Almost 30 years ago I bought those glass baubles for my very first own Christmas tree. Silver with a finish that looked as if ice was covering them. Some years when there we didn't have a tree, I just put them up somewhere, so there would be at least a little decoration. I used to put them together with shiny dark blue baubles, but I had given those away long ago.
Now I only have that little tree and even though these glass balls are not big, they are too big for the tree. They became part of the hallway decoration and during the year they were patiently waiting in the hallway wardrobe's drawers.
Years ago I have told you about the history of glass baubles. They were invented in the middle of the 19th century and from what I see they are still as popular as ever even though the acrylic ornament came around in the mid-20th century.
My little baubles have definitely started to show some wear. The "ice" is coming off here and there, and where the glass has been rubbed, the shiny silver comes out underneath.
So I decided to give two of them a new dress, knitted from silver colored copper wire and - here's where the stash comes in - bugle beads.
Now they are ready to take up their spots in the hallway decoration again.
I think I'll have to see if I still have some red bugles around for a candy cane bauble!