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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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Hermit Crab Old World Ornament
Hermit Crab Ornament
12537
3"
$13.99

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Despite their name and reputation, hermit crabs are social creatures and can live together in pairs or groups. A hermit crab's reputation is known for being independent, reclusive and anti-social. Perhaps this ornament is the perfect gift for the hermit crab in your life.
Life Jacket Old World Ornament
Life Jacket Ornament
44165
3.5"
$19.99

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Personal floatation devices, such as life jackets are intended to make the water more fun and much safer. Life jackets have come a long way since their primitive days when they were made of animal hides and hollowed out gourds. Take to the water for fun and don’t forget your life jacket!
Ski Boat Old World Ornament
Ski Boat Ornament
46101
4.25"
$21.99

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Summer days spent on the lake or river are all about relaxation, fun and sunshine. The ski boat is built for pulling water skiers, wake boarders and float tubes behind the boat. Ski boats have incredible power and maneuverability to maximize fun in the sun.
Oyster with Pearl Old World Ornament
Oyster with Pearl Ornament
12454
3.25"
$9.99

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Pearls are naturally, but rarely, created in oysters. They symbolize something rare, fine, admirable and valuable. Most fine jewelry is created from precious metals and jewels extracted from the Earth, but pearls are a rare entity created inside a living oyster.
Junonia Shell Old World Ornament
Junonia Shell Ornament
12465
3.75"
$9.99

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In many cultures, the shell is a symbol representing birth, life, resurrection, love and good luck. In China, the shell is one of the Eight Good Prophetic Symbols signifying a prosperous journey. The Junonia Shell is found along the east coast and in the Gulf of Mexico.
Tropical Parrot Old World Ornament
Tropical Parrot Ornament
16117
5.5"
$17.99

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With their brightly colored plumage, engaging behavior, and ability to talk, Parrots are one of nature's most beautiful and fascinating creatures. In the wild, they are found in lowland tropical forests and are strong fliers who feed on fruits, seeds, nuts, and berries.
Beach Ball Old World Ornament
Beach Ball Ornament
44073
3"
$10.99

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The Beach Ball ornament is a reminder of summer childhood days spent at the shore. Memories of hotdogs, ice cream and playing in the sand come to mind. In those days a big inflatable beach ball was all that was needed for hours of fun in the sun.
Scuba Diver Old World Ornament
Scuba Diver Ornament
24146
4.75"
$14.99

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SCUBA originally stood for "self contained underwater breathing apparatus" and now refers to the form of underwater diving in which a diver uses a scuba set to breathe. Emile Gagnan and Jacques Cousteau invented the modern demand regulator and improved the autonomous diving suit. Scuba diving is a fun sport!
Blue Crab Old World Ornament
Blue Crab Ornament
12184
2.75"
$14.99

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Cancer, the crab, is the fourth sign of the zodiac. People born under this sign are traditional, sensitive, and nurturing. In ancient Greece, the crab was considered to be sacred, and in many eastern countries they are a good omen. In China, the crab is a symbol of wealth and a happy marriage.
Crab Louie Old World Ornament
Crab Louie Ornament
12022
3"
$11.99

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Cancer, the crab, is the fourth sign of the zodiac. People born under this sign are traditional, sensitive, and nurturing. In ancient Greece, the crab was considered to be sacred, and in many eastern countries they are a good omen. In China, the crab is a symbol of wealth and a happy marriage.
Flamingo Old World Ornament
Flamingo Ornament
16023
5"
$17.99

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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!
Fisherman's Hat Old World Ornament
Fisherman's Hat Ornament
32250
3.5"
$14.99

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The Fisherman's Hat traces back to the 1900s in Ireland. Fishermen and farmers created the hats for protection from the rain. The hats are still popular because they are easy to clean and reshape and also waterproof. Today's hat allows a fisherman to store ties and lures without worry of being stuck by the hook.
Carp Old World Ornament
Carp Ornament
12416
3.25"
$10.99

