Do You Have Any Special Ornaments That Mean A Lot To You?

@Janey1966 (24126)
Carlisle, England
January 18, 2010 10:12am CST
To be honest, I don't have any ornaments here as there's no room to display them. I'd have to purchase a display cabinet, then buy stuff to put in it lol. However, I DID buy myself an ornament about 15 years ago that is based at Mum's house. She has it on her glass TV stand which is great because the ornament is a Waterford Crystal Polar Bear, it's probably about 3 inches tall and a bit wider, so he's quite rotund but what I love about him is that the legs are well defined so he's very tactile (as all crystal is in my view) and he's also VERY heavy. I just love him to bits but he likes it at Mum's house as he's got a couple of friends (including a Teddy Bear that is still sold on the Waterford site) so he's in good company. I do possess a couple of vases (one of which is crystal) as the light is good in the kitchen. They are on the window-sill at present. It can be any ornament...whether it be crystal, a figurine, anything really. Have you a large collection of teddy bears or dolls? I'm sure many of you have a special item that means so much to you.
4 responses
• Boston, Massachusetts
19 Jan 10
Hi Jane, When i was in my teen years i have lots of collections as far as ornaments and displays are concerned. but not this time. same with you i don't have enough space for that. it's also dust collector. my son has allergies so need to clear things out.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
19 Jan 10
Hi! Do you have a favourite ornament that you still think about even though it's not on display?
• Boston, Massachusetts
19 Jan 10
It's some figurines and my shell collections. some are kept in the box and some were thrown away... it was a teen collection for me but i don't know where they're now since i got married i left it at home and when we had a renovation some were broken. i think i need to ask mom about this. for sure mom kept some of them!
• Australia
19 Jan 10
I have an ornament that is a double dragon with five crystals and a hinged lid. I bought this as my urn when I had cancer and didn't think I would come through. This goes everywhere with me as we move around a lot working in the mines. I also collect crystals and have over 600 of them that also go everywhere with me.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
19 Jan 10
Wow, what a lovely story. Crystals are beautiful aren't they? Always make me smile when they catch the light. Quite a big fan of Swarovski but their stuff is waaaay out of my price range at the moment!
@atleya (947)
• Indonesia
19 Jan 10
Hi Janey, I don't have many ornaments collection, but I have one special that is a frog made from copper with some green jade. It is really beautiful for me, moreover that this is a gift I received from someone special in the past. Have a nice day... Cheers,
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
19 Jan 10
That sounds lovely! Frogs are so cute, I like their shape for some reason. Mum did have two matching frog plant-pot holders (one was smaller than the other so they looked related lol) but broke one of them. I'm sure she has the bigger frog in the hallway, I shall check the next time I visit!
18 Jan 10
Generally I'm not into ornaments, knick knacks or anything which I would class as a dust collector. I like clean, clear spaces which I suppose you could say makes me a bit of a minimalist. But there are two items which I do have a fondness for which sit proudly near my PC. One is a very old mortar, as in pestle and mortar, and it is so worn and battered that it not only looks amazing but throws wonderful shadows when the light shines on it. I've never used it for what it should be used for but the history contained in all it knocks makes it strangely special for me. The other special ornament is the black ball from a snooker table. I was given it from the owner of the snooker club when I made a complete 147 clearance as a momento so has a lot of fond memories attached to it. Needless to say it was a fluke and I've never done it since.
@Janey1966 (24126)
• Carlisle, England
18 Jan 10
My hubby would identify with the snooker story as he plays in a team every week, even now. I don't think he's ever completed a 147 break though and well done my friend. The black ball is indeed a wonderful momento that will evoke great memories for you each time you look at it. I like the sound of the pestle and mortar too. Thanks for posting!