Finding Christmas ornaments to express individuality and to keep through the years is another tradition in the making. Christmas ornaments somehow become more than objects of beauty, they become ornamental objects of ourselves, times gone by, and treasures from our lives and the lives of those we love. I think of my favorites as the ornamental pages from the dictionary of me.
The beauty of copper for the chef in all of us. Sur la table: $6.96 each
Spectacular colors and vision reminiscent of another Star so bright. Starry, starry night: $12.50
For the festive fashionistas and style mavens, an Origami Star Ornament in classic houndstooth pattern brings style to the tree. $9.75
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store does its part to keep us in Heels and Holidays. $135 complete set of seven(7).
An original design and unique in presence is this handmade spun cotton bull terrier ornament by Old World Primitives. Spun cotton is a craft that dates back to the late 1800s with origins in Germany. Dressed to impress in an ensemble of hand dyed light blue crepe paper pants with a white crepe paper waistband. This gent is impressively embellished with three sky blue seed bead buttons, and carries a real mini pine cone. He is tea stained which gives him an antique appearance, and completed with a reproduction Victorian paper scrap bull terrier dog face. The bull terrier dog ornament is approximately 4 1/2″ tall, and each are signed and dated. $28
Joyeux Noel and festive French frivolity. Antique reproduction Pierrot from French Garden House: $22
Created by noted floral designer Matt Wood, the crystal-encrusted Williamsburg® Set of 4 Regency Egg Ornaments are regal reminders of the motif of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Collections, and currently used in the holiday displays at the Williamsburg Inn. Frontgate exclusively offers the hand painted, mouth-blown set of 4 glass ornaments. $69.50
The iridescent blue-green colors unique to the unmistakable beauty of the peacock are well represented in this one of a kind ornament. Gray Cat Ornaments: $24.75
May all your Christmas wishes come true with this handmade 24 karat gold plated wishbone ornament from Lunares Home : $15
The beauty of nature and an old-fashioned Christmas is captured in this handcrafted pinecone-textured mercury glass ornament in antiqued copper. Crate & Barrel: $2.36
Christmas ornaments range in varied themes, materials, and meanings. The evolution of their beauty over the years only serves to benefit the stylish wonder they bring to so many of their admirers.