I am also very excited that with a little help from all you wonderful bloggers out there I figured out how to do a header really easy!! Just made up a collage in Picnik and somehow!! got it on my blog. A tweak here and a tweak there,,,I think it worked pretty good!
This candle with the angels is a small sample of a Christmas pyramid. The Christmas pyramid is a German, Weihnachtspyramide and has its roots in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) of Germany. It is a kind of carousel with several different levels. The spinning motion of the pyramids is traditionally achieved with the help of candles whose rising heat spins a propeller above. I remember one of these at my Grandparents house and it was always fun to watch the candles glow and the little propeller at the top spin around and you would hear a little tinking noise when the angels would touch the little chime.
Well, when Darrell and I were on our honeymoon over 26 years ago, we came across a store on Granville Island in Vancouver that had a whole display of these cute little pyramids. I didn't hesitate to buy one for me and one for my brother as well. I don't know whatever became of Grandpa and Grandma's and it would be so cool to have that one on display....but our little Christmas pyramid ( which has lovingly been named "Tink") is always one of my favorite things to unpack from the Christmas boxes.
Now onto the little golden bird clip that is at the top of the mini Christmas tree. This is one of the few things Darrell has from his Christmas pasts....it is a vintage ornament from his Grandma's. The clip is just barely hanging on, but it lovingly gets put out every year as well. I kinda like the new little spot he is perched from this year.
I love this soft shade of green that sparkles in the candle light.
How about you....do you have some special keepsake ornaments?
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