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Baubles

If you're like me, you probably looked up one day and saw that your pretty extensive ornament collection had grown from "generous" to "obsessive". Pretty baubles seem to accumulate, don't they! I started buying baubles and ornaments as souvenirs when I traveled. An ornament was easy to pack and would remind me of my happy days out and yet I didn't feel like I was buying something that would end up being thrown away or was holiday tat. I could buy a pink flamingo ornament and every year at Christmas I would hang it on the tree and remember my trip to Florida. Along with the special ornaments I've purchased to commemorate a trip or event, I have ornaments my mother bought that were on my childhood tree and ornaments my daughter and neighbours made and now at Christmas I have a tree that is more of a memory scrapbook than a "designed" and thematic store display. I like it that way. But there are also serious ornament collectors and now I'm one of them! If you have just realised that you have tipped into an official I-have-a-collection status, then welcome to my world! I'm sure there are more of us out there. In the US there are several clubs, but I haven't found one in the UK. Maybe we should start one! Just to get you start, here's a great article to read about collecting antique ornaments. I'll blog more about them later, but this will get you started. Happy Collecting! https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/high-value-vintage-christmas-ornaments-4125847


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