Category Archives: shiny brites

Neighbors Then and Now

Last year after Christmas neighbor Edie gave me a special Shiny Brite ornament. It had a bit of a story.  Carl (Edie’s husband) went to a neighbors(Norman and Minnie Zauche’s) auction sale and purchased some Christmas ornaments.  She asked me … Continue reading

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An Old Friend

A long long time ago ..oh not that long it was about 1960.  I guess that makes it more than 50 years ago…back to the long long time ago.  I was 9 or 10 and in the 3rd or 4th … Continue reading

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The Shiny Brite Tree

The Shiny Brite tree has been done a few days.  I finally had time to take some photos of it. It is a huge project…I suppose mostly because it is a huge tree. It takes a few days to decorate.  … Continue reading

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Gifts from a friend

I collect Shiny Brites.  Shiny Brites are a very breakable blown glass Christmas ornament that was produced in New Jersey from 1937 to the 1950’s.  I remember these ornaments on our Christmas Tree when I was a child.  I love … Continue reading

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Shiny Brite Tree

It is finished..how many ornaments do you think it has? From one direction..unless I go out on the deck which is covered with snow..this is the best photo. From the other direction. It is a seriously tall tree.  Just like … Continue reading

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Shiny Brite Mess

It looks like a Shiny Brite bomb went off upstairs.  Boxes of Shiny Brites covered the table, the beds and the old trunk.  One by one the boxes were emptied.  I have little post it notes in the boxes so … Continue reading

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Getting Organized

We got a little snow..not much..an inch maybe two.  The storm that we were supposed to get Sunday afternoon kind of fizzled out. It might be a white Christmas..unless it turns warm and melts.  Monday morning it was –17 F  … Continue reading

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Good Intentions

I had really good intentions… about buying stuff I don’t need = “more stuff.” Then we found a whole town of garage sales.  Uffda…I was thinking about what I could get rid of or at least move into the garage. … Continue reading

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Chance: Allowance

Hiya!  Chance the Border Collie Blogger is reporting for blog duty! It is a good thing that I get an allowance for blogging and being the best model around. Oh yes and my job at the museum..greeter extraordinaire! Far Guy … Continue reading

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Last of the Red Hot Shoppers

I was so not ready to run out on Monday morning to shop.  I waited till Wednesday..then I hit Menards. You see Menards had a 50 % off sale.  I knew I might be able to find what I was … Continue reading

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