Decorating a Vintage Christmas Tree with Snowmen
Snowmen are one of the most fun parts of winter. Almost every child has had a chance to make a real snowman once in their lifetime, and with the movie Frosty the Snowman, a snowman has become a central childhood Christmas figure. As a matter of fact, Frosty has been so embedded in the American culture that we are seeing commercials based on the Frosty the Snowman movie.
Needless to say, adding some vintage snowman ornaments to our vintage Christmas tree is imperative, and luckily there are many different styles of vintage and antique snowman ornaments to choose from.
I was surprised to see how many different materials that I could find vintage Christmas snowman ornaments made in. The must surprising were the chenille snowmen, but I found a lot of lovely wood snowmen ornaments. However, you can also find vintage and antique snowman Christmas ornaments from glass, felt, and plastic. And I also list here several examples of our famous Christmas snowman, Frosty the snowman Christmas ornaments.
The most unusual and beautiful vintage snowman ornaments that I found are the sterling silver ornaments which would make a lovely addition to anyone’s vintage ornament collection.
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Antique and Vintage Wooden Christmas Snowman Ornaments
If you like wood Christmas ornaments, definitely take a look at the lovely vintage and antique wood snowman ornaments pictured above. They are inexpensive, and really extremely nice and would great on a Christmas tree that is filled with vintage and antique Christmas ornaments.
Many of the wooden snowmen are hand painted, and still in mint condition. Aren’t they cute?
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Vintage and Antique Chenille Snowmen Ornaments
Chenille is not a very popular Christmas ornament material today, but it is the perfect material to make a snowman ornament with. As you can see above, this interesting vintage ornament style can offer a different look to your vintage Christmas tree.
The chenille ornaments sometimes have chenille heads and faces, while others have paper faces.
Of all the vintage and antique snowman Christmas ornaments, my favorites are the lovely sterling silver snowmen. The sterling silver Christmas ornaments are a real vintage find, and a great addition to any vintage Christmas ornament collection.
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How to Choose Your Vintage or Antique Christmas Ornaments
Before you go all out and buy up the market of all vintage Christmas ornaments that you see, do your research. Know what you want, how much it will cost, and where the best place to find it is.
Ebay is a great place to research and buy vintage and antique items, because you can choose your vendors by their reputation, and you can ask for validation of authenticity. Good Ebay sellers will give you the history of the piece if they know it, the condition, and any paperwork that comes with the piece. Most vintage and antique pieces are not returnable, so be sure that you love the Christmas ornament before you buy.
If you need resources to check pricing or what the ornaments from a specific time period should look like, the references above are a good start and are available on Amazon.
Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas: Crafts, Decorating Tips, and Recipes, 1920s-1960sChristmas Ornaments, Lights, and Decorations: Collector’s Identification & Value Guide, Volume 3Christmas Ornaments, Lights and Decorations: A Collector’s Identification and Value GuidePictorial Guide To Christmas OrnamentsDennison’s Christmas book. 1921Christmas Ornaments, Lights and Decorations: Identification GuideChristmas Ornaments, Lights, and Decorations: Identification Guide, V 3