Vintage Christmas Trees Need Vintage Bird Ornaments
If you are decorating your home with authentic vintage decor including a vintage Christmas tree filled with authentic vintage Christmas ornaments, then you do not want to overlook finding vintage bird ornaments to sit on your tree.
Most vintage bird ornaments do not hang from a Christmas tree like other Christmas ornaments do. Bird ornaments clip onto a Christmas tree’s branches, so that the birds look like they are sitting on top of the branches like a real bird would do.
Vintage bird ornaments come in several materials, but the primary materials are glass, plastic, cotton, and paper mache. These ornaments need to be especially lightweight because they should sit on top of the branch and not topple over.
The vintage bird ornaments are really darling, cute additions to a vintage decorated Christmas tree. In fact, some of the bird ornaments even chirp.
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The Many Colors of Vintage Bird Ornaments
Birds come in a multitude of colors and so do vintage bird ornaments. You can find all of the colors of the rainbow, yellow, blue, red, green, white, purple, and combinations of the colors. Bird ornaments can resemble actual birds, so that they are blue jays, cardinals, and goldfinches.
These ornaments are quite small, about the size of hummingbirds, so that they are not too heavy to be placed on a Christmas tree branch and not fall off. The bird ornaments have clips beneath their feet to clip them on the tree.
Red Vintage Christmas Bird Ornaments
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Blue Vintage Christmas Bird Ornaments
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Hanging Bird Ornaments
There are a few hanging bird ornaments that usually are posed as if in flight, which makes sense, because a sitting bird would sit on the tree.
Other options with vintage bird ornaments are birds that chirp, birds that light up, and bird ornaments that are actually lights themselves.
Vintage Bird Ornaments Made with Real Bird Feathers
It is quite rare to find a bird ornament made with real bird feathers, however, there are a group of bird ornaments made to look just like real birds with manufactured bird feathers. Other bird ornaments simulate bird feathers with fibers forming just the tail of the bird like in the picture above.
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Unusual Vintage Bird Ornaments
In my mind, the most unusual vintage Christmas bird ornaments are the ornaments made with cotton and real bird feathers. They look almost as if you have the real bird stuffed and mounted right in front of you.
Another unusual bird ornament is the bird ornament made only of one or two feathers. These bird ornaments look more like toys of birds than birds or ornaments, and are pretty rare.
If you need more information about vintage and antique Christmas decorations including ornaments, then the guidebooks below are quite helpful. You can find out the rarity, the average price, and a lot more details about the ornament you are searching for.
Pictorial Guide To Christmas Ornaments & Collectibles, Identification and ValuesNature Crafts for Christmas: A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Wreaths, Ornaments & DecorationsChristmas Ornaments, Lights and Decorations: Collector’s Identification & Value GuideChristmas: 1960-Present: A Collectors Guide to Decorations and CustomsChristmas Ornaments, Lights and Decorations: A Collector’s Identification and Value GuideChristmas Ornaments, Lights, and Decorations: Collector’s Identification & Value Guide, Volume 3