Vintage Ombre Ornaments

Vintage Ombre Ornaments and Bokeh

I am not exactly sure why, but I keep rewriting my shopping list.  I guess maybe I feel better when the list gets shorter each time.

I still have a little bit to do, but I am hoping one last effort tomorrow will get it done.

My plan for today had been wrapping.

Vintage Ombre Ornaments Colorful

But when I started to go through my ornaments to see if there were any I could tie to gifts, I got distracted by a collection I didn’t even know I had.

Seems all that seems new, really has always been around.

Vintage Ombre Ornament Blue and Green

Ombre, or graduated color changes, has made its way into home decor, fashion and most definitely hair.

Vintage Ombre Ornaments Basket

  But I guess back in the (I am guessing) 50’s, it was something new in glass ornaments.

Vintage Ombre Ornaments

From pink to gold to blue.

From blue to green and back to blue.

Blue to silver to blue

Even pink to white to blue.

They are so lovely and now I have a new collection to group together.

Do you wish you had more vintage ornaments?  No worries, if you follow this tutorial you can!

Thanks so much for reading! P.S. I did manage to pull together one gift.  When my sponsor, Cottage in the Oaks sent me these beautiful cotton flour sack towels, I knew just what I wanted to do with them.

With all the company people having coming in this time of year, I thought they would make a perfect bathroom guest towel gift set.

Cottage in the Oaks Towels

I used a fruit crate I had saved (actually it had peppers in it!), some ribbon and twine and once again I snipped some boxwood from my front yard.

I folded the two towels, added a bar of lavender soap.  The French details of the towels pair perfectly with the boxwood and lavender – but really any type of greenery and soap would work.

Cottage in the Oaks Towel Gift

  It only took me a few minutes and I had a lovely gift!

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  1. Catherine says

    I found your website because of “Country Woman” magazine and am so thankful I did.
    You inspire me with all of your creative ideas and beautiful home. I just love your livingroom wallpaper!
    Wishing you and your family a happy, warm, and joyous Christmas.

  2. says

    The towels are so pretty. I love the ornaments! I was staring at our Christmas tree wondering where all of mine are. I just love the look of them. Yours are so different, I don’t think I’ve ever seen any like the ombre ones before.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. says

    What an absolutely beautiful collection! I love the detailing on the ornaments and what fun gift all ready with boxwood and lavender…..should I send you my address. :)

    Have a great day rock star!

  4. says

    Laura, these ornaments are gorgeous! I may have to be on lookout for some of these and more vintage ornaments before next Christmas, since they seem to be SO popular. Love the bright colors, what a lucky find. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend. The Christmas countdown has begun! :)

  5. Rhonda says

    Laura I just finished reading the great article in Country Women. Was so good I just had to check out your blog. I love it.I also liked you on Facebook and Pintrest..
    Merry Christmas to you and yor family.
    Rhonda in ND

  6. Lynn Dulin says

    I’ve had my sons [michael] green tonka dump truck in my garage for some years now. He is 55 in Jan. and we bought this truck for him about 50 years ago. Mikes son Justin , how 23 played with it in his youth also. I just came across the pic. of your decorated truck and thought it was a wonderful idea. SO, I just brought the truck in a put it on a red tray with pinecones and christmas balls. I just love it. Thank you for such a wonderful idea. I love you webb site. Marry Christmas and a blessed 2013. Lynn