Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Gram's Handmade Ornies

When my gram was alive, she made pen and ink ornies - lots of them.
 Now that she has passed, they are even more special to us.

 She made them to give and she made them to sell.  She had her own little jigsaw and cut them all out one by one.
Gram had peeps save their Christmas cards for her and she transferred the designs onto the wood.
 And she meticulously hand painted each and every one of them. 

 We could go on and on and on showing you Gram's ornies~
 They are all so special and we love them all♥
Make sure those white furs stay on Edith and not me, mom!
 And Francesca, you can keep those reindeer antlers firmly in place on YOUR head!
Love ya lots♥
Molly

25 comments:

Mark Muller said...

they are so precious... we specially love the carriage with da geese!!!

Julie said...

Wow, they are stunning, Gram was VERY talented.
Isn't it wonderful to have such memories like these to get out every year to decorate Christmas with, so special!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Gus said...

WOW! No wonder your Mum is so talented. It is some kind of gene thing! Those are beautiful

My Mind's Eye said...

Dear Molly
OH MY word I am in awe of anyone who can just draw with a pencil but
my goodness these are just too amazing for words. I remember how very artistic your Gram was from years earlier. She sure did have a creative eye!!
Stay away from the antlers!!
Hugs Cecilia

Millie and Walter said...

Those ornaments are all so precious. We know your mom will treasure them always. Good luck avoiding the head gear. At least you have some substitutes that can wear them for you.

Matilda the Boxer said...

OMD, we can't believes those are handmade! Your Gram was super-duper talented!

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! That's a good way to keep your old Christmas cards! How clever and beautiful!

The Army of Four said...

Oh, what a talented lady!!! They are beautiful - and what a special keepsake. I'm sure your mom treasures them! They are all lovely, but I think we like the one of the ducks pulling the teddy bear wagon best.
Cammie!

M. K. Clinton said...

What wonderful treasures from your Gram. She was very talented. I am hoping my grandbabies call me "Gram" too. That is so sweet.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Those have to be the prettiest ornaments I have ever seen, and to think of the sentimental value they have since they were created by the hands of your dear Mom. She was one very creative lady. Treasure those ornaments forever.

Kathie

The Gang at LLB said...

Such beautimous ornies, Molly...your Gram was so very talented!!

We need to get a stuffie to wear our has too BOL!!
xoxo,
Rosy, Jakey & Arty

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Those are amazing and so special. She sure was talented.

Ruby's Rescued Life said...

They are adorable! What a treasure to have them with you each Christmas to remember your Gram.

Jan said...

What a clever idea. This will make your Christmas special for many years.

Collie222 said...

I have a few of my Grandparents belongings, but sadly, no ornaments. This year I am not putting up a tree, so I guess it doesn't matter. But seeing all your lovely ornaments and decorations I wish I had some!

Idaho PugRanch said...

Oh my what wonderful and beautiful Christmas keepsakes from your Gram
hugs
Hazel & Mabel

KB Bear said...

Your gram's ornies are incredible! I can see why you treasure them so very much. They are beautiful, and she made them with her own hands!!!

Aren't you happy that you have Francesca and Edith around? Your mom can dress them up and not you!

Ruby said...

HOLY SNOWFLAKES! Those ornies are FABulous!! What a creative Granny! And I hopes that all those head 'ornies' stay off you Molly!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

My GBGV Life said...

Those are amazing! She was very, very talented. You will cherish those ornaments forever, and your gramma is with you through them as you decorate.

The Adventures of The Bell Fur Zoo said...

Those are beautiful!! We have some that my Dad made and some my Grandfather made on our tree.

xoxo,
Bell Fur Zoo Mama

Caren Gittleman said...

I think there is nothing better than handmade ornaments, each has such a beautiful sentiment and memory, love that you have so many!

Wyatt Airedale said...

Those are wonderful. The geese and teddies really caught our eye!

Susie Q said...

They are amazing and what wonderful pieces to have, thank you for showing them to us. Molly we think you need an antler or two to get into the festive spirit or a Santa Hat like Treacles!!!! Hugs, Susie xx

The Hipster Kitties said...

Charlee: "Wow, what special and unique ornaments!"
Chaplin: "And what a lot of work went into them! No wonder you treasure them all. It's like having your gram still there with you at Christmas."
Charlee: "Our Dada's Mimmier used to make ornaments, too. They are balls wrapped with lots and lots of thread and then decorated with all kinds of push-pin stars and crystals and stuff like that."
Chaplin: "Yes, they sound really nice, but apparently we are never, ever going to be allowed to see them hanging anywhere ..."

Janet Keefe said...

How special to have those....your Gram was very talented!