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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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The Throne Old World Ornament
The Throne Ornament
32281
3.75"
$12.99

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Although the design of the throne, or flush toilet was created in 1596, its use wasn't widespread until the late nineteenth century during the industrial revolution. Flush toilets were also known as water closets. The throne makes a great gift for a plumber, contractor or to remember a funny story.
Clawfoot Tub Old World Ornament
Clawfoot Tub Ornament
32251
4.25"
$11.99

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Clawfoot tubs first became popular in the late 19th century. The design originated in Holland and spread to England where it gained popularity among the aristocrats. Modern technology and antique collections are reinvigorating the popularity of clawfoot tubs today. This is a great ornament for the antique collector or bathing beauty!
Festive Christmas Sweater Old World Ornament
Festive Christmas Sweater Ornament
32260
4"
$21.99

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Festive Christmas sweaters have become part of the holiday season once again. Sweater themed parties are a new tradition and friendly competition, people are raiding their 1980s stash of sweaters. Festive sweaters boldly announce winter with large prints and bold red, green and white colors.
Star Dancers Old World Ornament
Star Dancers Ornament
10217
4.5"
$19.99

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Ballroom dancing is a social dance between two partners that originated in Germany. The follower must rely on the leader to make it a successful dance. This is not a choreographed dance but much practice goes into learning dance patterns.
Cloisonne Star Old World Ornament
Cloisonne Star Ornament
22031
4.5"
$19.99

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Star ornaments originated as symbols of guidance and faith, representing the Star of Bethlehem. Stars are often placed atop the Christmas tree as part of cherished family traditions. Glassblowers have created star ornaments for centuries as reminders of the true magic of the heavens.
Pink Ribbon with Roses Old World Ornament
Pink Ribbon with Roses Ornament
36164
3.75"
$9.99

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The pink ribbon is symbolic of the fight against breast cancer and the awareness of the need for women to be regularly examined. Support and honor a loved one with this special ornament since part of the proceeds will be donated to cancer research.
Sock Monkey Old World Ornament
Sock Monkey Ornament
44070
5"
$12.99

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No one knows who made the first Sock Monkey, but for over 100 years children have loved them. Since 1920, Nelson Knitting Mills has included a set of instructions with each pair of its Red Heel socks. This ornament recalls the simple childhood pleasure of a soft, cuddly toy.
Peace Sign Old World Ornament
Peace Sign Ornament
36152
3.75"
$10.99

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The Peace Symbol was originally designed by Gerald Holtom in 1958 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.
Video Game Controller Old World Ornament
Video Game Controller Ornament
44094
3.25"
$12.99

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Video games have become a major source of entertainment over the last two decades. The games have evolved extraordinarily, as have the game controllers. The Video Game Controller ornament is the perfect gift for the gamer in your life.
Dice Old World Ornament
Dice Ornament
44026
2"
$4.99

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Dice date back to ancient times when they were made of bones or sticks. Dice are not only used for gaming, but as symbols of Fate and the randomness of her gifts. In both positive and negative ways, dice represent chance. To "roll the dice" is to take a chance or try your luck.
Blackjack Old World Ornament
Blackjack Ornament
44036
3.5"
$19.99

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Originally called "21", casinos in Las Vegas at one time offered a special payout of 10-to-1 odds on the Ace of Spades with either of the black jacks in the deck-a hand called "BlackJack." These special payouts no longer exist, but the name stuck, and blackjack is still one of the world's most popular card games.
Snowshoes Old World Ornament
Snowshoes
Ornament

44065
4.25"
$16.99

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Snowshoes were developed thousands years ago as a way to travel by foot in areas covered by snow. Snowshoes work by distributing a person weight over a larger area so that the person's foot does not sink into the snow. Today snowshoeing is an exciting and fun way to enjoy the outdoors.
Western Revolver Old World Ornament
Western Revolver Ornament
36196
4.25"
$12.99

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A revolver is a multi-shot firearm and was originally called a revolving gun. The revolver has evolved since its inception in the 16th century. The revolver has been portrayed in western movies as the weapon of choice for cowboys conquering the Wild West. Guns are highly collectible for their function and design.
Christmas Cowboy Boot Old World Ornament
Christmas Cowboy
Boot Ornament

32159
4"
$13.99

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Built for riding, cowboy boots are as practical as they are beautiful. High heels keep the boots from slipping through the stirrups, and the stitching makes the cowboy boots more attractive and stronger too. It has been said that the only thing that works harder than a cowboy are his boots!
Gnome Old World Ornament
Gnome Ornament
24133
3.75"
$12.99

