Today I am sharing some Wilton Armetale "12 Days of Christmas" pewder ornaments that my mother-in-law began purchasing for my husband over 30 years ago. For 12 years, beginning in 1978, Wilton came out with an ornament depicting one of the 12 days of Christmas. Every year my MIL would purchase an ornament and give it to my husband for Christmas. The set was complete in 1989.
I have to admit that in the past few years these ornaments have not been on my "favorites" list. They just never quite fit in with my holiday decor and I haven't displayed them for years. This year as I got my decorations out I saw these ornaments in a different light. I decided to get them out and display them in the guest room that my MIL will be staying in when she visits for the holiday. Rather than hanging them on the small tree I put in her room (they are too heavy), I tied each one to an old bottle and lined them up on a shelf in the bedroom. Each bottle is filled with various red, green or white items to help bring the colors of Christmas into the display.