Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Vintage Christmas Charm

A quick run through the antique mall this weekend, and I found these, *way* too sweet and cheap to pass up:


Vintage bulbs to screw into a new light string--don't they look like candy or Easter eggs in these delicious colors?


Intact in their vintage boxes:


Shabby ornaments in all the best angelic colors.

15 comments:

Heather said...

Oh Anna - they are quite the find! I love vintage ornaments! We inherited a *bunch* of lovely shabby delicate glass ornaments and I think this year they will be *safe* enough to actually take out of their boxes and use! Our youngest is 7 now, and while still prone to sudden bursts of whirling and twirling, he is more within bounds and readily stoppable when he knows he is about to trod on something precious to me. He has had to kiss away quite a few 'I'm sorry I broke your lovely .... Momma' tears over the years! I'm thinking my tiny works of art might find a home in a vintage apothocary jar if I am able to score one!

Munkamama said...

I love the little screw in bulbs!

This weekend at the thrift store I also picked up a pack of the old Shiny Brites...they are bright pink and there are 12 of them. None were broken!

Suzanne said...

I love my vintage ornaments in all thier chipped metallic splendor! They were my Nana's so all the more special. I even have her old silver tree with the rotating light but haven't put that up
yet:-)

Anonymous said...

Anna,

Have you seen the latest cover of Blueprint? It is vintage-y pink and gold! I was instantly drawn to gazing upon that photo after doing a room in chocolate brown and blue, and a wedding in chocolate and red, and a wedding featuring rusted metal and oil-rubbed bronze. SO TIRED of dark tones!!!

Anonymous said...

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AllyJo's Mama said...

I love vintage ornaments and have a good collection started. They are becoming more difficult to find. I can't wait to see them on your tree, which I know you'll share. :) Blessings to you.

Melissa said...

My thoughtful mother picked up a box of vintage ornaments for me the other day on one of her excursions through an antique store. I cannot wait to use them in a few weeks!!

Jodie said...

Wow - those are some sweet treats! The bulbs did look like Easter eggs. :)

Tracy said...

Wow, those are gorgeous! Makes me want to get out and look for some of my own.

Amy said...

LOL I thought those were eggs at first!

Annaid said...

Ahh, memories. We used the Christmas lights from my dad's childhood when I was growing up. The electrical end was a bit scary, but the bulbs were so beautiful and thick and swirly. They seem to never burn out. What a great find!

Katie said...

I'm jealous! And this on top of my father's finding a record we'd been questing after on Ebay, only yesterday. (It's a Time-Life Christmas album that must date from 1963 because he said he was 11 when my grandparents first got it. It's our quintessential album but long-lost apart from the cassette copy....)
Anyway, great find!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for keeping this blog; reading your posts makes me feel so wonderfully homey and warm. I am writing to suggest a book for you and maybe your girls. It's called The Wide Wide World, and was the first novel written for children. If you haven't read it, you should.

G. said...

When I was first married, my grandmother gave me some older Christmas ornaments that my Great Aunt made years ago. I tucked them away in a storage bin and thought I'd never use them. Alas, the older I get, the more "into" the vintage I become. They are now my favorite ornaments. Your finds are lovely.

kate said...

I just found your blog and I love your style!

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