Monday, December 12, 2011

Blue Monday - Blue Ornaments

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Because my favorite color is blue, you might think that our Christmas tree is blue. It's not. It's a myriad of colors.

Our Christmas tree contains a variety of ornaments collected over many decades. Some were given to us from special people. Some are handmade. I call our tree a "memory" tree. Most of the ornaments are NOT blue. However today I'm showing you only the blue ornaments.


When decorating our Christmas tree, we have a tradition. Since they were tiny, my son's three girls do the job while we play Christmas carols. Afterwards, we all enjoy hot apple cider (without alcohol) and Christmas cookies.

The angel is placed on the top of the tree first. We rotate so that all have equal turns. This year was Jenna's turn.

I got so carried away with the music, memories, and treats, that I forgot to take pictures of Brittany, Lauren, and her fiance, Christian. Ah well.

This snowman has a Blue hat.

Ann of Anne Fannie's Green Acres made this Blue star for me several years ago.
I'm impressed with her kind generosity and creative skill.
She has an Etsy store listed on the the sidebar of her blog.

This Blue ornament is one I made; it's my one of my favorites.

There's some blue at the bottom of this tree ornament.

This tiny toy soldier has eyes of Blue, and he wears Blue pants.

I made this Blue ornament from a kit many years ago.
In the right corner, you can spot a bird with a Blue mailbox.

It's easy to see the Blue on this happy guy.

This box has Blue in the background.

It's hard to find the Blue on this ornament, but some of the beads are Blue.

I made this baby Blue angel too.

Is your Christmas tree a memory tree or do you stick with one or two colors?

Happy Blue Monday!

1. Dias Spot
2. Dhemz
3. LaVoice
4. J.Rye
5. Santa's Charm
6. Chubskulit
7. Santa's Delivery
8. vhen
9. JEC's Manger
10. Butterfly
11. Eden,Australia
12. Rose
13. Rinkly Rimes
14. vhen2
15. Riet, Holland
16. Karen, Philippines
17. Crazy Beautiful
18. carolynUSA
19. Cream and Sugar @ Self Sagacity
20. Pat ~ Mille Fiori Favoriti
21. Lina, Indonesia
22. Sesame Beginnings
23. Anne Fannie
24. Just Capture
25. Leovi - Deep Secrets
26. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
27. Ranu, India
28. goosh
29. Bustling Bangkok
30. Our Home and Haven
31. 4U2
32. alexa in nyc, usa
33. Momgen
34. Magical Mystical Teacher
35. Pie
36. Lani
37. Tina´s Picstory
38. Magical Mystical Teacher #2
39. Black Eyed Susans Kitchen
40. Leovi - Decapitated Planet
41. Home Tour, Powder Room
42. Deliciously Spicy Moments
43. 36 Weeks After
44. My Third Eye
45. sandi@ the whistlestop cafe
46. The French Hutch Christmas Open House
47. Kim,USA
48. Hagemor
49. Anne
50. Mary, MI
51. Ann @ tin and sparkle
52. KM @ more than seXy
53. Elaine
54. Myrna -Christmas Fun
55. LadyD
56. JLS Hall @ Joysweb
57. My Turquoise Christmas
58. Mildred-France
59. Rubberduck
60. Mountain Mermaid
61. Twiggy
62. Visits With Mary
63. Joy@Books and Life
64. Not Enough Oxygen
65. mizhelle
66. Magical Mystical Teacher #3
67. Patricia
68. Sarah ~ Magnolia Surprise
69. Dorincard: lovely cougars

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Dhemz said...

what nice tradition Sally! I've been wanting to use a fir tree...I guess I'll stick with the fake!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Lovely ornaments Sally!

Unknown said...

those are lovely!

Happy Monday :)

Rinkly Rimes said...

A very well timed assortment of ornaments.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your Christmas ornaments are all beautiful, Sally, and I like your family tradition.

My tree is also a memory tree full of sentimental ornaments.

Lina Gustina said...

Wonderful Christmas tree...

Anne Fannie said...

