We visited a beautiful little town in Germany called Monschau at the House of Glass where we bought our first hand blown ornaments and glass became my passion from then on.My husband Michael found the first food ornament when he was on a work related trip in Peachland BC. This aubergine started it all and is still a favourite!The garlic bulb looks so real. The pickle and the garlic were gifts from my daughter Ngaire and never fail to make me smile. There is a tradition related to the pickle, it is said that who ever spots the pickle on Christmas morning gets to play Father Christmas and pass out the presents. I found the Swill cheese at the Hudson’s Bay Company of all places, you've gotta love it!We picked up some of the wine bottles in the Okanagan Valley which is one of Canada’s premier wine producing areas and where we are lucky enough to live. Love the tomato!But the Champagne bottle brings back special memories of a family summer in the south of France.I found the ice cream cones while on a trip to the Rockies with friends from New Zealand----go figure!The pineapple and the chili were purchased along with far too many to mention at a wonderful Christmas shop in Spokane Washington.So my Christmas Tree serves many purposes it's a reminder of many family holidays and lovely meals planned and enjoyed together. It's also a wonderful visual reminder of how very fortunate we are....Merry Christmas to all.
Lynnette and Ngaire