The Shiny Brite tree has been done a few days. I finally had time to take some photos of it.
It is a huge project…I suppose mostly because it is a huge tree.
It takes a few days to decorate. I love the way the Shiny Brites catch the light.
Chance was getting a tad bored with me, this is his best shot in between yawns.
Shiny Brite Tree 2013
Oh ya, this is a confession of a Shiny Brite hoarder. They are hidden everywhere upstairs, in the tree coffin, in the trunk, in the drawers. I think and I stress think there are just about 500 of them …maybe more. That is a lot of blown glass ornaments to keep safe.
I collect Shiny Brites, Polish and German Ornaments. This is an ornament made in Germany and it is marked as such. I think it was part of a set. I have one other ornament just like this one but a different color. I found this one in a high end antique shop where they didn’t know the value of their ornaments. It was in a bowl of ornaments marked $4.00 each. This was the only really old ornament in the entire bowl. I even asked for a magnifying glass to give it a good once over…they asked whatever are you looking for? I was looking for in very tiny letters Germany.
I am pleased as punch to add it to my collection. It’s value would be $25 to $60 depending on condition. It was a good buy. $4.00 is the most I have spent for one ornament. I find most of the old ornaments at garage or estate sales…and I love it when they are in their original boxes.
This tree is one of my guilty pleasures. After Christmas I hope to have a few gals over who appreciate the old Shiny Brites as much as I do.