Monday, January 7, 2013

One of my favorite Ornaments plus a Giveaway

As we all know I had a difficult time getting into the swing of Christmas this year. 
I think it is true "the older I get, the slower I go" fits well here.
My plan this year is to have the Christmas Spirit in my heart all year long!

As I was putting the ornaments away I came to one of my favorites and it brought back so many memories that I thought I would share it with you.
My daughter was in kindergarten and my son was in pre-school at the time.
He was so proud to bring home this cute teddy bear ginger ornament he had made.  While he was proudly showing me what he had learned in school that day my daughter walked into the room and proceeded to bite off the leg of the ginger.  This almost caused my son to come un-done.  
How could this be happening...his first ornament for the tree and his sister has taken a bite out of it.
After calming him down we did a bit of glue and band aid surgery on the little guy.
Looking back I am not sure what was funnier the look on my daughter's face at the taste of the "cookie" or the sear desperation on my son's face at the demise of the teddy.
I LOVE this ornament!!

Now with the Spirit of Christmas running through my veins (better late then never) I will be having an ornament giveaway.
Because it has been so cold and snowy here, you could insert "Welcome"..snow, ice, below zero temps, cold, etc.with this ornament!
This is also one of my favorite ornaments: 
 This ornament is a rust cutout shape of a snowman holding a heart and with a Welcome banner on the top. It is then all wired together with rusty wire. It measures 6 x 7 inches. 
This is a design by Donna Malone and Kenna Reynolds and has been adapted to fit this size ornament. Glitter paint has been applied to the welcome banner and the stars. It has been sprayed with a non-toxic finishing coat. 
To enter this giveaway leave a comment on this post only.
Open to USA and Canadian friends...sorry postage is so high to ship to other friends.
Leave a way for me to contact you if you do not do blogger.
A name will be drawn on January 14, next Monday.
Thank you for reading about my favorite ornament and good luck on winning this one!


  1. Barb, I loved your story! It was so cute as I have two boys and can picture the whole scene! I still put their child hood home made ornaments on the tree too, and they can't underdstand why!LOL I would love to be entered to win your painted ornament, I love snowmen!
    Take care-

  2. Hi Barb! Love the ornament story. My children made cinnamon applesauce ornaments at school a few years back and when we took them out this year to hang on the tree, my 6 yr olds just crumbled apart, he was so upset:( Unfortunately we weren't able to salvage it so we made some new ones this year...a lot of fun and new memories:)
    Would love to be entered into your giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance ~ Lori

  3. Barb...loved your sweet are a hoot! Please enter me in your giveaway and I will post so others can enjoy your work as much as I do.

    -Darlene xxoo

  4. What a cute story! I have some of my kids first ornaments that they made and it always brings back memories for me also. Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. oh, Barb, such a wonderful memory for you and your children. I hope you have written that down to keep with the Teddy for all future generations to read on Christmas as they put it on their tree. Paintin' Hugs, Betty Nelson

  6. Precious memories and cute ornament.

    Have a great week!

  7. Oh that is such a cute story about your ginger ornament. I love when ornaments have stories and bring back sweet memories.I would love to be included in your giveaway!
    Be blessed,

  8. Oh my goodness! She bit off its' leg! I'll bet you were between a rock and a hard place my friend. Laugh or cry? I'm sure they both learned something valuable from the incident, but I'll bet they get a giggle out of it now.
    You know I love your paintings darling, so please enter me for a chance to win this sweet ornament.


    Please enter me in your sweet Giveaway. I'll put this on my blog's sidebar and give it a FB and tweet! We'll be in the high 70's the whole week so I'll think of you and your Winter!

  10. I weeded out alot this year too, just had to much stuff, I am going to have a smaller tree next year too! Please enter me in your give-away too. Thank you!

  11. A cute!!!! Yes, I still have a felt Christmas tree my daughter made in kindergarten!!! It gets more fragile every year, but I still put it on frig!!!!
    Yes, please enter me in your cute giveaway. Love your painting!!!

  12. Hello Barb! Love the story and the ornament. I still have ornaments that my boys made when they were little.
    I would Love to be entered in your Giveaway! Enjoy your day!

  13. Barb...
    I received my wonderful prize today...boy that was fast! I spent the day at a wool class with one of my besties and was pleasently surprised when I got home and saw my snowman treasure waiting for me. Thanks again for letting me participate in your lovely giveaway...I love it!
    -Darlene xxoo


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