We always bought a Christmas decoration back from our trips and when I start to unwrap them I think about where and how we came by them and find it so nice to have these memories.
It's a tradition I'm keeping up and this year have a couple more to add to the tree.
Here's this years addition. A boat from Boothbay Harbor.
Is the skipper a lobster, yes I think so. That's one that escaped the pot.
This little collection is a tin soldier from Williamsburg bought in 2002.
Pinoccio - bought at a little toy shop in the Piazza Navona in Rome in 2005.
Then we had a wool ornament and that little treasure was sent to me by Francis at http://quiltingowl.blogspot.co.uk/.
Yeah. Can you guess where?
Then New Hampshire and the Red Cardinal was bought at the American Folk Art museum in 2011 when I was their for the Infinite Variety of Red and White Quilts. Well I did have to have something red !
I have several of these little guys. They are made by Gary Starr of Starr decoys in VT and he writes on the back the year that they are carved.
My Dalana horse from one of my trips to see my friend in Sweden
We could be here all night at this rate so will finish with these last few a Vermont snowman bought in 2007 . The Texas longhorn from Houston 2011 and I always have to have something with a pumpkin on and cannot tell me where that one was picked up.
I leave you today with my latest addition to the Christmas scene my lovely red and green quilt I purchased at the Brimfield show in July and of course my Williraye nativity scene adorns the top.
Hope your all getting prepped for Christmas.