Saturday, December 22, 2007
Ornaments, part 2
By special request from a poster: one photo is an ornament arrangement from a couple of years ago. Three rings are filled with ornaments; the fourth (between the smallest the next smallest) hadn't been decorated yet when the photo was taken. This predates digital cameras, so the quality isn't great, but you get the idea.
The rings are simply wire wreath frames bought at a crafts store. The string, which is nearly invisible until you wrap lights around it, is fish line. The whole assembly is hung from the ceiling on a hook like the kind you'd use for a hanging plant.
Warning: the line-up of the fish line is tricky and requires some juggling to get the rings perfectly horizontal with respect to the floor.
The second photo, a close up of this year's arrangement, shows an unusual "ornament" it's a piece of the interior roof of my husband's '74 blue Chevy Nova … our "dating car" if you will.
Over the years before he got rid of it, the car fell apart piece by piece. Finally, the whole ceiling came down one Christmas. I cut a piece and hung it on the tree and now it has a place every year.
Next to it is a standard car freshener, to give my grid the scent of the holidays.
Do you have any ornaments that are pieces of your life?