Saturday, August 8, 2015

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON

Yes...we love feather trees...the original "artificial" Christmas trees...look what Angela found in her recent travels--complete with vintage/antique spun cotton fruit ornaments (a popular motif at the time) and very old glass ornaments too. Click on the photo.

You can find feather trees being made today--with real goose feathers--and they are NOT cheap--or more modestly priced ones made with "plastic" needles--at many online shops--and some done so well you can't tell the difference until you touch the branches. 

And...should you ever want to replicate the spun cotton fruit ornaments (the antique varieties are again, NOT cheap if you can even find them), Blumchen has some options available--you'll see spun cotton watting and shapes here: http://www.blumchen.com/craft_shop_batting_watte.html

You'll also find spun cotton fruit shapes, pears, cherries, from the Czech Republic and Germany here http://www.vintage-ornaments.com/craft-supplies/spun-cotton-shapes

And if you are feeling REALLY adventurous and want to make your own feather tree, here's a "how to" from Howard Lamey using an alternative to feathers http://familychristmasonline.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=58

And a wonderful video about how REAL feather trees are STILL being made today in "the old manner" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYclN21s5oo

WANT MORE FEATHER TREES, VINTAGE PUTZ AND A LOT MORE? GO HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_4.html

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS TREES FROM FAMILYCHRISTMASONLINE(TM)  http://familychristmasonline.com/trees/history_of_christmastree/history_of_christmastree.htm

And off topic but worth looking at: REMEMBERING ACTRESS ROMY SCHNEIDER http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/08/remembering-actress-romy-schneider.html

2 comments:

  1. Can you recommend any way to clean antique spun cotton ornaments?

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    1. Sorry I did not get back to you sooner....but no...I did ask someone to look into it...check back in about a week. Perhaps then.

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