December 1st means one thing. The Christmas tree goes up and the decorations come out! Whoppeeee! At the beginning of the year we were gifted a box of vintage Christmas decorations and inside were these 1950’s glass baubles. I absolutely love them! The colours, the shapes, chipped paint… everything. Here are my favourites from the set.
At about 60 years old, they are very fragile. The bauble itself is glass and the fixing at the top is metal. Most of the decorations for sale now are made from plastic and I doubt they’ll look anywhere near as good in 60 years time. Last year we had a big tree and were short of things to hang on it so we bought a tube of plastic red and gold baubles. They do the job but our plan is to slowly build up a collection of sentimental decorations over the years. I hope we’ll still be hanging these on our Christmas tree when we’re old and crinkly. Fingers crossed they last that long and I don’t accidentally sit on the box during the chaos of unpacking the decorations.