At the end of the second floor landing is the Hallmark tree. This was a new addition, previously most of my Hallmark ornaments hung on the main tree. But space was becoming premium, and I had enough ornaments by Hallmark that I could do a tree on its own. When I started collecting in the early 80’s, Hallmark was one of the few options. A lot of the glass designers that are the focus today were not in operation yet.
Although I have been concentrating more on glass, I still enjoy the Hallmark creations for their quality and detail. Many of them also have a fun, playful feel you often miss from the “designers.” I appreciate the many references to popular culture that Hallmark utilizes as well.
The tree, view from the hall:
Sideview, from the guest bedroom:
Here you can see the bottom of the tree – it features vintage milk glass vases with poinsettias, on a late 60’s handmade felt tree skirt purchased on Ebay.
Here are some close-ups of the Hallmark tree:
“Ice Sculptor” from 1981, with the Mayor from Munchkinland (1998) to the left and a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 (2007) to the right.
A 1985 rocking horse, next to “Enchanted Evening Barbie,” from 1996.
A vintage Shiny Brite lighted tree top finishes off the tree. I’m still looking for a Hallmark treetop to use.