Some of my favourite little Christmas ornaments.
The 'Hope' angel I bought for myself from a little shop that was near to the terraced house I rented when I left my first husband. Me and my youngest son didn't have much that first Christmas but that little angel symbolised so much, and a tealight glowed from the little star shaped holes each and every night through December. The hand-painted Robin plaque and the transfer decorated bell were both done by my Auntie Barbara, my Dad's sister. I used to sell her hand-decorated china when I opened my first ever shop, and her beautiful trinket boxes and dishes brought customers to my shop. Unpacking them every year brings back happy memories ... just as Christmas ornaments should.