If you’re a romantic at heart, you probably love wonderful antiques and old things that bring back memories of the past. Why not create a vintage holiday theme this year with holiday ornaments that are both beautiful and collectable? Take a look at some great collectable holiday items.
Hand-Blown Glass Tree Toppers
Vintage, hand-blown glass tree toppers can be found in many antique stores around the country. They were made in various countries around the world in the 18th and 19th centuries. Some of the most beautiful and unusual tree toppers come from Germany. Fancy older toppers often include multiple silvered or lacquered spheres that reflect light and create a beautiful glistening appeal. You can also find vintage tree toppers adorned with tinsel sprays, painted holiday scenes and colorful glass embedded garland. Antique or vintage hand-blown glass tree toppers make wonderful holiday collectables that will create a gorgeous Christmas tree year after year.
One-of-a-kind holiday ornaments make unique decorations for your home, as well as great gifts for family and friends. They’re special because they are one-of-a-kind keepsakes that can’t be duplicated. You can find wonderful hand-made ornaments made from porcelain, ceramic, glass, wood, and fabric that will adorn your Christmas tree, mantle or dining table with holiday charm. Whether you prefer vintage ornaments from antique and thrift stores or newer ornaments from Hallmark, there’s a variety of ornaments for every holiday look. Trim your tree with one-of-a-kind glass ornaments that glisten in the lights, or line your mantle with holly, berries and unique wooden ornaments for a country Christmas. If you’re looking for unique gifts, consider beautiful figurines from the willow tree collection or hand-made ornaments that create special holiday memories.
Remember when grandma greeted her holiday guests in her favorite holiday apron? Today, vintage aprons are popular with the younger generation who appreciate the nostalgia of yesterday. Holiday aprons from the 1940s through the 1960s are making a big comeback in today’s modern kitchens. Vintage aprons from that time period were often made in gingham, cotton percale and organdy. They were typically made with ties that tied easily behind the back and large pockets to hold cooling utensils. Holiday aprons were often embellished with beautiful embroidery that showed poinsettias, Christmas trees, snowflakes, toys, animals and nativity scenes. Dressier organdy and satin aprons were often adorned with silver or gold threads, beads and sequins.