My sister Sue started the tradition of everyone sticking their magic wands in the chandelier (Ebay, $50, painted white). I adopted Rachel Ashwell's idea to give your guests magic wands so all their dreams will come true, and hearts so they know when they're in your home they're always loved.
A vintage style ornament sparkles below a glass knob in the evening winter sun
as we do the dishes with Vince Guaraldi's 'Skating' playing on the stereo.
In the spirit of older things, I'm sharing pictures of a few of my vintage ornaments.
This is the mercury glass tree topper I bought on Ebay this year at $12 for a pair of toppers. I love the bullion, and that star pattern, and I'm so glad I have a real one, not just a Target one.
Please visit The Fisk Barn whenever you're near Bovina, NY...don't be put off by how early American it looks, they have different vendors and a drool-making collection of ephemera upstairs!
The most I've ever paid for a vintage ornament was $5 at Brimfield.
'Till next time, stay shabby!