Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Let's Talk Vintage #9 : Shiny Brite Christmas Ornaments History

Hello and welcome to another "Let's Talk Vintage" post. I am really enjoying these posts... I love seeing what you link up... and I also have fun posting the history behind the vintage things we love, especially at Christmas! Last week I wrote about the history behind the beloved Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker.

This week I'm focusing on an article I saw yesterday in a 2007 December issue of Country Living Magazine, about Shiny Brite Christmas ornaments. A popular favorite, still today!

They were made in the 1930's by Max Eckhrdt in New York. He teamed up with Corning Glass Co, in order to supply consumers with high quality mass produced glass ornaments. In 1939, F.W. Woolworth placed an order for 200,000 ornaments, helping to make Shiny Brite the leading company of hand painted glass tree ornaments. In the 1940's, the company moved to New Jersey. They continued to make them until the late 1960's.

Now it's your turn!

Let's Talk Vintage! Feel free to link up, below. You can share your vintage projects, a collection you may have, things you found while antiquing, things you share... it is up to you!


Victoria said...

Interesting history! How wonderful that they were hand painted, nowadays most of the ornaments are the plastic stuff and definitely not hand painted!

My thrift store addiction said...

Hi there, I hopped over from Vintage Junkie! These Vintage ornaments are my favorites and I would love you to link up at our Creating Christmas party! Blessings, Cecilia