Yesterday I posted about a new Christmas tradition and today again the same. It would seem my enthusiasm and love for Christmas has passed down to my daughter and a few years ago she told me of a friend of hers whose mother bought her a glass bauble every Christmas since her birth and that her collection was now quite stunning. Both Ella's eyes and mine lit up as we thought it a lovely tradition to begin too.
Unlike Ella's friend, Ella receives one every year on Christmas Eve but also the odd one or two in her Advent calendar and friends and family have also been on the look out and have gifted her a glass bauble. The only stipulation is that the bauble must be made of real glass and be clear, other than that anything goes.
|There are so many glass bauble designs to be had|
Until last year my Christmas tree was only ever decorated in home made red painted troll deig (salt dough) shapes. In the 23 years that I have had a tree together with my husband we are still only on the second home made set of troll deig. Make it well and it lasts at least a decade! For recipe for troll deig scroll to the end of the post here ~ Troll deig recipe
However last year Ella was keen to see her bauble collection on the tree and again this year, they take pride of place. I quite like the look of our home made hearts and these very decadent elegant baubles.
Below I share with you some of her favourites. Do you have Christmas tree bauble traditions or stories to share? We agreed one could never be able to afford such luxurious baubles all in one hit but gradually each year adding just one or two, the collection grows steadily...
|Even a bird shape bauble|
|This bauble is huge and not spherical |
it's diameter is 10 cm
|One's to mark the year baubles|
|Lots of glittery lines adorn this bauble|
|The glass on this bauble has an oily rainbow sheen|
|The Penny Farthing design is one of Ella's favourite baubles|
|Bauble with a tear drop end|
|White painted design on the baubles are very effective|
|This bauble has a glass tree inside|
|And Ella's latest bauble bought in D.C earlier |
this month has a scroll inside laid on golden glitter
♥ Do you decorate the tree the same every year or do
you change the scheme? ♥