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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 9 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Thursday, December 2, 2010

{Giovanni Raspini Silver Christmas Balls}

Today I'm proud to show you the wreath that I made for Christmas, using life moss.
From the upscale Giovanni Raspini ←(click it) Silver from Italy, I got some Christmas Ornaments for you, I used a large and a small ball, plus a silver angel, cherub.
All three items were for sale at my Zen Cart powered on line boutique: Mariette's Back to Basics  
The Angel, Cherub is lovely too and is in solid silver as well.
Christmas balls and ornaments come with red satin ribbons and through the pale of the balls I did pull another long red satin ribbon for hanging it inside the with life moss clad wreath.
This Eco friendly life moss clad wreath I received timely from our local Bella Flowers and Gifts.
For wrapping the wreath I used a grosgrain ribbon in antique white and an organdy ribbon with wired edge for the bow, also in antique white.
Just lovely for hanging from red ribbons...
Here it is hanging in our bay window under the handmade crocheted filet lace curtains.
Now an evening view with our Dutch linen shades pulled down.
This is from the hardcover book of Argenterie Giovanni Raspini where I got the idea...
Those type of wooden shutters we used to have in the home I grew up.
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This are the small size solid silver Christmas balls with a 2" diameter. I only have the # 1984 left for sale. By the way, those are not the years but the item numbers!
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Above are the large 2½" solid silver balls and I do have # 1857 and # 1859 available.
These fine pieces will undoubtedly become a family heirloom for generations to pass on.
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Number 20 shows the Giovanni Raspini Christmas decorations in silver.
For me there is absolutely no comparison with other ornaments that are on the market in the US. Not even Tiffany and Co comes close, let alone the Wallace ornament. Look for yourself...
Strange that they omit completely the size of the ornament... not important for that amount of money?
Tiffany's Elsa Peretti Star ornament.
Tiffany Notes Merry Christmas ornament.
Tiffany Paloma's Dove ornament.
Tiffany Santa key ornament


  1. Mooie klassieke krans , zeg! En wat een leuke ornamenten.Ik vraag me af wat we ooit zonder die verstevigde, " wired" linten deden, je kunt er zulke goeie strikken mee maken!!

  2. Liebe Mariette,
    das ist ja unglaublich, da könnte man, entsprechendes Kapital vorausgesetzt, seinen Weihnachtsbaum sogar mit Silber schmücken. Dass mir die Idee sehr gefällt, glaubst du mir sicher. Die Ornamente sind wirklich hübsch.
    Schöne Grüße, Johanna

  3. Really lovely !!Geoffrey de Peyrac will love it!! ;)

    Chaleureusement votre bien chère Mariette
    ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

  4. Dear Mariette,

    Your Christmas decorations are very pretty. So good to hear you haven't forgotten about our Dutch tradition of celebrating 'Sinterklaas'. I wish you, your husband and your friends a very good time!

    Meanwhile in Holland we will probably have an all white Sinterklaas. Snow has been falling since this morning. Rotterdam is covered with a white carpet. Everything looks so beautiful!

    Wish you a happy evening!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  5. Hi Mariette, Giovanni Raspini Your articles are always so beautiful, you've made a beautiful crown with three silver Christmas balls, a nice alternative for this Christmas, and more with the quality of the product, you see is quality. Greetings, Rose Marie

  6. Hi Mariette,
    So much fun to catch up on all your wonderful posts tonight. Congrats on your blogs one year birthday. So glad I have met you and become bloggy friends.

    Your wreath with ornaments is simply gorgeous. I can see the magazine would be an inspiration to recreate the look. You did an amazing job.

    Thank you for sharing the beauty that is around you and your dear heart of kindness.
    Thank you for coming over to visit. It is always special to see you and a blessing to know that you are there.

    I am still overly busy, but beginning to wind things down in about 10 more days so I can enjoy the holiday. YEAH!!

    Love to you sweet friend,
    Celestina Marie

  7. Congrats on your blog birthday my friend. You are always so lovely and positive and I love coming by to see you.

    I love your wreath and ornies. More than wonderful. You recreated the look and it's magical.

    I'm pretty much done with everything right now. Worked non-stop for weeks and now I'm ready for rest. Surgery is coming so I have no choice but to STOP. It will be a good thing.

    Love to you~

    Rebecca MERRY CHRISTMAS and NOEL...

  8. I am not sure where I shall post my comment. These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Now I will go back to today's posting.


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