Sunday, December 19, 2010

dec. 19. passing along.

we received some new christmas decorations from my mother in law this year. one box said "very fragile and 1930's mercury glass reindeer", he was wrapped in several layers of tissue paper another box and more cushioning. i was a bit hesitant when i saw the wording and all the packing as i can be a bit of a klutz at times.  i should have taken a photo of all the packing, may help to remember how to repack!  inside was the cutest, tiniest reindeer i've ever seen. i'm going to have to get the whole story from polly, but this was something that steve said he grew up with, and i think it's a wonderful addition to our holiday decor. i've put him in a glass jar with some batting to keep him safe, and just recently added the bow to dress it up a bit.

isn't he cute.  the close up picture came out the best. may have to invest in a better camera as it is so difficult getting good interior shots in our house without using the flash, then the photos are just-yeh.


Anonymous said...

am glad you like him...this is one thing that Steve asked for when I said I was dividing ornaments, etc. that I grew up with...I do believe Karen has the other one and she keeps it in her china cabinet. I have fond memories of the mercury deer as they only came out at Christmas...I may be wrong about the date as they may be older than that...all I know is that they were always part of my Christmas and that goes back a long ways! Polly

Mary said...

I love the way you've displayed him - he looks safe and festive!

Beth said...

I really like the way you've displayed him!