Take a stroll down memory lane.
Fall is around the corner, and soon you'll be thinking about your holiday decorations. If you're already ready for some Christmas eye candy, how about a side of history to go along with it? The practice of holiday tree trimming isn't just a fun tradition; the designs of the ornaments themselves also provide a surprising chronicle of the times and places in which they were produced. Plus, you have to admit there's just something so charming about a tree decked out in vintage ornaments that have been passed down over the years.
You'll have to hit up a flea market, your grandma's basement, or, of course, Etsy and eBay to find these decorations now—or you can just keep scrolling to learn more and shop these amazing vintage and antique finds. From unsilvered paper ornament hangers and indented glass baubles to spun cotton fruit and wooden Santas, these are some of the most popular styles of ornaments throughout history. Talk about a blast from the past!