Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Memories and Treasures . . .


My Mother's Treasured Hummel Nativity
and now mine
The cloth is a Hardanger of hers.
bird nests

 paper ornaments

Christopher Radko
homemade ornaments from a friend
wooden pieces from my children's baby bed mobile
my mom's handmade felt ornaments
this for my dad
he loved the
Green Bay Packers

collectible and vintage ornaments
Shiny Brights

 Humpty Dumpty
symbolic to me
we can put our lives back together again
Many ornaments fill our tree..
I must admit
I hesitated to decorate the tree this year.
I thought fresh greens and vases would be just fine.
But once the boxes and containers came out of the attic
I was pulled back into the memories and treasures
I have collected through the years.
The lights glowing.
Music playing softly
Candles burning
Decorating the tree and the house
is most definitely a treasure..
 Santa Corner
I hope we can each bring a bit of santa to others each day.
and on another note
a bit of a bump in the road here on riverwood
this past weekend I experienced my third kidney stone
the worst . . . very, very painful
surgery on monday
I am home and taking it easy.
and very thankful the weekend is behind me.
 I had hoped to share
more December holiday preparations,
greens and memories
but right now
we will have to see how things go.
so until the next time
my love and caring
Love, Lynne


Kerin said...

Oh dear, Lynn
I'm so sorry that you've been having some health challenges!
I will be thinking of you and praying that you are on the mend soon.

Love all your beautiful ornaments... some treasures.

Warm wishes..

Pondside said...

I'm so very sorry to read that you have had surgery for kidney stones - too, too painful! I hope your healing is swift and that you're spared any more pain.
Your tree is very pretty. I quite understand why you capitulated and decided to have one. Like you, I have a Hummel nativity - so precious!

24 Corners said...

Lynne, may being surrounded by all of your lovely and special Christmas treasures bring you fast healing and offer sweet comfort and a lot of joy, which helps so much in the recovery process.
Hang in there...thoughts and prayers are with you!

By the way, I felt as if I could smell the heavenly scents of Chrstmas while reading this've definitely insprired my Christmas spirit, thank you! And I love that you have paperwhites already perfect!
Healing hugs...
xo J~

(Love Humpty!)

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eileeninmd said...

Lynne, I hope you recover quickly. I love all your pretty ornaments and decorations. The nativity scene is beautiful. And I love the cute Humpty Dumpty. Have a happy day and take care!

MarmePurl said...

I hope we can all share a little santa too.
Many prayers being sent your way dear Lynne. Take care

Kim K. said...

I'm so sorry that you suffer from kidney stones. When my husband has an attack, I feel so helpless.

Your Hummel Nativity is gorgeous. So many beautiful ornaments. Thinking of you and sending you some gentle Christmas hugs.

TexWisGirl said...

your tree is full of sweetness and love. just like you.

and i'm so hopeful the pain is over!

Razmataz said...

Lynne, you poor thing. How horrible to deal with another stone. Wishing you a very speedy recovery so that you may find comfort and enjoy your Christmas. That nativity is beautiful.

Rural Revival said...

Oh NO!! I'm glad you are feeling better. I've heard..only heard...that it is extremely painful. I hope it wasn't as bad for you as I've heard. Yucky.

I'm feeling the same about decorating the tree. It's up, has lights on it...but nothing else. Maybe this weekend.

Your mom's nativity set is beautiful. I have my paternal grandmother's set. I treasure it dearly. And I love Snoopy, your dad's ornament is swoony!

And Humpty Dumpty...a perfect reminder. Sometimes only we can do, what all the kings horses and all the kings men, can not and I think it's better that way.

BIG hugs, so glad you are on the mend.


Lynn said...

Your tree is exactly like ours. I can’t bear to change a thing. Sometimes I am wistful to break tradition and do something different. The only way that would happen is not to go near the boxes at all. The minute I peek into just one container I’m misty eyed thinking how could I not put out whatever is there. Take care, heal fast . . . good thoughts coming your way. Peace.

At Home in English Valley said...

Oh Lynne, How beautiful are our memories, and a comfort in times of illness. I am glad that you have all these things around you as you heal. Know that the love and prayers of many surround you too. A beautiful spirit like yours shines even in the worst of times. Take care dear friend. Love, Penny

Bonnie said...

Lynne, Please take care of yourself. I have a friend who suffers from kidney stones, and I know the pain she experiences. Lay back continue to play your Christmas music, grab a book and enjoy your lovely Christmas tree. Sending you hugs and wishes for a quick recovery. Bonnie

Missy George said...

Lovely decorations..I'm glad that you decided to take them out of the box..What is a Hardanger??sp? So sorry that you are dealing with a kidney stone..Best of luck with that..

pembrokeshire lass said...

Hi Lynne. I hope the recovery is continuing and that you will be right for Christmas! I love your tree and special ornaments. Especially your Mum's nativity set....the cloth under it looks beautiful! Joan

Anonymous said...

That little clown on the tree is just the most precious little fella... and I always enjoy seeing old fashioned glass ornaments on a tree. They just speak of home to me. :-)

Retired Knitter said...

So sorry to hear about the kidney stone. I have never had one but everyone who has says it is the very worst! I am glad you are on the mend.

corners of my life said...

Humpty Dumpty - how fitting for your recent surgery. Wishing you a speedy recovery.