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Tinsel Christmas Tree with Vintage Shiny Brite Ornaments

If you like vintage Christmas decor this is the post for you because I’m sharing my tinsel Christmas tree with vintage Shiny Brite ornaments. Even if you don’t enjoy vintage Christmas decorations, I still think you should stick around and at least look at the pretty pictures.

Vintage Shiny Brite Ornaments

After my Grandma Mildred passed away, I was given some of her Christmas ornaments, including some of her vintage Shiny Brite ornaments. Five years ago, I displayed them in Owen’s bedroom for Christmas. I’ve always wanted to display my grandma’s ornaments on a tinsel tree with my other colorful glass ornaments. There’s just something about a silver tinsel tree with glass ornaments.

A kid's room decorated for Christmas! Love all the color and ideas!

Tinsel Christmas Tree

The same year I decorated Owen’s room for Christmas, I bought three silver tinsel Christmas trees from a florist in Brad’s hometown during an after Christmas sale. It’s a great tinsel tree with sturdy ‘branches’– perfect for delicate glass ornaments. I’ve always wanted to display the 3 foot tall tinsel tree (this is the same exact tree that I have) at Christmas, but I never had the right spot for it because it’s a rather large tabletop tree. But that changed this year when I added a dresser to the living room.

shiny brite ornaments on a silver tinsel christmas tree

Be still my heart.

silver tinsel tabletop chrismtas tree decorated with colorful glass ornaments

Glass Ornaments

The glass ornaments are a mix of my grandma’s vintage Shiny Brites and ones I’ve collected over the years. Some are newer Shiny Brites and some are just random glass ornaments. The ornaments from an array of stores– Michael’s, Target, West Elm. West Elm x Shiny Brite have new ornaments out this year. If you’re really into vintage Shiny Brite ornaments, you have to check out my friend Amy’s collection.

shiny brite ornaments on a silver tinsel christmas tree

colorful glass ornaments on a silver tinsel christmas tree

Faux Fur Tree Skirt

It’s pretty obvious I’m a sentimental person. So the tree skirt isn’t really a tree skirt. It’s the faux fur stole my best friend gave all of her bridesmaids at her wedding. We wore the stoles in all the wedding party photos.

Tip: I learned this from Amy— fill quart-sized Ziploc bags with dried beans or rice. Place them on the tree base to weigh down the tree so it won’t tip over as easily. I used three bags of beans on my tree. And if you’re really concerned about the tree tipping over, secure it to the wall with fishing line.

Tabletop silver tinsel Christmas tree with colorful glass ornaments

colorful glass ornaments on a silver tinsel christmas tree

Tabletop Tinsel Tree

Er, dresser-top. I kept the usual lamp on top of the dresser. I also left the square glass tray but I swapped out my planter for a bottlebrush tree and clear paperweight for a bowl with additional glass ornaments.

colorful glass ornaments on a silver tinsel christmas tree with a lamp, pink bottle brush tree, and bowl of ornaments

I love how this tree turned out. It’s so pretty in the daylight.

So I give a tinsel tree with colorful glass ornaments at 10/10. Highly recommend. 

Tabletop silver tinsel Christmas tree with colorful glass ornaments


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  1. Chelsea this tree is so beautiful! I adore the ornaments and what they mean to you. Such a beautiful way to remember family and those vintage ornaments are swoon worthy!

  2. It’s so beautiful!!

  3. Love this so much! My mom has collected Shiny Brites since I can remember, and passed that love and hunt on to me too. They’re so gorgeous. She has too many for her trees now and puts the “extras” in a big tray in the middle of her dining room table. It is so fun to shuffle through that tray and look at all of them over dessert during the holiday celebrations. I never thought of putting them on a tinsel tree, but that really makes them stand out! I’m going to have to snag one of these trees! Thank you for sharing this!

  4. Julia@Cuckoo4Design says:

    That is a stunning collection of ornaments Chelsea, and perfect for the tinsel tree. Love the look so much! Happy Holidays!

  5. I LOVE this one! So fun!!!

  6. Beautiful! So sparkly and festive.

  7. Gorgeous!! I’m jealous and trying to figure out where I can fit one of these in my own home! 😍

  8. Hooray for up-cycling the stole!!! That’s a great idea and works perfectly as a tree skirt, love it!

  9. SUSAN GOINS says:

    Beautiful! I remember my Mom had Shiny Brite ornaments. Do you add lights?

  10. It’s beautiful!!! I can’t wait to see more of your Christmas creations!!

  11. It’s so beautiful! I have a similar tinsel tree and I love displaying vintage ornaments on it too. It just sparkles!

  12. Love, love, love. Off to search for a tinsel tree for our vintage shiny brights!

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