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Many interesting stories and legends about Christmas can be found in our selection of classic glass Old World Christmas ornaments. Explore the Christmas Chalet's world of traditions, cultures, religions, and myths. Some are good luck ornaments and charms, or reflect age-old Christmas traditions from around the world. Some are vegetables and animals, some are political party Christmas ornaments. Seek and you just might find that perfect ornament or gift.
Most of our delightful Christmas ornaments feature an attached story card. These cards provide nostalgic imagery combined with unique ornament legends.

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Artichoke Old World Ornament
Artichoke Ornament
28058
3.75"
$11.99

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The artichoke is a member of the thistle family, and the vegetable that is eaten is actually the plant's flower. The artichoke dates back thousands of years to Ancient Greece and Rome, where it was considered a delicacy and believed to be an aphrodisiac.
Pickle Old World Ornament
Pickle Ornament
28016
3"
$5.99

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The pickle is a German symbol for good luck. Traditionally, German parents decorated the tree on Christmas Eve, hiding the pickle ornament last. On Christmas morning, the first child to locate the pickle was rewarded an extra special gift from St. Nicholas.
Mini Gurken Old World Ornament
Mini Gurken (Gherkin) Ornament
28052
1.5"
$2.99

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Long ago when parents decorated the Christmas tree, they hung the pickle ornament last, hiding it in the green boughs. When the children were allowed to view the tree, they would begin searching for the pickle ornament because they knew they would receive an extra gift for being the most observant.
Pickle Chips Old World Ornament
Pickle Chips Ornament
28105
3.25"
$8.99

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Weather sweet or dill, pickles are one of America's favorite snacks, condiments, and accompaniments. The pickle's tangy flavors can be savored when eaten fresh from the jar, as relish on a hot dog, or as chips on a cheeseburger or sandwich. Americans eat over 2.5 billion pounds of pickles per year!
Pomegranate Old World Ornament
Pomegranate Ornament
28063
3"
$9.99

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The pomegranate is one of the oldest fruits known to man. Every pomegranate has exactly 840 seeds, each surrounded by a sack of sweet, tangy juice contained by a thin skin. With its abundance of seeds, the fruit has long been a symbol of fertility, bounty, and eternal life.
Bell Pepper Old World Ornament
Bell Pepper Ornament
28087
2.5"
$7.99

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Bell peppers are crunchy and crisp, but have a mild and sweet tangy flavor. Grown in a wide variety of bright colors - reds, greens, yellows, and oranges - Bell Peppers are truly the Christmas ornaments of the vegetable world, and this glass pepper will festively adorn your tree!
Two Peas in a Pod Old World Ornament
Two Peas in a Pod Ornament
28041
4.25"
$11.99

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When two people get along really well and always seem to be by each other's side, or if they just have lots of similarities, they are said to be like "two peas in a pod". This cute little whimsical glass ornament has special significance for best friends, twins, or couples in love.
Peapod Old World Ornament
Peapod Ornament
28112
2.75"
$6.99

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The pea can be traced all the way back to 4800 BC in Egypt. Thomas Jefferson introduced English peas to the United States and grew them on his estate. The Peapod protects the delicate peas inside and is usually discarded, except with the more delicate snow pea which is a staple in Chinese cuisine.
Morel Mushrooms Old World Ornament
Morel Mushrooms
Ornament

28111
3.75"
$9.99

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Mushrooms are associated with nature and the beauty of the forest. Finding a mushroom in the woods is like finding a lucky penny good fortune is just around the corner! A mushroom ornament on your Christmas tree symbolizes a reverence for nature and the hope for good fortune in the coming year.
Double Mushrooms Old World Ornament
Double Mushrooms
Ornament

28076
3.75"
$10.99

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Mushrooms are associated with nature and the beauty of the forest. Finding a mushroom in the woods is like finding a lucky penny- good fortune is just around the corner! And a double mushroom is twice as lucky. The double mushrooms ornament symbolizes the hope for a good fortune in the coming year.
Stuffed Green Olive Old World Ornament
Stuffed Green Olive Ornament
28072
1.5"
$4.99

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This beautiful glass ornament was carefully mouth-blown into a finely crafted mold. Then a hot solution of liquid silver was poured inside. Finally, the ornament was delicately hand-painted with many brightly colored lacquers and glitters for you to enjoy!
Chili Pepper Old World Ornament
Chili Pepper
Ornament

28070
5.25"
$10.99

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Spice up your holidays with this festive glass chili pepper ornament that was carefully mouth-blown into a handcrafted mold. Then molten liquid silver was poured inside. Finally, it was hand painted with brightly colored lacquers and decorated with glitter for you to enjoy!
Peanut Old World Ornament
Peanut Ornament
28012
2.75"
$5.99

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Peanuts symbolize mystery since their shells completely hide their contents. Called "treasures beneath the ground," nuts are also associated with wisdom because their contents are compact, sustaining, and endorsed within a single shell. Long ago peanuts were wrapped in gold or silver foil and used as Christmas tree ornaments.
Large Acorn Old World Ornament
Large Acorn Ornament
28011
3"
8.99

