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December 19, 2011


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The deer ornament and the 1936 calendar; the year my dad was born. So if not for 1936, I wouldn't be here to attend the awards!

Brenda Kula-Pruitt

I love it! Are you sure the weeping didn't come from the House Speaker?

Linda @ A La Carte

I am so honored to be able to applaud the winners of this year's academy of ornaments! I must say that mushroom ornament really caught my eye! This is always fun. hugs, Linda

Lavender Dreams

Applause..Applause!!! We are happy with the recipients this year and are in full agreement with the judges! The deer is very precious indeed....as are they all! Happy holidays my friend! ♥


Congratulations to all of the deserving winners. I'm not surprised that your original judges bailed on the show, and I think the ceremony was probably better for it.

If there were a "Best in Show" award, I would give it to the skates, being a Joni Mitchell and "Blue" fan myself, and also because they are just completely adorable. All the rest are so cute that I couldn't possibly rank them.

I can hardly believe it's over already, but there's always Christmas to look forward to.

Jenny Sellars

You are too cute and my favorite Christmas song is not a Christmas son either. It's Snoopy Vs the Red Baron. Not "Christmas Bells" but the one sung just before that on the CD!! LOL! Merry Christmas! Your awards are perfect!

laurie magpie ethel

Enjoying the ceremony greatly, but wishing for a few of those spritz cookies from the previous post to munch when I am not clapping. I am partial to that cute little good luck puppy and the milkglass Santa. A great group of winners this year.


Great show! BTW..."River" is one of my favorite songs, but only if song by Barry Manilow. Yes, Barry Manilow :)

Into Vintage

This year's awards have been such an emotional rollercoaster. I laughed (elfin Newt), I cried (Joni's lyrics!) and I reflected on the meaning of life via a vintage puppy dog ornament.

Bravo, Academy, bravo.


*clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*
Bravo! Academy! Bravo!
Thank you, thank you for another excellent AOVCOA&S awards ceremony.

I concur with the judges. Thank you for the posting!

Lisa W.

What a star studded evening ! Congratulations to all of this year's winners and happy holidays to you Barbara !

Melissa's Antiques

Loving the mushroom and bird ornaments. I am a fan of the clip ons myself, as they are excellent barespot hiders!

Thanks for sharing! :)

Maria (Magia Mia)

Sorry for the delay in my comment. I just got back from the Academy Vanity Fair and Elton John after-parties, and I'm exhausted from wearing my Louboutins all night! Dancing with Clooney was worth it though.....

Great awards ceremony Barbara. Something for everyone. Snarky opening monologue that would make Ricky Gervais proud, nostalgia courtesy of the sublime Joni Mitchell, and awards upsets that will keep the media buzzing for days. Can't wait for next year!


Thank you to the Academy, the gowns and costumes were particularly appealing this year! Bravo, well done!


Great post! Thank you for educating me on "panorama balls". I have one and love it and didn't know there was a name for ornaments like that. Now I know what to search on. Thank you!

Jenny G.

Wonderful, as always! I'm partial to the mushroom, myself.

Merry Christmas!


...thunderous applause.....Bravo, Bravo!!! Thank you Academy!

Beth Leintz

This is THE blog post we look forward to all year, bar none. Excellent choices by the academy.


I'm still a little blinded by all the flash bulbs going off, but not so much that I didn't spot the mushroom! That was 'Best in Show' for me! Now can I eat it?
Merry Christmas to all!
p.s. I like the Crypt Keeper's Christmas songs!


How did you know J.M. lives in my CD player for the ending of Fall through the twilight of Winter? Love. love. love!!
"Blue, red, green and gold to welcome you
Crimson crystal beads to beckon..."

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