I have been a collector of vintage Christmas decorations now for 7 years. I love the magic of this special day of the year and the nostalgia that my collections bring to me.
What interested me most about vintage Christmas decorations is the awe that they inspire. I often gaze upon a piece and wonder what family gatherings it has witnessed in the past. Was this a treasured ornament? Did it take pride of place in someone else’s home?
I like the age of the pieces, and the respect that they command. I learned that some ornaments have traditional meanings, and some of these meanings vary from country to country. Some families like new, sparkly, shiny decorations, while others prefer earthy tones or rich colors. This was how I first learned of Christmas themes.
Over the years I have experimented with different themes for my decorating. My favorite so far has been the earthy tones of a Rustic Christmas theme.