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Christmas Hand Blown Glass Ornaments

Updated on February 20, 2015

Christmas Ornament

Christmas Ornaments
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Hand Blown Christmas Glass Ornaments

Christmas celebrations are rich in traditions, and most families that celebrate Christmas have their own. In some cases it is a special activity. In others it can be as simple as having a special ornament on a tree.

In our case we had a tree full of ornaments that were break proof when our children were small, except for one certain ornament that was always carefully placed out of the danger zone. As it turned out this was a good decision, but not for the children. It seems the bottom ornaments temp cocker spaniels.

But, still there is always room for a special ornament, or set of special ornaments. Just be careful with the placement.

Hand blown glass ornaments are particularly appealing. They can be quite attractive, and represent the care and skill of the artisans who made them. Such endeavors are becoming rare, but still some European families continue old traditions. For this we shuld all be grateful.

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Workmanship Cannot Be Duplicated by Machines

When an object is hand made it has a special appeal. Machines cannot insert those details that a skilled artisan can add. Indeed, hand made ornaments often are one of a kind. Exact duplication is not really the goal of the artist who designed the original ornament from which the rest are fashioned.

German Ornaments

The German ornaments include pickle ornaments. A German Christmas tradition is to hide a pickle ornament in the tree just before the children find their gifts. One small additional gift has no name on it, and belongs to the child who first finds the pickle. Perhaps one tradition you could start is the German pickle tradition.

Italian Glass Blowing

Italian Ornaments

Add an Italian touch to your Christmas tree with an Italina glass ornament.

Glass Blowing

Glass Blowing

Hand Blown Christmas Ornaments

Hand blown glass allows for the ornament to be very beautiful, but at the same time the ornament is very dainty. Hand blown glass is easily broken. Care in handling these delicate pieces, and proper storage in a sturdy container, are essential. It is not pleasant to open stored Christmas ornaments the day the Christmas tree is to be decorated and find small bits of glass.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      These handblown Christmas ornaments are lovely!

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      Beautiful ornaments. First I've heard of the German pickle tradition. I'm of German ancestry and have never heard of it. Maybe it is time to start a new tradition!

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      skefflingecho 6 years ago from Tobermory Ontario

      Wonderful lens and glimpse into another world! Thanks.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love anything that is handmade, and glass blowing is quite an art, and produces such beauty.

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      Barbara Walton 6 years ago from France

      These are beautiful. I love the chillies!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love the little story of the German pickle ornament and they are just so cute! A hand blown glass ornament is always a welcome gift and will be treasured for years to come and many can be left out all year around!