Let’s Talk Vintage #111: Shining Moments, A Closer Look at Vintage Ornaments 8

Good day my vintage lovin’ friends! Welcome to Let’s Talk Vintage!


Today is a great day to look at vintage Christmas goodies.

I’m taking a closer look at some of my favorite vintage, store bought ornaments.

They have such long lasting shine.

And sparkle.


I love this set of vintage SHINY BRITE ornaments.
They are larger in size and came in these wonderful colors.

Each side reads “Merry Christmas’ and “Happy New Year”.

All kinds of festivity in one tiny package!


This trio of “balloon” or “parachute” ornaments are really, really, unique.

And colorful.

And pretty, too!


And who doesn’t love a box filled with hand painted ornaments

from Czechslovakia or Poland?

indents, round balls, stripes, you name it. Mica glitter decorated too.

So colorful and pretty.


I haven’t seen these around before so I’m wondering if they were painted after the fact or if

they were painted at the factory.  My favorite in this group is the silver

with the red flower. A rose perhaps? The finials are cool, too.


And these are what a friend once said to me…

“Shrunk in the dryer”  cute!

Tiny boxes of feather tree style ornies.


They are only 3/4 of an inch or sometimes they are 1″ across.
So sweet. Some are Shiny Brites as well.


And this strand of vintage glass beaded garland is not an ornament

per say, but they are gorgeous!


But, after all is said and done, my ultimate favorites are the ornaments

we had when I was a kid. Hands down, my vintage treasures.

Hope you enjoyed the different ornaments that I have found and loved.

I just love the oldies but goodies. They have so much character and charm!


Let’s see who is featured this week:


Gina of Victorian Wannabe shared her Thanksgiving displays

and her postcards are always the tops!


Jann of Have a Daily Cup with Mrs. Olson

shared her latest craft… using vintage ornaments!



and Dianne of Deanies Stash shared her collection of Thanksgiving

decorations. I love the candles and thought they

needed to have a spotlight on them.

(She also has some antique postcards, too!)


Hope you enjoyed today’s features!

We are thrilled to have everyone  stop by,

read some of our posts, and those who link up, too,

are much appreciated!


If you were featured, feel free to use this LTV graphic on

your blog post or your side bar.



Now it’s your turn.

Let’s Talk Vintgage!


8 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Vintage #111: Shining Moments, A Closer Look at Vintage Ornaments

  • Debbie-Dabble

    LOVE all the beautiful vintage ornaments!! I decorate a small urn Tree in the Living Room with all vintage ornaments….
    Thanks so much for hosting!!

  • Jann Olson

    Jillian, thanks so much for the feature!! I love vintage ornaments and you showed some beauties. I displayed some of mine on top of aqua bottles this year. Love how they look, but before I added some sticky tack one special one that had belonged to my mil fell and broke. 🙁 I should have known better.

  • Dianne

    Jill, thank you for featuring my Gurley Thanksgiving candles! What a nice surprise. I love Shiny Brites and actually let some go at our recent bazaar. Thank you for hosting during this busy holiday time and we really appreciate it. Hope your week is great.

    xo Dianne

  • Christina

    Hi Jill, I just found your blog! I love vintage Christmas ornaments in general and from the ones that you are featuring the first set with the engraved “Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Year” are my favorites.
    I linked my own post about an elegant autumn tea in which I used an antique Victorian butter knife and a vintage/antique salt cellar as a repurposed vessel for clotted cream. Hope you like it!
    Warm regards,

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