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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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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

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Ardalt Verithin Set of Candle Holders (with a SURPRISE)

Happy Saturday to All.  Whew, that was a busy week wasn’t it? Take a peek at today’s new shop listing – A Pair of Ardalt Candle Holders.  These clever little porcelain floral baskets appear to be just, and only, that – baskets of flowers. But SURPRISE, the center rose in each bouquet lifts out to… Continue reading Ardalt Verithin Set of Candle Holders (with a SURPRISE)

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Mid Century Carstens Tonnieshof Ashtray

A good welcome to all. Today’s new shop listing (Old Raven on Etsy) is this truly lovely dish from West Germany. Look at those colors!  This is a lava flow pattern that was very popular in the mid century and one can see why – it’s just absolutely beautiful.  The minty greens and the smokey… Continue reading Mid Century Carstens Tonnieshof Ashtray

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Antique Hand Painted Postcard – India Elephants

Hello and Welcome Back to my blog. Today I’ve listed a new item in my shop that was an Estate Sale find. This is an old postcard (probably from the 1920’s or there about) that has three hand-painted Indian Elephants on the front. And aren’t they gorgeous!  Not only is the detail wonderful – they… Continue reading Antique Hand Painted Postcard – India Elephants