The ornaments were bought in the 70's. At that time I didn't know much about the early creations of glass blown ornaments. Now I know that they were creating replicas of things made in the 40's.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The decorations on my smallest tree are all small pieces too. The atmosphere with lights, tree, and Christmas colors blend into a great effect. When I saw all the smaller ornaments in the box, I did realize that they would be lost on a large tree and much larger ornaments. As time passes by, I may have to just put up smaller trees and I would be satisfied with that.
I remember when my mother was getting up there in years, she just didn't want to mess with a tree, I bought her a small tree and placed ornaments on it that were wired tight to the tree branches. When she died, that tree was still decorated, sitting in the storage room. She did like having it and knew she didn't have to stress about something she couldn't really do anymore.
Monday, December 11, 2017
One of my favorite mugs is needing to be refilled but not after I take the photo. Christmas decorations have worked their way into our living spaces. We are not completely done with the decorating but it is close. We have a village to unpack and place in some new location in the new place. The stairs are busy as I keep taking down empty boxes and bringing up the last of things for our holiday traditions. I found a bag of pillows that only come out durning the winter season.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
The tree with glass blown ornaments is up. The tree has a double purpose this year as it sits in the spare bedroom in front of a double window. It gives us a decoration for people to see from the outside and I don't have to place an outside tree for viewing. The tree is large and new and it gives me room to spread out the collection along with the bubble lights. The day light coming through the window gave me an unplanned sun glow effect.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
A new ornament for this big tree is the one with the lace-like patterns. We completed putting all the ornaments on our main tree Friday evening. I won't be surprised to find one more box of ornaments somewhere in the storage room as i don't think it seems to be overcrowded. I do realize that it doesn't sit in a bay window anymore so we probably were able to decorate all the way around the tree this year. That would help to thin out the look of the tree. Things seem busier than ever so getting shots of the whole tree will happen when I find the time.
Friday, December 8, 2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
The ornament isn't so old but I do remember the indent ornaments of the past. They would be for sale at some hardware store and in the most part survive the handling of years of use. This ornament didn't make the move for some reason. Moving itself explains why two of these took hard hits with pieces of them broken away but that doesn't keep me from displaying it. The boxes that they were in didn't really get dropped but packing boxes on top of others probably caused it.