Tree Trimmings, Dec. 16, 2018


I bought this little ornament in China in 1979. Its face is silk and the rest is hand knitted and assembled. Exquisite workmanship. I bought a box of 8 or 10 of these ornaments, each different. Many I’ve given away over the years, but I have at least three left. I had purchased other wonderful little silk beaded animals when I was in Hong Kong in 1968 and still have some of those as well. I’ll be showing an ornament a day until Christmas.

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

9 thoughts on “Tree Trimmings, Dec. 16, 2018

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    We have crates of decorations from our big trees, but the little tree is too small. For years, I bought one special (dated) one per year … and then a few years ago, I couldn’t find any to buy. And a bunch of the early ones began to break, Fragile oh so fragile.


  2. Martha Kennedy

    For my Christmas tree in China, I found some beautiful animals made of dyed rice straw — I think I still have some of the fish. The rest of the ornaments were paper snow flakes. I didn’t know I’d have a Christmas tree, but on Christmas Eve, the gardeners from our college showed up with a 5 foot pine tree in a pot! We had a party that night, and, of course, I had the flu. It was fun but a little hallucinogenic because I had a fever…



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