Happy Blue Monday Ms Sally. Your ornaments are beautifuy. Thank you for including my Blue Mosaic Ornament I made especially for you!
Hugs, Ann

Forty Pound Sack said...

Lovely! I just can't choose a favorite ~

4U2 said...

On 23 th, then our tree comes in and gets on his clothes.
Have a nice day!

Momgen said...

Nice tradition really feel the Christmas spirit. I join today...

Liz said...


My Blue Monday.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

It was fun to look at your ornaments Sally...each little bit of whimsy tells its own story. Happy Monday!

Anonymous said...

Ours is a memory tree, too. That's half the fun of bringing the ornaments out. Loved your touches of blue!

The French Hutch said...

A lovely tradition Sally. Such pretty and sweet ornaments.
Thanks for hosting and Happy Blue Monday.

The French Hutch

April said...

What a pretty collection of ornaments you have!

Annesphamily said...

Oh my goodness! Your blue ornaments are so sweet! Ilove your Annie Fannie ornie too! She is so sweet. Must say hello to her today! Hugs Anne

My name is Riet said...

Oh Sally I love your ornaments and so much blue in them

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love your beautiful ornaments !

LadyD Piano said...

All of your ornaments are beautiful, oh so lovely! A very inspirational post, thank you!

Leovi said...

I love that beautiful tree that has decorated Jenna. I wish you a happy week. Greetings.

JLS Hall said...

Well, I have to admit I'm a little surprised that you don't have a blue tree! But I do love all your blue ornaments. In fact, I've got one almost exactly like one of those you made yourself (that I made). Yours is in much better shape, though!

Ann said...

Sally, got your comment--there's lots of blue on second - final bookcase--take a look. I love all your beautiful ornaments.

Loui♥ said...

love the ornaments..
and the cherished memories!!
happy Blue Monday sally..

LV said...

Sally, enjoyed seeing your pretty ornaments. Also, you have a beautiful granddaughter. I am sure the others are equally as pretty. So happy you are able to be home with your family and not in a hospital. We need to stay away from those places as much as possible. Best wishes for the holidays.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

What a fun decorating tradition!!! I can see why you love it so.

I loved the take on Blue Monday here on your tree! Great :o)

God bless and have an awesome week sweet Sally!!!

Visits With Mary said...

Happy Christmas Blue Monday! Love all your ornaments...the homemade ones are true treasures!

Linda said...

I am visiting from AT HOEM WITH ELAINE! Love your Blue Monday.
I made a blue sequined ornamnent just like yours from a kit years and years ago. I think it was back in the 70's. Love the memory ornaments on a tree!!

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

joyh82 said...

Beautiful ornaments and a great Christmas tradition you have going there!

Marice said...

lovely!!! sorry for linking up late!

SarahBeth said...

Love all your blue ornaments -- especially the mosaic star!
I just found Blue Monday today, so quick like a bunny, I snapped some pics and participated! Fun!

Dorincard said...

Winter Holidays are a joy, no matter what! :)

Czjai said...


I can't link my post via Mister Linky so I'll post it here instead.

Hope it'd be alright. :)

Eden said...

Beautiful Christmas decorations.

Jeanne said...

ello Sally, I just wrote a long comment and when I hit publish Google came up and my post disappeared. Google has messed up my comments before and it is very annoying. Such is life.

Jenna is so pretty and she looks so happy to be the one who places the angel on the tree. Your tree ornaments are all sweet but I love the ones you made the best.

Blessings and prayers to you dear Sally for your continued improvement in your health and strength.
Love, Jeanne

Mildred said...

Lovely post and wonderful ornaments!
Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)

Hope you are having a great week****

Anonymous said...

I really like the ornaments that you've made yourself. They are lovely.

Unknown said...

Love your sweet unique and personalized Christmas tree ornaments! That's one of my favorite parts of Christmas at my home as well :). And so glad you are doing so much better - even making it to BOTH church AND Sunday School - God is GOOD. Have a blessed and joy-filled Christmas! :)

Donnie said...

Just wanted to pop in and say that we hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and New Year. Many {{{Hugs}}}

Donnie and Don