Every Christmas, families pull out their most beloved tree ornaments. Some are heirlooms, some are handmade and others are just pretty to look at. With mugs of hot chocolate at hand, they celebrate the season by decorating the tree together. This year, complement your favorite Christmas tree decorations with flea market flavor by twisting in a vintage garland.
That’s right! We went on Etsy to find the most magical and cheerful vintage garland for your tree. Not only are vintage garlands chic and unique, but their historical value adds another magical chapter to the story of your tree. So refill your hot chocolate and pop in a peppermint—it’s time for our top garland picks!
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1990s: Rainbow Teardrops
It seems like this glass garland managed to catch a few teardrops from the rainbow. Use it's colorful charm to refresh and renew the look of your Christmas tree.
1960s: Christmas Twist
Ready for some funky retro time? This vintage garland is made out of foil with a modern twist. It can wrap around your Christmas tree or embellishment a table centerpiece.
1950s: Color Crazy
If you have only a few special ornaments, try throwing this garland into the mix! It adds a brilliant dash of color without stealing the spotlight from your most cherished ornaments.
Before 2000: Deep Sea Treasure
If your current ornaments already host the bulk of color on your tree, go for a simpler garland. This metallic garland will complement a colorful tree without overwhelming the senses.
Before 2000: Something Blue
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue—wait, that's for another celebration! But we can't deny, we're working along the same lines here. Give your tree the bridal treatment with these gorgeous blue mercury beads.
1980s: It's Snow Wonderful
Give your Christmas tree a wintry glow with this snowflake garland. Or turn your living room into a winter wonderland and hang it off a floating shelf for an extra icy flair.
1980s: Sugar-coated Bliss
Know anyone who's got a sweet tooth? Decorative candy may have been bad luck for Hansel and Gretel, but it makes wonderful garlands for us! Bring your childhood fantasies to life with this peppermint and fruit loop vintage garland.
This garland stretches all the way back to the Soviet Era. Though it looks like metal, it's actually glass painted to look like metal. It's certainly a one-of-a-kind treasure pulled out of time.
1950s: Sunny Holidays
Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright, Hawaiian vintage day! The pearlescent shells on this bamboo garland are colored white and red just like peppermint candy.
1910s: Made to Fade
Here's a simple yet exquisite vintage garland. Over the years, the colors have softened to rustic perfection, making it ideal for a flea market home.