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Acorns have long been considered good luck symbols. They also represent the rebirth of life, which is where we get the old saying "from little acorns come mighty oaks." Celebrate life and luck by hanging this glass acorn ornament on your tree!
Small Acorn Old World Ornament
Small Acorn Ornament
28051
1.5"
$4.99

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Acorns have long been considered good luck symbols. They also represent the rebirth of life, which is where we get the old saying "from little acorns come mighty oaks." Celebrate life and luck by hanging this glass acorn ornament on your tree!
Purple Grapes Old World Ornament
Purple Grapes Ornament
28004
3.25"
$9.99

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Grape ornaments are traditional symbols of friendship. Not only is the giving of a grape ornament a pledge of friendship, it is also symbolic of sharing a friendly glass of wine. This beautiful and finely crafted ornament is a perfect gift for any friend.
Kiwi Old World Ornament
Kiwi Ornament
28115
2.25"
$7.99

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Kiwifruit is also known as Chinese gooseberry and is the edible fruit of a woody vine plant. Kiwis are loaded with vitamin C, even more than an orange! The bright green flesh of the fruit is speckled with little black seeds that add a dramatic tropical flair.
Cantaloupe Old World Ornament
Cantaloupe Ornament
28083
3.25"
$10.99

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Watermelon Wedge Old World Ornament
Watermelon Wedge
Ornament

28062
3.25"
$11.99

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This beautiful glass ornament was carefully mouth-blown into a finely crafted mold. Then a hot solution of liquid silver was poured inside. Finally, the ornament was delicately hand-painted with many lacquers and glitters for you to enjoy!
Peeled Banana Old World Ornament
Peeled Banana Ornament
28066
4"
$11.99

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Often referred to as "Nature's Wonder Fruit," bananas are one of the most widely consumed foods in the world. Sweet and easy to peel and eat, they contain fiber, minerals, and major vitamins, which makes them an ideal high energy snack.
Fruit Bowl Old World Ornament
Fruit Bowl Ornament
28101
3"
$13.99

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A basket or bowl of fruit signifies generosity and is a traditional gift at Christmastime. When many types of fruits are presented in an assortment, it symbolizes prosperity and represents the bounty of nature. Additionally, ripe fruit symbolizes the prime of life and maturity.
Pineapple Old World Ornament
Pineapple Ornament
28013
4"
$12.99

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Pineapples symbolize friendship and graciousness. They were hung on front doors or gateposts as signs of welcome and hospitality. People eventually began carving designs of pineapples into their doorways to welcome friends or even strangers into their homes.
Avocado Old World Ornament
Avocado Ornament
28059
3.25"
$7.99

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Legend has it that the first avocado was eaten by a Mayan Princess in Mexico around 300 B.C. It is also known as the "alligator pear" which describes the fruit's texture and pear shape. This beautiful glass ornament was carefully crafted for you to enjoy as a holiday decoration.
Garlic Old World Ornament
Garlic Ornament
28043
2.75"
$7.99

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This tasty, pungent herb has been used for centuries as a flavorful spice and a miraculous healing drug. Garlic is credited with neutralizing a scorpion s sting, curing earaches, and warding off vampires. This Garlic ornament carries a good health blessing to the home of the tree it adorns.
Peachy Pair Old World Ornament
Peachy Pair
Ornament

28073
4"
$9.99

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In many eastern cultures, the peach is a symbol of long life and marriage. Since peach trees blossom early in the spring, peaches also signify fertility. In Christian art, a peach with a leaf attached represents the unity of the heart and tongue, indicating words truthfully spoken.
Sparkling Strawberry Old World Ornament
Sparkling Strawberry
Ornament

28021
2"
$6.99

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This traditional and beautiful glass ornament was carefully mouth-blown into a finely crafted mold. Then a hot solution of liquid silver was poured inside. Finally, the ornament was delicately hand-painted and glittered for you to enjoy and cherish as a holiday heirloom!
Blackberry Old World Ornament
Blackberry Ornament
28113
2"
$6.99

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Blackberries are lovely edible soft fruit. The sweet fruit grows on a prickly, thorny shrub that grows extensively if not maintained. Picking blackberries may result in a few scrapes and scratches but the reward is a delicious sweet treat that's good fresh, frozen, baked or jammed!
Mini Pumpkin Old World Ornament
Mini Pumpkin Ornament
28047
1.75", 2"
$6.99

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Harvested in autumn, ripe orange pumpkins are associated with fall holidays and festivals. For Halloween, they are carved as Jack O'Lanterns. For Thanksgiving, pumpkins symbolize the bounty of the harvest and are the main ingredient of a favorite Thanksgiving treat - pumpkin pie!
Old World Ornament
Ornament Hangers
1441
$2.75

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The fast and easy way to hang your ornaments! 100 green wire ornament hangers.

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