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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Puttin' On the Glitz!

Hope you all are having a great week, and are warm and cozy!  We had a bit of snow today at the Chateau, and even though I am not a "winter person", I must admit that it was pretty!
Today I wanted to share with you a few of the decorations on our tree.  The decorations range from hand crafted, nature inspired, ornaments with "bling", and whimsical ornaments as well.  Today I will show you a bit of the "bling"!
I love this silvery, glittery ornament!  It is new, but it has a vintage quality about it that I find really appealing!
The picture just doesn't do justice to the gorgeous crystal ornament!  It makes me think of a little chandelier, and looks so pretty with the lights shining and reflecting on it.
I am calling this ornament my "Norwegian star".  My nephew and his wife just moved to Norway, and this star belonged to them.  They were very limited as to what they could take with them, so they gifted us with it.  Love it, but I feel a bit sad looking at it, too!
Silvery, glittery and a pretty filigree design, what more could you ask for?

I love this cute vintage looking Santa!  He is holding glittery stars, and has the cutest expression on his face, I think!
Pretty fruit sliced are unexpected but lovely on the tree!
That's it for today, tomorrow I will show you more, and later this week I will share some of the decorations thru out our home.  I've been a busy little bee, and I bet you have, too!  Have a wonderful night!


Linda said...

Beautiful, Donna~ love all the sparkle and the fun, unexpected fruit!

Kim K. said...

How fun. Love all the glitter and sparkle. It's very romantic. Those fruit slices are wonderful. I've never seen anything like them.

NanaDiana said...

Donna- Glittery and glitzy...YOU? NO WAY! How could I not love all your ornaments? They are all gorgeous but that Norwegian star is really spectacular...and I love the little fruit slices. SweetCheeks would probably try to eat them!;>) Hugs- Diana

Tete said...

Hi girl- I like all your ornaments. It's so fun to have so many different ones on the tree. It's like little surprises waiting to be found by each one who gazes upon it.
Glad you got a dusting to put you in the mood. We still have snow here.
Hugs- Tete

Kelly said...

I love this post title! The fruit ornaments are my favorite ones.


Erin@likegrandmas said...

Love it Donna!!! I spy a pickle too! And the oranges have Christmas meaning for us too. Love them all, even the sad Norwegian star:)

Sandi said...

Your ornaments look so pretty on your tree Donna! That star is spectacular. Happy day!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, how beautiful!!! I'm doing a blog post on I Owe it All to Him about decorating--I'll put a link to your blog from there...Beautiful and inspiring, Donna!

Love of the Sea said...

My tree is so boring now that I see your ornaments...and where did you get the crystal ornaments? I love that one - I would love to pick up a few of those...!!!