I bought that whole box of Shiny Brites for one ornament. I will let you guess which one.
However the one satin bulb on the left is interesting.
Some crocheting wonder with lots of time on her hands grandma crocheted a cover for a satin ornament. It is quite striking.
There were only five REAL Shiny Brites in the box…the striped one and four others.
There is a fine line between REAL Shiny Brites and other ornaments …like Coby…they used the same machines/process…borrowed it I believe and marked theirs Made In The USA. They were all manufactured about the same time. Real Shiny Brites are marked Shiny Brite Made in the USA. War time Shiny Brites had cardboard tops because metal was needed in the war effort. The Vintage Shiny Brites were discontinued in 1961. At one time they were the most popular ornament in the United States and you could buy a box of twelve for 60 cents..or singly for 5 to 10 cents each usually the singles were marked with an old grease pencil….If I wander across one I leave the markings intact.
I painted some of the ageing woodcarvings that I found in a box upstairs. No kidding I think I carved these about ten years ago. They were supposed to be “THE” carved Christmas Ornament one year that never made it past the carving stage.
I like the ivory ones better than the stark white ones. I have a few more yet to finish. Each one is a bit different…and has it’s own personality.
I read a book over the weekend. Memory Boy by Will Weaver…he is a local boy who graduated with Far Guy. He is a little uppity now since he is semi famous in his own mind. I enjoyed the book…it was written for teenage boys…I think I will pass it on to my grandsons….it was an easy read and entertaining.