I'm just a female who is a work in progress and imperfectly fun. I perfer a fanasty life and can't make prompt decisions but, did I mention?, I am imperfectly fun.-----------------
Ornaments on these pages are reminiscent of “old world” ornaments which originated by craftsmen in Eastern Europe in 1847. The originals were a cottage industry. Individual molds were owned by various families. To make hard earned money, families carved molds from hard woods, blew molten glass into said molds, silver lined the inside, at first with mercury or lead, then later using a special compound of silver nitrate and sugar water. … (very dangerous) and meticulously hand painted the outside finishing off products with mica dust. I own a few true original treasures passed down from my family. For the most part my collection is relatively new. Ornaments are now mass produced …machine blown, still in Eastern Europe (Poland, Germany), Italy, Japan as well as the United States but oh the memories they evoke for my family who are beneficiaries of a few new babbles each year as well as friends who share my fascination.