Monday, December 10, 2007

Fun Monday - Christmas Ornaments


Lady K is hosting this week's Fun Monday:

In the spirit of the season I would like to see your favorite Christmas tree ornament. Not to be confused with the WHOLE tree. I want you to zoom in and show me one or a few(you know I can't choose just one!) of your favorite ornaments. If you don't decorate a tree, show me your menorah or dreidel, Kinara, or Yule Log. I want to see your favorite decoration for this holiday season.


We actually haven't put a tree up since Christmas 2003. We moved and our tree got packed away and just never came out again. Since that move, we've moved three other times and now the tree is in storage.

I still have an ornament to share though. Our tree was one of those tiny 1.5 ft tall table top trees. It was just the two of us back then and I got it mainly to have Christmas lights in our little apartment. Instead of buying ornaments, I made origami cranes. The crane is a symbol of peace so I felt it was fitting for the season of Peace and Goodwill.

This crane is made from magazine paper but my 'ornaments' were made from beautiful Japanese print origami paper. I wish I had taken a photo of them!

16 comments:

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

I love oragami. I did some as a kid, but never anything so little. When I worked at a car plant in Ohio, who was run by Japanese, a guy I worked with, who could not speak very good English, gave me a little bitty swan make from a chewing gum wrapper. It was so cool. Nekked Lizards

Pamela said...

you could sell those...

I have a couple made by Japanese Exchange Students - but I never thought about putting them on a Christmas tree. Great idea.

Kellan said...

That was cool, Amanda. My kids are always making oragami thingys - I love them. Hope you had a good weekend. See you soon. Kellan

Karmyn R said...

I would LOVE to see those crane ornaments. Japanese origami is so elegant.

Dreaming What Ifs...

A Slice of Life said...

My kids were really into oragami for a while, it never occurred to me to put some on the tree. What a wonderful idea...I think I'll steal it!

Susan at A Slice of Life

Carrie Sue said...

Very nice origami crane, love the peace meaning as well.

ChrisB said...

I agree a Symbol of peace is very fitting for this time of the year. Lovely idea.

Kaycie said...

What a wonderful idea. My kids love oragami and I think it is beautiful.

Sandy said...

What a terrific idea!

hydeslikeus.wordpress.com said...

I love oragami-- actually I love paper-- I know it's weird but I really do. I bet that tree was beautiful.

-HH

Jo Beaufoix said...

Oh that is so pretty, and what a lovely idea. :D

Sauntering Soul said...

Your crane is beautiful!

Bren said...

Very cool! I love oragami!

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I wish I could do origami. I have tried & am a total failure. Yours looks wonderful & I agree, a tree of cranes would be beautiful.

WorksForMom said...

Oooh, excellent choice Amanda. I love oragami, now if only I could make THAT!

Kaytabug said...

That is so cool! Very unique and original! Love it!