Wednesday, December 13, 2017


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.

The Santa too is a duplicate of an older design. If something is 45 years old now I am sure these could be found in the antique shops today. The mustache on the Santa is an interesting part of the design. Some of the old German creators of ornaments did sell their companies and molds. One company, Christopher  Radko, just started up their business again using a lot of their original forms that made the glass blown ornaments.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Christmas Tree Glow......

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

The Start of the Morning.......

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

Tree Number Three........

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

Moody Mood.......

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

One is a Start.......

The first one hung on my glass blown ornament tree. As you view the box below you can see I have many more to hang.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Reflection of the Past......

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.

The joy we will have is when things get done. I am moving slow and my wife is involved with a commission art work to get done before Christmas.  We installed a track lighting system last night during the night  news. We bought it in the afternoon and I wanted it up and running for her this morning.  I hope it improves her light in her studio.  She has lighting problems with a double window that puts out too much light and she really misses her north windows and skylights. Inspire of the,t the studio is better in the new house than in the old. In between all of that the decorations are being placed on trees a few at a time.