It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Let’s take a look at the history of Christmas ornaments, shall we?
History shows the decorations used to trim and bedeck Christmas trees included white candy canes, fresh apples and pastries shaped in the likeness of flowers, hearts and stars.
Garlands of glass beads, tin figures and the famous glass bauble made in Lauscha, Germany by Hans Greiner captured the eyes and the hearts of admirers. Artisans crafted the original ornaments in the shape of fruits and nuts.
William DeMuth created the first American-made glass ornaments in 1870. American businessman F. W. Woolworth discovered glass bauble ornaments on his travels to Laucscha, Germany in the 1880s subsequently importing the Lauscha ornaments to the United States.
The F. W. Woolworth Company went national in 1910 with 1000+ stores introducing glass Christmas ornaments into its inventory.
Over the 20th century, Woolworth’s would import 200,000 Christmas ornaments and top $25 million in sales from Christmas decorations.
Over the last decade, decorating the Christmas tree has become more than strictly a holiday ritual and more of a trip down memory lane starring Christmas ornaments notably in what Christmas means to me magnificence.
Small in size, but oh-so-large in representation of our individual style, personal interests, defining milestones, landmark events, choice destinations, memories of yesteryear; Christmas ornaments become delicate, shiny, glittery and wonderful winter wonderland pieces to add to or start a these are a few of my favorite things collection.
East Tennessee is our second home, and even though we will spend Christmas at home in Louisiana, the GSMNP ornament will allow us to be home for Christmas if only in our Great Smoky Mountains National Park dreams.
Load ’em up and let’s hit the slopes memories.
Our Canadian snowbird eats, sleeps and drinks all things hockey, namely, the Winnipeg Jets.
Food truck popularity serves as an appropriate token of let’s eat fun.
Christmas ornaments somehow become more than objects of beauty, they become ornamental objects of ourselves and treasures from our lives and the lives of those we love.
Now for an array of Christmas ornaments celebrating the food, music, landmarks and culture of Louisiana and ones that capture the essence of the there’s no place like home for the holidays sentiment.
I fell in love with the Dagmara landscape printed glass ball ornament at first sight.
Monochrome topography fittingly depicts a scene reminiscent of the homes, buildings and churches along the parish roads and bayous of Louisiana.
The announcement of Ultra Violet as Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 coordinates with the holiday color fest.
A splash of non-traditional color livens the look, and complements the colors featured in the all I want for Christmas Limoges oyster plate and oyster ornament.
Beignets and Café au Lait at Café du Monde is a delicious New Orleans tradition.
Our pets are members of our family.
Sadie the black Labrador Retriever and Beau the white German shepherd keep our nephews company on the hunt.
Creativity and color make up a large part of my day, every day.
It’s a color your world Christmas.
The piney woods are well-represented through adorned packages in shades of blush, gray, and gold wrapped to impress.
Decorate your Christmas tree as you would your home- with a sense of you.