Monday, November 27, 2006

Melbourne museum I am bound! what fun!!!

I Have a collection!
O! YES! another one that is very special and a true treasure to us and our family.
I probably should explain from the beginning.
My husband and I collect Christmas decorations, vintage ones and they have always been tucked away until Christmas comes around again. Then they all come out and we "DECK THE HALLS" of our little cottage.
Anyway we were asked (what an honour) if we would like to display them this year at the Melbourne Museum our number one museum in the state of Victoria. Well we talked about it for a minute!!!!!! and decided it was time to share the happiness of Christmas past with many others so............................
This weekend you will find my husband and myself in the museum setting up all our vintage decorations (under glass!!) and our feather trees and many other pieces I just know the children and many children at heart will love and adore them as we do.
Our feather tree will be filled with glass birds and glass decorations going back some of them to the 1800's and then there is the beautiful shiny brite baubles and the many different vintage glass shaped decorations even a pickle. Just to mention a few!!!!!
The colours are lovely and to think that they dressed up many a Christmas tree before they were to become a treasured collection of ours.

My hubby and I had a Christmas shop and it was open all year but at Christmas time it was such a joy to see the faces of the little children when they could hear Santa arrive on the roof with his reindeers to visit with them for an hour or two.

We miss it all but now are just happy to enjoy the faces of our little grandchildren when they see Santa come to the door to make a very special visit to our house on Christmas morning.

One little elf in our family said being at Nanni's and poppi's is like visitng Santa at the north pole


We are also honoured as the museum staff have asked us if we could decorate their huge Christmas tree this year at the front entrance of the museum and as We have lots of pieces worthy of a spot on the tree that will be just a wonderful thing to do.

So I am about to take all the decorations out of their boxes and but them all in order for the very big event "DECKING THE HALLS" of the Melbourne Muesum.


It is truly the biggest honour and we are proud to have been asked.

This is my (Our) Monday


Morning Glory said...

Oh how fun!! And what a honor to be able to display your pretty things in this way. I'd love to see those Shiny Brites up close. I have a few on my tree, too, and you're the first blogger I've read who has mentioned using them. Mine aren't original to me -- I bought them second hand, but they are so pretty and fun to hang on the tree.

Sue said...

Hope you had a very Happy Birthday!
Decorating the museum sounds like a real honor and sharing your treasures is so generous of you both!
Can't wait to see some pictures!

Pamela said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday filled with all kinds of happy surprises!

What a joy and an honour to be asked to display and share your treasured antique Christmas decorations at the Melbourne Muesum! Then again to be asked to decorated the tree! Whoo hoo! Hope we get to see pictures!

I love the Christmas music! It is such a nice touch!

Meow said...

Wow, that is an incredible honour. I haven't been to the Melbourne Museum for years ... might be time for a visit. Won't your house be lonely without all those decorations, though ?? Hope you save some for yourselves !!
Take care, Meow

Connie and Rob said...

So you are one of those wonderful people who donate their time and share their lovely treasures with us. I just think it is great that you are going to let other people enjoy your collection. Wish I could come see the tree in person. I just know it is going to be breathtaking.

Hope we get to see a picture.
Take care,

Anonymous said...

How absolutely lovely. It's great you are sharing your treasures so many people can see them this year. Please, please post photos of the display.

Thanks for the nice comment. I've linked you and hope you might do the same!

Okay, I have to go back to read about your Barbies - I have mine in her original box (from 1961), Ken and Skipper too. I love them and take them out once a year to admire ....perhaps I'll post some photos, now that you reminded me...

Jeanette said...

have a very happy bithday .
what an honour to decorate the museum and display your lovely things i hope your allowed to take photo's of your work to share with us. take care

Tammy said...

Ohhhhhh...I would love to visit the museum and see all of your treasures!!

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Pam in Colorado said...

I missed your birthday. Hope is was wonderful. I happened upon you as I was visiting at Susie's blog.

What an amazing time you will have at the museum. How nice of them to ask and for you to share your treasures with so many others this year. I look forward to hearing all about it!!

PEA said...

Oh my goodness, Lee-Ann, what an honour indeed!!! I can just imagine how exciting it will be to place all your ornaments at the I wish I could see them! So often we tend to horde items like that, without realizing how many people would get great joy out of seeing them! You truly are a blessing to the Christmas season!! xoxo

Val said...

So glad I stopped by your blog on one of my now rare outings into blogger land. Because now I know what I will be doing this weekend - going to the Melbourne Museum to see your decorations! Congratulations!

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you Lee-Ann and what an honor to be asked to display and decorate with your vintage ornaments at the Melbourne Museum. I can't wait to see some pictures. Have fun Decking the Halls and if you see Val, say "Hi" to her from Sandy.

Hugs to you,

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