Saturday, December 11, 2010

Ornament of the Day: A Piece of Cake

Our Christmas trees don’t need to be monochromatic, regimented displays of plain colored balls. They should represent the things that make your life more joyful throughout the rest of the year. Family photos, personal items and ornaments that remind you of the things you love should be displayed with pride on your Christmas tree.

My Christmas trees show a library of life. Items collected throughout my life have a place on my trees as do souvenirs from travels, and objects which reflect my passions. Any of you who’ve been reading since the start of Stalking the Belle Époque, might have guessed that I’m a fan of baked goods. So, it was only appropriate that I should be given an ornament shaped like a slice of cake. This glass piece of cake makes me smile—not only remembering my fondness for pastry, but also remembering from whom the ornament came.

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