I know what you are thinking – why in the world is she writing about holiday ornaments in SEPTEMBER? Trust me, the holidays will be here before you know it. In fact, when my children were little, I was completely done shopping for them by the end of October. That is because I would pick up things here and there when they were on sale, and hide them down in our basement storage unit.
Now that the kids are back in school, and Halloween decorations are all over the place (including our home – we’re fully decorated for Halloween), I can’t help but think about the other upcoming holidays – Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
Did you know that some people have holiday trees that they keep up year round? I have thought about it, but we have such limited space in our home that it wouldn’t be feasible. I have seen people with small trees that they decorate for each holiday, not just Christmas. They even decorate the trees to reflect the different seasons. Truthfully, I think it would be awesome to have a tree wrapped in fall garland (different colored leaves, pinecones, berries…) and decorated with fall-themed ornaments.
You can buy an array of ornaments from Old World Christmas ornaments for not only Christmas, but also for year round decorating. In fact, I have a butterfly from Old World Christmas ornaments, and I had a bee until it met with an unfortunate end. I don’t have a year round tree, but I did hang the butterfly off one of our shelves. Currently it’s (carefully) packed away until after the holidays are over.
Isn’t the butterfly gorgeous? It looks so real.
As I mentioned already, Old World Christmas ornaments has ornaments for different holidays, seasons, occasions and even just every day ornaments that you can display year round.
My plan is to get one of those free-standing ornament holders to hang the butterfly from. Similar to this one (pictured below).
I’ll actually need two free-standing ornament holders to hang another BEAUTIFUL ornament from Old World Christmas ornaments.
I love Tigers. They are one of my favorite wild animals. They are one of the highlights of my visits to the Bronx Zoo.
Check out this picture I took on one of my trips. It’s hard to believe I took this through a plexiglass window.
Old World Christmas ornaments has a lot of animal ornaments to choose from. Whether you love squirrels, elephants, wolves, pandas, bears, or alligators (to name a few), Old World Christmas ornaments has ornaments has them. They even have fish, as well as unusual ones like platypus, salamander and hyena. Of course they have ones like dogs and cats too.
Here are a few examples;
Old World Christmas ornaments was kind enough to send me a couple of new ornaments to check out. I received to review a Tiger, as well as a more typical holiday ornament.
I received the Old World Christmas tiger ornament. It’s a decent sized ornament (not too big, not too small) and looks identical to the photo on the brand’s website.
The ornament is double sided, so you see it’s gorgeousness no matter how you look at it.
There is a subtle glitter-like effect to the tiger’s fur too, which really catches your eye when light hits it. It sparkles.
As you can see the brand puts great detail into their ornaments, right down to the individual blades of grass.
I love this ornament and I cannot wait to put it on display year round next to my monarch butterfly ornament.
The tiger ornament retails for $24.99, which is a great price for a quality made ornament. These ornaments are the kind you pass down from generation to generation.
In addition to the tiger, I also received the most darling snowman ornament to review. This ornament is called Snowman with Playful Pets. This would be considered a more traditional ornament that you would only bring out during the holidays, unlike the tiger which can be kept out year round.
What I love most about this adorable snowman is that he’s surrounded by a cute little cat while hugging a sweet little dog.
Just like with the tiger, Old World Christmas puts a lot of detail into their ornaments. You can clearly make out the fringe on the snowman’s scarf and the little pink tongue of the dog that is licking the snowman.
This ornament also has a glitter-like effect on the scarf.
This precious ornament sells for $17.99, which is a great price for this quality.
Right now people are thinking more about Halloween and Thanksgiving. Here are just a few examples of ornaments for these holidays you might want to consider.
Heirloom quality ornaments such as these make great gifts, not only for the holidays, but also for weddings (they have wedding themed ornaments), anniversaries, birthdays, friendship gifts and just about any other occasion you can think of.
They have 1,500+ blown glass and handprinted ornaments to choose from.
If you are interested in seeing more of the ornaments from Old World Christmas, visit them online at OldWorldChristmas.com. They can also be found on social media. All of those links are found on the bottom right of their website.
What do you think about these ornaments? Did you see any that you’d like to decorate your home with or add to your holiday collection? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.
*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.