Thursday, 6 December 2007
When the big boxes of decorations came out of the attic each year my brother and I could hardly stand it. We were always so excited to get the house decorated. I think for him it was more about the tree, I recall him loving to have lots of twinkling lights. For me (although don't get me wrong, I loved the tree, and since we had 16 foot ceilings, we always had a serious tree!), it was more about some particular favourite decorations. I felt like they were old friends, I knew that I would see them again each year, during a special time. Here is a picture of one of my favourites. These little candle holders belonged to my Grandma but we also had the same set in our home.They used to have a special spot on our fireplace mantel and I loved playing with them. But the very first thing that I would set up each year would be this angel candle and I liked to have it lit while we decorated the tree. It is still one of my favourites and I still love the sound the little bells make as the cherubs fly past and 'ding' them.