Thursday, January 5, 2023

Treasure Chest Thursday: Sequined and Beaded Ornaments

This is the last post on my Christmas tree ornaments for this holiday season - we're still in the Twelve Days of Christmas, and my tree and all my decorations are still up!  Today I'm writing about my sequined and beaded ornaments. 

My absolute favorite of these is this sequined and beaded orange: 

Another favorite is this sequined apple - reminds me of Washington state, where I lived from November 1984 through December 2005:

This silver sequined and beaded ball makes me think of a snowball for some reason:

The next five ornaments are three-dimensional, but relatively flat.  There's a bell ...

... and a Santa ...

... and a wreath, and a peppermint candy cane.

I'm not quite sure what this next shape is supposed to be, but I liked the sequins and beading on it when I bought it.

So why do I like ornaments with sequins and beads?  I grew up with a gorgeous tree skirt (pictured below) that my paternal grandmother Elizabeth Florence Massmann Pape (1902-2000) made for my parents.  It had Christmas shapes embellished with beading and sequins.  These ornaments remind me of that.

© Amanda Pape - 2023 - e-mail me!

1 comment:

  1. What a fun post! Really enjoyed the ornaments and your stories. TY for sharing.