TTT Week 18 Vintage Ornaments

This past year I looked high and low for Shiny Brite vintage ornaments but regretfully I never found any.  I did find a few pretty vintage glass ornaments while thrifting just not so famous.   Also, I have a few small ornaments that I know are over forty years old.  They are ones I bought for my very first Christmas tree.

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These three ornaments may not be truly vintage but they are truly pretty.

My Vintage Ornaments

These are the little ornaments I bought for my first Christmas tree.  It was the first Christmas tree after we married making them most definitely vintage.


The larger ornaments on the bottom of the server and the three in the candy dish are older ornaments thought they may not be truly vintage.  Glass ornaments like these are getting harder to find.


The silver pieces I am using here in the foyer are some of my favorite thrift stores finds.

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My daughter brought me the poinsettia to me last week.  I’m trying desperately not to kill it before Christmas.

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These beautiful blue ornaments are new Shiny Brites that I found at TJ Maxx last year.  I placed them in a heavy milk glass bowl.  The milk glass bowl isn’t actually a bowl at all.  When I saw it at the thrift store I immediately knew it was part of the base of a milk glass lamp.

Blue Shiny Brites

You know I love anything blue!

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