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Original Tinsel (Set of 3 Packages)

Add Sparkle and Sheen with Original Metallic Tinsel from Austria

Original Tinsel (Set of 3 Packages)

Add Sparkle and Sheen with Original Metallic Tinsel from Austria


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Mom and dad liked to methodically apply each piece of tinsel strand by strand. We kids liked to throw them in clumps until things got out of hand. Those more sophisticated blew them from their palms onto the tree (although this could end in a round of silliness too). Anyway you put it, no tree is complete without the original metallic tinsel of our youth. Hard to come by, it's still around, made in Austria by the original manufacturer for the past 100 years. Each strand is approx. 18". The average 5-6 ft. tree takes 6 packages (depending on personal taste), or one package per 1-2 ft. of tree. Sold in sets of 3.

  • Heavier than today's tinsel, "Austrian icicles" hang better than tinsel sold in discount stores
  • Tinsel can be reused perennially
  • Limited quantities available.

Here's the tinsel you decorated the Christmas tree with as a kid.

Original Tinsel (Set of 3 Packages)

Safety Warnings

Do not injest.

Materials

Metallic tinsel

Sizing & Specifications

Assembly Required: N

Cord Polarized: N

Origin

Manufactured In: Austria

Material - Country Of Origin: Austria

H2746
Original Tinsel (Set of 3 Packages) 5 5 17 17
I feel like it's the 1950's all over again! Our family Christmas tree always had tons of metal (lead?) icicles. We received a package of these last year as a gift, and put them on our tree this year. They looked great - what sparkle! We ordered more so our tree next year will look even better! January 25, 2014
The real stuff!!! It's the heavy metallic tinsel we had on the tree in Germantown, Ohio. Just exactly what my daughter wanted. January 20, 2014
A Christmas Tree Like Long Ago After hunting for the perfect decoration to complete my quite old artificial tree which is graced with bubble lights from Vermont Country Store from a few years ago, I searched and searched for tinsel to complete the memorable effect. I finally thought to check with Vermont Country Store as I have used them for my other unique, no longer available products, and alas they had it. My family was amazed and wondered where I found the old fashioned trimmings - Vermont Country Store, of course! January 20, 2014
Old World Elegance Putting real metal tinsel on the tree is the perfect final touch to creating an elegant Christmas. Sure it shimmers and shines, but so does paper tinsel. The real difference is in the weight of each strand, allowing a beautiful drape of the tinsel over the bough. And when you know that you can re-use the tinsel, or recycle if it breaks over the years, you will really fall in love with this product. January 13, 2014
Real Tinsel This reminds me of the days back in the 50s and 60s when you had a very beautiful Christmas Tree. January 4, 2014
Just like the tinsel we had as children! It was wonderful to see this item in the catalog. My husband wanted to re-create a "fifties" type of live tree with all our childhood ornaments. This tinsel really put the finishing touches on the tree, along with the big C-9 lights. No LED lights for us!. We'll most likely keep ordering more, in case I can't get all of it off the tree this year. Thank you for a wonderful childhood memory. December 30, 2013
Like years ago This tinsel is excellent for adding to the tree one strand to a branch at a time. Three packages were sufficient for a six foot tree. So much better than the cheap stuff available commercially today. Anyone who has experienced tinsel from years gone by would definitely appreciate this product. I ordered three more for next year! December 29, 2013
Christmas past revisited! I have searched for the real metallic tinsel for years, and although it took the entire three packages to trim our mid-sized tree, it looks beautiful! Complements and questions galore from friends about where I found "the real thing." December 18, 2013
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What Our Customers Are Saying about Our Original Tinsel (Set of 3 Packages) …

"This tinsel is just like I grew up with. The tree looked beautiful and I plan I purchasing more!" - denise appledorn, chagrin falls, OH

"I have been looking for these for years! They hang beautifully and look just like the old one I used to have as a kid. Thank you, Vermont Country Store!" - judith, pacifica, CA

"Do not discontinue this item. It is fabulous; just like I remember. Hangs beautifully and does not stick to clothing, etc." - Lois Jones, West Valley City, UT

"Do not discontinue this item -- it is like putting some of our best memories on our Christmas tree! Nothing looks like this tinsel. When my friends see my tree, they always notice the "special tinsel" and it prompts yet another time to share wonderful memories." - sue, North Liberty, IN

"I absolutely love this. It is the icing on the cake, as far as Christmas trees are concerned. And unlike the flimsy plastic stuff found in stores, this is the real deal. Please don't ever discontinue it. Or warn me if you do so I can buy up your stock." - Mary, Indianapolis, IN

"I love it; it is heavier than anything you can buy in the other stores. Reminds me of what my family used in the 50s. Not quite as heavy as that, but very close. It makes my tree look like what I remember as a child. - Lorna Spencer, Wilton, ME

"I searched for years for this tinsel... the real deal that makes our tree look fabulous. Reminds me of my childhood... decorating the tree with the tinsel was an art form. My brothers and sisters and I were instructed to handle it carefully and place it on the tree ONE strand at a time! It was a labor of love!" - Barbara Donlon, Hurley, NY