WPC: Twinkle In Glass

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We bring these hand blown glass ornaments out early in December each year, to hang on our Norfolk Island Pine, draped in white twinkle lights.

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Most of these ornaments are from the Glass Eye Studio out of  Seattle, Washington.  I’ve added a few ornaments, hand blown in Portugal, to our collection in recent years.

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We love how these glass ornaments catch and reflect both sunlight and twinkle lights.

We enjoy them all winter, until the weather has settled enough for the tree to return to its spot out of doors in the spring.

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Woodland Gnome 2014

 

In response to The Weekly Photo Challenge:  Twinkle

Have you made a wreath for the holidays? 

Please share photos in our Holiday Wreath challenge! 

I will put together a post early next week with photos you send me or a link back to your blog post about your Christmas wreath and other holiday decorations. 

Join in this Christmas “blog hop” and share the beauty you have created this Christmas season.

Please create a link back to any of my posts about the challenge, or email your photos to woodlandgnome@zoho.com. 

 

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Lifelong teacher and gardener.

8 responses to “WPC: Twinkle In Glass

  1. I love handblown ornaments, each unique. There are several glassblowers in our area and over the years we’ve collected an assortment. Three we leave out year round, too pretty to put away.

    • You’re right, Eliza. And it is always special to purchase from the artist. I didn’t know about the glass community in Massachusetts. Do you collect glass figures for the tree as well? Best wishes, WG

      • I have a few molded glass santas and odd shaped ones. Over the years we’ve had a couple tree accidents where I lost a lot of them, but oh, well, that’s life. I have enough to do two trees, which I would never do, I just have too many ornaments!

        • It happens over the years…. Funny you said that… I just brought up an artificial tree from our basement. It was here when we moved in, and we’ve used it twice. I decided to use it this year after several years of not. It will house OUR collection of Santas, and the tree in the living room (still outside in a bucket of preservative and water) will have other things. There will still be ornament left packed away…. They all still tell a story, and I enjoy seeing them each year 😉 Best wishes, Eliza.

          • It is like a walk down through years past. Ornaments the kids made, rough and crude, but tender for the love that went into their making. Memories of who gave them or made them, where you were when you bought them, all come flying up as you unwrap each one from their storage box. Strong stuff!

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