Vintage Christmas Tree Ornaments


vintage christmas tree ornaments + silver candy cane


vintage christmas tree ornaments + santas from germany


vintage christmas tree ornaments pink and blue



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vintage christmas tree ornaments hand painted


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Many of these ornaments were my grandma's ...the two broken Santas were my grandpa's which he apparently traveled from Germany to the East Coast with in the early 1900's. Many of the others belonged to one of my grandma's closest friends, Nettie, a woman who opened the doors of her house to my family when we lost ours in the 1994 earthquake ...and when she passed, her family kindly gave us her christmas decorations and ornaments, among other things.

I think what surprises me most about the ornaments is how colorful they are. For so many decades now, Christmas has been strictly red and green ...and maybe some gold and other colors sprinkled in. It's only recently that we've seen the return of all the pinks and teals and other pretty colors that express the festive holiday season which are just so much more fun than red and green, don't you think?

They've been packed up in a box and stored at my mom's for the last 5 years or so. I'm so glad I finally I have a place to use them and I can't wait to decorate the tree with them ...and maybe scatter a few around the house as well. While I have all the elements, I haven't fully committed to Christmas decorating yet {I think I'm still having a Thanksgiving holiday hangover} but hopefully this weekend I'll pony up.

Have you finished your holiday decorating yet?



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