Okay, I think I have a problem. Creating my vintage-inspired tree has put me under a bit of a spell. For some reason, I feel compelled to buy every vintage beaded ornament that I can get my hands on. Someone stop me.
This past week I was searching eBay and found a seller who listed about 15 sets of these vintage ornaments. Although I did show some restraint, I still ended up buying six sets of six. That’s an additional 36 ornaments.
I always enjoy the thrill of the hunt. I think that’s part of my problem. However, I do get an incredible amount of joy whenever I go thrifting or shop online for vintage treasures. So, in my book, that makes the whole process worth it. Does anyone else feel the same way? Please tell me I’m not alone. I guess if I had to choose a vice, hunting for treasures isn’t so bad.
In an effort to help organize my hunting process, I’ve created a few collections on eBay. You may remember that I talked about this when I made my paint dipped brass candlesticks. In fact, I have a collection for vintage ornaments, tree toppers, and other holiday goodies. Be sure to follow me on eBay to check out my collections. You’ll find a lot of IBC-inspired treasures.
Anyway, today I just wanted to share a few of my new-to-me favorite ornaments.
The detail in these almost makes me want to start creating some of my own. Almost. Can you believe people actually took the time to make such detailed and beautiful ornaments? I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to give them a new life.
I posted a picture of these on Instagram and Pinterest. I was truly touched by all of the memories the image stirred up. Folks were remembering these from there childhood. Some people even told stories of their parents or grandparents making them. Some even talked about making them themselves. Others were excited to dig through old boxes to put their own vintage ornaments back on display. I love that!
For me, that’s what design is all about. Stirring up memories and emotions – making people feel something. And what better time to so than the holidays.
I hope you don’t mind me sharing my new collection with you. Have I inspired you to dig up some of your own vintage treasures? I’d love to hear your stories. Let me know in the comments below.
My eBay collections were curated as part of my collaboration with eBay. As always, the thoughts and ideas are all my own. #FollowItFindIt