Thursday, 6 December 2007

Old favourites

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.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

My Mom still has the old QUALITY version of the "dinging" angels, but I've yet to find a good quality version today for our home. I bought one at Jysk that would fall apart if you breathed too close to it, and then was excited to find a used one at Value Village, but alas it was garbage as well. For now I will have to visit "Grandma" to hear the "dinging angels".
Isn't it amazing how special those simple (& probably very inexpensive) decorations mean to us over the years??
Rebecca :)

amy said...

i love the angel candle holders!

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS ... said...

Christmas decorations do have special memories, I can still remember a lot of the ones we had, although don't ask me what happened to them, they were more than likely thrown out when my parents parted company. I did ask Dad the other day, he said he would search them out, I shant hold my breath! x