FINALLY! I found them!
I knew I had a bunch of old glass
bulbs...but where, was the question???
DUH, doofusina! Right in front of your
eyes!!!(If they had been an alligator...
well, you know the rest!)
So, I got busy!!!!
To give new life to a nasty vintage ornament, simply:
run hot water over the outside of the ornament
***place tape or your finger over the opening!
DO NOT get water inside the bulb!!! that's where all the
gorgeous silvery mercury color lives!***
a little scrubby scrubby to get that stubborn color off...ok,
sometimes I had to use a butter knife too! ;} Some take
30 seconds, some take a few minutes...but the result is
The Mother load of Shiny Vintage
I had to keep a few pink ones...
I HAD to!
Just the way Santa likes them!!!!!!!!!
LOOK HOW HUGE THIS ONE IS!!!!
OK, so whist I was making Merry
and getting all festive, up to my
armpits in ornaments, I had to have
"mood" music....Christmas mood music.
And for us...it's PEGGY LEE!
Gracious...looks like Peggy went a bit outside
the natural lip line there...but I still love her.
This is one of those things where your parents
brainwash you with a record...you know, like
the Tijuana Brass...in our case they had a friend
who worked at Capitol Records...so, we knew
everyone on that label...can you say Al Martino...
what? you all don't know "Blue Spanish Eyes"?
Ray Coniff....Tennessee Ernie Ford...if they recorded
on Capitol...we know it!
But back to Peg...apparently this record was from
1960...before our time...but we have kept Peg
alive in our hearts...and even brainwashed the
next generation...ahhhhh traditions! This is the
best Christmas album ever!!!! It's very 60's and
some of the song make you feel like you should
be drinking a martini...Peg was kinda wild!
But look how cute she was here! 1949 singing
the Toys for Tots song...this was a few years before
all the martinis!
Well, anyway, there in no Christmas in the OC without
Peggy Lee!!! (and the Christmas shark...but that's for
HEY!!! HOW DO YOU ADD MUSIC TO YOU