Apparently it is tradition for Ukrainian women to offload all the tacky decorations in their collection when someone moves into a new place. Thus allowing them to shop for a ton of tacky new decorations.
If you look closely you will see some vintage bubblers (one of which broke and horribly and apparently permanently stained my white ceramic sink) and tinsel. It was almost impossible to find as tinsel has fallen out of vogue but i found some and now have enough for the next few years. At my parents place we couldn't have tinsel because the cats would eat it. I always promised myself that in my new place the tree would be full of the sparkle stuff.