I've been collecting antique ornaments for about 10 years. They are few and far between and usually when you find them they are ridiculously overpriced. I really lucked out last Friday though. I stopped at 1 yard sale on my way to work (that is all I had time for, oh an did I mention I only had $3, LOL) and there in the middle of a table piled with normal yard sale junk was this box of treasure. There was my prize, several unique antique ornaments, with no price. I almost didn't ask because it has been my experience that when there is no price an item is usually more than I want to spend. But my curiosity got the better of me and the lady said...
10 cents each! Oh my! Uhhh, "I'll take all of them please!"
That first one I believe is a clown playing sax, it's not in the best of condition with it's chippy paint but it's fun and that's what I like about it, and did I mention he was only 10 cents! Woo-Hoo!
I love this one with this scene on one side and a tree on the other side, plus all that wonderful patina on the glitter glass around the edge is awesome!
I adore this little glass house although on the back side one of the corners is cracked, I'm a sucker for turquoise and of course old glass glitter.
And these are not so old but I love concave ornaments and they will look nice on my tree this year.
I also wanted to share some of my most favorite ornaments in my collection...
Owl ornaments are not all that uncommon but one in this shape is a little more rare than most.
A unicorn is very unusual.
This is one of my first collected ornaments, It is Czech beaded and I have never seen one like it anywhere, more common are geometric shapes etc. This one is extremely rare and I will never part with it.
My "princess" I call her Anastasia
And my old magician, he is in excellent condition with all original paint still intact.
Anyway, these are a few of my favorite things. Thanks for visiting me. Have a great day!