I don't have any memories of the ornaments on my parent's tree. Back in the mid-60s I was interested in the ornament kits I saw in a catalogue. After making a few, I ventured out on my own. Usually went to NYC to buy a supply of sequins and beads. I made so many, that I eventually sold some at a craft sale and gave them away as gifts. My goal was to stop doing them in 2002, during the Olympics at Salt Lake City, and I did. Each of the mid-size ones took three hours, and my largest a little over four hours.
The tree, not the best picture, but I am sure it was up straight. We always got a real tree, and once cut one down.