One of the many things that we look forward to during the holidays is the sight of Christmas decorations that fill up houses, malls, parks. Even the streets get lit up by Christmas lights. A lot of styles and variations have been created to modify and give decorations a new look every Christmas. Some styles give a modern look, showcasing futuristic designs. Some are minimalist, which is mostly based on straight lines and no elaborate ribbons, leaves and frills. Some styles go the traditional way, mostly based on red and white colours, and with the elements of Christmas found in nature.
Seeing these Christmas trinkets give us joy and make us feel like children all over again, but to see decorations we know from childhood bring us back in time when we sit and wait for Santa to show up at Christmas Eve. A collection of old Santa Claus letters can also be considered vintage. There are actually a lot of old Christmas ornaments that are making its way to Christmas trees and centre tables of many houses. One of the most common vintage Christmas decors that we can still see nowadays are the angel figurines. These angels are made of porcelain and are hand painted. They can be placed as Christmas tree toppers or on tables as centrepieces.
Older styles of Christmas lights carry bigger bulbs in multicolour. These Christmas lights adorn window panes and doorways. For some who are lucky enough to store their Christmas lights from long ago, even surround their roof with these. However, these vintage Christmas lights do not have rhythmic blinking; they just do not blink at all. But the vintage effect gives a twist to home decorations.
Hand-painted Christmas balls were famous long ago because of its one-of-a-kind designs. Some are made of glass, some out of tin. These kinds of Christmas balls adorned the Christmas trees from yester years and give a certain kind of classiness to trees. They come in different sizes and colours; and are very much sought after by vintage collectors. The only downside of these Christmas balls is that they easily break; proper handling and storage should always be practiced.
Plastic ornaments shaped as cones, bells and teardrops are also famous vintage Christmas ornaments. They twinkle with shine and make interesting pieces for the Christmas tree. Some of them come as dimpled balls. Famously used during the mid 1900’s, these Christmas ornaments may be found in a lot of houses up to these days. They can be used over and over again and are easily stored without the tendency of breakage.
Elves dressed as Santa’s little helpers are also one of the most sought after vintage pieces for Christmas. These figurines may be placed on side tables, centre tables, and by the fireplace. These elves are in various poses and expressions. They are interesting ornaments to add to your Christmas decors. Letters from Santa Claus that you have accumulated through the years can also be placed in some areas to accentuate the vintage decorations around the house. Aside from the mentioned ornaments, there are still a lot of vintage decors that can be found all over the world. Some of them are inspired by the era they were made, from way before the Victorian era to the 80’s and 90’s. The designs vary a lot and the effects that they would bring to your home would be greatly different from each period they were inspired from, thus a very happy and bright Christmas is all they give to us, when we hang each piece of ornament in our homes.