|Decoration on one of the holiday trees at The Paine, in Oshkosh|
I have not put up a Christmas tree for a number of years, now. I have several boxes of beautiful real glass ornaments many dating from the early 1950s. Even those from the 1980s could be considered vintage at this point. I stopped collecting when so many ornaments available started being made of shiny plastic. I even have a string of glass beads, probably from the late 1890s. They stay in their boxes, safe, each year.