Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Things I Love to Collect

Hi Bloggerettes!  I love vintage Christmas ball ornaments and if I find them in pink, I grab them up!  This is my collection so far....

I started collecting these Lenox pieces several years ago.
Check out the teacup merry-go-round...
And this piece with the little Santa railroad.
Both pieces are musical.

I love these twisty bottle brush trees.  They remind me of
Dr. Seuss's Grinch.  I want some of them.
Gabby says.....Be sure and do a pink tree Mommie.

So, what do you collect?  Do you buy new ornaments every year, swearing the year before that you wouldn't?????



Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

yes!! I add things every year and then wonder where in the world am going to put everything! lol LOVE LOVE the vintage pink ornaments!! They look just stunning!!

Lou Cinda :)

The French Bear said...

Sissie, I love your collections!!! Good to know.....never know when that info will come in handy....(wink, wink)!!!! I had a pink tree in my other life, I loved to decorate and of course it was the hit with my daughters friends!!!
My new love is the white tree with mercury glass and all white decorations..... I do love this time of year!!
Margaret B

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sissie, I'm guilty too! I always buy something new every year; I can't help myself! Every time I see something made of mercury glass, I snatch it up! Where am I going to put it all? I LOVE your Lennox ornaments and you've got me swooning here! I adore villages and I adore teacups, so...Gorgeous collection! Your header looks very pretty and festive!


Claudia said...

I collect vintage ornaments. Last year I realized that I had a lot of pink and aqua ornaments - no surprise there. I love the patina of vintage ornaments. I have some that might be classified as newer, but I never buy absolutely new ornaments.

Luckily, my friend's shop is known for its vintage Christmas room and I usually buy a few 'new' old ornaments there every year.


Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Gorgeous!

What beautiful eye candy! I love the bottle brush trees and Gabby is so cute!

I recently found some beautiful vintage Christmas balls and although I have plenty...I can never seem to pass up a beautiful Christmas decoration.


Sassy Marsha said...

I love those vintage pink ornaments!

I generally do not purchase mass produced ornaments as I like to decorate my tree with ornaments from places I've visited and ornaments that have been given to me from friends and family.

I'm seeing a lot of glitter Christmas decor this year . . . ohhhhh I love GLITTER!!


Polly said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE vintage Shiny Brites! I had a HUGE collection until I whittled it way down last year. Now, I'm focusing on just white, silver and green ones. It is so fun to look for them every year!!

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Debra@Common Ground said...

Your bowl of pink ornies is just yummy!! I collect silver, cream, gold, and white ones. But I'll grab almost any shiny brite I can get my hands on!!
And speaking of Miss Gabby, do you have "cats in the tree"? Mine were better last year, but still too nosy!

Aledia said...

What lovely pink ornaments!! I have a few vintage ones myself. Anything with sparkle and shine will catch my eye. Have a blessed day!

agypsyangel said...

Love those ornaments and other beautiful items including that sweet cat :)

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Sissy I just love your bowl with the vintage pink ornaments, their beautiful!!! Love the Lenox piece too! I love to find vintage Christmas ornaments, mostly pink... and I also love the mercury glass ornaments! I think that a tree with just pink and mercury glass ornaments would be beautiful... hugs~~~ Daphne

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your pink ornaments, Sissie! They are so pretty and look wonderful just in the bowl the way you have them! Love your Lenox pieces, too. I noticed the Merry Go Round in your banner and wondered if it was a music box or something. Sometimes I will buy a new ornament - it depends what it is.

For the past two years I've been trying to clear up my existing decorations by getting rid of what I'm not using. Because I like to change things up from year to year, I am giving decorations two years. So this year, if I don't use something that I haven't used in two years - it's going. That extends to ornaments {obviously, not sentimental ones}, but it allows me to pick up one or two new ones.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oh Sissie....remember I am old! and I collect way too much. I don't even put it all out! I love snowmen....and Santa's with things in their hands!! I have a snowflake and icicle goes on and on....and I am only talking don't even want me to start on regular stuff!!
Your tea carosel is adorable. Never saw one of those!! See, how could you not collect that???

Blue Creek Home said...

The bowl full of pink vintage ornaments is so pretty. I love vintage ornatments too - they are just getting harder to find at good prices.

Kristen White said...

The bowl of pink ornaments is gorgeous!!! I somehow manage to pick up a few new ornaments every year! Beautiful....

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Sissie :) I am drooling over those pretty pink ornaments!! I've only just starting collecting vintage ornaments, pink ones, and I do like the white ones too. They are getting very hard to find, and when you do they tend to cost an arm & a leg! Most of the ornaments on my tree I've had for a few years. I did buy some new pretty pink ones 2 seasons ago that I just love at Menards (It's like Lowe's & Home Depot). I'll be doing a post after Thanksgiving with my tree, once it's up and all decorated :) Can't wait!!

