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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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Best Teacher Mug Old World Ornament
Best Teacher Mug
Ornament

32318
3.75"
$16.99

New 2018
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Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher, says a Japanese proverb. At their best, educators teach us to think and ask questions. Say thanks to all the amazing teachers you know with this delightful and cheery ornament.
Mortar & Pestle Old World Ornament
Mortar & Pestle
Ornament

32332
2.5"
$12.99

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This ancient appliance has been around since Biblical times and has been used in construction, medicine and cooking. People around the world have used this versatile tool to mash all sorts of things, and it continues even today.
Science Beaker Old World Ornament
Science Beaker
Ornament

36238
3.5"
$9.99

New 2018
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The Erlenmeyer flask was named after the German scientist who created it back in 1860. This conical flask is great for mixing concoctions, while minimizing spillage. If you aren't a scientist, you can always use one as a flower vase, or a decanter for your favorite refreshing beverage.
Microscope Old World Ornament
Microscope
Ornament

36242
4.75"
$17.99

New 2018
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The earliest microscopes were called flea glasses as they were originally used to study small bugs. The first microscope was invented by Hans and Zacharius Jansen in the 1600s and has gone through numerous improvements over the centuries. Today, we can see an entire universe of minute organisms, thanks to this ingenious device.
Bookworm Old World Ornament
Bookworm
Ornament

12514
2.5"
$18.99

New 2018
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Since the 1590s, this word refers to "an avid reader," eagerly devouring book after book, a person devoted to studying, from Atticus Finch to Hermione Granger & Jo March. Whether in print or on an e-reader, who doesn't love to snuggle up with a good book? Our blown-glass bookworm Christmas ornament makes a wonderful gift for every voracious reader you know!
Gardening Gloves Old World Ornament
Gardening Gloves
Ornament

32329
3.25"
$15.99

New 2018
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Spend any amount of time in your garden, and you will quickly grasp the need for a great pair of gloves. Whether you're digging in the dirt, pruning roses, pulling weeds or transplanting herbs, there's a garden glove designed to make the job easier.
Knitting Yarn Old World Ornament
Knitting Yarn
Ornament

32255
3.75"
$12.99

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Knitted by hand and made with love. For centuries, people have knitted yarn to create functional and stylish pieces of clothing and accessories. As a creative and beautiful art form, knitting creates personalized, beautiful and richly patterned products. Knitted pieces can be as basic as a washcloth and as intricate and delicate as lace.
Camera Old World Ornament
Camera
Ornament

32227
2.75"
$18.99

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Photography is one of the most popular hobbies today. Camera technology has allowed amateurs to spectacularly capture moments and images with professional quality. Celebrate the photographer in your family whether it be mom, dad or a professional with this camera ornament.
Chef's Hat Old World Ornament
Chef's Hat
Ornament

32239
2.75"
$8.99

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A chef's hat is also known as a toque. Chefs began wearing these hats to blend in with the monks, by wearing similar shaped hats, as they sought refuge in the monasteries. Chefs were being persecuted for their creativity. The hats have remained a symbol of the profession.
Stack of Books Old World Ornament
Stack of Books
Ornament

32112
2.5"
$18.99

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Filled with information, books expand our knowledge and offer new insights. Through literature, books offer inspiration and excitement. They spark imagination and enrich our lives. This ornament makes a wonderful gift for any book lover or scholar.
Diploma Old World Ornament
Diploma
Ornament

36085
3.75"
$14.99

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Graduation from high school or college is an important accomplishment. Receiving a diploma means the recipient has successfully completed their course of studies. The glass diploma ornament makes a perfect keepsake to commemorate this event.
Congrats Graduate Old World Ornament
Congrats Graduate Ornament
36091
2.5"
$17.99

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Successfully completing a course of studies to graduate from high school or college is a significant accomplishment. This beautiful hand-crafted glass "Congrats Graduate!" ornament make a perfect keepsake to commemorate this important event.
School House Old World Ornament
School House Ornament
20007
3"
$15.99

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The little red school house was a common sight in small towns in the United States in the 1800's and early 1900's. With few books or individual chalkboards, all students from the first grade through the eighth were tutored by the same teacher in one simple room.
School Pack Old World Ornament
School Back
Pack Ornament

32129
2.5"
$8.99

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Commemorate or brighten any school event with this beautiful glass school back pack ornament. It was carefully mouth-blown into a finely crafted mold. Then a solution of liquid silver was poured inside. Finally, it was hand-painted with many brightly colored lacquers and glitters for you to enjoy.
Pencil Old World Ornament
Pencil Ornament
32122
4.75"
$8.99

