Christmas evokes so many emotions, traditions, and a sense of nostalgia. The problem, today, is that most modern decorations are the same and stocked in most stores, leaving very little room for originality when it comes to trimming the tree. Long gone are the golden days of dangling tinsel, covering the tree in faux snow, and hanging delicate glass and family baubles carefully on each branch. Luckily, though, flea markets, antique malls, online auctions, and Etsy have those same elaborate treasures up for grabs that we all grew up admiring.
Are you ready for a bunch of beautiful Christmas-y eye candy? How about some history to go along with it? The practice of holiday tree trimming isn't just fun; the designs of the ornaments themselves provide a surprising chronicle of the times in which they were produced. You'll have to hit up a flea market, your grandma's basement, or, you know, Etsy, to find these decorations now—or you can just keep scrolling. They were the first iteration of glass ornaments a style that has now persisted for decades , and it's rare to find originals with the color still vibrant — many pieces have worn over time. The indented ball also had a resurgence in the middle of the 20th century. A hollowed-out ornament like this vintage-inspired piece will showcase a festive scene, snowy landscape or other seasonal element.
Skip to main content. Antique Christmas Ornament. Currently unavailable. I love these new chocolate brown ornaments. They look a lot more intricate in person.
Lend a little nostalgia to your tree with our unique assortment of retro ornaments. In a wide array of materials, shapes, sizes and themes, our vintage-inspired finds will set your decor aglow all season long. From tree toppers to trim let your personal style shine this Christmas season with our unique selection of retro ornaments and decor accents. Inspired by beloved looks from Christmas past, our vintage-style selection of holiday ornaments offers intricate detail and eclectic design.