Shiny Brite Christmas – Creative Display Ideas
Calling all vintage Shiny Brite ornament lovers! I’ve searched all the way up to the North Pole to find the most creatively amazing ways to display your favorite ornaments. These Shiny Brite decorating ideas are Santa approved. I’m also excited to share with you my latest Shiny Brite finds (I hit the motherload)!
Don’t miss this fun little video below showing off some of my favorite Shiny Brites from my huge collection.
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I am always on the hunt for vintage Shiny Brite ornaments and I scored big time on Facebook Marketplace recently. Here are just some of my latest finds …
I am on the hunt for the unicorn of Shiny Brites … a jumbo, store display Shiny Brite like this one!
Here’s a sneak peek at my Christmas home tour tomorrow which you don’t want to miss!
I have so many ornaments, they won’t all fit on my trees so I had to get creative. I filled a giant zinc trough with these beauties.
Get my All is Bright vintage ornament dishtowels here (I love using them as napkins).
As you can see, Cloverly Cottage loves Shiny Brite ornaments a lot and she even has the original boxes!
Her wood chicken crate brimming with Shiny Brites is definitely not for the birds! She used mostly plain ornaments as filler for the crate and saved the beautifully stenciled ones for the tree.
This jaw dropping 4 foot Shiny Brite ornament wreath is incredible and every December James of The Cavender Diaries assembles it on a wreath form. He doesn’t use any glue because it would be too large and fragile to move so every March, he removes each and every ornament! I would be tempted to keep it up all year long.
If you don’t have enough ornaments to make your own wreath, you can buy one of these beautiful affiliate vintage ornament wreaths.
More is more when it comes to Christmas and I do believe there is a Christmas tree underneath that beautiful pile of vintage ornaments from Jeremy Lambertson.
How fun is this Shiny Brite plate wall decked out in vintage ornaments and sprigs of greenery from Lisa Horton.
An old bedspring is the perfect backdrop for a Shiny Brite Christmas tree from Lora B.
Nancy of The New Country Home fills clear glass jars with a little faux snow for the perfect place to show off a collection of Shiny Brites.
When the boxes are as cool as the ornaments themselves, you display those Shiny Brite boxes both like Erica of Vintage Sister 76 did!
Speaking of displaying ornament boxes, I love the way Cloverhouse Vintage displayed this ornament box filled with ornaments inside a bowl also filled with ornaments!
My friend Amy at Atta Girl Says loves pink and aqua and displays her favorite ornaments on a festive pink tree!
I am desperate to find one of the huge ornaments that stores used for display like this one from Hilary Prall.
This jumbo store display Shiny Brite is a little bit out of my budget!!
Last year, I covered this huge tree with my entire collection of Shiny Brites! The key is to hang ornaments deep within the branches as well as on the tips for a full, lush and colorful look. Don’t for the lights! I strung 1600 lights from this tree and it positively glows. Add a colorful throw blanket around the base of the tree to finish off the look.
See my Shiny Brite tree decorating tips here
I’ve never met a Shiny Brite I didn’t like as you can see from my twin dining room trees covered in them.
I recommend buying a sparse Christmas tree because their spaced branches are perfect for showing off prized ornaments.
My Favorite Sparse Christmas Trees Here
Tour my Shiny Brite dining room here
I recommend scouring estate sales (I love looking in basements and garages) for these beauties. Prices have definitely increased recently but deals are still out there!
Do you collect Shiny Brites or is a new collection in your future?
One of my favorite ornaments is this jolly old St. Nick!
If you are searching for a certain type, Etsy has tons of beautiful vintage ornaments.
I love a sparse Christmas tree for showing off special ornaments. The branches are spaced to allow the ornaments to hang freely.
See My Favorite Sparse Christmas Trees Here
Tour my Christmas Home here
This one appeared in Better Homes & Gardens this year and last and the chalkboard art is a favorite of mine.
Get this Chalkboard Art Print Here
Thank you, Kelly, for giving these cherished treasures their worthy spot front and center in your decor! I’ve been a fan and collector of vintage ornaments, Santa’s and figurines for years as they bring back such memories of my childhood Christmases in the 60’s. Made my day—thank you!
There is nothing like a vintage Christmas Cyndie!
I love it all! Love your creativity finding places to display all your beautiful ornaments! Happy Holidays!
I’m happy to find fellow vintage ornament ideas to show off here!
LOVE all of your Christmas photos — such amazing decorations! Thank you for sharing, Kelly!
Glad you like Patty!!
Wonderful post- so much eye candy! You have given me a goal for the new year, which is to collect shiny brites so I can do an old fashioned tree like I had growing up – shiny brites, tinsel & colored lites – no more themed trees for me!
YES to old fashioned trees!
After those first few pictures are you sure there is any left? I started collecting them when i was gifted with mom’s old ones, love them, thanks lots of ideas.
LOL – I know, she has all the ornaments!! Maybe she can share with us!
Love all of these fun ideas for different ways to use this favorite vintage treasure!!! I’m such a fan of Nancy’s classic style & Jeremy’s whimsical Christmas displays. Thank you for sharing my photos Kelly! Wishing you happy holidays!!!
Love your Shiny Brites Heidi and thanks so much for letting me show you off!
My thoughts exactly!
Thank you for sharing my shiny brights in jars, but I have to concede to my friend Heidi, the queen of the shines brights! Thanks again and Merry Christmas ?
All hail Heidi!
Thanks for sharing my Bedspring Shiny Brite tree, Kelly! This year it’s going aqua to switch it up a bit! I love color blocking my Shiny Brites for a whole new look! Merry Christmas!
My pleasure Lora! I have an old bedspring too and have always wanted to do this on it or an old screen but somehow never have. Maybe next year!
You Go Girl! I think your site is awesome. Keep those vintage holiday ideas coming for those of us who are dealers and need display ideas. Thanks a bunch.
You got it Pamela!
I love this!! I have a ton of vintage ornaments to! They are just so beautiful!! 🌲
I can’t get enough Shiny Brites Elma!
Beautiful, all those ways to display Shiny Brites, thanks for these ideas and that Christmasy feeling just seeing all of it. Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving with your family,xxx.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Marlene!
Beautiful post! Thank you for the inspiration Kelly!
I hope you find some Shiny Brites Kelly!
I love every picture! Now I know what to do with my empty glass canister I’ve been hanging on to.
Yes! Fill that baby up Kelly!
I always look forward to seeing your beautiful collection every year!
Thanks Lisa…so do I!!
Someone has stolen one of your photos and trying to use it to con people on Fb marketplace
Send me a link Raelyn!
I just love them all, beautiful. You really did score! Your trees are beautiful. Is it possible to get your chalkboard print, as big as yours?
Or close? Without the houses (if I can afford it)
I have loved this since you put it in your mantel! It is perfect!!
Thanks I live Susi too soooo cute
Unfortunately, the largest print of my Santa is 18″ x 28″ Debbie. You can get it here: https://bit.ly/3eIWl5N
Thank you! I just love it sooo much
This is a beautiful! There is no way there would be a motherlode of SB’s in Cleveland, at least not where I live. Just onesies and twosies thrifting. But, hey, that’s how you build a collection. I have my childhood ornaments so they are a good start. Thanks for sharing! And where did that cool living room rug come from?
I have gotten lucky lately Jeanne! My living room rug is from Sisal Rugs Direct and I love it!
It’s so great that you found more! You can never have too many!
Where in the world do you find all of these beautiful ornaments??? I’ve looked and find nothing like these!