Every year, my collection of christmas ornaments grows. And, my themed trees run the gamut. This year, there’s a white, gold, and silver tree inspired by legendary Longwood Gardens, an equestrian themed tree in the master bedroom, a tree done entirely in crisp red and white, a vintage tree dripping in vintage Shiny-Brite ornaments and sparkling chandelier crystals, and of course, a family tree covered in sentimental ornaments – from the children’s school arts and crafts projects, to ornaments from my mother’s and grandmother’s trees, as well as those gathered on vacations, received as gifts, plus every other adorable piece I simply couldn’t pass up.
My newest addition is a food themed tree for (where else?) the dining room. This tree boasts stunning three-dimensional mercury glass ornaments representing every food imaginable. Ice cream cones jostle with pieces of sushi, slices of pumkin pie and hard boiled eggs coexist peacefully, and slices of pizza, bottles of soy sauce, fruits and vegetables, ribbon candy, and cupcakes dangle merrily from its branches. I have a real weakness for these whimsical pieces and usually receive several as gifts from family and friends each season.
One of my favorite sources for high-quality ornaments is the Christopher Radko Company. After a quarter century, the Christopher Radko Company has produced over fifteen million fine European glass ornaments! These include original designs as well as a revitilzation of Shiny-Brite, a vintage-inspired line featuring recreations of uniquely American ornaments, lighting, and accessories first made popular in the 1940s and 50s.
This year, my Wish List for Santa includes quite a few of the newest Christopher Radko offerings for 2019. One of the best is the “Vintage Froot Loops” ornament, pictured. This whimsical piece is part of the 2019 Licensed Collection and features a vintage-inspired Kellogg’s Froot Loops cereal box with trademark Toucan Sam on the front. Retail $70
I also love the “A Peep-ing Holiday” christmas ornament which showcases a bright yellow Peeps ball ornament and tiny, charming Santa suit-clad Peeps. Retail $56
Finally, no tree would be complete without at least one gingerbread house. And, the the “Delicious Treasure” ornament is a sweet choice. This ornament features a tasty gingerbread house covered in colorful candy, fluffy white frosting and a gum drop roof. Retail $43
To see the entire line and to SAVE 40% today, visit the Christopher Radko Official Website.
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