Saturday, March 18, 2017

All the Way From England!

I really like Ebay, you can find and buy things that may have taken you years to find otherwise.
So the other day this big crate was delivered to my house! And boy was I excited! I had waited nearly 2 weeks!! 

I had hoped it would not get broken traveling all those miles. So here was the moment of truth. It was definitely packed well!

Have you guessed what it might be? Think Victorian! Oh boy, Oh boy!

Here it is! I am just thrilled with it! 

A great piece for my wanna be Victorian home. I took the dome off and cleaned it, I don't think it ever had been. Dirty dome, and I found a glass pin head that needed to be put back on a bird for it's eye. The little bun feet on the base of the dome had been removed at one time so I will be adding those back on.

For now I will keep it here on this parlor table next to the lamp and my recliner chair so I can see it really well! Won't even need to get out of my chair to see it :)

Because I am so fond of Victorian domes I bought the book, Under Glass by John Whitenight, off of Ebay quite some time ago.

Such a wonderful book. Check out the wonderful end papers.

So many great photos of so many domes. Not just bird domes either, you wouldn't believe some of the things the Victorian's put in domes.

Here is a shot of my bird domes, including my newest addition.

If you have been reading my blog for long you have already seen the poor bird dome below. The birds were not done correctly and so their feathers were coming off. You can't see it in this photo but a few of the birds are literally skeleton birds so I call it my Halloween dome! lol

And my sweet little hummingbird pair with nest dome...

and I even have bird domes for the doll's house...

even a stereoview of this really big dome, for the stereoscope. Look at how many birds are in that thing!

And then the domes that I made, before owning an antique one. Where there's a will there's a way. The one below is made of seashells.

And this one made with antique wax fruit...

a small wax St. Lucia figure, a doll's house clock in a dome and then there's Queen Victoria.

As always, thank you so much for your visits and comments. Have a blessed day and wonderful first day of Spring on Monday!

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VINTAGE CHARM with Cecilia, Sharon, Kathleen and Diana


  1. I'm happy for you, Gina, it would fit in beautifully in your home.

  2. I love domes too. This is so exciting I know to have something that traveled all the way from England unharmed. Wonderful, I loved reading about it in your post today.
    Happy Sunda

  3. Super cool, Gina! And perfect for your Victorian home.

  4. I love Victorian collectibles and I love that I learn about new ones all the time on your blog! I had never heard of bird domes or that they were something the Victorians did. I have a new love for things under glass domes and you have quite the collection. How exciting to get that in the mail....I love the crate it came in too!

  5. Oh how exciting. What a wonderful box from England. I appreciated your great post on a new Victorian lovely. How long did it take to get your package?

    1. Hi Linda, it took a week for her to have the wood crate made and then a week to get here. Thanks for your visit!

  6. Gina I am so glad it arrived safe, I couldn't imagine it coming in a cardboard box all that way, never thought about a wood crate.
    I'm also glad you have it in your Victorian room by your chair so you can admire it every time you set down.
    That book is cool to look at also.I'm glad you have had good experiences on ebay I have had 2 bad ones and 2 no pays, I think I'm done with ebay

  7. Hi Gina,
    I also love e-bay and check it daily for Sadler cube teapots. Your new Victorian dome is really lovely. Have a Wonderful Weekend. Karen

  8. What a great items all the way from England...and it is beautiful. Whenever I find a piece from England thrifting I'm always so nervous I'll break it before it gets home. One piece I broke and felt so stupid that it lived for years until I got my hands on it! Lovely in your home.

  9. What a wonderful collection, Gina and how fun to receive your treasure from England! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  10. Your domes really are amazing Gina! I do not shop on ebay. Not because I don't love it, but because I don't need a darn thing! :) I run across enough things that I can't resist as it is, so I try not to go looking for more. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. What a delightful display you have! I am making the rounds to comment and stopped here and am very glad I did. It is always nice to see everyone and wishing you a wonderful week. Thanks for sharing your newest treasure. HUGS

  12. Wow, I am so glad it came in one piece. I recently got something off etsy shipped from England but it came broken. Your collection is amazing, and perfect for your Victorian home. So interesting about the domes and how they preserved everything so lifelike. xo Deborah

  13. Gina, I am beyond amazed that your elaborate dome arrived in such good condition! What a find!

  14. Interesting post!Happy Birthday!Your photos at Mary Ann's Tea Room with Bernideen and Janice were great!Hugs,Maristella.

  15. What an interesting Post!! These domes we so neat oh my goodness---- that traveled a looooong way to arrive at your home!! And no damage!!??--- it was packed really well! Really neat collection

  16. Just stopping in to see how you're doing, havent seen a post from you in a while! HOpe your spring has been nice?

  17. Missing your posts. Hope you come back soon!

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