So, I have this thing about decking the halls for the holidays. I am of the rather strong belief that as many objects as one can muster should be handmade or old.
I have no idea why I hold this conviction so firmly, but I am guessing it has a little something to do with spending hours making ornaments with my mom and delighting year after year when I found the same old ornaments on my grandmother’s tiny tabletop tree. So vintage Christmas ornaments? Well, they’re my kind of love. Luckily for all of us without a solid stash of holiday decorations to raid through, places like Etsy and eBay are a virtual treasure trove of vintage holiday wares at really affordable price points. Here are 15 of my favorites to inspire your own tree trimming!
Vintage Glass Christmas Ornaments 1 of 15I love this sweetly modern trio of glass ornaments in pale blue, fuchsia and deep purple.
Get them for $5.50 from Cheerful Owl.
Orange Drop Vintage Ornament 2 of 15This bright, mid-century orange ornament is one of those pieces that you'll treasure year after year!
Get it for $9.99 from Reservoires.
Vintage Angel Ornament 3 of 15Angels are a Christmas mainstay, and I definitely prefer them of the vintage variety!
Get it for $14.95 from efine gifts.
Petite Glass Ornaments 4 of 15These mini glass ornaments are so fresh in their shades of blue, green and mustard yellow.
Get them for $15 from Blue Onion Curios.
Little Boy Christmas Ornament 5 of 15A total Christmas classic from my childhood, I just love this charming little boy ornament.
Get it for $11 from Just Smashing Darling.
Painted Wood Ornaments 6 of 15These hand-painted wood ornaments have a beautiful Swedish aesthetic that's a real win, especially if you're going for a more handmade feel on your tree!
Get them for $8.50 from Peppermint Bark.
Jewel Tone Glass Ornaments 7 of 15These bright jewel-tone ornaments in shades of turquoise, cobalt and orange are my personal favorites of the bunch!
Get them for $10 from RSW Vintage.
Hand Painted Ornaments 8 of 15Playing on a love for vintage kitsch, these hand-painted tree ornaments are cooler than cool.
Get them for $12 from Aloof Noof Whimsy.
Satin Thread Ornaments 9 of 15These satin thread ornaments decked out in glitter are all nostalgia — we always had them on our tree as a kid!
Get them for $8.75 from Southern Sky Art.
Deer Ornaments 10 of 15Christmas isn't Christmas without a gaggle of flocked plastic deer, right?
Get them for $12 from Dotti Rose Studio.
Angel Ornament 11 of 15This vintage angel ornament from 1960's Japan even has pretty organza wings!
Get it for $10 from ethanollie.
Flocked Glass Ornaments 12 of 15These big glass ornaments have flocked stripes, giving them an iced-over look that's perfect for the tree!
Get them for $12.95 from The Princess of Putz.
Shiny Brite Ornaments 13 of 15I love Shiny Brite ornaments, and the colors of these simply make me happy — you can't help but smile at these whether they're on the tree or resting in a glass jar.
Get them for $6 from Yessiree Petunia.
Vintage Shiny Brite Ornaments 14 of 15More love for Shiny Brite — these ornaments are super festive, without being too traditional, in fuchsia and gold!
Get them for $17 from Collectique.
Vintage Felt Ornaments 15 of 15Just say yes to felt ornaments featuring little Santas and elves. You can't go wrong!
Get them for $10 from Dodad Chick.
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