No tree is complete without a tree topper. They come in all sizes and shapes and materials but my favorites are the mercury glass vintage Christmas tree toppers, or finials as they are also called. I’m sharing the most creative ways to display these beauties that may inspire you to start your own collection.
Felicia says, “A fun basket of tree toppers! I added several in the last couple of weeks for a grand total of 67. I have more in a box buried somewhere in the basement. Do I need this many? No. Am I still going to buy them whenever I see them? Of course!”
“Sometimes you just have to ‘go’ with it… and that is exactly what I did with my vintage tree toppers this year! At the last minute I decided to ‘plant’ them and I am so excited with the way it turned out!” says Emily.
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Jennifer Perkins is the queen of vintage Christmas collections and she has such a unique way of displaying them.
Says Jennifer, “News flash: vintage Christmas tree toppers do not in fact have to be placed on top of trees. Crazy I know! They look great displayed in vintage glass genie bottles, atop mini bottle brush trees or stuffed into seasonal mugs. Don’t be afraid to mix old and new, plastic and glass and ALL the colors.”
A chippy old ironstone pitcher takes on a new life as a vessel for showing off delicate tree toppers.
Santa gets a punk rock hairdo with the addition of a couple of pink and green tree toppers and bottle brush trees.
If you are lucky enough to have the original boxes for your tree toppers, show off your tree toppers inside the boxes.
If you have old doorknobs lying around, use them as the base for tree toppers then tuck them all into an old advertising tin.
If you aren’t lucky enough to have a collection of tree toppers, do what I did and display one in a bowl of ornaments. The silver tree topper pops against all the vintage red ornaments.
If you’re ready to start your own collection, you can find a huge variety of vintage Christmas tree finials here.