Instead of hanging the usual Christmas tree ornaments that I have been collecting since a long time ago when I moved to the USA, four years ago I began using ornaments by a theme or color. It all started when I bought a white Christmas tree.
That year, blue and lime green was my choice. Even the lights were green and blue.
And then I did red and white. With red lights.
The following year all the ornament were pink. That was fun, finding pink ornaments…
Last year all the ornaments were animals. I enjoyed looking for animal ornaments, especially when I found vintage ones at the thrift store.
This year I decided to use bells. Just bells.
Here are some of the bells I found:
cardinals and chickadees
a scottie holding a bone (if you pull the weight, he lifts his arm)
bell ornament by Snowbabies Collectibles
Betty Boop sitting on a bell
3″ bells in pink, silver and white
metal bell with holly
Here is the tree.
I took this photo while I was decorating the tree, it’s not completed, and, unfortunately, it looks a little like a Charlie Brown tree, but it is really pretty in real life.
Today I am grateful for bells. Little bells and big bells. Church bells sound so good to me, they remind me of my hometown in Italy where bells toll every hour.