Monday, December 6, 2010

Bring on the oldies!

Ornaments are my favorite part of Christmas.
 I really love the vintage ones! My mum has some of the most gorgeous ornaments I'd ever seen! She is the one that actually got me started on 'vintage ornaments', I used to think they were hideous; "Why would people want chipped, faded, glitter missing ornaments"? Now I look at them and think, "wow, the older they are, the more special they are"! I just love looking at each one, wondering what they've been through, how many Christmas Tree's have they been on.. it really fascinates me. When I go into Thrift Stores, the first thing I head towards is the Christmas stuff, I just love searching for them! I actually found three packs of brand new tiny green, gold, and silver bulbs, with plastic tops, talk about old! Anyways, here are a few pretty ornaments I put on my tree last night. (Christmas is running a little slowww in my house this year, we are still decorating, and just now adding ornaments to to the tree, what a rush)!  







10 comments:

Natalie @ Blossoming Visions said...

I agree...the older the ornament the more spectacular they are. Great post!

Hello, Mint! said...

We love this post! Our tree is always a potpourri of cracked and faded (but beautiful) ornaments that have been passed down through the years.. we just can't bring ourselves to throw any away!

Jessica said...

I LOVE our old ornaments. They hold so much sentimental value. I'm hoping my mom will give me a lot of mine from my childhood when I get married and have a permanent home:)

Fariha M said...

great post! im actually going to ask my boyfriend's mom to send us some ornaments from his childhood to put on our tree.

Taylor said...

I am in love with this post! May I borrow the idea in the near future to post about my favorite ornaments!? I will link back to you! I love these, they are so elegant and vintage looking. I have a few vintage ornaments that I absolutely treasure. It is so comforting to think that the ornaments that make you smile have once made another person or family smile, too.

elsie said...

!!!! I just LOVE vintage christmas ornaments!! just got some the other day at an antique mall while I was out. They are lovely!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness! these ornaments are beautiful! LOVE the different shapes too. Will you show us your tree full of the vintage decorations?
Debbie@lakehouse

Cherish Stockdale said...

those are amazing! I love vintage ornaments!! :)

oh! so lovely said...

hey Kristen! thanks for the love you left on my blog! So sweet of you! I've enjoyed browsing your blog this evening!! ♥ I'm a new follower of yours too :)

oh! so lovely said...

oh and I looove your blog header! So adorable!