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The Carp has long been festive fare for the holidays in parts of Europe. Carefully prepared and elaborately garnished with holly, citrus slices and berries, it is a symbolic dish that, like the ancient fish image from the Greeks, represents Christ. The Christmas Carp ornament reminds us of this tradition.
Pike Old World Ornament
Pike Ornament
12309
5"
$16.99

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"Gone Fishing" are an angler's favorite words. The pike is a popular sport fish. However, fishing isn't just the trill of a tight line with a strong fish on, but a sport that teaches patience, respect for nature, and gives an insight into the value of life.
Largemouth Bass Old World Ornament
Largemouth Bass Ornament
12097
4.5"
$14.99

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"Gone Fishing" are an angler's favorite words. Known for its large size and strength, the largemouth bass is a favorite game fish. However, fishing isn't just the thrill of a tight line with a strong fish on, but a sport that teaches patience, respect for nature, and gives an insight into the value of life.
Mini Trout Old World Ornament
Mini Trout Ornament
12268
2.75"
$11.99

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"Gone Fishing" are an angler's favorite words. The beautiful rainbow trout is one of the most popular sport fish. However, fishing isn't just the thrill of a tight line with a strong fish on, but a sport that teaches patience, respect for the environment, and gives an insight into the value of life.
Flame Angel Fish Old World Ornament
Flame Angel Fish Ornament
12389
3"
$10.99

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Fish are a common thread connecting numerous stories in the bible, and today their symbol focuses on the religious origins of Christmas. Fish signify Christ miracles and, like Christ, provide nourishment and sustained life. Fish represent the messages of the Christmas season - renewal of life, rejuvenation, and love.
Pufferfish Old World Ornament
Pufferfish Ornament
12495
2.5"
$13.99

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Although a clumsy swimmer, this fish can inflate to many times its normal size to scare away predators. In Japan, they are called "fugu" and are a dangerous delicacy. Specially trained and licensed chefs prepare this tasty treat, as one wrong cut can prove fatal; the fish contains enough toxin to kill 30 humans - and there's no known antidote! But not to worry - our blown-glass pufferfish ornament is a safe and cheery reminder of coastal adventures.
Betta Fish Old World Ornament
Betta Fish Ornament
12384
3.75"
$14.99

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Betta fish, originally known as Siamese fighting fish, are one of the most colorful and vibrant freshwater fish. They have been domesticated for over 800 years, and centuries of breeding have produced fish of exceptional beauty and grace with flowing fins, which makes them a favorite in aquariums.
Flip-Flop Old World Ornament
Flip-Flop Ornament
32073
3.5"
$9.99

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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!
Holiday Lighthouse Old World Ornament
Holiday Lighthouse
Ornament

20039
5"
$17.99

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Lighthouses are sources of inspiration and comfort. Sturdy structures with an ever-beaming light, lighthouses guide sailors to safety during dark skies and tempests. As beacons of light, they symbolize the Light of Christ, Jesus love and His guidance throughout the year and the holiday season.
Cruise Ship Old World Ornament
Cruise Ship Ornament
46030
5"
$13.99

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A trip on a Cruise Ship offers a vacation where the voyage and the ship's amenities are a large part of the experience. Organized like a floating resort, a Cruise Ship offers fabulous food, entertainment and cultural adventures. This beautiful Cruise Ship ornament brings to mind fond memories of a special trip and makes a perfect keepsake.
Kayak Old World Ornament
Kayak
Ornament
46038
5.25"
$14.99

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Kayaks were invented and first used by indigenous Arctic people who used the boats to hunt on inland lakes, rivers and coastal waters. The word kayak means "hunter's boat." Today, kayaks are made of modern materials and are used for sport and fun.
Canoe Old World Ornament
Canoe
Ornament
6.25"
$14.99

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Canoes were developed by the Native Peoples of North America. The name comes from the word kenu - meaning dugout. The most well-known version is made of wooden ribs covered with birch bark - ideal for traveling streams, rivers and lakes. Today canoes made of synthetics are popular with outdoor recreational enthusiasts.
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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