Give your sweet fur babies a kiss & hug from me :) Though if your kitties are like mine, they tend to not like that sort of affection, lol :)

Have a great day, warmest hugs, Brenda

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your pink ornaments...they must be hard to come by. And the musical pieces are just gorgeous...what treasures they are.

I love to pick up a few new ornaments a year. Our trees are always small because we have such a small living room and so I really crowd it with ornaments, but I just can't help myself!! I also part with ornaments that are in bad shape or have very little sentimental value, so some new ornaments are NEEDED! ;-D


Thespa McLaughlin said...

I'm right there with you girl, I love pink as a Christmas color and vintage just puts me over the top! I collect antique hand blown glass ornaments, they are tough to find and when you do find them they are usually expensive, I did luck out this summer though and got several really neat ones for 5 cents each! I was in heaven, shared them on my blog. I set up a special small tree that I put my antique ornies on so the kids don't break them. The big tree has the plastic ornies that they get to hang and decorate with. Happy Holidays, oh and I love your Christmasy header! Very festive.

Linda said...

I love the pink ornaments. The merry-go-round is adorable.

I don't collect anything specific but think I will start a collection. You have inspired me. I did pass up two darling pink bottle brush Christmas trees a couple weeks ago that I saw at the Goodwill. When I went back to get them, guess what, they were gone. Could have just kicked myself.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Last year was my first 'pink' tree and I'm still on the lookout for more ornaments. I buy a Hallmark 'Puppy Love' and 'Mischievous Kittens' ornament each year. I keep saying I'm not going to but I hate to miss one now! This will be the 20th Puppy Love and the 12th Kitten ornament. They look cute on a tree just for them!

One Cheap B*tch said...

I just said the same thing on Mamie Jane's - I love those old glass ornaments. They just don't make them like they used to and I love your assortment of pinks!


Klik said...

WOW! Great collection! I admire snowmen (to collect) :)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love the pink ones too, and of course aqua blue! I have some old ones that I the little brush trees too Sissie!

Nancy said...

I love the pink ornaments! I usually pick up more fun things (ornies and decorations) every year. It's hard not to!


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sissie I'm a certifiable ornament nut! I keep telling the boys they are their inheritance! (Yes, they're thrilled:@) Lovin' your new header and your beautiful ornaments!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Oh I Love the ornaments, very pretty! I buy my Mom the Lenox she loves it, well so do I but I buy for her.~Cheers Kim

Incipient Wings said...

love the tea cup go's gorgeous.

Pamela said...

I bet your home is just stunning at Christmas. I can't wait to see it!
Pamela xo

stefanie said...

I love the pinks!!! can NEVER have enough!!!!

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Oh so much pretty pink shiny things, how could anyone not fall in love...I dream of a white tree with lots of shiny pink decorations, but alas it is just not in this years budget...Instead we are going to do lots of pink, white and silver (glitter) homemade stuff for our small family room tree.

I do buy a new ornament each for my girls every year...This will be our last yr with Mic's (eldest) ornaments on our tree, next yr she will have her own *sniff*

Thank you for sharing your pretties with us.

Blessings Kelsie

Dorthe said...

I think I never saw such beautifull pink ornaments-they are simply gorgeus, --and I would`nt be able to find pink ones here--
all old are green-red-silver or gold.............never ,ever saw one pink-old one.What a fantastic collection you have, dear-and the -merry -go-round --both so sweet, too.
Blessings, Dorthe

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Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Those are so beautiful Sissie!
I know I want some bad now. And the lenox merry-go-round is just the neatest thing.
You have such style my dear!

Elaine said... the colorful bowl of pink ornaments. The Lonex pieces are truly wonderful treasures. Those twisted bolle brush tree do indeed remind you the who-ville and the mean old grinch

Char said...

Oh Sissie, your merry go round is just so pretty. Of course we all love the little trees. I find that your picture of the bowl of pink ornies makes me want to go shopping!!! Maybe one day I too will have a pink tree all my own. Right now I am more of the tradition red and green, but my tree is full of ornies I have collected through the years AND lots that my children have made me.....those are my favorites for sure. Love your post, Char

Riet said...

Oh wow Sissie, I love your ornaments and that little train is gorgeous. Have a great week

Sherrie said...

Wait until you see what I am posting tomorrow, talk about pink goodness. Nothing that compares to all your beautiful pinks though. You are the Queen of Pink. Have a lovely day.

Atelier de Charo said...

So adorable ornaments! Very pretty!

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Hi Sissie,
I love all your photos, especially the one with the pink ornaments in the bowl. I used to purchase one or two vintage ornaments a year but they've become harder to find where I live.

