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Christmas Ornaments

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Among our crazy collections, Christmas ornaments are our favorites. We began collecting glass and dough ornaments before we were married and have continued for the past 21 years.

Unfortunately, the dough ornaments don't fare too well in changing climates and humidity, so most of our collection is retired. But the durable glass, plastic and metal ornaments hang from our tree each year.

Even though we normally have a large Christmas tree in the living room (and another in the galleria), the collection has grown too large to show in its entirety. So we rotate the ornaments from year to year...and enjoy a new look every Christmas!
click here to see Hallmark ornaments The Keepsake ornaments in our Hallmark collection represent over 20 years. Click on the logo to see a few pictures of our favorites.
click here to see Radko ornaments Christopher Radko returned the art of ornament-making to Christmas. A few of the beautiful, hand-painted designs can be seen here.
click here to see glass ornaments Blown-glass ornaments are among the most beautiful. We began collecting these in 1983 and add new ones to the tree every year.
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Tree Trivia
It is believed that Christmas ornaments first appeared on Paradise Trees in the Middle Ages to represent the fruit on Adam & Eve's tree in the Garden of Eden. These trees appeared in December 24th festivals with apples or wafers to represent the communion host of the Mass, hung from the branches. It wasn't until the 1600's that Christmas tree were brought indoors and not until the 19th century did non-edible toys, trinkets, bells and paper ornaments become popular.