I'm sure you are all used to me groaning about how messy my house is.
It's even worse now that I've begun carting home the big plastic storage boxes full of vintage glass Xmas decorations from the studio. I'm slowly opening each box up and marveling at the beauty of these fragile things.
And they all need to be priced because they are all going into the shop.
I've been collecting these for a few years now with the plan to sell them when I got a nice big pile together. Now is the time.
There is some stunners. Hand blown, hand painted, indents, drops and kugels (balls), mercury glass and clip on birds (actually I'm keeping those), frosted with snow scenes and fabulous fifties ones with 'peace' spelt out in ovals of snow.
I' was fascinated by the indents when I was a kid. For some reason we didn't have them on our Xmas trees (probably because we broke them.....) and I would be found checking them out on Other People's Christmas Trees. They kind of spooked me. If you looked at them head-on they looked rather like eyeballs. In fact I think they still do but I love them.
Even though we didn't have indents on our tree we used to have something even more special.
When we lived in Doncaster we lived opposite to an apple coolstore and every Xmas The Tullys would sell Christmas trees. We would carry over the road and put it up in the family room and if we were really lucky we would find an iridescent Christmas beetle crawling through the branches. The most beautiful of Xmas decorations.
Whilst I hate decorations being in stores too early (all the department stores have got them set up already) you can expect these to be in the Cottage in a couple of weeks- if you are dying to see them earlier let me know.
*Have carted the last 2 boxes home from the studio tonight........... so many to mark..........