Many years ago, when my girls where oh so very young and still believed in that wonderful, jolly old elf that rides through the sky on his sleigh driven by magic reindeer, I began making fabulous beaded ornaments. I would purchase the intricate kits from The Cracker Box .
These lovely handmade ornaments were made at least 30 years ago and though they used to bless us with their beauty every Christmas, they have been stashed away for over 6 years now. As I unwrapped them I decided they were going on display this year and even though our tiny (less than 4 foot tall) tree could not support them, I would find some way to showcase them. :)
Among a drape of faux garland they took center stage with my beloved photos of family.
Satin covered balls bedecked in crystals, sequins and silvery dress maker's pins ... lots and lots of pins !