15 December 2010

Oh baubles!

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ok, to start with, what a funny word is 'baubles'? secondly, they don't harf make'em like they used to!

I have yet to put these up as I am so busy, I have not time to even eat these days! mince pie for breakfast and lunch yesterday, getting home at 10pm every night, blimey! Its all good though...

Most of these I've collected from junk markets, carboots and charity shops, and some in here maybe from my Mum too. The great thing with xmas decs is, that people stuff them in the attic for years on end, accumulating, handed down in the family until one day they get cleared out by someone thinking 'what a load of old junk, I'll by some nice new ones instead' Thank goodness there are people like that eh!
I think these date to around 1930 ~ 1950s, i like the way they are faded and the tops are all rusty!

Anyway, back to work!

14 comments:

Diane said...

Ive just aquired some of my mums - pop over and have a look at the best one!! By the way, we always called the "wesley bobs" xxx

Julia Hausfrau said...

Wow, that is quite the collection you have there. I'm a bit jealous! Merry christmas from Denmark :)

jackiebean said...

vintage baubles are my favorite. i collect them, too. the faded colors are definitely what attracted me. and also the way the lights on the tree reflect on them and make them glow. your collection is beautiful!

Bridget said...

SO pretty. these pictures are great too!

Becky said...

Oh I love them all! Such delicate, faded colours.

curious constellation said...

These are just lovely, definitely things I need to start collecting from charity shops.

Ms Jones said...

I must confess I am jealous of your baubles...they are fab!!

Emma said...

Yes they are so much prettier and have so much more charm than the modern ones (but then most old things do I find).

Lovely.

HannahB said...

Oh Artemis! What a collecttion. I confess that i am jealous too!

Bee -autiful!

beth said...

These are gorgeous! Funnily enough, I took a picture of some of my old 'baubles' (love that word!) for my blog the other day:


xoxo

Fine Bessot said...

Magnifique !
Congratulations.
Fine Bessot

Carolyn Carter [apali post] said...

They certainly don't make them like they used to. I was out shopping today and a little overwhelmed by the amount of cheap, mass produced products. It's sad really. We really do need to look after these old treasures.

Caisee said...

Love these! I have a lot of vintage ornaments! I don't use the new ones anymore. They just look so cheap. I love the faded look of the old ornaments. They're charming and unique.

BiggJTX said...

I wish you were wrapping my gifts! These pics are great. I'm so glad I came across your blog. Saw it on the Popular Now list on BlogCatalog and glad I clicked through. I'm going to be doing a Visions of Xmas blog post either tomorrow or Wednesday and would love to link to your blog and maybe use a couple of your photos...with credits and links of course. PLease let me know if that would be OK. I'll also send you an email to be sure i get in touch. Love the blog...off to check out some more posts.

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