My poor little blog got stuck in "Thanksgiving land"
sorry about that ; 0 (
I would love to show you some really pretty
vintage ornaments that I have collected over the years
Almost all of these were purchased at small antique malls or on eBay
and none of them were very expensive
I have heard that there are some really avid collectors who pay hundreds,
for antique and rare glass ornaments
but mine usually cost about a dollar each
I started collecting these in groups of two or three, but the more I collected, the more I began purchasing in larger lots of 12 to 24
I actually find that a good way to start a collection like this
because you get a larger, nice variety right from the start...
the down side is that the condition of some may not be very good,
but they are still usable.
Above is a box of 24 which originally sold for 99 cents!!!!
These were made in Poland and are probably 1950-1960's
Most have pretty hand painted details and come in wonderful colors
The three above are newer from Germany
but still very vintage looking and shiny
I originally used these on a very small little table top tree, which children love by the way, I think because the ornaments are so tiny
I have about a dozen of these little baskets...which are about 2 inches in diameter
These long icicle shapes are interesting
with the glitter and flocking
Adding little odd items, like the miniature flocked trees and the wreath makes the collection
more interesting I think
This is an old tinsel tree topper...super cute
I have quite a few of these little pine cones too...they are just 2 inches long
Once I started collecting this type of ornament I stumbled across garland ...which is just as pretty and you can find it in all different colors and sizes
Its funny, but I am sort of attached to these little guys, even though I don't use them every year
Here is my favorite...this tiny little stocking
It is just 3 inches long and gets lost in the tree, but I know its there and so does Santa!
Happy collecting...and if know more about these vintage ornaments...please share!