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Once I got the tree up and looked at the paltry pile of tatted ornies, it was down to the basement to get some more so it didn't look like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree. Most of the glass ornaments are older than me, but I love them. The topper is blown glass that I found in an antique shop for $6. It has a sticker on it that says Made in Germany.
If you grab a magnifier, you can spot a few of the tatted ones in there. I may have to rethink this 'size 80 only' policy so they can be seen without squinting! See the old pink plastic ornament that looks kind of like a Big Top tent? There is a metal spinner in the center that turns at the slightest breeze. When the tree lights reflect off it, it gives the impression of twinkling lights. There are about ten different ones all over the tree. Some of you may remember them in your childhood.
This next picture is of my favorite glass bulb. Painted in the traditional Polish style, I bought this at Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Michigan. If you've never been there, go! There's lots to do and at least half of the visitors are from out-of-state or another country.
Well, that's it for now. I have to get back to tatting so my poor little tree can be called a TATTED rainbow tree.