…made its first appearance in 2011 in the family room of our old house (and yikes, I had to really dig to find any reference to it here on the blog!). The tree is just four feet tall so it sits on a table – now in our entry hall. I love how there’s a trail of twinkling tree lights from the front of the house to the back (stay tuned – that’s a post for another day!) I’ve added a few ornaments since 2011 – bird ornaments are one of the few things I still actively collect. Apparently, I have a lot of red birds.
Along with a few antique, handmade and otherwise sparkly specimens.
That guy with the gold streamers was on my tree growing up (as was the green and silver tree topper).
I never set out to collect bird ornaments; I’ve always loved birds and I guess it was just natural to add them to our tree. It wasn’t until 2010, when I put all the ornaments away that I separated out the bird and bird-themed ones (in addition to actual birds, I have a few bird houses and a nest). At that point I realized I had enough for a small tree…and the idea was born.
Do you collect or display any special ornaments?