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Sewing Machine Ornament

$24.99

For centuries all clothing was laboriously made by hand using a needle and thread. Developed in 1790, then patented in 1846, the Sewing Machine promised relief from countless hours of hand labor. The Sewing Machine was named the "Queen of Inventions" in 1860, and has been in use ever since.
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Record Player Ornament

$27.99

The record player s origins trace back to the invention of the phonograph by Thomas Edison in 1877. The record player was widely used until the 1980s. Despite technological advances in music, many people prefer the sound of a classic record player and collect records and players alike.
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Vintage Trailer Ornament

$21.99

Travel trailers are becoming more popular. Since they are towed behind a vehicle, they provide a "home away from home" that is comfortable and safe, no matter where the road leads. This glass ornament makes a great gift for any travel enthusiast.
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Microphone Ornament

$14.99

A microphone or mic converts sounds into electrical signals allowing the sound to be projected. Microphones are used in a variety of settings to allow more people to enjoy sounds of music, speeches, and performances. The microphone ornament is the perfect gift for the performer in your life.
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Red Peppermint Reflection

$17.99

Inspired by the 1940s and 1950s, the Vintage Reflections Collection is made from blown glass and decorated to replicate the mercury finish of traditional Victorian ornaments. Red Peppermint Reflection with radiating indents and bright colors captures the nostalgic reflections of the seasonal spirit.
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Shiny Mercury Reflection

$17.99

Inspired by the 1940s and 1950s, the Vintage Reflections Collection is made from blown glass and decorated to replicate the mercury finish of traditional Victorian ornaments. Shiny Mercury Reflection with radiating indents and bright colors captures the nostalgic reflections of the seasonal spirit.
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Typewriter Ornament

$21.99 $10.99

After their invention in the 1860s, typewriters became an essential tool for producing official correspondence, publications and eventually personal correspondence. Antique collectors seek out vintage typewriters today, but you ll be hard pressed to find a modern-day typewriter as the personal computer has replaced this once state-of-the-art machine.
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Faceted Sky Reflection

$17.99

Inspired by the 1940s and 1950s, the Vintage Reflections Collection is made from blown glass and decorated to replicate the mercury finish of traditional Victorian ornaments. Faceted Sky Reflection with radiating indents and bright colors captures the nostalgic reflections of the seasonal spirit.
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Limelight Flare Reflection

$17.99

Inspired by the 1940s and 1950s, the Vintage Reflections Collection is made from blown glass and decorated to replicate the mercury finish of traditional Victorian ornaments. Limelight Flare Reflection with radiating indents and bright colors captures the nostalgic reflections of the seasonal spirit.
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Peace Sign Ornament

$15.99

The Peace Symbol was originally designed by Gerald Holtom in as a logo for nuclear disarmament. Now recognized and used universally as a peace symbol, it has deliberately never been copyrighted. It is free for all to use worldwide.
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Upright Vacuum Ornament

$17.99

The first attempts to provide a mechanical solution to floor cleaning were begun in England in 1599. In the early 1900s, a janitor created an electric vacuum using a fan motor, soap box, broom handle, and a pillowcase to design the first commercial bag-on-a-stick upright vacuum cleaner.
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Retro Toaster Ornament

$17.99

The toaster origins trace back to Scotland in the 1890s. In the 1940s, the pop-up toaster was created and since then people around the world have enjoyed toasted bread in just 1-3 minutes! The toaster has evolved into a common household small appliance today. A perfect gift for the cook in your life!
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Faceted Crimson Relfection

$17.99

Inspired by the 1940s and 1950s, the Vintage Reflections Collection is made from blown glass and decorated to replicate the mercury finish of traditional Victorian ornaments. Faceted Crimson Reflection with radiating indents and bright colors captures the nostalgic reflections of the seasonal spirit.
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Turquoise Luster Reflection Ornament

$17.99

Inspired by the 1940s and 1950s, the Vintage Reflections Collection is made from blown glass and decorated to replicate the mercury finish of traditional Victorian ornaments. Turquoise Luster Reflection with radiating indents and bright colors captures the nostalgic reflections of the seasonal spirit.
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Lusterous Orchid Refleciton Ornament

$17.99

Inspired by the 1940s and 1950s, the Vintage Reflections Collection is made from blown glass and decorated to replicate the mercury finish of traditional Victorian ornaments. Lusterous Orchid Reflection with radiating indents and bright colors captures the nostalgic reflections of the seasonal spirit.
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Dazzling Fuchsia Reflection

$17.99

Inspired by the 1940s and 1950s, the Vintage Reflections Collection is made from blown glass and decorated to replicate the mercury finish of traditional Victorian ornaments. Dazzling Fuchsia Reflection with radiating indents and bright colors captures the nostalgic reflections of the seasonal spirit.
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Looking for a Christmas theme this holiday season?

