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Shiny Brite Christmas - Creative Display Ideas

Calling all vintage Shiny Brite ornament lovers! I've searched all the way up to the North Pole to find the most creatively amazing ways to display your favorite ornaments. These Shiny Brite decorating ideas are

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Wholesale Vintage, Farmhouse & Classic Home and Holiday Goods

Ragon House Collection Inc. is a family owned wholesale company focused on providing unique antique reproductions and original decorative products for the home. A talented group of in-house artists, as well as several licensed artists provide Ragon House with many new products and fresh ideas every year. Ragon House is looking forward to continuing its growth and providing exceptional products to its customers. Please feel free to call or email with any suggestions or comments.

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10 Creepy Vintage Christmas Cards -

At Christmas, what better use of the internet is there than to share some hilariously creepy Christmas card art? Terrify your children with these classics.

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How Ceramic Trees Became Popular In The First Place – and Why We're Still Nostalgic for Them

How Ceramic Trees Became Popular In The First Place – and Why We're Still Nostalgic for Them

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Top 10 Favorite Old World Christmas Trees - Seeking Lavender Lane

I can’t believe it but Christmas is just around the corner and in this post I am sharing the Top 10 Best Old World Christmas Trees. What exactly would make a Christmas tree have an old world vibe? Some elements to add to your tree that can create an old world feel are Paper ornaments,... Read more

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21 Ways to Use Vintage Items in Your Christmas Decor

Love vintage and antique items? Here are 21 different ways to use vintage and found items in your Christmas decor.

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A Christmas Ornament Collector's Fantasy Sale

Christmas arrived early in the Chronica Domus household this year thanks to the ornament score of the century Photo: Chronica Domus Old-fashioned, blown glass Christmas tree ornaments have held a special place in my heart since childhood. My mother had a selection of them to decorate the family's Christmas tree along with tinsel and, on occasion, something that to the eyes of a child resembled cotton cobwebs, a rather poor imitation of snow I believe. When I first started my own collection of vintage blown glass Christmas tree ornaments, way back when I landed on this side of the pond in the early 1990's, I was agog to discover the vast quantities available for the picking. Collective antiques shops and thrift stores proved to be fertile stomping grounds for the unusual geometric shapes which comprised my collection. Back then, over-stuffed plastic bags of ornaments could be purchased for a pittance. Over the years, as more people have discovered the joys of decorating their trees with these beguiling baubles, hunting them down become a challenging sport for me. Nowadays, it is a happy and increasingly rare day when I score a handful of fragile 1920's German indents or a World War II era pine cone. With this in mind, you can only imagine how ecstatic I was when my friend Jeannette, a fellow ornament devotee, and I recently attended a sale so extraordinary it was hard to believe we had not conjured it up from our wildest fantasies. Yes, we really were awake, and this really was the Sale of The Century as far as these things go. In fact, there were so many items up for grabs that the sale took place over multiple days. Jeannette and I found it difficult to keep away, and thus we attended not once, but twice. What lucky girls we were! Alas, in my dizzy excitement, I failed to take along my camera but if you'd care to see a fraction of the thousands of exceptional and rare items that were on offer, do please visit the blog of Addison Studio Sale where the many photographs included in the links found here, here, and here, will give you a delicious taste of what we saw. Ron Morgan's fifty year-in-the-making Christmas collection was up for sale and proved to be an ornament collector's wildest fantasy come true Source The collection was amassed over the span of fifty years by Ron Morgan, a well-known local floral designer who recently moved to Mexico. Mr. Morgan had an unerring eye when it came to the quality and rarity of items included in his collection. The blown glass German ornaments, Dresden cardboard figures, Putz animals and houses, strings of glass beads, goose feather trees, lametta tinsel, Belsnickel Father Christmas figures, candy containers, German glass kugels in all shapes, colors, and sizes, together with an assortment of other Christmas ephemera and novelties really should have landed in a museum, en masse. I doubt there's another collection quite like it anywhere else in the world. As it is, Mr. Morgan made many hundreds of keen enthusiasts of Christmas past extremely happy with their recent purchases of items rarely seen on the market. Below is the selection of the glass ornaments I was fortunate enough to have hauled away from the sale. Most of these fragile blown glass ornaments were made in Germany in the 1920's and 1930's Photo: Chronica Domus These are German kugels and were made in the mid to late-nineteenth century, constructed of heavier glass with stamped brass hangers they are extremely sought after and are a rarity Photo: Chronica Domus I look forward to hanging these whimsical beauties from the boughs of our Christmas tree ... Photo: Chronica Domus ... alongside these icy beauties Photo: Chronica Domus I also had the chance of snapping up two early-nineteenth century blown glass vessels known as fairy lights or lanterns. I believe these might actually be leech bowls or jars that someone converted into fairy lights with the clever use of a bit of old tinsel. These cradled small wax candles and helped to cast light on the Christmas tree. Not particularly safe, I know, but lovely nonetheless. Hmmm... are these fairy lights or leech bowls or jars I wonder? Photo: Chronica Domus Jeannette and I are so chuffed with our latest Christmas treasures that our thirst for such things has been quenched, at least we think, for now. On the drive home from the second of the two sales, we revisited the issue of how dire our storage issues have become. In one fell swoop, things just got a lot worse. We agreed, however, that at least they had worsened for the very best of reasons, an abundance of beautiful Christmas tree ornaments. Our latest haul is truly an embarrassment of riches. What is it that you enjoy decorating your tree with, and do you have a favorite ornament you would like to tell me about?

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