On Saturday morning I received a box in the mail. It was from Colorado. A whole box of ornaments now named Cyndi arrived! Five Ice Blue and Five Red.
I Immediately thought of you when I unearthed my Christmas Ornaments and came across a box of Shiny Brites, They aren’t the prettiest…but they have been on my tree every year I’ve had a tree since we bought them for our first Christmas together in 1972. They were purchased at the Rhinebeck Hardware Store in Rhinebeck, NY. The price is still on the box, $1.19! We were married in October but I had to finish student teaching about 300 miles away. I remember finishing the semester and driving home a few days before Christmas. We were giddy about celebrating that Christmas. We went out and purchased a small tree, a stand, some lights and two boxes of Shiny Brites. This is all that remains, with the exception of a few that have lost their tops or have borrowed a top from some other ornament. Enjoy them. I will look for them on the next year’s Shiny Brite tree. Best always, Cyndi
Thank you so much Cyndi! I think they are just perfect! I love when Shiny Brites have a history. I will tuck their history into the box with the ornaments!
Cyndi and her husband are selling their home and many of their possessions because they are “downsizing” and moving.