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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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Bernie Sanders Mitten Meme Old World Ornament
Bernie Sanders Mitten
Meme Ornament

24204
4.5"
$24.99

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Bernie Sanders swept the nation with his attire for the frigid temperatures during the 2021 presidential inauguration. Memes had every American laughing. Now Bernie is ready for the Christmas season; he's added a strand of Christmas lights for festivities. Remember this lighthearted moment for years to come as family gathers around the tree to see where Bernie pops up that year.
Bitcoin Old World Ornament
Bitcoin Ornament
36300
4"
$19.99

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Bitcoin is the world's first cryptocurrency. The digital cash system eliminates the need for traditional banks and governments to trade money. Like its creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, bitcoin users remain completely anonymous. This highly technical world offers a new outlook on investments. Only time will tell if an investment will pay off!
Smartphone Old World Ornament
Smartphone
Ornament

32421
4.25"
$17.99

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Ring! Ring! Smartphones have changed our lives, culture and connectivity. While phones and technology come and go, one thing is certain to never change, the magic of Christmas and desire to be with loved ones. You may find yourself singing, I'll be home for Christmas, if only on video chat.
Merry Ticket Old World Ornament
Merry Ticket Ornament
36278
3.25"
$19.99

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Try your luck at the Merry Ticket Lottery. Scratch cards are a relatively inexpensive way to win big money. Scratch away to reveal if Santa is sending a prize or a lump of coal your way this Christmas!
The Throne Old World Ornament
The Throne Ornament
32281
3.75"
$14.99

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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!
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.
Lava Lamp Old World Ornament
Lava Lamp
Ornament

32284
5"
$13.99

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The groovy lava lamp was a mesmerizing decorative novelty item of the Feel-Good decade. Invented in 1963, this item achieved popularity shortly after its birth. Relive those rad days as you decorate your tree with the lava lamp ornament.
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.
Bunny Slippers Old World Ornament
Bunny Slippers
Ornament

32406
3.5"
$17.99

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A silly sight, tiny feet inside bunny slippers, warms toes and hearts. Pink bunny slippers have become a symbol of childhood memories. The soft fur of a rabbit is a natural selection to create slippers. Bunny slippers go the extra mile to make a child's feet look like bunnies.
Video Game Controller Old World Ornament
Video Game
Controller Ornament

44094
3.25"
$14.99

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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.
Rifle Old World Ornament
Rifle
Ornament

36228
5.75"
$16.99

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In the 18th century, this firearm was developed to be more precise than the popular musket. During the American Revolution, Daniel Morgan's Riflemen were an integral part of disabling the superior British artillery. Today, rifles are used in warfare, hunting and shooting sports.
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.
Compass Old World Ornament
Compass
Ornament

36226
2.5"
$14.99

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Dating as far back as 221 BC, in the Qin dynasty, people have been using compasses to help find their way. Originally the Chinese used a lodestone compass to tell fortunes, and later developed the luopan for Fung Shui. By the 11th century, they were being used for navigation. Even today, we still look to the compass rose to find our true north.
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.
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.
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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