December 12, 2013

Vintage Christmas Ornament Rehab...


 


do your vintage ornaments lack luster?
do they poop out at parties?
{what's that from? ha! ;}
well, no need for vitameatavegamin!
although not all vintage ornies are in awesome shape when
purchased...{some have had harder lives than others...
and they look like it!!!} don't let that stop you from buying them!
especially if they are super cheap!!!!!




 


 because those peely, cracky, yucky ornies...with just a bit of TLC...
can look like these in no time at all!!!
{yes, the whole lot above were ugly and nasty and were reborn as
glittering silvery jewels!! ;}

here's all you do:
to give new life to a nasty vintage ornament, simply:
run hot water over the outside of the ornament
***place tape or your finger over the opening!
DO NOT get water inside the bulb!!! that's where all the
gorgeous silvery mercury color lives!***
a little scrubby scrubby to get that stubborn color off...ok,
sometimes i had to use a butter knife too! ;} Some take
30 seconds, some take a few minutes...but the result is
AWESOME!!!!
VIOLA!!!!!!!!!!!! 
SHINY BRIGHT!!!!!

now dig out those ugly ornies and GO TO TOWN!!!!!!
{and i would LOVE to see your results!!!!!}

10 comments:

  1. Such a cute post and good tips! I love vintage ornaments. We have a few and yes, they have lost a bit of their pretty.

    Jeanine

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  2. I have also just wiped mine with a damp paper towel to clean off the dullness. Your's are really pretty. I didn't put mine on the tree this year but I have a few here and there in my decor.

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  3. It never entered my head to refurbish Christmas stuff , thanks for the tip

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  4. Who knew! What a great idea. I've got a few that need some work and thanks for the tip.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  5. You are SO SMART. I bow down to your bulbiness! xo Diana

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  6. I'm so glad you decided to open your own rehab center for dirty and lonely little 'not so shiny brights'!!!

    I am in LOVE with your new header!!!!!!!! It's so pretty!!!
    much love from here in the freezing cold tundra...send some warmth will ya???

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  7. How incredible is that?? I'm gonna try that on a couple that look pretty darn sad. Thanks for the great tip Oc...

    Blessings, Edie Marie with a Christmas pin on her jammies!

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love to hear from you! ;}