09 December 2008

Shiny Bright Tree

I love Shiny Bright ornaments from the 1930's and 1940's. When my grandma passed away a few years ago, I was given all of her old silvered ornaments. They're a real treasure to me because I remember seeing them on her tree when I was a child. There is nothing like silvered ornaments to create a warm, nostalgic feeling.

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Over the past couple of years, I've received some additional Shiny Bright ornaments in their original boxes! I've added them to my collection of family ornaments, but I'm always careful to return them to their boxes when the holiday season is over. (I keep a photo of the ornaments with the boxes so I can return them to their original positions.)

I have the Shiny Bright ornaments displayed on the tree in our dining room. I know that sounds risky with Lily's antics, but Lily doesn't bother them -- she's only interested in the branches. If they were to fall, they would fall on carpet. This is the safest tree on which to display them, and I love them so much that I'm willing to take a bit of a risk to enjoy them during the Christmas season!


Fonda said...

These are beautiful Janet. What a treasure. And the original box too! Wow! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Maureen said...

Oh, how beautiful! And what a great idea to take a picture to remember where they all go.

Glad to hear Lily doesn't bother them. One of our cats has been having a real treat playing with our tree again this year (Tawnee, the youngest).

Sharon said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a treasure you have. Thanks for sharing a picture of the ornament and the tree. Very festive!

Benita said...

Those ornaments are beautiful! My Mom used to have some, but lost them all in a flood years ago :( I so wish I had them now!

toners said...

I haven't heard of these before - they are stunning! Thank you for sharing them with us :)