Barbara said...

I purchase at least one ornament each year to add to the tree or trees. hehe Sometimes they honor an event, like the year my son was in Desert Storm. I try to pick up an ornament each time I go to a new city. And I try to add a Santa to my collection.

Hugs XX

Marydon said...

Wow! You have some just like Mother's that I have. These are just gorgeous ... I do not purchase new ornaments unless it is a VERY special pink one as only pink & white go on my tree.

That tea cup merry go round is awesome & I love that train, too. How lucky you are to have them both.

Have a beautiful & blessed Thanksgiving holiday ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Donna said...

I love your pink ornaments, Sissie. What a great collection! I force myself not to buy new ornaments each year, but I always end up with more! What do I collect? Well, lots of things, but I especially love anything glittery, and I love having lots of pinecones around the house for the holidays. Especially glitter coated ones:)

NicNacManiac said...

Oh my goodness your home must just be so beautiful during the Holidays with all of your lovely collections...the pink ornaments are precious, I also have many of those...they are just beautiful! Enjoy the rest of your week xOxO

Greatma said...

Love the pink ornaments, and other decorations!!! Gabby looks just like my cat, Henry!!!! Beautiful!!! Antique Rose

Debby said...

Oh Sissie, everything looks so beautiful, love your pinks. I have so many beautiful ornaments and always say that is it, but I just can't resist. So much fun decorating for Christmas. Thanks for sharing with us.

CHERI said...

Love the pink ornaments. I always say NO MORE ornaments but I always seem to find at least one new one each year that I "just have to have." I especially love hand-made ornaments. Also I collect gingerbread ornaments for my kitchen tree. I think I'll do a post soon about things I love to collect...great idea!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, I love the teacups! Every year I host a ladies only champagne holiday brunch and we have an ornament exchange. I have been doing it for 18 years and the ornaments get more elaborate, cute and pretty every year! So, they are the majority of the ornaments I use every year!


June said...

Yep that's me!!!! But, if I found all the great stuff you do I would only pat myself on the back and say "well done". I love those pink ornaments Sissie!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Hey my little Sissie girl!
Your tree is gorgeous, love the holiday banner! I love your pink balls too! (sounds dirty) What do I collect?? Hummmm Well every year after Christmas I love going to Pottery Barn & all the places where the orniments are expensive. I buy a few for cheap Cheap. Then when I get ready to decorate the next year they are my first christmas gift of the year. I really shouldn't, I have enough for 5 trees! Lisa

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Your Lenox pieces are so pretty!

I have two Christmas collections. I have a small tree with yello and blue birds. And I have a tree and reallly most of my upstairs with teddy bear tree ornaments and other decorations.

I'm trying not to buy too much more for my collections unless I see something special I can't live without. Unless I buy more trees, I have pretty much run out of room for new stuff.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a pretty post Sissie. That little teacup merry-go-round is adorable. I do buy new ornaments every year, one for each of my children. Something I've done since their births. When they all have their own homes, they'll have their own collection too :-)

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi your collections! I have just recently started collecting vintage ornaments special color...just a special ornament to me!

The Tablescaper said...

Oh so beatiful. I'm trying to resist decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgivng but it's so hard to do with all of that beauty out there. Of course I buy more every year. But I'm trying to be more selective. This year I'm concentrating on my mantel. I have a beautiful Lladro nativity scene that was my mother-in-law's which I always display on my mantel, but it needs some freshening and a little punch. So that's where I'm concentrating my shopping.

I host a weekly meme called Seasonal Sundays. I'd love to have you and your beautiful collections come join us.

- The Tablescaper

Janean said...

gabby and i want to have a day just looking at those absolutely gorgeous vintage pink ornaments!!!!!! breath-taking!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

About 3 or 4 years ago I started to collect old pink ornies. I love them so much that one year they stayed out all year, their colors made me happy every time I came in the house!!!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

I'm loving those pink ornaments! I can't help myself at Christmas! It's my favorite time of year! Ornaments, reindeers and Santas are my weakness! ha!

Your Lenox collection is darling!


My name is PJ. said...

Once upon a time I had trees in every room of the house...and not little trees either. Back then I collected and saved everything. Every tree had a theme.

It weighed me down, having all that stuff. I gave trees away to my loved ones with all the ornaments for each tree.

Oh, I hung onto too many, but they live in the attic so they need new homes too.

Nowadays I decorate very little: mantel, bar, foyer. What keeps it minimalistic is the fact I KNOW I have to pack it all away again. :)

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Sissie....I LOVE vintage ornaments! I just scored 25 pink ones off Ebay for $10.00! SQUEEEEEE!

That picture of Gabby is priceless!


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