If you love animals, you will love these unusual, adorable, animal
ornaments
from all over the world, most of them hand-crafted. Some may be your
pets; others, animals you admire from afar. But I suspect that if you
choose these to decorate your tree or to adorn other home holiday
scenes, you
won’t want to put them away until next year. So, start thinking about
permanent
places to hang them. These make unique gifts too!

 

Animal Tree Ornament No 1 : Old World Primitives Hand Made Dog & Cat Ornaments

Completely
original, the hand-made craftsmanship of Old World Primitives are
super-creative and expressive.  These Dog and Cat Ornaments, and more,
are available at Etsy.com.

 

Old World Primitives hand-made Dog Ornaments: © Old World PrimitivesOld World Primitives hand-made Dog Ornaments: © Old World Primitives

 

Old World Primitives hand-made Cat Ornaments: © Old World PrimitivesOld World Primitives hand-made Cat Ornaments: © Old World Primitives

 

Animal Tree Ornament No 2:  Heartwood Creek Farm Animal Ornaments By Enesco

A
beautiful threesome, fabulously decorated in garb that does them
justice: a cow, rooster, and pig, made of stone resin. Available at Amazon.com.

 

 Heartwood Creek Farm Animal Ornaments By EnescoHeartwood Creek Farm Animal Ornaments By Enesco

 

 

Animal Tree Ornament No 3 : Artic Buri Fiber Animals

Aren't
these a sparkling set of ornaments, all furry and white? Made with
natural buri fiber, the fuzzy reindeer, bird, fox, and bear are
available from the Pottery Barn.

Artic Buri Fiber Animal ornamentsArtic Buri Fiber Animal ornaments

 

 

Animal Tree Ornament No 4: Sir Hop Bunny Ornament

Sir Hop is
charmingly wintry in his warm scarf, certain to keep him hopping until
he arrives on just the right tree. Resin cast and hand finished,
available at DetailsArt.com.

 

Sir Hop Bunny OrnamentSir Hop Bunny Ornament

 

 

Animal Tree Ornament No 5: Glass Animal Finial Ornaments By Kurt Adler

Not
real finials, but a set of architecturally perfect 6 inch glass Finial
Ornaments - a zebra, tiger, giraffe, and cheetah - for your Christmas
tree or year-round adornment. Available from Amazon.com.

 

Glass Animal Finial Ornaments by Kurt AdlerGlass Animal Finial Ornaments by Kurt Adler

 

 

Animal Tree Ornament No 6: Indian Artisan Lion Ornament

A
miniature stuffed lion made of satin, cotton, and beads in the style of
traditional Persian embroidery where coiled wire is stitched to the
fabric. Made in India by a fair trade organization and sold by Uncommon Goods. (Update: This is sold out and no longer available. Other interesting lion ornamentsare available here.)

 

Lion Ornament by Indian artisansLion Ornament by Indian artisans

 

 

Animal Tree Ornament No 7:  Chili Cat Ceramic Ornament from Amy Lacombe's WhimsiClay Collection

What a smug chili-lovin' cat won't do for attention... This charmer get's it. The Chili Cat is available at The Meow Store.

 

Chili Cat Ceramic Ornament from Amy Lacombe's WhimsiClay CollectionChili Cat Ceramic Ornament from Amy Lacombe's WhimsiClay Collection

 

 

Animal Tree Ornament No 8: Wild Woolie Friends - Ornaments AND Finger Puppets

Oooh,
this set - a squirrel, a moose, and a fox - are made by artisans in
Kathmandu.  Nepal, that is. From a fair trade production center, these
sweethearts are made of wool, have hanging loops attached, and are also
super finger puppets.  Available at Duncraft.

 

Wild Wooly Friends, ornaments and finger puppetsWild Wooly Friends, ornaments and finger puppets

 

 

Animal Tree Ornament No 9: Storing Up For Winter Squirrel Ornament, 2012, Christopher Radko

This
gorgeous collectible from Christopher Radko is a mouth-blown squirrel,
about 5.3/4 inches high, hand-painted using water-based paints. To die
for?  Order it at Christopher Radko Ornaments.

