Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The C-Word

OK, with only ten days to go till Christmas I think I can safely FREAK OUT!!!! I LOVE Christmas more than any other time of the year. I grew up with magical Christmases, both my parents made them wonderful for us and I hope my kids will have the same happy memories of ours. I have baked a Christmas cake (my first ever attempt), mince-pies, Christmas shortbread and a squillion cupcakes for various school and preschool functions (See? My Kitchenaid mixer was a sound investment :-)

Pressies are hidden on top of the wardrobe, lots of surprises for my boys (including hubbie). And to top it off, yesterday I finally found a bagful of vintage decorations with lots of fab retro mercury glass ornaments, something that's been on my wishlist for ages now...













Aren't they beautiful? So bright and colourful! The whole bag cost $3 and there are lots more than pictured, these are my favourites though. These won't go on our tree, we are making our own memories with ornaments bought on holidays, made by the boys, given as gifts and of course bought annually in the Myer sale! But I'd love to do something lovely with them and may steal Sonja from Dime Store Thrift's idea of making a Christmas wreath out of them. She makes fab wreaths using vintage ornaments and a hot-glue gun. I doubt I'll get it done before this Christmas so will just display them in a glass jar for now (out of the boys' reach of course).

16 comments:

Vonlipi said...

Those are sooo nice! I don't think a wreath would do them justice. They need to be displayed so we can see each of them individualy!

My fave are the ones with little scenes glued inside. Never seen those in Canada! hihihi I'm full of Xmas GLEE!

Emma said...

Those baubles with the scenes inside are exquisite! I have never seen anything like them anywhere and for $3!!! Another gem of a find!!!

Cat said...

Oh my...the title of your post had me a bit scared...I thought some drama might be around the corner. What a relief to know the the C-word stands for Christmas! I adore your vintage ornament collection...swoon! Best, Cat

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You found some really lovely vintage ornaments. The wreath sounds great!

Alyssa Bee said...

WOW- 10 days til Christmas! I hadn't mentally come to terms with that yet :/

Awesome retro ornaments! Loving the little birdies!

Bounty Huntress said...

Lovely collection- A feast for my eyes!

E. Fernandez @ Modish Vintage said...

those ornaments are really pretty! same here, freaking out too with only 10 days left I need to get moving and finish my shopping.

Ky said...

Wow! Wow! Wow!!! How do you do it girl??? How do you manage to get all the good stuff??? That's it! I'm going op shopping today and do or die, I'm going to find me something fabulous at next to nothing in cost.
xx

SixBalloons said...

Great stuff, I know this was on your wishlist for a while!

Kate said...

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Eleni said...

Oh wow, my favourite is the pink one with the angel inside! Excellent work, as usual :)

Amanda @ Tall Glass of Water said...

I love the ones in the 4th photo. Just beautiful. Of course I love them all but those take the cake. Great price too.

Flotsam Friends said...

You are just the luckiest and most clever thrifter around. I've been looking for some like this for ages. They're SO HARD to come by... How to pick a favourite. Instantly adore the last one, such attention to detail but also shots #1 and #3. I think a wreath would be an awesome idea. Have you seen these? http://georgiapeachezwreathblog.blogspot.com/
Have a wonderful Christmas Day. All your goodies sound delightful!! Enjoy and I'll catch-up with you in the New Year as we're heading to the caravan on Wednesday. Let's hope this rain goes away! Pruxxx

Sarsaparilla said...

$3.00 for all of these! Good for you! I have never run across any like that last ornament of Santa in the Snow. Enchanting!

Merry Christmas to you!

Van said...

Gorgeous collection! I haven't found a single awesome vintage ornament this year (damn) but I've been enjoying looking at everyone else's. Love the ones in photo 4, nice bold colors, and the last one, which looks like it's own little world.

Maybe you should set up a second little tree just for your vintage ornaments? :D

Minnie said...

Wow! Yet another amazing thrift find. I find some good stuff, but yours always takes the cake. I adore vintage ornaments and have been fortunate to find a few here and there but never so many pretty ones all in one bag. My favorites from your stash are the last one with the tiny Santa scene and the birds. So pretty.