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August 30, 2010

Vintage Marbles

Vintage Swirl Marbles are Collectible - Darrell Richard

Vintage handmade marbles are sometimes unusual colors or just outstanding in some way that catches the eye. If the marble is attractive, it will be more valuable than a marble that is not. The core and the strands of swirls around the core often determine the artistic merit of a vintage handmade marble. Vintage marbles may have a solid core, a ribbon core or maybe a yellow laticcino core. Sometimes a swirl marble is not clear glass--those are scarce and collectible. Bright colors seem more difficult to locate than pastels.

Read more at Suite101: Collecting Vintage Handmade Marbles in Art Glass

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August 29, 2010

Vintage Tie Press

I just stumbled across this vintage tie press on Ebay UK. What a shame they will only send within UK.

If you're in the UK, here's the link to the item page - Vintage Tie Press by Horne Bros
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August 24, 2010

Vintage Christmas Decorations - Simple Christmas Centerpieces

When it comes to vintage Christmas Decorations, sometimes the simple ones are often the most effective.
(photo Seasonal Decoration 2, by courtesy of "if" / Stock.Xchng)
Decorations such as this would have been common table decorations used by our ancestors. Cinnamon sticks and seed pods, or pot pouri, give your table warmth and cosiness.
Add a vintage touch to your next Christmas dinner table.

August 22, 2010

Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Simon Baker

Apologies, nothing to do with vintage Christmas decorations.  I just wanted to share it.
Simon Baker (The Mentalist) was honored at a gala dinner.  He was introduced by his good friend Nicole Kidman. This clip is from her introduction, with the help of her lovely husband Keith Urban.  I might be a bit late to the party, but I've only just come across this.  
Maybe I could link it back to vintage Christmas decorations by telling you that Nicole is a vintage girl at heart and loves to create a magical special Christmas for her family, but I'd just be making that up.  Maybe she does.  I imagine she would go all out to create loving memories for her loved ones.  Nic, your comments here are welcome. Oh, as if she'd be reading what I have to say. 
Anyway, the video is great.  I love it.

August 21, 2010

The New Trend of Vintage Christmas Ornaments

Here's a great article written by Antique Jewelry.  

Beautiful and wonderful vintage Christmas ornaments seem to have the power to many of us the atmosphere of warm and soft and the last time.
This article conveys the warm and fuzzy nostalgic feeling of a vintage Christmas.

August 17, 2010

Vintage Christmas Decorations - Santa

Vintage Christmas Decorations can help to add magic and nostalgia to your Christmas Day.
These fantastic little salt & pepper shakers add a touch of whimsy to the dinner table.
I wonder what Santa is saying to poor old Mother Christmas.