Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Collection of Christmas trees
I have a collection of Vintage
Ceramic Christmas trees.
I have them all over the house.
I really never meant to collect them, it just happened.
I happened to get my Grandmother's when she passed. Then I bought one at a thrift store for $2. Then a client told me they were pretty valuable & collectible. So if I saw one cheap, at a thrift store, I would buy it. I think I have 40 + of them in all shapes, colors & sizes. I have never paid more than $5. for one.
The very large in one in the middle was a gift from a friend, from Church. She had it in her barn, didn't want it any longer & gave it to me. The one on on the left, back... Last week, I was home with the flu, a friend calls, says that she saw one at GW for $4. but it did not have any lights, so she didn't think I would want it. I got dressed, not feeling well, drove down there, bought it for the $4. & the lights were all taped to the inside.... told her she could have gotten $100 for it on Ebay..... : )
Playing around with them on the kitchen counter
I am just getting out the decorations.....
& they will all get moved around as I add : )
Back entry table.
One of the few I have in the Beauty shop.... this one I bought just a few weeks ago at a thrift store, no base, no lights, I hesitated, as they wanted $5. But I bought it. Went back this week & there was the base.... they gave it to me for free.
Ceramic wreath, goes with the collection.
Back entry.... Goodwill $2. a few yrs. ago
Mantle tree, not lit, with mantle to be decorated
with greenery in the next day or 2.
I am late getting at my decorating this year.
I have been down with flu & busy with my wool business....
I knew back in July I should have been sewing mittens & scarves : )
More on that later.... I still have to decorate my 2 trees, put up the Dickens village.... & an upholstery job to finish by the weekend....
Better get to it......