Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Countdown: Ornament #4 ~ ... Plus the Gingerbread House

The Fourth Ornament of Christmas:
The Pewter Floral Globe

My college roommate had this girlfriend one year. She was from San Francisco, and she was absolutely gorgeous. She looked like a brown eyed, brunette Kelly McGillis (remember Charlie from Top Gun?). Not only that, but she was so nice you couldn't help but adore her. I have no idea what ever drew her to hang out with the likes of us.

For Christmas that year, she gave me this ornament. It's pewter colored, but it's very light. I have no idea what it's made of. There are beautiful, delicate hand-painted blossoms all over it and it hangs from a silken cord with a tassel on it. To be honest, I probably never would have picked it out for myself. Yet I loved it from the start.

This girl didn't date my roommate but that one year, and I haven't even spoken to her in a couple of decades. I have no idea what happened to her. But each year I take out this pewter floral globe, hang it on my tree, and remember the lovely girl who gave it to me and the sweet memories we did manage to make.

Additional Festive Photo: I was visiting Martie's blog today and she'd posted her very first gingerbread house that she and her granddaughter made. Interestingly enough, I also recently made my very first gingerbread house with Incrediboy. Here is our sweet chateau.


Anonymous said...

The gingerbread house is awesome! You guys did a fantastic job.

chesneygirl said...

The ornament looks lovely. (I'm assuming your roommate was a male?)

and the gingerbread looks very tasty! :)

Martie said...

Love your gingerbread house. It turned out really good. Looks somewhat like the kit we used. And the ornaments are cool too.

Miss you all and wish you could be here! Have a Merry Christmas and pat most beautiful dog on the head for me, kiss and hug Mr. Clew and Incrediboy for us too!