Welcome to Sally Russick's Annual Holiday Ornament Blog Hop! Christmas decorations (as we call them over here in the UK) are some of my very favourite things about the season - my Mum has the most wonderful collection of beautiful and handmade pieces on her tree, and I plan on continuing the tradition - replacing things bought in a flurry of 'wow! 100 baubles for 99p!' with things that are hand crafted and unique.
I was lucky enough to be paired with Melissa Meman - but guess what, Melissa was not so lucky to be paired with me :-( Sadly, the December post has let us down. After last year's debacle (both my partner and I completely missed the date for this hop!) I made sure that I posted on the date, or even a couple of days before. But, unless Melissa is lucky today, her ornaments will not have reached her. So sorry Melissa! I hope they reach you really soon.
I was lucky though, and received my beautiful ornaments about a week ago. Take a peek at them, hanging on my tree:
|Pictured next to my Kylie Parry bird...|
Aren't they just beautiful? Melissa torch enamelled the components herself! I have my torch firing set ready to go after Christmas, so these were particularly apt and inspiring for me. She also hand crafted the steel hooks herself - aren't they lovely? I am definitely going to be borrowing this idea from her for some Christmas gifts! And she also snuck in some chocolates - including a dark Lindor - my absolute favourite, how did you know Melissa? Thanks so much for being my partner and I do hope your ornaments reach you soon!