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The pencil is used by millions of people everyday to accomplish a huge variety of tasks. From homework to sketches by students, to building plans and complex physics equations by professionals, the humble pencil is a small tool that can get big jobs done.
Crayon Old World Ornament
Crayon
Ornament

32283
4"
$9.99

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Crayons are colored wax sticks used by talented professional artists and children alike. The crayon is easy to work with and less messy than paint and markers, making it a great tool for kids. Cherish memories of making priceless works of art with kids with this special ornament.
School Bus Old World Ornament
School Bus Ornament
46007
4.25"
$14.99

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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 for you to enjoy!
Teacher's Apple Old World Ornament
Teacher's Apple
Ornament

36128
3.5"
$16.99

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A beautiful, ripe apple is a traditional gift to a favorite teacher. It started years ago in New England when teachers were usually paid in foodstuffs. This glass apple, perched on a stack of books, makes a perfect thank you gift or keepsake for a special teacher.
Mail Box Old World Ornament
Mail Box Ornament
36094
3.5"
$11.99

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"Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," is engraved on the U.S. Postal Service building in New York. Americans send over 2.1 billion Christmas cards each year as a way of expressing how much they care for their family and friends.
Fireman's Helmet Old World Ornament
Fireman's Helmet
Ornament

32225
2.5"
$11.99

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For centuries, firefighters have used helmets to protect their heads while risking their lives to extinguish flames. While the shape and materials have changed throughout the time, the fireman's helmet has always been a symbol of these heroes.
Fire Truck Old World Ornament
Fire Truck
Ornament
46005
4.25"
$14.99

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What could be better than that childhood favorite - a shiny, red fire truck! Toy makers often turned real-life items into toys for children, so they could learn as they played. A child could imagine being a heroic fireman bravely battling danger.
Fire Hydrant Old World Ornament
Fire Hydrant Ornament
36038
3"
$8.99

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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!
Nurse's Cap Old World Ornament
Nurse's Cap
Ornament

36146
1.5"
$9.99

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Originally intended to cover a nurses hair for hygienic purposes, the nurse's cap became an object of pride for nursing students receiving a cap was an important achievement. No longer mandatory, it still symbolized the nursing profession and is a distinctive symbol representing service to others.
Ambulance Old World Ornament
Ambulance
Ornament
46022
3.75"
$14.99

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An ambulance is a vehicle used to transport ill or injured people. It contains life-support equipment and is staffed with well-trained medical personnel, so patients receive specialized care while being transported to the hospital.
Power Drill Old World Ornament
Power Drill
Ornament

32249
3.75"
$14.99

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The power drill is a basic tool found in most every tool box, allowing the handyman or woman to save time and energy using electrical or battery power. From construction sites to home projects, they are a true necessity. This beautiful glass power drill ornament makes a great gift for a favorite builder, craftsman or carpenter.
Claw Hammer Old World Ornament
Claw Hammer Ornament
32093
4.5"
$13.99

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The Claw Hammer is one of the oldest and most used tools. From construction sites to home projects, they are a true necessity. Carpenters view hammers as a personal tool, an extension of themselves, and are loyal to their favorite.
Pipe Wrench Old World Ornament
Pipe Wrench Ornament
32096
4.75"
$9.99

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The pipe wrench, or Stillson wrench, was patented in 1869. It is an adjustable wrench used for turning soft iron pipes and fittings. With its teeth angled in the direction of the turn, its jaws become tighter with any forward pressure on the handle. It is a must for any tool box!
Nail Polish Old World Ornament
Nail Polish Ornament
32123
3.75"
$7.99

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Add a little glamour to your Christmas tree with this beautiful glass nail polish bottle ornament. It was carefully mouth-blown into a finely crafted mold, then a hot solution of liquid silver was poured inside. Finally, it was delicately hand-painted with bright lacquers and glitters for you to enjoy!
Director's Board Old World Ornament
Director's Board
Ornament

36111
3.5"
$14.99

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When making films, a Director's Board, or clapboard, is used to help align the sound with the film. Combined with a chalkboard for the details of the next take, the clapboard is filmed briefly at the start of the take and traditionally has diagonally striped lines to ensure a clear visual of the clap.
Artist's Palette Old World Ornament
Artist's Palette
Ornament

36065
2.75"
$9.99

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Celebrate the special talents of the artist with this beautiful glass ornament. It 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!
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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