I adore vintage Christmas decorations. There is just something about them that you don’t get with today’s items (as lovely as many are!).
Nostalgia is under-rated. It can give lovely feelings of family, safety and memories.
That those amazingly fragile mercury glass baubles ever survive is miraculous! Many have been used year after year until they are just down to one left in the box!
Get them while you can – they are tomorrow’s antiques due to this fragility.
And don’t forget the gorgeous fairies on the top of the tree – and what about those fab paper garlands than fold down to a few inches but used to adorn a whole ceiling in the 50s and 60s!
Never tire of them and it’s a shame they only come out once a year.