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Kathy’s Christmas Tree Decorated With Vintage Glass Ornaments

Vintage Glass Ornaments

My Christmas tree is rockin’ the vintage glass ornaments. Some are Shiny Brite, others are from Germany and Poland, some are from the dollar store (not vintage but pretty).

Christmas tree with vintage glass Christmas ornaments Petticoat Junktion

How can you not smile when you see those ornaments??

Christmas tree decorating ideas

I’m not finished decorating the tree. It seems to be a work in progress until it comes down. Anyone else know what I’m talking about? I took the Christmas tree photos before I headed to Arkansas for a week or so. When I return I plan to add tinsel and fake plastic snow.

An Extraordinary Christmas Tree Tour Graphic

I’m touring with a bunch of lovely, highly talented, home décor bloggers today. I bet I get more inspiration for my tree. No telling what my tree will look like by the time Christmas gets here.

tree no decorations

I put the tree up and fluffed it. I hate this process. The tree is one we purchased from K-Mart a few years ago and it has multi-colored lights and clear lights and it rotates (twirls?). We usually keep it set so the multi-color and the clear lights alternate. The hubby and grand kids like the multi-color lights and I like the clear lights.

We don’t use the spinning feature. You guys can bet I didn’t decorate the backside of the tree like I did the front side. Anyone with me on that?

magazines to level tree

The tree is always lopsided so I try to make it stand straight by placing magazines under a couple of the legs. I know you guys do this too. Confess.

drop cloth tree skirt

The last couple of years I’ve used a drop cloth as the tree skirt. The life of a DIY Blogger. Hey, it’s neutral so no competition with the pretty packages.

tree with santa hat topper

The first decorations to go on are strings and strings of garland. I bought a ton of pearl garlands at the Goodwill several years ago and I love them. Then I add silver bead garland to all of that. The garland just goes on kind of willy nilly. I topped the tree with a pink Santa hat that says “spoiled”. I bought it for my little spoiled granddaughter a few years ago. I decided later that I didn’t like the Santa cap topper so I changed it.

Petticoat Junktion decorating the tree

The JTS had to take a few photos of me hanging the vintage glass ornaments. The JTS also bought me boxes and boxes of vintage glass ornaments at an auction last week. Those are in bowls and vintage cake stands on my dining room table.

decorated tree with Shiny Brite Christmas ornaments

All done but the clean up.

Shiny Brite vintage glass ornaments

The pretty ornaments make me smile.

Shiny Brite Christmas ornaments and other vintage glass ornaments

These are a few of my favorites.trendtastic Christmas Tree Decorated with Vintage Glass Ornaments

Another look at the tree. I mentioned that I didn’t like the Santa hat tree topper. I found a few glittery silver butterflies and flowers in my Christmas stash to take the place of the Santa hat. The one lone gift is the only one I’ve purchased this year. I’m a little slow with the gift shopping this year. I usually have it done by now. Anyone else in the same boat?

vintage glass Christmas ornaments

See the auction ornaments here..Boxes and Boxes of Vintage Ornaments.

Decorating the Christmas tree With Vintage Glass Ornaments

Time to take the tour. Just click the pink links below the photographs. Have fun! Kathy

For more extraordinary Christmas tree inspiration, please visit these lovely blogs…

Day 1Day 1 - An Extraordinary Christmas Tree TourAn Extraordinary Day | My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | Petticoat Junktion | The Crafting Nook

Day 2Day 2 - An Extraordinary Christmas Tree TourLovely Etc. | Celebrating Everyday Life | Stone Gable | Sweet Pea | Atta Girl Says

Day 3Day 3 - An Extraordinary Christmas Tree TourI Should be Mopping the Floor | What Meegan Makes | Remodelando la Casa | Cupcakes & Crinoline

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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. So beautiful Kathy! I love those vintage ornaments! Love the magazine trick – I’ve had to use that before!!
    So fun being on the tour with you and your tree!!

  2. I also have vintage glass ornaments from when I was a child that my mom used on our tree. They are so very fragile so not many survived after all these years.

  3. I love your tree so much! That classic garland draping and all of those Shiny Brite ornaments! So fun!

  4. Your tree is so pretty, Kathy! I love the vintage vibe, the shine, the sparkle, and the beauty! I’m so happy to be “hopping” with you.

    Blessings and you to you and your family this Christmas. xo

  5. Oh, drooling all over the gorgeous ornaments! Those pretty colors bring happy memories. 🙂 Beautiful Christmas tree, Kathy!

  6. Ooh, your tree is so LUSH, Kathy! I just love the vintage ornaments, too. I have been looking at them on E-bay lately and it’s all I can do to not order them all! My tree will be–when I get it done–decorated in all white or silver with white lights as I’ve done for a number of years now. I did get the tree set up and the lights on it tonite, but will have to do the decorations tomorrow. It is a small tree that I usually set up in the bay window of my LR. But this year I have so many plants in the window that I couldn’t figure out where to put them all so I could set up the tree. I decided to use a somewhat high table that I have at the end of my couch in a corner and it’s working perfectly. I just had to remove a lamp from the table but the lights on the tree are nearly as bright, so it works fine.

    I still have some decorating to do after the tree is finished. Actually I’m ahead of where I am most years! I really have to get those pumpkins and the basket of fall leaves off the buffet in the dining room! I have all manner of things to put there for Christmas decor. I just have to decide what to use and haul it out of the basement. Hopefully, I’ll be done by the end of the week.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful tree, Kathy. I hope the holidays are joyful and fun for you and your family. Many blessings to you all!

  7. It’s so pretty, Kathy! Like you, I hate fluffing a tree. I have scratched up arms to show for it this year. Ouch. I’m still in awe of all those vintage ornaments the JTS found for you at that auction. That’s true love, baby!

    (And no, I don’t decorate the back of the tree, though I’m thinking I should do the one in our family room because I can see its naked backside every time I pull in my driveway. Oops.)

  8. Kathy, I love all the vintage ornaments. And since JTS found them is a treasure. What fun.
    Hate to fluff the tree – check
    Magazines to level the tree – check
    decorate the back of the tree – double check
    Love your blog because you are just like us!

  9. You have a great collection of ornaments and they look great combined with that pretty pearl garland. You know that this vintage lover was excited to see so many pretty Shiny Brights on your tree!

  10. Kathy, I just love how your Christmas tree is decorated. Everything from the yards of beads to the Shiny Brites is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talented style and ideas.
    Merry Christmas, my friend.

  11. Vintage ornaments are my FAVE! I have a store in Waco that always has bags of them before Christmas…I scored a few this year and was practically giddy! Love how you have covered your tree with these beauties. GORGEOUS!

  12. Oh Kathy! You have no idea how much I love those ornaments. I’m trying to enlarge the photos to get a closer look. LOL.. And that pearl garland.. girl! Your tree is beautiful and so special. And I like that you keep working with it until after Christmas. You are giving it life. ~~Merry Christmas sweet friend ~~ Susie from the Chelsea Project

  13. Such a beautiful Vintage Christmas tree! It made me go straight to my childhood. Love if and I’m so excited for being among such creative blogger! LOVE your Tree!


  14. Kathy, your tree is so pretty! I’m a huge fan of vintage ornaments and I actually see a couple that I have packed away, too.
    Thank you so much for joining us on the tour!!
    Have a very Merry Christmas!!