Wednesday, December 12, 2012

vintage christmas ornaments

 

 

 
 
My husband wasn't exactly thrilled when I lugged home a vintage 1950s tinsel Christmas tree a few years ago, but I fell in love with it. I've been collecting old glass ornaments for it ever since. 
 
It really makes my holidays.
I keep threatening to make it our ONLY tree.
But I haven't won that one.
Yet...

19 comments:

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Donna, we went antiquing this past Sunday and I almost bought a vintage silver tinsel tree in Pennsylvania!! It was the perfect tabletop size. Too far to drive back. Your tree and vintage ornaments really speak to me ~ j'adore! --Loi

I Dream Of said...

That's my kind of tree! No tinsel here but I have been collecting vintage ornaments for the past few years. I think they are my favorites. You've got some great ones here!

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

I love them too! Can't wait to get mine up!

the vintage wren said...

Ha Ha, I love it, it reminds me of my grandmother's as a kid. They are such fun & look great with the vintage ornaments.

My Notting Hill said...

You have wonderful vintage ornaments - I think I have that exact first one. We decorate our tree tonight so I'm hoping to do a post next week featuring our vintage ornaments. Merry Christmas!

Callie Grayson said...

I love your tree!
I was lucky, when I moved to Chicago I rented a house and the owners said anything I find in the basement I could keep (it was filled with items from the previous owner)
well!
Treasure trove. I found heaps of the old glass ornaments! And a few other really awesome items. But the ornaments I love!
Xx
Callie

Kathysue said...

Donna, I have a collection of vintage ornaments too. I love that you put them on a tinsel tree. I did a tree one year that I replicated the tree I grew up with at my Grandparents home, aluminum lighted star on top and dripping with silver tinsel and bubble lights. I will have to do that tree again!! Glad you are enjoying yours, Merry Christmas,
Kathysue

My Interior Life said...

Love tinsel trees and your ornaments are beautiful. Something about vintage ornaments!!

This Photographer's Life said...

Don't you just love vintage ornaments? I love the bird!

Summer for Swede Collection said...

Seeing your vintage ornaments just kills me. Two years ago I sold boxes of mine in a garage sale for a few bucks. I'm crying now.
I don't ever see the trees for sale where I am though.

kayce hughes said...

LOVE the tree and the ornaments.

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Elli said...

Your tree is perfectly charming..!I love the vintage ornaments!
I have a lot of them from my grandmother!!
xxx
Elli:)

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5th and State said...

adore your little tree and those ornaments...charming!

what is it about that christmas era that tugs at one's hearts?
debra

Anonymous said...

We had a tree like that in the 1960`s...very RETRO !

Jamie Herzlinger said...

What great ornaments...gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Love, Jamie Herzlinger

SHERRY HART said...

Ha! Great minds.....I saw one at Scott's and almost bought it! When we lived in Miami in the mid 60's we had one.

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

The silver tree looks great with the vintage ornaments!

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