Do you have a lot of vintage Christmas ornaments, and wonder how to fit them into your modern holiday décor? I had a reader ask me about how to use her collection of rustic ornaments made by her relatives.
Also, I have to admit I was a little envious of her treasure! Ironically, she’s already on-trend because an old fashioned, handmade look is very trendy right now.
Since this topic is still relevant, here is my answer that appeared in my “Ask Jennifer Adams” column in the Philly Inquirer newspaper on December 11, 2015.
Some of my tips include customizing them with chalkboard paint, or with a metallic or sparkly white finish. Or sort them into colors or themes, and use just a few each year. This would be a great way to add to a collection!
Color theme ideas include sparkly white, silver and blue (or turquoise), or gold, off-white and pink (or burgundy). A rustic theme could include copper and zinc metals with off-white and rustic woods.
In addition, examples of other themes include candy canes of all shapes and sizes, snowflakes, old fashioned toys or whatever. Since the prices will be low after the holidays, shop the sales to add to your stash!
What are your favorite vintage Christmas ornaments? Let me know!