Shiny+Brite Christmas

Oh no she didn’t…
Oh, yes I did.
I totally plastered my walls with loads of vintage Shiny Brite ornament boxes and smothered my tree in silvery tinsel. It’s the brightest, shiniest, happiest Christmas this house has ever seen!

I hung my very own vintage stockings by the chimney with care. (When you’re thirty, I’m pretty sure your handmade childhood stocking classifies as ‘vintage’.)

Now, for the real retro action… ding!

I set the tree ablaze with tons of terrific colored lights. Big colored bulbs and even a few strands of vintage bubble lights. (You know, these guys.)

I’ve always been a ‘white light girl’. I don’t know what came over me this year. I guess I was feeling brave and just wanted something colorful and over the top, something a little outside of my comfort zone. I’ve been collecting Shiny Brite ornaments at flea markets and yard sales and wanted a way to debut them in style! I had no idea how many I had until I started unpacking them all. I love them! (And I may be just a little bit addicted.)
So I went big. I went bold. And I think I ended up with the cheeriest living room ever! It’s totally normal to keep it up all year, right?
Photos by Blue Eyed Yonder

Do you have any photos of your Christmas decor? I’d love to see what your neck of the woods looks like this time of year. Post a link in the comments section or feel free to post pics to the Blue Eyed Yonder Facebook Page.

Hoping your Christmas is Shiny & Brite!

Posted 12/23/11, Topic: Blog

  • Lesley
    December 23, 2011 at 8:04 am |

    I LOVE it. we have the same taste in Christmas. love that display with the gold sign. you're awesome.

  • {BlueEyedYonder}
    December 23, 2011 at 8:24 am |

    Thanks Lesley! Mr. BEY made cut the gold sign out for me with an X-acto. That boy has patience!

  • Tammy Lyn
    December 23, 2011 at 8:51 am |

    This is really beautiful & so fun! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  • {BlueEyedYonder}
    December 23, 2011 at 8:57 am |

    Thanks so much Tammy! You guys have fun with the little one this Christmas. 🙂

  • little yellow apple
    December 23, 2011 at 9:29 am |

    Totally leave this up all year! It's beautiful! All your shiny bright boxes remind me Anthropologie's holiday windows in New York a few seasons back. What a great way to display them. And I really love the giant vintage Santa by your fireplace. Where did he come from?

  • {BlueEyedYonder}
    December 23, 2011 at 10:15 am |

    I TOTALLY saw that Anthro display! I have been wanting to recreate it somehow ever since. It just takes a little while to round up enough boxes.

    I'm in love with my Santa too! I got him at a Antique Christmas auction just east of Atlanta. He's one of my favorite pieces this year.

    Merry Christmas!

  • jen
    December 23, 2011 at 11:46 am |

    LOVE IT!!

  • April
    January 2, 2012 at 1:32 pm |

    How am I just stumbling on this mantle…that is the single most delicious sight I just LOVE it !!!

    wonderful !!!

  • Into Vintage
    January 2, 2012 at 3:53 pm |

    Where have you been all my life? I am *dying* over your Shiny Brite display — awesome!!

  • Sarah
    January 2, 2012 at 9:46 pm |

    How did you stick them up there? I would be scared they were going to fall out of the boxes!

  • Angela's Heartwork
    January 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm |

    Awww, I love it! And, um, I wouldn't say 30 years is vintage, just well-aged, like a fine wine! (And I can say that, as I am 35!) HA! 😉

  • Jennifer
    January 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm |

    Just came across your blog for the first time and I am in love with your shiny & bright display!!! Probably the most creative Christmas decorations I have come across in the longest time! Great job!!! Happy New Year to you and yours~

    The Swanky Socialite

  • Jennifer Pierce
    March 16, 2012 at 8:12 pm |

    This is so creative! Never seen anything like this done before, but it’s really cute!!!

  • Elna Singleton
    November 12, 2012 at 11:44 pm |

    Love all your Shiny brite. Saw an amazing display of vintage shiny brite at Neiman Marcus downtown Dallas a few years back. Have loved them ever since. Great display

  • Tanya
    November 14, 2012 at 11:39 am |

    I’m a little envious of all your vintage ornament finds! I’ve been searching and searching and can’t find a one 🙂 Love how you displayed them. Super, super cute 🙂 Found you via Pinterest.

  • Valerie
    November 29, 2012 at 8:43 pm |

    Love the idea of the shiny brite boxes above the mantle, I have done the same thing with mine but there in a hutch inside my kitchen. I also love the tinsel but my cat would definitely want to eat it so thats a no for me sadly. I’m a bit obsessed with vintage Christmas, take a peek at my blog it shows haha.

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