|Retro-futurist robot reindeer|
I can, for example, remember being held on my father's shoulders to see the deep red and green concertina paper decorations in the corner of the ceiling in our living room, although I must have only been about two at the time. For some reason that one really sticks out in my mind - that and a set of felt-covered, rotund Father Christmas figures, each one holding a musical instrument. I wonder what happened to those?
|My fallen angel|
I still have that angel, though she is by now stuck at the back of a dark drawer - too broken and fragile to rest on the tree but too sentimentally significant to discard completely.
|Shiny Brite ornaments. Image from vintagetoys.com|
Although ebay has quite a few vintage ornaments for sale, many of them are apparently not the real thing. If you are looking for the real thing, check out Jenn Ski's blog - as a self-confessed "Christmas ornament addict" she may help you sort out the wheat from the chaff.
|1964 hand-blown glass Beatles Xmas ornaments. Image from Iskowitzrarecoins|
|Vintage toy Xmas ornaments|
|Pink Flamingo Xmas decoration. From Sears.|
|Department 56 Whimzily paisley glass ornaments. Set of 3|
|Classic Murano glass Xmas ornaments|