Christmas Collections

As I was decorating the tree last weekend, I was struck by the size of my ice skate ornament collection. I thought it would be fun to share it with you. They are largely from my Aunt Chery. I love all of them! As many of you know, I've had a bit of an obsession with figure skating over the years, although I never did get very good at it. I love having these ornaments on my tree because not only do they make me think of the beauty of that sport, and remind of my aunt, but they make me think of my mom and my Gram as well. Gram used to call on the weekends and tell us to hurry up and turn the channel because there was skating on. I grew to look forward to those phone calls, and the time spent with my mom after them, enjoying the magic on ice. Anyway, making this little collage of skate photos took far less time than cataloguing the 60 or so video tapes of skating performances I recorded in high school and college, that still exist somewhere in my mom's basement. (I wish I was kidding. I'm not.) 

Another collection on my tree that I love are my Scarlett O'Hara's. Yes, I suppose this is subject that is somewhat unrelated to Christmas. But, these also make me think of my family, and our shared love of the book and the movie. And, I am a bit of a girly girl. I think I would have made a fantastic southern belle.

1 comment:

  1. Holy cow... that is a LOT of skate ornaments! (Although, somehow, I'm not surprised...) :-)


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