Retro Ornaments In Vintage Ironstone

In keeping with my simple Christmas decor . . . well, as simple as this girl gets . . .

~ ~ I decorated the area that I have my ironstone pieces with new retro ornaments.

I love the look of the old ornaments . . . as many of us do.


I originally had these ornaments either in the guest room or the master bedroom . . .

~ ~ because of the color. However, this year they moved right into the great room.


These reproduction retro ornaments do have a feel of the future too . . .

~ ~ somewhat Jetsonesque!

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Yes, I do believe that the Jetsons would have had these ornaments on their tree!




Just a simple ceramic tree graces this area.



Snowflakes added to a tureen and the baskets below.


And what would a holiday or winter vignette be without a bird?!!


My hubby came home a couple days early from a business trip . . .

~ ~ I was so happy as I can really use his help . . . and he is a great help.

This vignette is the first thing he noticed . . . and he gave it the thumbs up. 🙂

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Today and everyday I wish you JOY!

I am making tweaks to my mantel today, as I am joining some fabulous fellow bloggers . . .

~ ~ for a Mantel Tour on Monday, December 8th! You will find some great inspiration!


And on another note:

My post from Wednesday disappeared due to a “server change” . . .

~ ~ they are working on recovering it . . . The comments also disappeared.

So if I had not responded to a comment that you left on that post, that is the reason.

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  1. Oh they are so pretty…..I love the color and they do look kind of futuristic. They are beautiful mixed with the white ironstone too!
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  2. Yes, those ornaments could be something the Jetsons used! Love the color! 😉

  3. Simple elegance…fresh, clean and beautiful!

    Love it!

    Linda H. @ Truthful Tidbits
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  4. Shirley, now that is just swoon worthy!! I LOVE those ornaments!! I love the mid-century style of them and they are perfect with the white ironstone. I haven’t found anything like those, but hope to run into some. Gorgeous!
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  5. Shirley,
    I give you a thumbs up too on your vignette. Very pretty. Love the bird and the little wreath in the ironstone.
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  6. I love your Jetson ornaments and your creative festive vignette.
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  7. Yep, I do believe the Jetsons would love these ornaments! Love how they look in your white ware! The wreath over the platter is pretty too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉
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  8. I like your touches of blue mixed with the ironstone. I laughed when you said that the Jetson’s would’ve probably had those ornaments on their tree.
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  9. These are the prettiest ornaments and great color. I could see the Jetsons having these too. I always enjoy seeing your vignettes. I watched that show all the time

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  10. I agree they are Jetsonesque! We had some real tall modern lamps when I was a kid and these would have looked great with them (color)! I hope they can get your post back for you!
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  11. You always do such a terrific job on decorating. I love the retro, looks really good with your stoneware.
    Have a great weekend.
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  12. Shirley they look so pretty in your ironstone…I love your little white glitter trees too!
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  13. Nice ornaments and of course what doesn’t look good with ironstone! Sweet bird too…

  14. Oh Shirley, I just love this vignette…I guess because it includes all those wonderful vintage items that I adore. Those ornaments look great in the white ironstone. And the whole setup with the white trees on the white stools and little splashes of color is just perfect!!
    Mary Alice
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  15. I love the blue and white! Beautiful, Shirley!

  16. Linda miller says

    Definitely the Jetsons although I have been noticing a lot of turquoise and white decorations this season. Love the color combination.

  17. GORGEOUS vignette, my friend. Those are some ornaments! You are right about the Jetsons. The color of them is just lovely and so unique! I wish you joy right back!
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  18. Those are some really cool looking ornaments. Pretty color!
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  19. I love the blue color against the white ironstone. From the Jetsons…the one looks like an eyeball 😉

  20. Hi Shirley, love your retro ornaments and the white really sets them off. Your vignette is gorgeous.
    Love the platter too.
    Happy Decorating!
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  21. How funny you should mention The Jetsons! That’s exactly who I was thinking of when I saw you fabulous ornaments. Love the color, and shape!
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  22. They do look like something from the Jetsons! lol It looks so festive! I just love old ornaments. Now I wish I had kept some of my parents old ornaments!
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  23. I am sure the Jetsons would give this a thimbs up too! Those ornaments are so neat! Love the vignette. XO
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  24. Shirley, your ironstone Christmas vignette is so pretty! I love the color and style of the “Jetsonesque” ornaments! The bird and lavender is just perfect too! You have done an amazing job!
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  25. Two thumbs up for both the vignette and Jetson ornament. Now I can’t get the Jetson song out of my head!
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  26. I absolutely love those ornaments Shirley and the vignettes you’ve created are just beautiful! A ‘thumbs up’ from the hubby is definitely the highest compliment. 😉

  27. I am using aquas and whites too in my Christmas decor and I love yours!

  28. Beautiful vignette! I love those ornaments and that adorable bird! I am so sorry about your missing post, that stinks! I hope they get resolved quickly for you…

    Have a great weekend 🙂
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  29. Love those Jetson ornaments, especially the color and they look so pretty in the white ironstone. Have been enjoying all of your beautiful decorating ideas.
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  30. I love it Shirley! I like adding small touches all around as well, kind of a subtle ode to the holiday. And those vintage reproductions are so great!! Perfectly festive!
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  31. Looking forward to the tour Shirley! Love the addition of the ornaments with the ironstone for some Christmas cheer!
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  32. That looks wonderful with the vintage ornaments… You just make everything sparkle…
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