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Christmas Spiders – An Old Legend

Happy Hump Day – we’re half way through the week !  I’ve been hard at work in my craft room but not on the Antique Toy Ship I had talked about earlier.  It may surprise you to learn this time of year is when I have to be ready to make spiders at a moments… Continue reading Christmas Spiders – An Old Legend

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Kanto Miniature Binoculars, Vintage 1967-1977

Welcome everyone to my Monday blog post. Today I have a neat pair of Vintage binoculars to show you.  These guys are really tiny, only about 3″ wide! The brand is Kanto, a Japan manufacturer who made binoculars from 1967 to 1977.  Yes, these still work, too. But what a great accent piece for your… Continue reading Kanto Miniature Binoculars, Vintage 1967-1977

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Victorian Christmas Tree Fairy Lights

Welcome Back. Today’s little bit of History is brought to you via the art of Christmas Tree Lighting. Back in the 1800’s when the first Christmas tree was presented with lights it went like this:  melt a blob of candle wax onto a limb and then press the lit candle into the wax.  (I expect… Continue reading Victorian Christmas Tree Fairy Lights

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Antique and Vintage Horse Brass

Hi All.  I’ve got a truly unique listing going up in my shop Old Raven on Etsy today. Horse Brass  Yep, that’s what I said.  Here’s a quick definition from Wikipedia: “A horse brass is a brass plaque used for the decoration of horse harness gear, especially for shire and parade horses. They became especially popular… Continue reading Antique and Vintage Horse Brass

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Tart Tin Christmas Tree Forest

Welcome to one and all.  My twinkling Christmas lights are up, it’s snowing and I’ve been making adorable little Tin Christmas Trees. I’ve posted a ‘how to’ if you want to make your own. https://oldravencreates.com/2019/11/29/repurposed-tart-tins-christmas-trees/ I’ve also already posted links to a couple of the trees pictured above.  Instead of doling these out one listing… Continue reading Tart Tin Christmas Tree Forest

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Tart Tin Christmas Tree with Red Trim

Hey everyone – how’s your weekend going?  Snowflakes are falling outside my window as I write this and I have ‘Very Snowy Spruce’ scented wax melting in the burner so my whole house smells like the mountains. In my last post –  https://oldravencreates.com/2019/11/29/repurposed-tart-tins-christmas-trees/ – I did a step out ‘how to’ for making these cute… Continue reading Tart Tin Christmas Tree with Red Trim

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Repurposed Tart Tins Christmas Trees

Hello everyone and now, with Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, it’s all eyes locked on Christmas. A few blogs back I mentioned a project in progress – Tart Tin Christmas Trees.  You’ve probably seen other Christmas items made out of upcycled tart tins such as Christmas tree ornaments but these trees are a new… Continue reading Repurposed Tart Tins Christmas Trees