December 17, 2016

So Many Ornaments!

Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas Y'all!

Those of you who have been married with kids for decades years know that you can really accumulate lots of Christmas ornaments. 

Over the years we would let our kids chose a few ornaments each year, while  some where gifts. Add to that the ornaments I would pick up during our travels. Oh my...So Many Ornaments!

Many of the ornaments fall into the cute category. All of them have are special though. I think I told you earlier that our daughter took hers. But we still have so many. Ours and sons!

We downsized our Christmas there is less space for these cute little ornaments/memories. 

Then I had an idea. I decided to put them into a bowl so that they could be enjoyed. Just a touch of fun and whimsy for the season. 

The cross stitch ornament was made my hubby's mother. She always had some sort of needlework project going. 

This was such a fun, and simple, tablescape to make. If you have any extra ornaments try putting them in a bowl, or container of your choice, and make a fun centerpiece to enjoy. Mine looks like an ornament salad of sorts...but I like it. :-) 

I added a tree on each side of the bowl to fill in the length of the plaid table runner. Christmas is the time you can do some fun and crazy decorating...just because it is fun. 

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Merry Christmas Y'all!

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. Sheila, I love the idea of putting the ornaments out....for all to look thru and enjoy. Maybe some will go home with the children. Putting them in a silver bowl , makes then very special too. Blessings, stay safe and warm there. xoxo, Susie

    1. I find myself picking them up now that they are out. :-) thank you.

  2. Your table is gorgeous! Where did you find the plaid runner?

    1. I bought mine at Belks. But made by C & F linens. Google C & F placemats. I have seen some on Amazon.

  3. What a clever idea! I like the littles you put around the bowl. xoxo

  4. That's a neat idea! I used to have a tree that I'd put the ornaments they made and the ones that were given to them on a small tree of it's own. Now I have the ornaments tucked away in a box. I figured someday they could take them. It's always a walk down memory lane to look at them and think about that time in life when they were kids. My favorites are the ones they made in school to give to me. :-)

    1. I agree...a trip down memory lane. And a bittersweet one. :-) How did those kids grow up so fast? Sheila

  5. Sheila that is such a cute idea. That way we can still see all the pretty ornaments. It has been such a pleasure for me to have discovered your blog this year. Merry Christmas to you and yours and a Healthy and Happy New Year.

    1. Thank you so much Mary! I so appreciate your friendship. Sheila

  6. So many fun ornaments to look at and enjoy!!!

  7. I love this. We have a similar memory---bowl. LOL, being a teacher, when our children were small vacations were done on a shoe string. We allowed them to collect a rock/shell from wherever we went *usually a camping*. The only limitation was they had to be able to put it in their pocket. So now I have the large bowl full of rocks and shells, many quite unique to an area. And it is surprising that they, now in their 40's, will pick up a rock or shell and reminisce about exactly where they picked that up.
    I'm sure your bowl of ornaments---will lead to some great discussions for the holidays. Thanks for all your lovely posts, and Merry Christmas, Sandi

  8. Love ornaments in the bowl idea. We have lots of ornaments too but so far just keep adding to our tree.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party,

  9. Everything is so cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  10. What a great idea. I need to do that next year. Easier to decorate too. Thanks for linking up to Monday Social.


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