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Shiny brite ornaments…A vintage inspired Christmas tree

My great aunt passed away earlier this year at the age of 96. She had lived her entire life next door to my grandmother who passed away just before her 99th birthday last year. It was only fitting that they went so close together.
While going through her estate recently, we pulled out all of her Christmas decorations. Can you believe there were 3 huge boxes of Shiny Brite ornaments and no one wanted them except for me!

Shiny brite ornament box

They wanted to toss them!
So of course I ran with my stash before they all caught on!
Normally I do a gold and silver tree; but I was so happy this year to be able to have a part of my aunt with me and use her colorful ornaments.

Tree with shiny brite ornaments

So this year my theme is vintage
( except for the unbreakable plastic Target ornaments on the bottom, I do have a 2 year old after all.).

Pretty paper dove garland with old book pages

To go with the look is a vintage book page garland, cut in the shape of doves.
Pretty tree with paper arland and vintage ornaments
And photo-copied vintage postcards strung on my favorite multipurpose twine.

Prety display with gold angel

The suitcase was also my aunt’s. I felt it went perfectly in the room.

Pretty chritmas room

All for a very vintage Christmas.
Grab your reindeer and sleigh and fly on over to the Inspired Room for more holiday inspiration,
Julia at Hooked on houses holiday tour,
And Funky Junk Interiors for a Christmas tree link up party.
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  1. My wife and I also use ornaments from our loved ones who have passed. We have her Great Grandmothers, my Mothers, and some that we have collected through the 32 years of marriage. But each year we bring out the “family ornaments”, and for that brief moment as we hang those we are again reminded of that special person who was in our life. It is those memories that keep family traditions alive. Our daughter in law had not yet reached the point where she appreciates the old, somewhat worn items. But in time we pray that she see through the tarnish and gets what each thing represents to our family. Your tree is beautiful.
    Wishing you and yours the very Merriest of Christmases
    Curtis & Sherrie

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