The Comanche ornaments basket by louannwarren

The Comanche ornaments basket

I found these ornaments at my sister’s father Rae Hoff’s farm in Comanche, Texas. (We are half sisters, we have the same mother and different fathers.) He had stored all of his wife’s Christmas decorations in an outbuilding on the farm after she passed away, a real treasure trove of Shiny Brite ornaments, I’ll tell you! No one in the family wanted the ornaments, so I happily brought them home, threw away the brittle, falling apart boxes and piled them in a basket with small twinkling lights. They sit just inside my entry hall every year, I love them.
What a delightful idea - the baubles with the twinkling small lights make a lovely welcome in your hallway !
December 3rd, 2017  
These are wonderful and I recognize some of them from my childhood tree - thanks for sharing!
December 3rd, 2017  
They do look so bright with the light amongst them - glad they have a happy home! fav
December 3rd, 2017  
They look beautiful and how wonderful that you have them
December 3rd, 2017  
So pretty and festive.
December 3rd, 2017  
A beautiful display.
December 3rd, 2017  
A wonderful display. Great idea for recycling the baubles.
December 3rd, 2017  
Festive and lovely!
December 3rd, 2017  
What a lovely story and a great keepsake.
December 3rd, 2017  
They are truly lovely......I would treasure them too...
December 3rd, 2017  
@beryl @linnypinny @maggiemae @nicolecampbell @mittens @danette @littleconnie @gardenfolk @onewing @happysnaps

Thank you for your wonderful comments! I have to tell you my sister is jealous of my basket of ornaments, every time she visits during the holidays she says she is sorry she didn’t think of making this display. Since I’m the little sister I’m not about to give in and give them to her. 🤓 You put this on the TP and PP, thank you!!!!!!
December 3rd, 2017  
She would be so happy to know you are still displaying them - good for you, Lou Ann! A lovely treasure.
December 3rd, 2017  
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A wonderful display. Fav.
December 3rd, 2017  
Fun shot - bright, colourful- hidden you- fav
December 3rd, 2017  
They are always beautiful. Such a wonderful use of extra ornaments. Fav!
December 3rd, 2017  
I love this idea! I recognize quite a few of those ornaments from those handed down from my great-grandmother and grandmother. :-)
December 3rd, 2017  
They are so colorful and cheery- what a treasure!
December 4th, 2017  
@365karly1 @gijsje @gazzatron @henrir @gaylewood @olivetreeann

Thank you for your comments and favs! And @gazzatron you are right, I’m reflected in several of the ornaments, lol.
December 4th, 2017  
So glad you rescued them. They are lovely, and especially precious since they are family.
December 6th, 2017  
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