Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Island of Misfit Ornaments

This past summer, my sister-in-law and I went to a neighborhood garage sale for fun.  I hadn't gone in years, because I've been trying to get rid of my own stock pile of stuff.  Anyway, I didn't find anything except a box of "misfit ornaments" selling for $1/piece.

As you can see, some are perfectly fine.  One has its legs on backwards, 2 of them, the twigs are broken. So, I put them on the shelf in my art room all this time awaiting the holiday season until it was time to add them to our tree and our collection.  

At the time I thought, well I could get another twig and fix this or I could resew the legs.  But then I realized their imperfections are what makes them so endearing and the "Rudolph" movie with the Island of Misfit Toys came to mind.

Santa didn't come and fix them.  He found a home for them.  Sometimes I too feel like my feet are on backwards, and I'm glad I am loved with all my imperfections.


Billie Crain said...

I love your misfit ornaments! I used to be a miserable perfectionist. Now I'm a much happier imperfectionist and find the most beauty in what some would consider flaws. I think your omege(sp?)to The Island of Misfit Toys is absolutely inspired.

Have a very Merry Christmas, Diana.:)

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Diana said...

thank you, Billie.

I, also,really appreciate all the help you gave me with my blog and your continued support.

Merry Christmas,