Decades ago, I came into the possession of an old Joseph Horne's box that belonged to my maternal grandmother, Martha Marie Frederick Stark. Inside the box were numerous Stark and Frederick heirlooms. Some were in other smaller boxes...many were just loose. All treasures.
Found among the bits and bobs were several old Christmas ornaments. My research shows that they are Dresden Christmas ornaments, made in Germany in the from about 1880 to 1919. I have no idea which branch of the tree they came from, but my "educated" guess is the Stark side.
Last year I featured three little blue ones that my Mom had professionally framed for me one Christmas. They have graced my dining room wall for decades.
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How lucky you are to have such wonderful family treasures. Nice blog and I followed you by the way. =)ReplyDelete
These are fabulous! What a wonderful treasure.ReplyDelete
Oh what a lucky find! I've always loved looking a heirloom ornaments.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful holiday treasure! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Linda, I've always loved your treasures and your great photography. Nice ornaments too!ReplyDelete
How cute are those?! I'll bet lots of children had fun playing with them!ReplyDelete
Oh Linda, these are incredible. What stories these ornaments could tell!ReplyDelete
Those ornaments are awesome! Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete