Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday House Tour - Part 3 - My Tree

There are many different ornaments on my tree, and they each hold a special memory for me. The character
dolls are all handmade by artist, Gladys Boalt. They are magnificent in real life.  I am going to share a few from my collection with you!

Remember how beautiful Glinda the Good Witch of the North was in the Wizard of Oz?

We all need a Fairy Godmother, right?

I love this snowman, and in the background you can see one of the ornaments that we had made last year.
We each did an ornament of ourselves, that's my daughter, Summer Rose

This beautiful heart came out right after September 11, 2001. It holds a special place on my tree....

The Empire State Building

New York City is a very special place, to me. Here is one of my favorite ornaments, the Statue of Liberty.
Also by Gladys Boalt. And of course, a yellow cab!

This beautiful hand painted reminds me of my first apartment in New York City!

Every year my mom gives me a beautiful handmade ornament.

and, remember her???

oh yes, that mean old stepmother, Lady Tremaine, from Cinderella

and finally, there truly is no place like home, especially at Christmastime.
Thanks for sharing mine with me!
For more information on the Gladys Boalt handcrafted ornaments visit, The Gazebo online, formerly of NYC.


Jennifer Bower said...

Merry Christmas, Heather! And thanks for sharing your home for the holidays! Wishing you a season of joy and a year of new blessings.

Tracy said...

I had to chuckle because when I first opened up the page I said to myself, 'that looks like Glinda' and sure enough, it was...I also love Dorothy; Wizard of OZ is one of my all-time favorite movies so I like anything to do with the movie.
I also like the heart from Sept. 11..very significant...I hope you are counting your blessings; I know I am and one is being blessed by wonderful folks like you! Thank you!

Heather said...

Thanks Tracy and Jen! So nice to have such wonderful blog friends!

Jenny Blair said...

I am thinking I need to diversify my christmas tree baubles! (we've got round ones...and thats pretty much it!!oh except the new wonderful ones I've received through the ornament swap I joined in)
What fantastic decorations you have..I love the wizard of Oz ones especially! And I love how each one has a tale to tell.
Thankyou for sharing your beautiful Christmas home...its been so fun :)xx
ps. hoping you have a wonderful and very merry christmas!!

Brian Miller said... is a very cool place...and this time of year esp....nice tree...been fun seeing your place...happy holidays!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i love all your ornaments...just beautiful....

it has been a pleasure to get to know you this year in ALWAYS make me SMILE...

sending christmas love to you and those you love

merry christmas, heather
kary and teddy

Mmm said...

Oh, I SO love your Tree, Heather. just as i would expect from an artist like yourself. I really love the NY items like the taxi, etc. I am sure it msut be very magical to you and wonderful you can pass that one to your kids too one day. thank you for posting. I so love to see people's decorations and why they choose what they do.

a VERY VERY MERRY Christmas to you, dear heather. I am quite sure you will have agood one.

Mmm said...

speaking of tree, I adore those little mice up above on your side bar. terribly darling. Awww.

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful meaningful ornaments, much enjoyed.

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, Heather, they are gorgeous! I love all of our ornaments, every single one brings back a memory! XX

Heather said...

I love love love your doll ornaments!!!! They are wonderful! I hope you have a Happy Holiday Heather!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Heather, What a wonderful tour of some of your Christmas ornaments! Wow! Everything from Oz's Glenda to a yellow cab. It must be a most festive tree!

Katerina Galati said...

Heather your Christmas tree is magnificent and your ornaments too!! I can't decide which one I like the most.
Wish you Merry Christmas with your family!!

pinkglitterfae said...

Wonderful! I love ornaments that each have a special meaning for you.
Wishing you a blessed Christmas!

AtelierBrigitte said...

Merry Christmas!
You've got wonderful ornaments in your tree!