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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Vintage Christmas Mercury Glass Ornaments

I'm still in Arizona...it's cool, wet and raining! But I'll bet the desert will be in full bloom with beautiful golden poppies, purple owl clover and pink penstemon this spring if this keeps up.

I started to collect the old mercury ornaments last winter just before Christmas. I LOVE this stuff...I mean I REALLY LOVE this stuff! I piled carefully placed most of it on the floor before I left so that I'd have a Christmas type post while I'm here.

For Kathleen's White Wednesday a few silver mercury glass, old tinsel garland, glass bead garlands and a few vintage bottle brush wreaths...





As much as I love the silver...I love all of this color too...


I found a blue glass bead garland that was still in it's wrapper from way back...I'll just leave it that way.


I love these gold star burst type ornaments made in Japan, most all of these are either Japan or a few are from Germany.


The large purple Silent Night along with most of the larger ornaments were found at a yard sale here last spring, a big box full for $3!

Okay, I think I have enough now that I see it all piled up like this....no more unless it's a really cheap price! This little collection looks like it got out of control when I see it like this!!!!!


I also made a couple of trips to my favorite junk man here in town and I found some treasures. I have to leave them here until I drive back in a couple of months but I'm going to take pictures and post about it after Christmas. Good thing this guy has no clue about the stuff us girls like! I really got some awesome cheap deals that I can't wait to show you.

Until next Tuesday....hope you all have most of your shopping finished!

Thanks for stopping!

Linking to;
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday
From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
The Brambleberry Cottage for Time Travel Thursday
2805 for Potpourri Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

20 comments:

sissie said...

I love all of your vintage Christmas finds. I have yet to see any mercury glass ornamanets in my hunts but now I think I'll look a little harder because I love yours.

hugs
Sissie

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Wow...you have lots of Christmas goodies! The mercury glass is really cool!

victoriantailor said...

These are the best!!!! Just love the glass bead garlands!!

Diane said...

Love this stuff too! I display my vintage glass bead spikes in an old tarnished silver trophy urn. But they are getting harder to find.

Candylei said...

Wow! Look at your stash of goodies! What store sells bottle brush wreaths? I need to get out more. ;-)

KAT said...

lovely post I adore the ornaments. makes me wish I could travel back to Christmases past and enjoy them again !

- KAT -

Pamela said...

I am drooling over these! Thanx for coming to the party!

Ruby Jean said...

OH My!!!! SO SO SO pretty.. Especially those Bottle Brush Wreathes... GORGEOUS!!! would love for you to share them here http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-party1/

A Few Pennies said...

Love all those beautiful, vintage colors--my favorite are the bottle brush little wreaths!

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the vintage ornaments and glass garland! The pink one would be my favorite, have a great holiday season, Laura

Curtains in My Tree said...

I love all your vintage shinny brites bulbs and garland.
I like it still in the original wrappers

Merry Christmas

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

There's nothing prettier than the old glass ornaments! Love your beautiful collection! ♥

A Sense of Design said...

I have always loved a very designer tree with lots of white and silver but just lately I have been loving all the vintage colourful ones....they are so much fun!! Your collection is wonderful!

OXR said...

Amazing! You have quite a collection for just a year. I love the vintage ornaments too. I only have a few but my daughter has a huge collection. Have been enjoying your Pinterest boards for awhile now.

Robin said...

You have found some very pretty items.

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

WOW! Now I itching for some MORE! Love it all, such treasures. Not sure if you've had a chance to see my Christmas sneak peaks and open house, but I used a lot of vintage ornaments this year. I think you'll like the posts. Come on over!

Merry Christmas

Amber @ Junkaholics Unanimous

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

You can't beat vintage Faye.
I'd love it if you could link this project up at my Simply Christmas Inspiration party ~ http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com/2011/12/inspiration-friday_16.html

Olive Cooper said...

Vintage is so the way to go and you are going strong.

Honey at 2805 said...

Oh what gorgeous vintage "pretties"!

Thank you for sharing the season at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

Sherry said...

Fantastic! Have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry