Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Ornaments v1.0 (Red or White)

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, we find ourselves taking short cuts, buying pre-packaged frozen dinners and  2-in-1 hair products.

Christmas is no different. Heck, artificial trees come PRE-LIT now. Sure, it spares us the frustration of putting up the lights every year but it also robs future generations of yet another holiday "tradition;" that tradition of watching their parents' composure quickly deteriorate as they try to untangle the infamous ball of Christmas lights.

And then there are the pre-packaged boxes of tree ornaments. Color coded, assorted shapes and... well, that's it. No love, no memories. Just a box of perfect, pretty little balls, icicles, stars and bells. What happened to the Popsicle stick reindeer? The construction paper wreaths? The popcorn-string garland? Okay, our cats ate that one.

I challenge you to keep your tree from becoming a picture out of a Good Housekeeping magazine. Decorate your tree with things for which you can be sentimental. And these ornaments are a good place to start.


These ornaments started as old, discolored gold ornaments and now have a new lease on life thanks to corded ribbon and a little patience. I still need to add the ribbon loop to the top (which will replace the old, damaged metal hangers).

 In honor of the holiday season, I'm listing these ornaments at just a few bucks above the cost of materials. Get your own little piece of Curious Goods Christmas for just $8.

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