Monday, May 31, 2010

Vintage paper bell

Years ago, my grandmother, who has now passed on, gave me a box of vintage paper goods -- place mats, table cloths, centerpieces, cardboard cutouts of Pilgrims and Easter bunnies, etc. In the box was a green honeycomb paper bell. I remember seeing bells like this at my grandmother's home in the 1950s. I didn't use the bell, though, because it was missing the little clips that hold it in position. Finally I realized, a year or two ago, that green paper clips would work just fine for the purpose. And they do!

My granddaughters made the red paper chain this past Christmas, and I thought it made a great addition to the green bell.


  1. My parents used to have red bells just like that :-) And I used a couple of white ones to decorate for our wedding reception last year.

  2. Neat! I have a couple of white ones, too, but they are newer. I always remember my grandmother using the red bells to decorate with. I suppose she stopped using the green one because it was missing the clips.

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