Search This Blog


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Vintage Bottlebrush Wreath,Ornaments and 1892 Scrap Santa

I decorated this vintage bottle-brush wreath many years ago with antique ornaments and decorations to sell on eBay. I changed my mind and it continues to be a favorite of mine to hang in our Guest room.

The deeper the indent in an ornament ... 
the older it is. 

 Love the OWL and car.
 Purchased this large box of antique ornaments at an Estate Sale this year for $16.50. You can see the tag in the top, right corner. You can see sixteen or so here, but there was about ten more. 

These antique scraps were purchased about forty years ago when we lived in California. 
I put a cardboard easel backing on the big ones so I could stand them for display.
The blue one is about 13" tall and the red one on the right is 12".
Just beautiful ...

These Scraps were removed from a Scrap Book and I was also able to purchase this inscription. The scrapbook was full of wonderful scraps, letters and mementos. It was being kept for a man in service by the girl that was waiting for him to return home. It was sad that the scrapbook being taken apart and being sold scrap by scrap.
From Ell
with the compliments 
The Season
Dec. 25" 1892
(and what beautiful script writing

Linking to:  
 Fox Hollow Cottage

 Blessings ...
Audrey Z.
Timeless Treasures


  1. Hi Audrey. That wreath is just wonderful. Old ornaments are so special. I have a few but am always on the lookout. I don't have any scraps but really admire them. Yours are extra beautiful. Hope your Christmas was a joyous one and Happy New Year..Judy

  2. Love the wreath Audrey. I don't blame you for not selling it on ebay. I used to sell on ebay from 1998 to 2001. It was very lucrative then. Not so much now. Great buy on the ornaments.

  3. What a pretty, romantic post, Audrey.
    That wreath is one of the prettiest ones I've seen...just lovely.
    I love all the wonderful olden ornaments...seems that's the way they all should still be. So many of the balls now, I am finding are plastic. Pitiful.
    I had no idea people took apart scrapbooks and sold the pieces. Amazing. These you have are really special....
    xo bj

  4. I am so glad I discovered your Beautiful Blog via the I Gotta Create Blog Party (which I also just discovered Tonight). I fell in Love with your Bottlebrush Wreath... I have been building a small Collection of Vintage Bottlebrush Trees but the Wreaths are harder to come by, no wonder you kept it, I couldn't have parted with it either! Your Antique Ornaments are Gorgeous... I have some that belonged to my European Nanna and my Great-Grandmother. Since I'm now a Great-Grandma myself I Hope that some of our Grown Childre or Grandchildren will want to Inherit and care for them into the Future... so Delicate and yet have lasted more than 100 years already!

    Happy New Year from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  5. Such vintage beauties! Lovely.

    Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd. <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!

  6. Audrey!
    I did not know that about the indents on the ornaments! Thanks for sharing - and what a great find! I got a few boxes of shiny brites at an estate sale recently for $5! I did my own little happy dance. Wishing you a wonderful new year!

  7. I can see why the wreath is a favorite. It's lovely.


Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate your comments and friendship. If the word verification is on, please let me know.
Sorry, I can not longer accept Anonymous Users.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...