Collecting Vintage Christmas Ornaments


I know what you’re thinking. Christmas is over, right? But these shabby Shiny Brite ornaments are just too pretty to keep in the attic all year! Plus, really, I’m lucky to have them. I have coveted the vintage Shiny Brite for years, but never been able to find any at my usual haunts. But then, a few months ago I was lucky enough to win a blog giveaway from Barbara “Pink Overalls” Pilcher, and whammo! I hit the Shiny Brite motherlode.

You see, this is only a small selection of them. There were lots more. And admittedly I did pack most of them away with the Christmas stuff to be discovered next year (by which time my addled brain will have forgotten all about them). But I had had had to save out a few crackled pink ones to enjoy for a bit longer.

Pretty, aren’t they? I love how age has made the colors shift so that no two are exactly alike. Mmmmmm….. pink…..

Of course my favorite one is this pretty pale pink one. Just look at how the finish is all cracked. I love that.

By the way, you really should pop over to Barbara’s blog, DIY Home Staging Tips. She’s funny and charming and great with a paintbrush. She just did a post on faux finishing a plastic flower pot to make it look more like cast concrete, and it’s really cool. Check it out!

Thank you, Barbara! The ornaments are just lovely!


Love, Angela



7 responses to “Collecting Vintage Christmas Ornaments”

  1. Suz in the Tules Avatar
    Suz in the Tules

    If you turn them over to hide the stubs and put some grass in the bowl, you’re all set for Easter!

  2. Barbara aka Pink Overalls Avatar
    Barbara aka Pink Overalls

    Angela, you are very welcome. I’m happy the Shiny Brites found a good home, and I agree that they are too pretty to hide in the attic.I love those crackle finishes, too. You know how to make the best of them — piling them in a bowl. Luscious.Thank you for your kind comments about my blog!

  3. Oh, those are pretty. My girls would love them!p.s. the white I used in my house is Valspar Antique White from Lowes…it even comes premixed. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I am PINK with envy….love love love those.

  5. I love Shiny Brites!! I just scored a whole bag full at a church sale for 50 cents!! Was worth the whole visit ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hi Angela,We are thinking a like:) Pinned your pretty pinks for Valentine’s Day! Iโ€™ve included your page in my post

    1. Thank you Michele, that’s sweet!!! Thank you for including me! ~Angela~

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