Looking for ways to showcase vintage Christmas ornaments? Colorful Shiny Brite ornaments really shine when hung on a pink Christmas tree or a silver tinsel tree.
I couldn’t resist giving you a look at my new flocked pink Christmas tree when I shared my holiday home tour last week. But a tree this fabulous deserves its own post!
I’m sharing more details of my vintage Shiny Brite ornament collection and the pink Christmas tree and silver tinsel tree where I hang them as part of the Festival of Trees blog hop. Hosted by my friend, Susie of The Chelsea Project, this tour features 12 beautifully decorated trees. (Actually, 13 if you count my two!)
I’m not quite sure how long ago I began collecting vintage Shiny Brite ornaments. Maybe 15 years ago or so years ago when I received some of my grandma’s vintage glass ornaments.
Over the years, I have added more and more glass ornaments, picking them up throughout the year at yard sales, estate sales, thrift stores antique shops.
I am partial to pinks, greens, aquas and gold. But if the price is right, I don’t pass up a Shiny Brite — no matter the vintage or the color.
This year, I added a lot more Shiny Brites to my collection, thanks to a Facebook Marketplace find. So I had to get a new flocked pink Christmas tree to showcase them.
You can see it as soon as you come into our foyer. It sits on a painted buffet alongside my silver tinsel tree, where I had previously displayed my ornament collection.
But its branches are getting pretty full with the pink and green glass beauties.
I love how there are so many different styles, colors and types of Shiny Brite ornaments, including simple balls, tear drops, indents, lanterns, UFOs, tops, bells, tear drops, icicles and pine cones. Some have been silvered inside, while others are decorated with sparkling mica.
I love the stories that these ornaments tell and the connection to history and our personal pasts.
Most of my vintage ornaments are Shiny Brites. But I do have some from other makers, as well as a few reproductions that reflect the same vintage vibe.
My tinsel tree and now the pink Christmas tree are my favorites to decorate. I love unwrapping the delicate, tissue-wrapped glass ornaments and discovering my collection anew each year.
If you want to learn more about the history of Shiny Brites and also drool over an amazing collection numbering in the thousands, check out this post from the Cavender Diary.
Jennifer from the Brocante Home has a great series of Instagram story highlights where she talks about the different eras of Shiny Brite ornaments and how to distinguish them from other vintage glass and European Christmas ornaments. I learned so much watching her stories this year.
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More Beautiful Christmas Trees
For more Christmas tree inspiration, please visit these fabulous bloggers. Simply click the blog name below each picture to access the link.
Chelsea Project ||| Atta Girl Says ||| 2 Bees In A Pod ||| JenRon Designs
The Crowned Goat ||| Hearth and Vine ||| Postcards from the Ridge ||| Savvy Apron
Adams and Elm Home ||| Nourish and Nestle ||| Sweet Parrish Place ||| Remodelandolacasa
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Where did you get this pink tree?
Atta Girl Amy
I got my pink flocked tree at Big Lots.
OK…I officially have Shiny Brite envy. Your trees are STUNNING!!! And I especially love how the 2 completely different trees play so well together on that buffet. I am slowly adding to my grandparent’s ornaments, but I clearly have a way to go!
Thanks for the inspiration my friend.
Wow! I simply love all of your vintage shiny brites! And the way you have displayed them on these trees is just perfection!!
Your little tinsel tree has been a favorite for a long time and now I have one more to drool about. They’re gorgeous!
This is so beautiful! I love vintage Christmas ornaments more than any kind of Christmas decor and your collection is wonderful. I love how you have mixed the ornaments with the other decor. I will be sharing this!!
Vicki and Jenn 2 Bees in a Pod
OMG – Your trees and Shiny Brights are absolutely stunning. Your painted sideboard and all of its decor blend so perfectly. BTW – we loved your FB Marketplace story on Instagram! Hugs to you sweet friend, well done! Now we are off to read the history of Shiny Brights…and we might just be starting a new collection.
Oh my word, these trees are so awesome! I’ve never seen such a big collection of Shiny Brite ornaments before – that is so cool. I know they are rare and difficult at times to find so the fact you’ve added to your collection all these years is really special. I love how they sparkle on both trees. They definitely add a cheerful and festive feel to your home. It’s all just gorgeous! Hugs, CoCo
Jen @ Jenron Designs
I adore that pop of pink with the flair of your vintage ornaments. I have my mothers original vintage glass ornaments which are such a treasure to me, so I know how special this tree must be for you.
Susie | Chelsea Project
I’m with you! Every year, I love to see your tree with the Shiny Brites and always wonder…what’s added this year? Any new finds? I love your collection so much. And it’s an heirloom that your son will treasure when he’s all grown up. Also loving the new pink flocked tree. It’s perfect for your new additions. Thanks so much for joining us on the hop and sharing your beautiful trees. What an absolute treat! ~~ Susie from Chelsea Project
How fun! I love shiny brights and the pink tree is spectacular. So colorful and pretty! Have a great day friend!