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Gnomes are small mythical beings found in European folklore. Since they live underground, it is believed they bring good luck and protection to things in the ground, such as crops and minerals. Today, they are popular garden figures where they ass a whimsical connection to old world beliefs.
Rudy Robot Old World Ornament
Rudy Robot
Ornament

44047
4.5"
$9.99

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In the years following WWII, battery-operated toy tin robots became very popular. Some with flying sparks and simple mechanical movements, these whimsical toys captured the imagination of children and adults around the world.
Binoculars Old World Ornament
Binoculars
Ornament

32115
3.25"
$10.99

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Binoculars, or field glasses, allow the viewer to use both eyes when viewing distant objects. Whether used by sportsman in the field or fans at the stadium, binoculars are great for providing a magnificent view of the action.
Dome Tent Old World Ornament
Dome Tent
Ornament

44056
2.75"
$9.99

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Camping is a very popular outdoor activity. Setting up camp in the woods is a lot of fun and a great way to experience nature. This beautiful glass dome tent ornament makes a great gift for any camping enthusiast.
Potbellied Stove Old World Ornament
Potbellied
Stove Ornament

32101
4"
$9.99

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An emblem of Americana, the potbelly stove is a wood-burning stove made of cast iron. As the frontier developed, it was popularly used to heat schoolhouses, general stores, train depots and, eventually, homes. The jolly potbelly stove invites all to gather around its warmth.
Cuckoo Clock Old World Ornament
Cuckoo Clock Ornament
32033
3.5"
$11.99

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The Cuckoo Clock's origins date back to the early 1600s in the Black Forest region of Europe when people carved intricate wooden clocks during the snowbound winter months. In 1738, Franz Ketterer made the first Cuckoo Clock with the little bird behind a small door that opened to let the bird call out the hour and half hour.
Christmas Morning Tree Old World Ornament
Christmas Morning
Tree Ornament

48017
5"
$19.99

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Legend says the first Christmas tree was created by Martin Luther. Walking in the forest one Christmas eve, he was inspired by snow-covered trees reflecting moonlight and twinkling stars showing through their branches. So he cut a small fir tree, took it home and decorated it simply with candles for his children.
Christmas Pixie with Clip Old World Ornament
Christmas Pixie with Clip Ornament
24154
4.5"
$11.99

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All through the year up at the North Pole, Santa's helpers are busy making toys, tending the reindeer, and helping Santa. Pixies, like elves, are industrious, merry, and sometimes mischievous. These delightful characters work hard to help Santa make Christmas dreams come true.
Mistletoe Old World Ornament
Mistletoe Ornament
48024
3"
$10.99

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In the Middle Ages mistletoe was hung from ceilings to ward off evil spirits. In Scandinavia, mistletoe was considered a plant of peace, under which enemies could declare a truce or spouses kissed and madeup. For proper etiquette, a man plucks a berry when he kisses a woman and when the last berry is gone, there should be no more kissing!
Yule Log Old World Ornament
Yule Log
Ornament

36067
2.75"
$13.99

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Burning the Yule Log is a tradition celebrated in many countries around Christmastime. Since fire serves as a source of warmth and light during the cold darkness of winter, a special large log is burned to symbolize rebirth in the new year, and to remind us of the heavenly light that shone at Christ's birth.
Holiday Hearth Old World Ornament
Holiday Hearth
Ornament

32039
4.5"
$19.99

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Hanging a stocking by the fireplace became popular in the 1800s. Legend has it that St. Nicholas tossed bags of gold down the chimney into stockings drying by the fire that belonged to three poor sisters who lacked dowries. Today, children still hang stockings hoping for a Christmas surprise.
Stocking Old World Ornament
Stocking
Ornament

32040
3.5"
$8.99

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Hanging a stocking by the fireplace became popular in the 1800s. Legend has it, that St. Nicholas tossed bags of gold down the chimney into stockings drying by the fire that belonged to three poor sisters who lacked dowries. Today, children still hang stockings hoping for a Christmas surprise.
Christmas Jester Old World Ornament
Christmas Jester
Ornament

24022
4"
$11.95

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In Old England, the custom of "mumming", or acting out stories without saying a word, for entertainment was a popular pastime included in Christmas celebrations. The royal court would appoint a "Lord of Misrule" to direct the festivities and merrymaking.
Hobo Clown Old World Ornament
Hobo Clown
Ornament

24071
5.25"
$12.99

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Clowns evolved from the court jesters and the comic actors of ancient Greece. With their distinctive costumes, makeup, and hilarious antics, circus and carnival clowns have brought joy, laughter, and entertainment to young and old alike for centuries.
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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