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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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Record Player Old World Ornament
Record Player Ornament
38043
4.5"
$19.99

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The record player's origins trace back to the invention of the phonograph by Thomas Edison in 1877. The record player was widely used until the 1980s. Despite technological advances in music, many people prefer the sound of a classic record player and collect records and players alike.
Flute Old World Ornament
Flute Ornament
38036
5.75"
$8.99

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Flutes appeared in every culture and exist in many forms today as folk instruments. In western culture the flute as evolved into the metal, keyed instrument we know today. The concert flute is a precision woodwind that uses a system of keys to produce beautiful tones.
Jingle Bell Old World Ornament
Jingle Bell Ornament
38022
2"
$7.99

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For years, this style of bell has been attached to harnesses for horses. Horse bells attract good luck and warn others of an approaching carriage or sleigh. The cheery sound of jingle bells at Christmastime traditionally signals the arrival of Santa Claus and his reindeer.
Saxophone Old World Ornament
Saxophone Ornament
38025
4.75"
$11.99

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The saxophone was invented by and named for Antoine-Joseph Sax, who was an expert instrument maker and talented musician. Introduced in Paris and patented in 1846, the saxophone has since become a necessity in every band due to its tonal beauty and versatility.
Harmonica Old World Ornament
Harmonica
Ornament

38027
4.25"
$6.99

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The harmonica has many names, especially in blues music: mouth organ, blow-tube, Hobo Harp, blues harp, Mississippi saxophone, or simply mouth harp. A free reed, wind instrument, the unique tones of the harmonica can be heard in blues, folk, jazz, country, and rock & roll.
Clarinet Old World Ornament
Clarinet
Ornament

38026
5.75"
$10.99

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The clarinet evolved from an earlier single-reed, woodwind instrument in the late 1600's. It was improved over the years, and Mozart was the first composer to use the clarinet in a symphony. With its lovely and unique sound, the clarinet is equally at home in orchestras and swing or jazz bands.
Trumpet Old World Ornament
Trumpet Ornament
38019
4.75"
$11.99

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Horns are an important part of an old fashioned Christmas. According to legend, loud noises frightened evil spirits away during the cold winter solstice, so festivals with noise making were popular. In the 19th century, bands of horn-players paraded through the streets banishing all sorrow welcoming Christmas.
Treble Clef Old World Ornament
Treble Clef Ornament
38016
4"
$9.99

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The treble clef appears at the beginning of a musical staff to indicate the pitch of the notes. Shaped liked a stylized "G", it is also sometimes referred to as the G clef because it tells you that the second line from the bottom is "G".
Small Drum Old World Ornament
Small Drum Ornament
38032
2"
$8.99

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The drum ornament recalls the legend of the little drummer boy who traveled to Bethlehem to give the Christ Child the only gift he could - a song played on his drum. This ornament reminds us that humble gifts given with great love are the best.
Upright Piano Old World Ornament
Upright Piano Ornament
38017
3.75"
$19.99

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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!
Violin Old World Ornament
Violin Ornament
38008
4.5"
$10.99

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The violin evolved from string instruments dating back as far as 5000 B.C. Played with a bow and made from hardwoods that allow the sound to resonate, it's beautiful, clear, soprano tones soar above the other instruments in the symphony. Long a favorite among listeners, it is also a traditional solo instrument.
Guitar Old World Ornament
Guitar Ornament
38010
4.75"
$9.99

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In 1818, a young Austrian priest was trying to devise a way to include music for the Christmas Eve service that night since the organ was broken. So he wrote a poem and took it to the organist, who composed a melody. That evening the song "Silent Night" was sung to the simple accompaniment of a guitar.
Electric Guitar Old World Ornament
Electric Guitar Ornament
38024
5"
$10.99

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The Electric Guitar was developed in the 1930s and firmly established the following decade with Gibson, Fender, and Les Paul all offering their own models. Working to eliminate feedback with a solid wooden body, the sound was amplified electrically. In time, the Electric Guitar became "America's Instrument".
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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