 

Storing Up For Winter, 2012, squirrel ornament, by Christopher RadkoStoring Up For Winter, 2012, squirrel ornament, by Christopher Radko

 

 

Animal Tree Ornament No 10: Bottle Brush Owl Ornament

For the love of owls, this adorable Bottle Brush Owl Ornament is available at West Elm, where you can find many other lovely animal ornaments. (Amazon has them as well.)

 

Bottle Brush Owl OrnamentBottle Brush Owl Ornament

 

Animal Tree Ornament No 11:Hand Painted Ferret Ornament

What a statuesque ferret, scarved and ready for winter.  Available from The Jungle Store.

Hand-painted Ferret OrnamentHand-painted Ferret Ornament

 

 

Animal Tree Ornament No 12: Buri Woodland Animal Hanging Ornaments by Kurt Adler

All four precious Buri Woodland Animals - the squirrel, raccoon, fox and beaver - come with this purchase.  They're made of natural fibers and available from Amazon.com

 

Buri Woodland Animal Ornaments by Kurt AdlerBuri Woodland Animal Ornaments by Kurt Adler

 

 

Animal Tree Ornament No 13: Crabbles Crab Ornament

Crafted from
resin and hand-finished, this cute crabby crab would make the perfect
gift for several Crabbles on my gift list.  Unusual and whimsical,
Crabbles is really a unique character, available from DetailsArt.com.

 

Crabbles Crab OrnamentCrabbles Crab Ornament

 

 

 Animal Tree Ornament No 14:  "No Pains - No Gains" English Rider & Horse Ornament By Loriece

Loriece
creates stunning jewelry and accessories for horse lovers, but this
ornament really speaks to me; 'No Pains - No Gains' depicts so well the
relationship between horse and owner.  Available at The Tack Room Inc.

 

'No Pains - No Gains' Horse and Rider Ornament by Loriece'No Pains - No Gains' Horse and Rider Ornament by Loriece

 

 

Animal Tree Ornament No 15: Dog Silhouette Ornament

A classy, glassy Dog Breed Silhouette Ornament available in 160 AKC Breeds, 3.5 inches wide and 1/2 in thick, with gold bow and stretch gold string.  For sale at In The Company Of Dogs.

 

Dog Breed Silhouette OrnamentDog Breed Silhouette Ornament

 

Animal Tree Ornament No 16 : Animal Planet Lion, Tiger, Leopard, & Snow Leopard Ornaments by Kurt Adler

This darling set of wild animals are made of resin, painted metallic, and glittered for presentation in your home. Available on Amazon.com.

 

Animal Planet Lion, Tiger, Leopard, & Snow Leopard Ornaments by Kurt AdlerAnimal Planet Lion, Tiger, Leopard, & Snow Leopard Ornaments by Kurt Adler

 

Animal Tree Ornament No 17:  Indian Artisan Curly Sheep Ornament

This
wooly sheep is a work of art created by Indian artisans working in a
fair trade organization. Just wool and lovely beads, each curl made by
hand. Sold by Uncommon Goods.

 

Indian Artisan Curly Sheep OrnamentIndian Artisan Curly Sheep Ornament

 

Animal Tree Ornament No 18 :  Grey Kittles Cat Ornament

Grey
Kittles
, created by the same artist who created Crabbles Crab Ornament (above)
and other whimsical ornaments for you to adore, looks sad, but clearly
there's love in her heart and she's waiting for you to invite her in. 
You can do that if you order her from DetailsArt. com.

 

Grey Kittles Cat OrnamentGrey Kittles Cat Ornament

 

 

Animal Tree Ornament No 19: Handcrafted Glass Hummingbird by Bandhu Scott Dunham

What's
a lovely hummingbird doing on your tree?  Oh, it's not real, but
hand-blown glass just about the right size for a hummingbird.  The
ornament is sold at Uncommon Goods.

Glass Hummingbird ornament by Bandhu Scott DunhamGlass Hummingbird ornament by Bandhu Scott Dunham

 

 

Animal Tree Ornament No 20: Black Bear Feed Ornament For Birds

Your
backyard birds need ornaments on their trees too at this time of year. 
This one won't last all year, like the other, but the Black Bear hand-made Nyjer Seed ornaments come in sets of 3, so
birds can enjoy munching on their ornaments for awhile, anyway.  Available
at Duncraft.com.

 

 Black Bear Feed Ornament for backyard birdsBlack Bear Feed Ornament for backyard birds

Celebrate animals you love year-roundi 

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