Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Merry Glitter Christmas!
My Grandmother (my Mother's Mother) was a lover of all things "glitter". Sparkle=good, and "more is more". (could this be hereditary?) She could exercise her passion with reckless abandon at Christmas time. And she did.
She made lots of decorations, and among them, was a tree like this. So I grew up with a velvet jewel tree that came out each year. It was marvelous! I studied it. And as a girl, I could not believe that she had used her beautiful jewelry and sacrificed it for a "project". !
When my Grandmother passed away, this was among her things! I expressed my strongest preference for this tree. And I got it. (I'm so lucky)
There is a real "Ike" pin in there.
And, although I realize that she did not actually pull these pieces directly from her jewelery box, I am still AMAZED at the quantity of bracelets and necklaces that are here. The tree is sitting on beautiful green velvet.
And whats more, the whole thing was done before glue guns! Impressive.
Merry Christmas to all. May you all hold the love of family close. And I hope you all have treasures that sparkle all around you.