Our Favorite Christmas Ornaments

It’s that time of year again.  Time to deck out the house for Christmas!!  I love this time of year, but I admit that I’m cutting back my decorating and putting up only the decorations that I really love.  We’ve scoured the internet and checked out some local shops for our favorite ornaments this year.


  1. Double glass ornaments from West Elm $12.83  Super colourful or go with the metallic hues.  For a modern, funky tree. http://www.westelm.com/products/double-sphere-ornament-a870/?pkey=cchristmas-ornaments



2.  West Elm glass ornament with white feather inside $9.63  These would look fabulous with a lot of crystal.  I want them for my black,  yes, black Christmas tree! http://www.westelm.com/products/glass-ball-with-feather-ornament-c432/?pkey=cchristmas-ornaments


3. Who doesn’t like a mini chandelier? Look at these ornaments from West Elm $17.11 http://www.westelm.com/products/elaborate-chandelier-a872/?pkey=cchristmas-ornaments


4.  Love this bronze coloured mercury glass.  These ornaments from Crate and Barrel would look great paired with orange or apple green. And they are a great price at $2.95 http://www.crateandbarrel.com/holidays/christmas-ornaments/antique-glass-bronze-grooved-onion-ornament/s664921   Mix them up on a tree with these from Crate and Barrel http://www.crateandbarrel.com/holidays/christmas-ornaments/antique-glass-copper-textured-dot-ball-ornament/s249117 Also $2.95 each!



5.  Ok, I have a thing for feathers, so I absolutely adore this collection from Crate and Barrel.  There are three different sizes and they range in price from $2.95 to $3.95 http://www.crateandbarrel.com/holidays/christmas-ornaments/teardrop-ornament-small-with-peacock-feather/s675485   I would put these on a white, flocked tree with silver and Tiffany blue ornaments.  Stunning!!



Antique glass turquoise grooved onion ornament $2.95

Antique glass silver ribbed glitter ball, Crate and Barrel $5.99


6.  Set of three polka dot vintage looking ornaments $8.95 http://www.crateandbarrel.com/holidays/christmas-ornaments/set-of-3-antique-glass-polka-dot-ornaments/s391037  Love the dots!


7.  Glitter frame ornament. http://www.potterybarn.com/products/german-glitter-frame-ornament/?pkey=cornaments-trim-holiday $16.18 This is a bit of a splurge for an ornament, but maybe you just hang a select few in your tree.  Update the frames yearly with new pics.  Love the glitter!


8.  I love sparkle on a tree!  http://www.potterybarn.com/products/teardrop-jewel-snowflake-ornament/?pkey=cornaments-trim-holiday $11 This snowflake will shine!








9.  Flock up your tree with these owl ornaments! http://www.westelm.com/products/owl-ornament-white-c584/?pkey=cchristmas-ornaments $6.42  There’s something calming about owls and these ornaments will give your tree an organic feel.  But don’t hesitate to add in some sparkle.







10..These are completely different owl ornaments http://www.zgallerie.com/p-8319-white-owl-ornament.aspx   $12 Love the sparkle on the beak and eyes.  Would look fantastic on a white tree!  Note that they are 10” tall, so you really only need a few.


11.  Mini glass ornament set – 6 for $24 http://www.zgallerie.com/p-11499-mini-glass-ornaments-set-of-6.aspx Comes in silver, red or turquoise.


12.  These glittery, sparkly ornaments make a huge statement, ranging in size from 7” to 11”  The antique silver hangers are stunning! $16  http://www.zgallerie.com/p-11399-abigail-ornaments.aspx     I found two fairly similar ornaments at HomeSense recently



Ornate mercury glass ornaments from HomeSense $4.99 to $5.99









Mercury glass & crystal ornament from HomeSense $5.99




13.  It’s for the birds…I don’t know what I love about birds, but maybe because you may actually find them in a tree!!!  Here are a couple that I found locally at HomeSense and at Hudson Madison http://hudsonmadison.com/

Set of 3 bird glass ornaments filled with feathers from HomeSense $7.99

Sparkly glass bird from Hudson Madison $4


Two of my favorite things...mercury glass $& feathers. HomeSense $3.99

Grey and brown feather bird clip from Hudson Madison $8

Glitter bird clip from Hudson Madison $3


















  • Susie

    I love the glass in glass Christmas balls. The realistic birds and owl are beautiful, but with animals I think it’ll encourage them up the tree more than they already go! Thank you for sharing these, bring the Christmas spirit a little early warming my heart!

  • joann

    I would love to make your twig christmas tree with the lights and baubles. Are there are any general directions or hints available? I’ve looked all over your blog and love lots of things but my fav is the twig tree.
    Please let me know!

    • Hi Joanne… i think the tree that you are thinking of was one that we found on pinterest:) The one that was made out of birch? If so, Pam will be posting about making an advent calendar out of birch that can be hung on your wall… this could be adapted to make a similar tree to the one that you saw! I hope that helps! if you have any more questions, let us know! Laurel