tuesday from November 4th until December 23rd blog about something you love about the holidays and add your link to Mr. Linky."

Having an item you collect for the holidays means you can be on the lookout wherever you are throughout the year to find special items to add to your holiday décor.

For years the only tree ornaments I collected were angels and musical instrument ornaments. I built up an interesting accumulation of angels in pottery, metal, glass and crystal, plastic, wood and porcelain. It was the same with the musical instruments.

Here are some photos showing how I’ve used them in my holiday décor.

This stair garland is strung with mini white lights and brass musical instruments.

Musical instrument ornaments also decorate the ends of garlands for the entry to the dining room:

and the door to kitchen:

The small tree in the guest bedroom has musical instrument ornaments in porcelain, metal, blown glass and crystal.

Under the tree are melodious silver nativity bells from Reed and Barton

Thank you, Angie, for providing the opportunity to share our holiday collecting and other enthusiasms.


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Carrie I really love the way you used bigger musical instructments as apart of the decorations..very cool idea...I can tell you are also one that like a tree in every room..DH and I would just saying today we want to get a white one for LR this year and a smaller one...I do mine all in PINK Victorian...Yours are beautiful Carrie...hugs and smiles Gloria

American Homemaker said...

Wow... beautiful. The musical instruments are a really fun thing to collect. That's great you look for them through-out the year. Thanks for participating :)

Unknown said...

These are all so lovely. I have a wooden violin ornament that I love, but my collections are snowmen, tin ornaments, and mercury glass.

brettinsky said...

The garland is beautiful!

I am hosting the same sort of thing if you would like to join it too-Trim the Tree Thursday where we are going to show off our holiday decor from any holiday comment on my blog! I would love for you to join!

Salmagundi said...

What a great collection! Especially through the holiday season as we hear such great music. Looking forward to more of your posts during this joyful season! Sally

Unknown said...

Angies Christmas decorations are gorgeous and unique. Thank you for sharing them.

CC said...

What a lovely collection..just beautiful..

Unknown said...

love the musical instruments idea. mishelle