18 December 2012

Russian Ornaments

When my parents lived in Russia, my mother wanted to send ornaments to all her grandchildren.  That turned out to be quite a feat (mailing things from the former Soviet Union is hardly straightforward), but they all arrived safely and before Christmas.  She even sent one for my littlest who hadn't been born yet.  I love these unique ornament and am not looking forward to their leaving my tree someday.

Later she gave us the wooden bell along with a book.  The bell is from St. Petersburg and even though it wasn't necessarily designed as an ornament, it's happy on the tree.

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