Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Reason for the Season

December is the month of Christmas. Everyone seems a little kinder and friendlier.
Today I want to share a few of my decorations with you. I do not decorate in an elaborate way,but I love Christmas and all it stands for.

A few years ago we found these pretty ornaments and knew that we needed them on our tree.


This year my tree is done in blue,white and silver.
A friend of mine did the decorating for me.


I also like these little doves. They add so much to the tree.


Of course every tree needs some plain balls on it.


At one time in my life I enjoyed painting the Christmas Village houses. 
I have this set standing under my tree.


You will also see the sparkly snowflakes and a red ornament in my header. The red ornament was a gift from Steve,many years ago.

Thought for today:
Jesus is the reason for the season.

31 comments:

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Ruth, Gorgeous ornaments--all of them. Love your little village also. Isn't the Christmas season just wonderful.. Wish we could keep that feeling throughout the year!!!!

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Karin said...

Oh, that little village is so sweet! What a pretty set up. One of our volunteers came to set up the village of ceramic houses in the residents' dining room. It looks pretty at night when all the lights are on! Love your decoration of hubby with your granddaughter smiling on your village!!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

The bell ornament in the first photo is just beautiful. I'd probably load my tree up with those. :) Thanks for the reminder about the real "reason for the season."

Diane said...

Your ornaments are beautiful Ruth. The most special ones are always the ones from the heart I think. Beautiful header. Diane

Ginny Hartzler said...

I love your pretty header, Ruth! The little village is just the right finishing touch, but I must say my favorite are the beautiful bells! Our tree is in seafoam, white, and silver. So it is almost the color scheme yours is.

Arija said...

I love your decorations and especially the little Christmas village. My Christmas bauble collection has grown too over the years since our house burnt down. My granddaughter brought me a little white bird on her return from New Orleans. There are so many memories wrapped up in all those decorations.

Thank your for your very kind comment on my blog.

warriormom said...

I love your new header, puts me in a joyous spirit and sets me singing. I love the doves and the color schemeI Your village is just wonderful and I have to agree with Karin, such a sweet ornament above the village.

Neal said...

First of all I love your header. The ornaments are just awesome.

Ruth said...

I like your blue and white tree. I prefer sentimental decorations and things that have been handmade. Wishing you a joyful season because of Christ's birth.

Kerri Farley said...

Oh your decorations are beautiful!

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet the overall look of your tree is lovely decorated in blue and white. Ans how nice you have a village below it that you painted yourself!

Sandra said...

the ornaments are beautiful and special. I love the one in your header, with Jesus is the Reason on it. god bless your friend for helping with your tree.

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty. :)

Christmas-etc... said...

HE certainly is!!
I'm with you on blue Christmas Tree balls - they are my favorite... think they remind me of a star filled night - THE star filled night of so long ago!
Blessings!
Ann

Betty Manousos said...

i LOVE your xmas ornaments, love that silver white and blue colour.

wonderful decoration!

xx

Unknown said...

Now I'm in the Christmas spirit. They're beautiful!

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful ornaments! LOVE your Header too.

S. Etole said...

Your blue and silver theme is so peaceful. The little bells remind me of the song, "Silver Bells."

Janice K said...

Such a cheerful, uplifting post. Thank you for sharing.

Unknown said...

Ruth, may the season embrace you with its love! And may that love spread around the world and may we all be as one!
Bless you!

George said...

You have some beautiful decorations. I really your Christmas village. The bells and doves are wonderful.

MedaM said...

All your ornaments are really lovely.

My name is Riet said...

Gorgeous ornamnts and decorations Ruth.

forgetmenot said...

Blue, silver, and white--I bet it is stunning. Love all your precious ornaments. I have some ornaments that would come into "major play" in a divorce settlement--I absolutely could never part with them. Have a wonderful weekend, Ruth. I look forward to seeing more of your Christmas decorations. Mickie :)

Pat said...

These are really pretty ornaments, Ruth. How nice of your friend to come over and decorate the tree for you. We're not putting any Christmas decorations (or tree) up this year because we will be gone most of December.

Becky said...

Gorgeous Ruth. A brilliant display!
Have a wondeful week-end.
B.

Suzane Weck said...

Linda árvore de Natal em azul e branco.Fizestes uma bela escolha.Abrss.

Hilary said...

Ruth, you have some lovely ornaments on your tree. I'm partial to blue and silver, myself.

Cicero Sings said...

Love the blue, white silver combo.

Susan said...

great pictures and ornaments are beautiful especially the blue one with your reflection in it. Do I see one with Jakes picture on it?...how nice

Elaine said...

Your tree is beautiful! I have a Christmas village too, although it's much more extensive. My family calls it an addiction.