Friday, December 6, 2013

Five on Friday #3!


It's Friday again! And thank goodness - tonight is my 3rd shift of 3 in a row and then the weekend! Saturday we are hosting a holiday party and I can't wait! I had a lot of things pre-baked since I worked, so I have most of the prep already done. So all that's left to do is eat, drink, play games, and be merry! 
For this Five on Friday  I decided to do something a little different! I picked my 5 favorite ornaments of all time and I am going to share those! Before I start, let me say that my husband always grew up with a "pretty" tree. As in, the ornaments all match and it looks like a tree out of a store. I grew up with a tree with all of my and my sisters ornaments on them. They don't match, but it still looks great in my opinion. My husband hates these kinds of ornaments. How anti-Christmas is that?!? Here are my faves!
This ornament is from a series that I have collected for 17 years - my mom gets me the new one every year. It is one reason that these pup ornaments are so special to me! It's definitely a tradition I'll start with my babies when the time comes! Every year these are so cute and i look forward to opening it!
This is a series that my grandma recently started getting me, from Hallmark. It's an around the world series, and every year they do a different country of the world and portray how they celebrate Christmas. It's probably not one I would have ever picked for myself, but now that I have a handful, it's actually pretty cool. This one is Spain and it's my favorite!
My mom got me this one on a whim this year, a little as a joke but mostly not. She got it because it reminded her of when my sis and I were little and played barbies and pretend all the time. She said it made her think of good memories. It's big and bulky, but I love it! Plus, it's pink :)
I Love Lucy is one of my all time favorite shows. My sister even mentioned it in her maid of honor speech. So when this series came out it was a no-brainer. Unfortunately, after 6 years, they stopped making them. I really wish they were still out there to collect each year. Each one has some kind of movement with them. In this one, you wind her up and she actually stomps the grapes. In others, she eats chocolate, talks to Ricky, and moves like a ballerina. If you can find these, snatch them up!
This last one really isn't an ornament - obviously. But it's a tree start we picked up from Hobby Lobby this year. It's so perfect and goes with the red and burlap theme that we have going on. It was also half off, which makes it even better. They had a few others, but this one was our favorite!
Now it's your turn! Do you have any ornament traditions or favorites that you put out each year?






43 comments:

  1. Holiday parties are always so much fun!! Work hard play hard girl :) Have a great weekend!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  2. We don't have any ornaments with sentimental value since this year is really our first Christmas as a married couple. I'm hoping for Christmas we'll get some though!

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    1. That would be such a great tradition to start!

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  3. That's too funny about the "pretty" tree! My parent's tree is definitely more in the pretty category but I have a collection of ornaments I LOVE that are really random things like foods and animals-- and I can't wait to put them on my own tree! I have a collection of the hallmark barbie ornaments-- but I really like the sound of the around the world collection!

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    1. I think those kind of ornaments are the most fun to put up!

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  4. I love all of your ornaments! Have an awesome party this weekend. I wish we could have hosted a Christmas party this year. So much fun!

    Angi@ cantbuymelovvve.blogspot.com

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    1. We'll try! I hope you have a great weekend too!

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  5. I love the show I Love Lucy, it is such a classic! Beautiful post and ornaments!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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    1. It's one of my faves and a classic!

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  6. My parents always had a fun tree with all the ornaments my brother and I made, so far Roland and I only have pretty tree status, but I'm hoping to find some I love to start collecting!

    Your ornaments are gorgeous!
    spielitsarah.blogspot.com

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    1. That would be such a great tradition! Pretty trees are great too, but I love my collectables!

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  7. My mother always did that, as well. We would always have all our ornaments on the tree, and none of them would match. I'm definitely planning on doing that with my kids someday. There's something so special about having your own ornament every year.

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    1. I think it would be a great tradition for kids - I always had fun with it!

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  8. I love the "I love Lucy" ornament. Ha! probably my favorite episode :)
    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

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    1. Isn't it the best?! I always love your comments!

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  9. The I Love Lucy ornament is so great!!

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  10. I love the play kitchen ornament! I spent so much time playing pretend when I was little. :) I love Christmas ornaments too. Anytime I go on a trip I try to find an ornament to bring back for someone as a souvenir!

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    1. Oh that's an awesome idea! What a great way to remember your trips!

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  11. I absolutely love this post... I have quite a few ornaments that my husband made when he was little that I stole from my Mother-in-Law!!

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    1. Oh how cool! They'll look so great on the tree!

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  12. I have an I Love Lucy ornament too, mine is when she is dressed as a vegas showgirl with a big pink feather in her hair, too funny! Have a wonderful time at your holiday party this weekend!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. I have that one too - aren't they the best?!

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  13. Aww, I love the history behind these pieces. My family doesn't really collect ornaments like this. Happy holidays!
    zozo | atelier zozo

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    1. It's been a great tradition! Have a great weekend!

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  14. Loved this post, it was so interesting to read!

    XOXO
    ashley
    dontcoralwithme.blogspot.com

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  15. I collect that exact same ornament collection. I have gotten one every year since I was born from my uncle. I love them! I used to play with them and my sister would play with her precious moments angel collection around Christmas. Such a fun tradition!

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    1. It is such a great tradition - I look forward to it every year! Too funny we have the same ones!

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  16. That is so cool to see your Christmasy ornaments! Decorating my Christmas tree is one of my favorite traditions since I have been a little child! I still feel excited about it, as I cannot wait till we will buy our Christmas tree & I will be able to decorate it! :)

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com
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    1. It is one of the best traditions and so fun! The best part of christmas!

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  17. This is such a great post! Our ornaments never matched and were usually hand made by my sister and I. That just made them more special! I always wanted a "pretty tree" but as I get older I realize how special those ornaments are. I love that you get an ornament from the same series every year!

    Katie
    http://casually-obsessed.blogspot.com

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    1. I like our pretty tree, but I love the ornaments that are mine. We will definitely keep this tradition with our kids in the future!

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  19. Love your ornaments - so sweet and love the sentimental value!

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    1. Those kind are the best in my opinion! They are so fun to pull out every year!

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  20. such a cute blog my dear ! love that cute kitchen :) such a pretty ornaments !!! would you like to follow each other dear :) xx
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  21. Do take pictures of your party--I love seeing how other people celebrate and make merry for the holidays. My sister and I have made tons of homemade ornaments throughout the years, and our tree actually has very little room for storebought ornaments...I guess your husband wouldn't approve!

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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    1. There will be a post coming tomorrow about the party! It sounds like your tree has a ton of sentimental value and probably so pretty! Those are the best kind!

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  22. I love your ornaments and the stories behind them.. That's one of my favorite things about decorating the tree, pulling out each ornament and reminiscing with family about the stories behind them..

    Just found your blog, from your comment on mine, but will now be following. :)

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