Monday, December 22, 2008

Blue Monday: Sand Dollar Ornament

Whenever we travel, I like to bring back small souvenirs that I can use as Christmas tree ornaments. That way, I get to relive the trip once a year when we pull out all the Christmas decorations. Last August, on our annual visit to Rehoboth Beach DE, I bought this memento at the Christmas shop there. These are made from real sand dollars that wash up on the beach, so they're very fragile. Which means, of course, that this is one ornament that may not be around too long (OK, I admit it – I'm a klutz). So I thought I'd better take a photo right away, to remember it by!

For more Blue Monday photos, pay a visit to Smiling Sally's blog.


  1. I like to bring things into my home that remind me of places I've visited too.

    This is one more thing we have in common. And another: although I've not broken any ornaments this year, I broke a record three last year! Happy Blue Monday!

  2. I love that ornament, Joy! I have some a friend of mine made, and I'm always so cautious with them because they're delicate. I particularly love the dolphins on these. I love to see them swim in the bay at St. Augustine! :-)

    Happy Blue Monday!



  3. I do the same thing, Joy... One of the prettiest ornaments was one that we got while visiting Williamsburg. Lots of memories!!!!


  4. That is a pretty ornament. I am sure it brings back great memories.

    I have broken countless ornaments, which is why I won't buy any that cost a lot of money.

  5. As Betsy said, we try to find ornaments on our trips as well. Our Christmas tree doubles as a memory tree.

  6. Thats a lovely memory of your vacation and I hope you had a lovely time....
    I have a friend with one of these and hers has lasted for some time...just take care of its delicate nature. They are lovely.
    Have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends...all the best for the new year.
    ...enjoy this lovely day too!

  7. I think I'm going to start this great tradition of bringing ornaments back from travels. I really like your Sand Dollar ornament!!

  8. Very pretty. Great idea to collect ornaments from travels. Happy Blue Monday. Blessings to you and your family this Christmas and New Year.

  9. Beautiful ornament! And the best part is that it is filled with memories to enjoy year after year. Great idea!

  10. glad to find you at blue monday! i hope your ornament is a wonderful way to refresh those fun memories...i like it!

  11. I love nothing more than a beautiful beach...I love to search for little treasures such as your sand the dolphins.

  12. Love the sand dollar ornament. I like to buy ornaments of places we travel too. Then when I put them up on the tree it brings back precious memories.
    Love, Ann

  13. Your ornament is lovely and such a great souvenir of your trip.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving a comment.
    Merry Christmas from my house to yours.


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