For my Christmas post this year, I thought I’d show you pictures of many of the 16 ornaments I bought while traveling in England (London and the Lake District) a few weeks ago. I don’t have anything clever or profound to say this time–just that I hope you have a magical and blessed Christmas!
bird with carols written on its wings (from the British library) and bird on a post box (from Westminster Abbey)
Celtic cross from the British museum (bottom left), Hogwarts crest from the Harry Potter studio tour (top), Peter Rabbit painted on an egg from The World of Beatrix Potter (right)
two Victorianesque ornaments: robins from Charles Dickens’s house and a Christmas tree from the British Library
Here’s the postbox robin again, along with my other ornaments from Westminster Abbey. (That’s Queen Victoria.)
These are from Harrod’s. I could have spent a fortune on ornaments there.
I forgot to take pictures of my Christmas pudding ornament, the heart-shaped ornament with Shakespeare’s face, and a few others. But I hope these give you a taste of England at Christmastime!
I meant to ask you about your England trip–I hope it was lovely! And I am so happy that you got to visit Charles Dickens’ home. As the Brits say, it was brilliant!
[…] I feel a heavy, but probably totally imaginary, weight of expectation on my proverbial shoulders as I prepare to write these posts because I’ve always made a point of writing excellent Christmas posts ever since I began my blog in 2011, a tradition I’ve kept up even during periods when I’ve largely neglected to post My first Christmas post , written just days after I started the blog, was short but profound. Since then, I’ve written about topics as widely varying as A Christmas Carol adaptations, the school shooting that occurred in Newtown, CT, near Christmas in 2012 (a post I didn’t want to write but felt compelled to), Danny Kaye’s socks, a Charles Dickens Christmas story that’s NOT A Christmas Carol, and my bird ornaments. […]