We can all agree that there’s nothing quite like an old-fashioned Christmas. The decorating of homes and trees during the festive season is a tradition that has been around for centuries. It seems people have become increasingly eager to source original, vintage trinkets to adorn their homes with. So if you have a box of dusty Christmas ornamentsin your attic, they could, in fact, be accumulating a lot of money!
Our festive guide takes you through some all-time classic Christmas ornaments, sheds some light on why they were so popular, and gives you the lowdown on where you can find replicas (and even originals) of these stunning decorations.
Vintage Christmas Ornaments #1: German Kugels
The word Kugel means “round ball” in German, however, many original glass Kugel baubles were produced in the shape of pine cones, grapes, pumpkins, and teardrops. Kugels were manufactured in Germany from as early as 1840 until the early 1900s. Nowadays, it’s not cheap to find a genuine decoration, especially as originals are normally lined with silver. The exterior colors of these classic ornaments are normally red, green, gold, silver, and blue.
Vintage Christmas Ornaments #2: Ceramic Tabletop Christmas Tree
Take a trip down memory lane to the 1970’s, this is when ceramic tabletop Christmas trees were all the rage. Available in a range of colors, however predominantly green and white, these trees added a pop of color and kitsch style to the family home at Christmas time.
Bring this retro style back this festive season and get hold of some honeycomb decorations. These red and white balls from Ginger Ray on Amazon are a great deal! They come flat-packed, so all you need to do is simply open them up and hang them around the home. Find a range of honeycomb ball sizes and an endless possibility of bright colors from Etsy vendor, Forjustoneday.
Since no festive celebration is complete without sumptuous appetizers and flowing drinks, how about surprising your guests with some old-fashioned Christmas drinks and snacks from another era? Serve up these 5 retro Christmas food and drinks, all guaranteed to go down a treat with your guests, and offer them a memorable journey in time.