Christmas is all about themes, and it all starts with the Christmas ornaments. Whether It’s a traditional theme or something near and dear to your heart, choosing a theme with colors and Christmas ornaments is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Your tree should be the center of your theme, then all other decorations should follow. Adding things like ribbon, flocking and lights are great additions and ways to show off those beautiful Christmas tree ornaments.

Deck the Halls with Pet Ornament Themes

Pets are a part of the family. Whether they have since past or are still spreading joy to the family, having an ornament that depicts them is a great way to symbolize them. We have a great selection of both cat Christmas ornaments and dog Christmas ornaments, as well as any other pets you might have in our animal ornament page.

Time-Honored Christmas Themes

You can’t go wrong with a traditional themed Christmas ornament. They are something everyone will love and there are so many options to choose from. From Santa to Snowman to a nativity scene to a gingerbread house ornament, Christmas themed ornaments are perfect for any Christmas tree.

Many Enjoy Angel Ornament Themes

Angels have been one of the classic toppers for many years, but they can also be great ornaments. These stoic guardians are perfect for any tree and we have a wide selection of colors and sizes to go with any color scheme you have going. Make an angel Christmas ornament a part of your tree this year.

Ornaments Can Go on More Than Just Christmas Trees

Christmas ornaments today are more than just for your tree. Snow globes are festive, and ornaments can be hung around the house. We have a great selection of ideas for other uses around the house, such as hanging them on hooks and stands or on wreaths. If you’re looking for more ideas on where to hang Christmas tree ornaments for the season or for all year round check out our post which details our top 6 ways to display Christmas ornaments all year.

Hanging Christmas Ornaments Throughout the House

When the tree is overflowing with hanging Christmas ornaments, ornaments hooks and stands are the next best thing. Whether it’s one Christmas ornament in particular you want to show off or a specific theme you’re going for you can use these to represent that perfectly. Christmas ornaments can also be hung year-round with these hooks and stands.

Holiday Snow Globes

It’s believed that snow globes were originally created as a replacement to paper weights. Today they have become perfect decorations found on mantels, tables, windowsills, desks and anywhere else they can be admired. They also make great gifts and collectibles. Check out our selection and add a beautiful, new addition to your decorations.

The History of Christmas Ornaments

In a tiny village tucked away in the mountains of central Germany, the Christmas ornaments we admire today were born. The town of Lauscha, Germany was famously known in the late 16th century for their specialty glassworks, including bowls, beads, drinkware and glass eyes. Around German Europe, families would decorate their Christmas trees with nuts, fruits and tinsel and apples (to represent the forbidden fruit discussed in the Bible), but this tradition was too costly for some lower class families. In 1847, a direct descendant of Lauscha’s first glass maker, Hans Greiner had an epiphany: create Christmas tree decorations that last beyond one Christmas. He went to work creating Christmas ornaments, or Baubels, in the shape of fruits, nuts and other simple designs. Soon the idea to decorate the Christmas tree with these hand-blown glass Christmas ornaments would spread like wildfire and start a worldwide tradition that continues on to this day. 

For more on the history of why Christmas trees have ornaments and other Christmas-inspired tidbits, visit the Old World Christmas blog!

How Christmas Ornaments Are Made Today

Christmas ornaments today have taken on shapes, sizes, colors and designs that would leave Hans Greiner speechless. What’s most impressive, though, is that Christmas ornaments are made in the same way now as they were in 1847, like the Christmas ornaments from Old World Christmas. We’ve taken the time to understand how traditional Christmas ornaments are made, and strive to create the most beautiful, handmade, mouth-blown Christmas ornaments for our loyal customers to cherish and pass down for years to come.

Using heat from a flame, clear glass cylinders with a long blow-pipe are turned consistently, evenly heating the glass. As the glass heats, it softens and glows. This glow tells us when it’s ready to expand and take the shape of the chosen mold. Once the entire bubbled end is glowing and hot, the glass maker blows into the long tube, using air to fill the end of the glass bubble and expanding it into the chosen mold. In order to prevent shattering, the glass maker gradually lowers the temperature to a less intense flame. The newly shaped glass is added to the annealer, (oven for ornaments) to cool. Then, a silvering solution is poured into the Christmas ornament’s stem and the entire thing is dipped into warm water, activating the silvering chemicals for a mirror-like finish of the Christmas ornament. 

Once this is complete, the Christmas ornaments are dipped in lacquer for color and hand painted to accentuate their unique characteristics. The painter will then make an incision on the stem, snap it off, and cover the top with a cap. Now the Christmas ornament is complete and ready for its new owner. We also have custom ornaments available so you can add a personal touch.

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