Many years ago, I was writing a feature story for the newspaper at Christmas and came across a woman who collected Victorian-era Christmas ornaments. Made of delicate vintage glass and paper scraps and silken "angel's hair" filaments and the daintiest of tinsel, her pieces remain the prettiest Christmas ornaments I've ever seen. Years later, I would be surfing eBay during the holidays and come across vintage glass teapot ornaments that reminded me of those lovely old pieces.
Immediately I wanted some, but alas, these beauties tend to go for more than I am willing to pay. It's not at all unusual to see a single ornament go for $10-$15 plus shipping, and it made me nervous to think of spending that much on a single fragile piece that could easily get crushed during shipping. So, I dreamed of vintage glass teapot ornaments but didn't own any.
This year, however, the other teapot ornament collectors must have been asleep when this auction ended, because I got all three of these for $10! Oh happy day! Barring anything unforeseen, these vintage glass ornaments will be the year's final (and favorite) additions to the pink tea-themed tree I'll be decorating in a few days. Do any of you collect vintage glass teapot ornaments? If so, where should I be looking?