We bought these vintage ornaments in December 2007, but they were buried last year and we didn't use them. So it was like opening a big box of presents you send yourself in the future! Pretty exciting stuff.
The bounty includes:
a velveteen elephant on a circus ball
a beaded white satin dove and reindeer
5 unfinished wood ornaments with bespectacled mice
1976 ball ornament
pipe cleaner angel that sits up/curls around a branch
2 sequined "sputnik" ornaments
an unopened package of 3 angels with an imprinted price of 49 cents
a handmade glittery crochet angel
4 paperboard cat ornaments
2 beribboned chocolate tin molds
...and many others!
I love vintage ornaments, not only for their charming look, but also because I like knowing they've been loved and cared for over many years. How many families gazed upon them every holiday season? How did they end up where I found them? These ornaments will join the many others--vintage, new, and handmade--that bedeck our tree.