What is Christmas without colorful decorations? Of late, people have started using vintage Christmas ornaments as Christmas decorations! But do you think these vintage ornaments really make good Christmas decorations? Are these ornaments really suitable for celebrating Christmas, or are they too outdated? In this article I will explore just that!
There are many reasons why more and more people have started investing in vintage Christmas ornaments. Firstly, they want their decorations to stand out from the rest of the neighborhood, and using old ornaments is a good start in that direction.
Secondly, these ornaments have nostalgic and sentimental value for many people; these people use vintage ornaments as Christmas decorations simply to relive the past. Thirdly, there are people who don’t like the modern ornaments because they feel modern Christmas decorations are not as exquisite and wonderful as the vintage ones!
Keep in mind that when I am talking about vintage decorations, you are not limited to just those traditional glass balls you might be familiar with! You can buy anything ranging from Christmas wreaths to artificial Christmas trees, beads, tinsels, and much much more! If you ask me, I particularly love the vintage artificial Christmas trees, since they look quite extraordinary!
If you have decided to use vintage ornaments for celebrating Christmas in 2009, I have some tips for you!
1. Select a suitable period: I have found that ornaments from the Victorian era, especially the mid-19th century period, look great and are perfect for celebrating Christmas. Just in case you don’t get ornaments from this period, you can buy the ones from the periods of 1940s and 1960s!
2. Don’t buy from your local antique store: Since vintage Christmas ornaments have special sentimental value attached to them, they are expensive just like any other antique. Still, the place you buy these ornaments from could make a huge difference to your bill!
For example, if you buy them from your local antique shop, you would obviously end up burning a deep hole in your pocket. On the other hand, if you buy them from auction sites such as Ebay or online stores such as Amazon.com, you can get them for quite cheap!
If you are not accustomed to online shopping, there is no need to feel disappointed! Don’t forget about your local dollar or thrift stores, as well as the flea markets. If you shop a little before Christmas, you would usually manage to get awesome bargains on vintage Christmas decorations from these places!
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