Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Shiny Brites at Memaw's

Some of the bloggers I follow are Shiny Brite shoppers. Nothing makes their thriftying days better than finding a box of Shiny Brites. Well, today I not only found shiny Brites, but I found them in my mother's Christmas stash. 

And now those shiny bright balls from over 50 years ago are adorning her Vintage Christmas Tree.

I dropped (and smashed) only one gold ball.

The most expensive box was 99 cents.

Love the Pinks! Bet that was pretty on a silver or white tree.

This box was only 49 cents. Special price.

There is the gold ball that bit the dust.

Flocked one.

These are the oldest decorations. Probably over 60 years old.

If this decoration could only talk.

We couldn't find the string of lights for these flower bulbs.

The Vintage Christmas Tree with my late daddy's string of lights that he used on his Christmas tree even before he and Momma married in 1947. 

Memaw and I spent several hours putting this masterpiece together. 

Merry Shiny Brite Christmas!


Jill said...

I have my mothers and grandmothers shiny brites which I have on my tree, they sure add a special look to the tree, don't they? I just blogged about my shiny brite wreath I made, it took a lot but it was well worth the effort to collect them!

Linda said...

What a great wreath you and your "assistant" made! I wish my photos of the finished decorated tree were better. Bah iPhone! Linda

must love junk said...

Wow, you've got some real treasures there! Thanks for linking up :)

Linda said...

My mom has some real treasures! I just got to decorate her tree :) Linda

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love shiny brites! What a treasure trove and what fun to put up this tree up together! You're making memories! Happy holidays!

miniviper said...

Someone gave you a nice camera. Cough...cough.

Linda said...

Most photos are camera photos, but I do not usually take my camera to your Memaw's house. Will try to remember it next time. ;) Mom

ThrifterSisters said...

I am definitely one of those Shiny Brite collectors you are referring too! I love the striped and flocked ones the best. How lucky to have found some that belong to your Memaw. They are definitely more special than the ones I find in the thrifts...

Happy Holidays~


Linda said...

When I visit my mom's house I think how all you thrifters would go wild there. She set up her household in the early 50's, and I think she still has it all."Eye Candy!" Hugs, Linda

Linda said...

You are definitely right about the memories! Have a great day! Linda

Liz Burton said...

Oooh those are gorgeous. My daughter would LOVE the pink ones for her tree!

Happy Christmas to you xx