O, Christmas Tree!
An assortment of Christmas tree ornaments from the FAME+ catalogue to give you bright ideas on how to dress up your tree this year
by Patti Sunio
If 2020 caught us off guard and by surprise, 2021 is the year we proved our mettle. We’ve all had battles to get through and it’s taught us plenty: to expect the unexpected, to move along regardless, and to remember to play, have fun, and, well, go a bit crazy.
And as the year comes to a close, however you’re planning to celebrate the holiday season (check out our table-setting tips and our list of home bar essentials, if you will), we encourage you to do so with a bang. Starting with your Christmas tree, try a new style and invest in decor that’ll bring your heart—and home—joy. Below, find a selection of ornaments to bring out your bright ideas.
GET THE CHRISTMAS BALLS ROLLING
A Christmas tree decorated with Christmas balls isn’t exactly a novel idea, but we hope this selection of fanciful, festive Christmas balls will inspire you to go a bit outside your comfort zone. As opposed to sticking to one color or a theme, we suggest a mishmash of Christmas balls in a variety of shapes and colors, from three-dimensional ones made of sparkly wires, to ones that are covered in pretty lace and sequins.
1 & 2) Christmas Ornament - 13 and Christmas Ornament- 1, SARILINLIKHA NOVELTIES. 3) GIBO-MRWG 4’’, PHILIPPINE TREASURES INC. 4) 6pcs Glass Christmas Balls Red Big Size 5 inches Handpainted Designs CV19 1040 and Christmas Balls with Aluminum Wires PBAW-1019w, LIMAN GLASS HANDCRAFTED. 5) Hanging Ornament (Balls), MIL EXPORT
WE’VE GOT ANGELS IN THE HOUSE
Angels are always a reassuring sight, whether you’re making them the key theme of your Christmas tree, or adding them as accents. From praying angels to angels in chorus, our curated picks include angel ornaments made of abaca, driftwood and paper pulp, tins and wire, and more. Gather them round your tree and get the merry vibes going.
1 & 3) 6pc Christmas Ornaments Tins & Wire (Santa, Snowman, Angel, Nutcracker) RBS 7003 and 6pc Christmas Ornaments Tins & Wire (Santa, Snowman, Angel, Nutcracker) RBS 7004, LIMAN GLASS HANDCRAFTED. 2) Hanging angels, DEPARTMENT 24. 4) S3 Angel Hanging Ornament, FREDEN EXPORT. 5) 6” Burlap Angels, NATURELINE ENTERPRISES. 6) TRA-SYTWN-R, PHILIPPINE TREASURES INC
BLESS YOUR LUCKY STARS
No matter your style, there’s a twinkling star that’s meant for you. In the mood for earth tones? You’ll love the handcrafted stars made of natural material, such as pandan and shell. Looking for eye-catching stars to be the main attraction of your tree? Check out our options of glittery stars made of wire.
1) 6” Stars with shell, NATURELINE ENTERPRISES. 2) Pyrex Crochet Glass Star, LIMAN GLASS HANDCRAFTED. 3) 05693905 (3D Star), PHILCONCORDE INTERNATIONAL, INC. 4) 1976910 (Treetop Star), PHILCONCORDE INTERNATIONAL, INC. 5) Hanging Ornament (Star), MIL EXPORT
A PARTY OF CHRISTMAS CHARACTERS
The holidays are all about heart-warming stories and magic, and along with it are the Christmas characters that remind you of what season is all about. From jolly Santa Claus and his trusty elves, to warm and fuzzy forest animals covered up in cozy knits, scarves, and bonnets, these are quirky ornaments you’d love to add to your pine.
1 & 5) Fuzzy animals, Klassy Collections. 2) S3 Santa Face Hanging Ornament, FREDEN EXPORT. 3) S3 Santa Hanging Ornament, FREDEN EXPORT. 4) 6pc Christmas Ornaments Tins & Wire (Santa, Snowman, Angel, Nutcracker) RBS 7008, LIMAN GLASS HANDCRAFTED. 6) S3 Gnenome Hanging Ornament, FREDEN EXPORT
GATHER ‘ROUND THE GARLANDS
Make yours a Christmas tree in full bloom by dressing it up in ornaments and garlands of leaves, twigs, branches, and more. Some of our picks include little white wreaths made of shells and the ball ornaments made of pandan leaves painted in gold and silver.
1-2, 5, & 7) Leaves and garlands, DEPARTMENT 24. 3) 3” Pandan Balls, NATURELINE ENTERPRISES. 4) Wreath and Ball Ornament Set, NATURELINE ENTERPRISES. 6) D24FGI-36, DEPARTMENT 24. 8) S3 Artichoke Hanging Ornament, FREDEN EXPORT
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