Monday, December 20, 2010

A LABOR OF LOVE

I have certainly talked about this before but if you are new here I am a huge collector of ornaments. There are over 800 ornaments on my main tree. It really is a work of art. I started a blog called Debby's Tree where I show each ornament Up Close & Personal. So I had this bright idea of taking a picture of each ornament before I actually put them up on my tree this year so I would have them all for my blog. I actually needed to do this but I think I should have done it after Christmas. It has delayed me in finishing my tree this year but it's done now.

I have not taken the pictures of my snowmen ornaments yet. They go up on three small trees in my dining room and those I will take after Christmas along with my large collection of miniature ornaments. The newest ornaments I purchased this year are already posted here on Debby's Tree if your interested in seeing what Hallmark had this year. They are not included in these mosaics.

So I thought you might get a kick out of seeing that I actually did this labor of love. I am also doing this so my children will have a record of what I have. When I post them on Debby's Tree they are large individual picture. I include the name of the ornament, the year, the price I paid and a current value from 2006. (That is the last value book that came out)






Since I usually only post once a week, on Fridays, it looks like I will be set up for years with posts! Not all of my ornaments are Hallmark, I have many from craft fairs I attended, some are from Avon, other sources and some have been given as gifts. I no longer put my children's hand made ornaments on the tree but they are packed away and we do look at them from time to time.

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34 comments:

Sarita Boyette said...

Debby, your collection is amazing! I love the way you put so much love & time into decorating for Christmas! xoxo

Sonya said...

holy moly!!! I love snowmen! I thimk it is so neat how you are documenting everyone of them.

LynnMarie said...

WOW That is a lot of work! I really like the sweater decorations. And to have them documented for your family is truly a labor of love.

Lori R. said...

I honestly think your trees are the most beautiful I have ever seen! I can't even imagine how many hours you have in decorating. and your lists of your ornaments, I would make a copy of your blog and put it in a lock box. All that work is excellent for insurance purposes. It would be hard to ever duplicate that work. OR you could make a book and sell it to Hallmark!!!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Merry Christmas!!!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Wow!!! You have some wonderful ornaments.

gigi said...

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!

Joyce said...

Yowza! That's a lot of ornaments! Enjoy your week!

Nichol said...

That is awesome Debby! I love the Wizard of Oz ornaments, and that pretzel. You have some amazing ones, I bet that is so much work every year, but turns out so pretty.

Tonja said...

Wow! That is the grandest collection I have ever seen! What a great idea to document them, as well. We need a pic of the tree with all of the ornaments on it! Bet it's beautiful!

Laura said...

WOW!!! That is amazing! I look forward to popping to your other blog to see them up close and personal. I love the idea of taking a picture of every ornament... maybe I'll have to borrow that idea... I was going to take pics of the new ornaments I bought for this year! (one of which is that grill one you posted about recently!)
It must feel good to get all those pics done!!!
Hugs-
L

Kristie said...

Wow! I can't imagine having so many ornaments to put on the tree each year! Very neat!!

TamTam said...

Great Ornaments!

Trennia said...

Wow!
That is one awesome display on your Christmas tree!
Merry CHRISTmas!

Katherine said...

Wow. That's amazing. I would never get a tree finished with all those ornaments.

Mary said...

OMG! How long did it take you to take those pictures, then look through them and decide which ones to use? It would've taken me FOR-EVER!

Brandy@YDK said...

that is truly amazing!

Caroline said...

So So very awesome and wonderful and amazing. Love it.

Caroline

Amy said...

Wow Debby that is just amazing.. Love your ornaments..

Have an amazing day..

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Trish said...

Debby...what a labor of love! Such a beautiful collection my friend!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

HOLY moly Debby I didn't realize how many there was. They are all so amazing. I love you did the price etc and value. My grandmother did this with her doll collection, each had a little tag on them. It just amazed me when we cleaned out her house. It was a true passion that she loved very much. I kept a few :).

it blows me away my dear, love your collection!

Randi Troxell said...

OOOH WOW!!
JUST WOW!!

i am super impressed! what a feat you managed to accomplish.. i won't even lie.. i so would have quiet about halfway through.. lol

Cherie said...

My jaw has literally hit the floor. WOW!!!!!

Deborah Ann said...

Wow!!! That's quite the collection. It truly was a labor of love for you to post all these for us, and for your kids to remember you by.

Have a blessed CHRISTmas, my fellow Debby!

Kerri said...

OMG! thats awesome! :)

kyooty said...

We have a few the same. :) Thsi year I couldn't fit all my 'balls' on the tree so I left 3 boxes off. The boys of course love when I say "balls", fits of giggleS!

A multi-dimensional life said...

Unbelievable! That is wonderfully amazing!! Love it!!!
Merry Christmas!

p.s. thank you so much for your gracious comments on my blog today!
Bless you!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

I wish I could come to your house for the holidays! What an amazing collection!! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!! xoxo

EmptyNester said...

No doubt it was a labor of love. Now, after Christmas, come on over and you can do it for our ornaments...there are two trees and you can start where ever you want! LOL

Dysfunctional Mom said...

Wow! I am blown away, I bet it all looks amazing in person.

xinex said...

All I can say is WOW! Merry Christmas to you and your family, Debby!..Christine

purejoy said...

speechless. it doesn't happen often, so celebrate.
wowwwwwwwww.

jayayceeblog said...

Just WOW! Aren't you glad to have this accomplished? It's pretty impressive!!!

Kirby3131 said...

You are going to be very happy that you have photographed them all. Great job!

Kristin - The Goat

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