28 comments on “Life During Wartime…

  1. Thanks for the history lesson. I didn’t know any of that, just that I love those Shiny Brite ornaments and now I’ll be on the lookout for some Premier ornaments as well. Your tree is adorable. BTW, I have saved a pic of your Shiny Brite wreath that I am using for inspiration. Merry Christmas to the both of you.

    • Aww thanks Nikki, Now don’t panic, but I’m not making that big wreath this year. Instead I did an entirely Shiny Brite tree (pics to come) and I found something else to put it it’s place. Merry Christmas to you as well.

  2. I really enjoyed reading about the history of these fabulous ornaments that I casually collect. I had no idea that Corning made these. My friend has worked at our local Corning factory in Wilmington NC for decades, and she’s never connected the dots for me. I always enjoy seeing your Christmas decor! Merry Christmas!

    • Merry Christmas Sara! Wilmington is/was the biggest producer of ornaments. Corning even made their own brand…. the wartime ones are pretty rare…… and I have 1. Just appeared one day. Maybe I’ll start hoarding those next.

  3. I loved your mention of ribbon candy, great analogy. All of this was my childhood and the memories linger as happy ones. Ribbon candy looked better than it tasted.

    • My grandmother always brought out a glass dish of ribbon candy every year….. the EXACT SAME dish of ribbon candy. I didn’t even know it was edible until I was about 20…..

  4. Like others I miss you too/two. I had some very old ornaments from my childhood, and alas I misplaced them. Would be wonderful if you came across them someday. So if you find a bulb with Bambi on it and not in good condition. Love it. Thanks for the info had no idea, very interesting.

    • Hi Susan. I don’t know your age, but there was a set of Disney ornaments in the early 40. Bambi was on one, Thumper another. I just learned about them recently…. they are usually pretty haggard, and NOT cheap. If I ever have one in my hand I’ll let you know.

  5. Oh, my heavens! I just linked to your 2012 blog post about Shiny Brites, on my blog about Sears kit houses — I didn’t realize that you just put one up this year, too! I’ve just discovered that these ornaments we’ve always had, and treasured, were Shiny Brites 🙂 Thanks for your info 🙂 Merry Christmas! (Here’s my Christmas-themed blog post, if you’re interested… I used a couple of your photos, with credit and a link… hope that’s okay!?)

  6. I was perusing Pinterest and found your pic on the the tool shed “reno” some years back…I’d love to find out where you purchased this particular shed and if it’s still available? It’s a perfect size and you did a great job tweaking it.
    Thank you!

    • Hi Kassie,,Jamie bought that shed out of an American Airlines Skyway magazine. They have been out of stock for the past 8 years. Wish I’d bought a dozen of them….. we get a lot of questions about where to buy them. Sorry😞

      • Oh, shoot! Thanks for replying so quickly. Make another post if you ever find another! I’m enjoying reading your blog!
        Merry Christmas,

  7. Loved the info on nonsilvered ornaments. Had read similar items before. This one very detailed. Was just trying to save the site. My mom had some striped non silvered but they are gone now. Also liked the info about premier ornaments. Just heard that title this year. Hooked up with the Glow 2018.

    • Thanks Diana, glad you enjoyed it. I love the Glow! Pretty sure it’s their fault I find a new vintage Christmas obsession every other month.

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