Growing up we always had two sets of ornaments, those from Hallmark given each Christmas of our childhood and a set of nearly fifty handmade by my mom in the 1970s. As I’ve gotten older I have grown to love my mom’s set of unique ornaments more and more. I also appreciate the time and effort they took to create, as the few I’ve attempted with her leftover beads all look pitiful. So as my mom and I used them to decorate our Christmas tree this week, we pointed out which were our favorites and made certain they had a “prime spot” in front. It’s the little things like being able to share my mom’s vintage Christmas ornaments that make me happy I have a blog. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as we do.