When I think of vintage Christmas ornaments, the decades of the 50' and 60's forward usually come to mind. These beautiful pink and silver ornaments were actually made during World War II when silver nitrate was unavailable for non-military use. During the final two years of the war, metal was in short supply, even rationed. So, making do with what was to be had, the manufacturer used paper and cardboard to make the caps. I'm amazed that the cotton string hangers are still intact. Just by being manufactured in the 40's, these ornaments are rich in history. But, to me, these sweet confections have personal "diaries." Each in its own time has decorated so many beautiful Christmas trees. Perhaps, fir trees or pine trees, small trees or tall trees proudly wore the silver and the pink. Hands placed them so carefully on the branches with love and care! What joy they have brought to generations of those who believe in the magic of the holiday. The delicate pink/silver embellishments were so treasured that they are still intact 70 years later!