Just in time for Holiday decorating, I've acquired a small collection of vintage, strung, multicolor mercury glass Christmas beads. They were made in the early Twentieth Century, likely 1900 - 1910's. The strings vary in length, bead shape and bead size. But they are all colorful and will provide a touch of vintage Christmas cheer. Each bead is like a small glass ornament. Several beads probably were blown together in a long, multi-bead mould—then separated into individual beads. Hang them on the tree. Or wind them around a wreath. They look nice in a bowl, draped over a mantel, swagged upon the arms of a light fixture, or incorporated into a center piece.
Click on the photo above to learn more about this string.
Or click HERE to see what remains of the collection.
Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well! Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (www.LEOdesignNYC.com).
We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques (www.mahlaantiques.com) or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (www.antiquecenterofstrabane.com).
Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only). 917-446-4248