Years ago rummaging through antique shops, I came across a women who was moving out of her space that she rented in a little hidden treasure antique shop. She graciously told me to feel free to look at her items as she was packing them up. To the side I noticed a pile of what looked like paper and boxes that might be going to the trash and on top of the pile sat two card board boxes of vintage Christmas ornaments. She said they never sold, she had no use for them and for $4.00, the two boxes were mine. Some have been broken and just worse for wear, but the ones left have been calling me for a new life.
They were old and faded and I could imagine that they were full of stories and memories.
I didn't collect them, but I couldn't stand to see them thrown out. I have used them several times on my tree through the years and I have cherished them like old friends.
This year I made the decision to permanently display them on a wreath that could be enjoyed every year regardless of the dressings of my tree.
They were quite easy to make and when Christmas is over, I will tie a trash bag over them and hang them in my garage for safe keeping.
Not to jump ahead of Thanksgiving, which I absolutely love,.... but if you haven't noticed, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....
To be continued after Thanksgiving!