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Swansea woman decorates ceiling with almost 3,000 baubles for Christmas

Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

A woman in Swansea has decked her halls with 2,700 baubles worth roughly £15,000 in total.

Sylvia Pope starts hanging her collection in September to make sure they are all up in time for Christmas.

The 77-year-old's haul grows every year and is a mixture of cheap to more high-end pieces.

Sylvia says some people think she is mad but people who come to see the display, love it. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales
Sylvia starts putting the baubles up in September and takes them down in March the next year. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales
Some baubles have been presents from people in Australia and America. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Sylvia has been collecting baubles for 20 years and was inspired by one of her son's friends who also had baubles on their ceiling.

Each year she collects more and more and said she does not think she will ever stop.

I think it looks fantastic, I really do like it and the children love it.

– Sylvia Pope

Sylvia starts putting them up in September and then takes them down in March saying that "it's pointless them being up there only a week...and I'm adding to them all the time".

She said that although reception to her display varies, people who come to see it seem to like it.

You get different reactions...some people think she's mad but then people who come to see it, love it.

– Sylvia Pope
Sylvia says she does it because 'the children love it'. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Some of the baubles in her collection have been gifted from people across the world - some coming from as far as Australia and America.

One bauble, which was given to her by her daughter, is particularly special to Sylvia as it is a limited edition Queen's Jubilee decoration.

One bauble which is particularly special to Sylvia is a limited edition Queen's jubilee decoration. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales