how to collect vintage christmas decorations

After years of collecting holiday decorations, one becomes a bit of an expert. I’m sharing a few of my favorite tips for collecting vintage Christmas ornaments. Serious collectors know to always see the world through holiday-colored glasses. They shop all year long and never forget to ask for a deal.

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How to buy vintage holiday decorations.

Buying Christmas ornaments in spring may seem odd to some people, but not to me. If you collect vintage Christmas decor, the off-season is often the very best time to buy. Take it from a seasoned antique/flea market/thrift store shopper – I know what I am talking about. Through the years and 100 Christmas trees later, I have learned a few things about collecting vintage Christmas tree ornaments. These are my top 10 tips!

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Make your Christmas tree topper a showstopper

Think of your Christmas tree as an ice cream sundae. The tree is the ice cream, the ornaments are the sprinkles, and your tree topper is the cherry on top. You eat the cherry first, right? Well, same thing with a Christmas tree. People are going to notice your tree topper before all the ornaments and garlands.

Now, unconventional colorful Christmas trees call for unconventional toppers. Here are some unique Christmas tree topper ideas that you can customize to fit your theme to make your tree pop.

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Learn how to bring out the full beauty of your Treetopia Christmas tree with Treetopia’s Design Council 2013. In this series, we invite expert design bloggers to decorate their favorite Treetopia Christmas tree and share the fabulous results with us. Be inspired and discover the fine art of Christmas tree decorating with these terrific tips and amazing advice straight from the pros.

We kick off our series with the elegant work of Michael Wurm, Jr. from Inspired by Charm.

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