Le pièce de résistance - the tree!
This is the tree we had for about the first ten years of my life - silver tinsel, each branch stored in a paper cover (provided you slipped it in in the right direction so that the springy-out parts folded up around the metal rod). I don't remember what color our bulbs were - will have to see if I can find a (color!) photo.
Shiny Brite ornaments were all the rage in the 50s and 60s and even a little after that. I don't know if we had Shiny Brites or not; how I wish I had saved a box of the decorations my parents used when I was little.
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