WONDERFUL, VERY UNUSUAL STRAND OF VINTAGE MERCURY GLASS BEAD CHRISTMAS TREE GARLAND. What beautiful old glass beads. These would be perfect for your Vintage design tree. Very unusual style and design. Rich, vibrant coloration, in shades of red, forest green and white. Unusual to find this type of a white milk glass type bead. There are three different size beads on this strand. We have the extra large oblong, red and green double tube shaped beads, that measure about 7/8" each, the large single white glass beads, that measure about 1/2" each, and the large single red and forest green colored beads, that measure about 1/2" each. Again, a very unusual strand. The beads are all in very good vintage condition, as shown in the photos. We have tried to remove any damaged or broken beads, so they are ready to be used and enjoyed. This lovely strand measures about 74" long, has a cardboard circle and a metal twist tie at each end. When it comes to glass bead garlands such as these, each glass bead would have been hand blown in countries such as Germany, Czechoslovakia or Japan after WW II. Imports into the U.S. then began in the late 1940's, into the 1950's, once trade began with these countries. Many Czech glass beads can be much earlier, dating pre-war. For more information and history on vintage Christmas items, visit The Golden Glow of Christmas Past web site. What a great addition for your Christmas Holiday collection!!!!!