Saturday, January 2, 2016

Texas Capitol Ornaments - Saturday Snapshots

Over the years my husband's sister has sent our family special Christmas ornaments to remind us of our Texas heritage. Each item relates to the Texas State Capitol.
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The Texas Goddess of Liberty ornament from 2006 represents the 16-foot-tall statue that crowns the capitol building. 



The 2004 ornament is a replica of the interior of the capitol's dome.



This year's selection "...pays homage to the most iconic Texas image ... the Lone Star."



Each ornament comes with an explanation of its significance (click to enlarge)


We're delighted to receive these ornaments and think they add interest and a sense of history to our tree. Thank you, Judy! 


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8 comments:

drbethnolan said...

These are beautiful! I love special ornaments!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

That is really interesting! I never thought to look around for Minnesota ornaments.

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

What a great collection!

grammajudyb said...

What a fun tradition. We don't put up a tree anymore, sometimes (not always) I miss it!

Melinda Ott said...

What great ornaments! I think the most recent one is my favorite!

Sarah E. Albom said...

They all look really nice! Hope you had a good Christmas

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love ornaments that have a special meaning....thanks for sharing!

Jacqueline Gum said...

What a wonderful idea! And they are so pretty, too.