The theme for the final session of Collectors in 2017 was ‘Christmas’. The table was covered in a Christmas tablecloth and decorated with brass candlestick holders and red candles. Later a red runner was added to the setting and a Christmas tree decorated with lollies. There weren’t too many lollies left at the end of the session. Most of those who attended brought along something ‘Christmassy’. We had some rather large reindeer which had originally been brown paper but were now proudly gold. Jennifer had bought them in Melbourne when she was there to see Phantom of the Opera. They went with her to the Phantom, as in those days you could take large bags into the theatre.
We also saw Louise’s antique Santa from America, fondly brought out each year. Christmas tree decorations brought for grandchildren to hang on their tree, an antique looking gramophone which played Christmas carols and a very old and much loved book of music featuring Christmas carols which the owner had played when she was a child. A Wedgewood Christmas bauble which was very delicate and beautiful was brought along. It was really nice to see all the various items ,too many to mention but they will be added to the slideshow. After morning tea, which included mince tarts to add to our Christmas theme, Bev showed a slideshow of the items we had brought along during the year. Thank you Bev.
It has been a very enjoyable and successful year. Collectors will start again on February 12th and the theme which has been suggested is ‘kitchenalia’.
About the Collectors' group
2018 - 2nd Monday 10 am to 12 noon U3A Meeting Room, Dunlop Campus
Convenor/ contact details
Dorothy Webber - 5762 2116 or 0412 263 071