Adding Vintage Santas to Your Vintage Christmas Tree
Vintage Christmas Ornament: Santa Claus – One of the most beloved figures of Christmas is Santa Claus in all the forms that he appears around the world. That is why there are so many wonderful vintage Santa Claus ornaments to choose to decorate your vintage Christmas tree this year.
This article is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to searching for vintage Santa Claus ornaments to put on your Christmas tree, but it will help you narrow down your search to type and material of ornaments to choose from. These vintage and antique Santa Claus ornaments are very affordable, and you can add to your collection each year. These are a lot of fun for anyone to collect, even a young child, so that they can have their own ornament collection to grow as they grow.
Ebay is a great place to search for vintage and antique ornaments, as you can see here, but you can also search vintage and resale shops in your own neighborhood. You will probably find that some of the best deals are on Ebay, even with the shipping, but searching vintage shops is a fun afternoon adventure.
Vintage Glass Santa Claus Ornaments
I am partial to glass ornaments, so I will start this article with vintage and antique glass Santa Claus ornaments. Glass is an older medium for ornaments, going back at least 100 or more years. Glass was able to be colored in bright and unique colors, and shaped into the roly-poly figure of Santa Claus, so there are many antique and beautiful vintage glass Santa Claus ornaments that you can collect. Glass also holds up well over time, without much deterioration, so that means that it is highly likely to find glass ornaments in mint condition.
Wood ornaments were hand carved originally, then eventually hand carved and painted. That means that there are some gorgeous hand carved, hand painted vintage and antique Santa Claus ornaments available to collect. Some of the wood ornaments were also dressed in vintage clothing of the time of manufacture, another interesting type of Santa ornament to add to your vintage ornament collection.
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Vintage Wood Santa Claus Christmas Ornaments
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Hand Painted Santa Claus Ornaments
Many vintage and antique ball ornaments were hand painted with Santa Claus representations on glass, plastic, paper, and porcelain. Of these, my personal favorites are the porcelain hand painted ornaments. Because the porcelain is white, it shows up the figure of Santa and Mrs. Claus very nicely in their red and white outfits.
However, you can also find Santa Claus in non-traditional colors from time to time, most usually shades of royal blue, but also in green and gold.
Vintage Blue Santa Claus Christmas Ornaments
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Vintage Christmas Decor
Christmas is the time of year that brings back nostalgic memories for children of all ages, and having a vintage Christmas tree or Christmas room in your house will please all of your family members, including the oldest, who played with those toys in their youth.
I love the look of a vintage Christmas tree because it shows the continuity of the holiday over the years, and how much Christmas has and hasn’t changed. For more vintage Christmas ideas, just click on any of the links to the right.
The Beauty of Handmade Decorations
Handmade ornaments were the norm until the industrial revolution, and that means that most antique Santa Claus and actually all other ornaments are usually handmade. To me, handmade pieces are made with the love and care of the artist or craftsman who made them, and they carry that love with them to the person who cherishes the finished ornament.
Handmade ornaments may have tiny differences that you wouldn’t see in manufactured items, but that just means that another actual person made them one at a time. How lovely a thought when you place your vintage and antique ornament on your lovingly crafted Christmas tree. These ornaments can become your treasures to keep, to collect, or to give to others with love.
Vintage Handmade Santa Claus Ornaments
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Vintage Felt Santa Claus Xmas Ornaments
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Vintage Santa Claus Ball Christmas Ornaments
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