Since then, I've collected ornaments from several states and Canada. From our fabulous Holiday Folk Faire in Milwaukee, I've collected other ornaments from around the world, as well as the UNICEF one--when I can get there.
I have special ones that were handmade.
One leather babushka doll from Sitka, Alaska:
Very cool and expensive clay one from Acoma, Sky City--the oldest continually inhabited city in North America:
The latest ones are from my trip last summer to Canada.
Rug making from the Acadians at Nova Scotia:
The flags of Newfoundland and Labrador on shells. Okay, it's corny, but I love the Labrador (The Big Land) flag: white for snow, green for land, blue for water. The spruce twig for the three first nations: Inuit, Innu, and European settlers.
What are your special ornaments?
Lisa Lickel is an award-winning Wisconsin author of cozy mystery, romance, and new children's historical stories. She is also the editor of Creative Wisconsin magazine for Wisconsin Writers Association, a freelance editor and book reviewer. Her latest project, First Children of Farmington, a series of six ethnically-based pioneer children's life events, are in publication progress. The first two books, The Potwatomi Boy and The German Girl are now available in electronic and print format.