I can’t believe it’s Christmas week already! A few weeks ago I saw an Instagram from Balsam Hill. They always have the most beautiful Christmas decor and I wish I could just live in their catalog. The post was for a collection of vintage style glass ornaments that they were selling that were absolutely gorgeous, but quite pricey. I wish I could get them!
Since my grandpa doesn’t put up a Christmas tree anymore, I was able to take some old ornaments from his house that aren’t being used anymore. When I was little, we used to go to my grandparents’ house for dinner once a week. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, I used to look forward to seeing if the tree was up at their house each week. My grandparents always got a real tree and some years it’d be there early on in the month and sometimes not until the week before Christmas. It was also a guessing game. My family never got a real tree so I was always looked forward to seeing what my grandparents’ tree would look like each year. Skinny, fat, tall, short. And I loooove the smell of real trees. Their ornaments were basically all from the 70s and 80s. I took some of the ones that were still in good shape and not weird like elf heads or weird shaped animals.
I used them to decorate my little mini tree in my guest room/office. This tree is one I’ve had for years and is pre-lit with white lights. I added some colored fairy lights. 3 of them were too big to hang so I put them under the tree.
Maybe next year I’ll save up for those vintage style ornaments from Balsam Hill!
I found some more affordable vintage style ornaments after a quick search online last night and I’ve linked them below if you want to stock up for next Christmas!
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